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Taste the Difference


What’s the difference? Taste is a festival with a conscience. We work with those who really walk-the-talk when it comes to local, seasonal, and sustainable. We are rather choosey about which restaurants and chefs attend Taste the Difference and BC wineries are asked to only pour wines made from BC grapes. Why? Because we want to make a difference!

We want to support the businesses that support our community. Keeping dollars in our local economy is important and supporting the BC wine industry is integral to keep the industry growing.

Food grown and processed in our backyard saves food miles, offers freshness, and helps us to consume items that have a higher nutritional value.

We could go on… the bottom line is that we really just want you to have a good time!

Come out and taste from hundreds of BC wines from 30 BC wineries. You’ll discover interesting wineries, some which you’ve most likely not heard of, and taste wines that are sure to impress.

Come hungry because there are many chefs waiting for you to sample their creations. Our focus is local and you’ll find many ingredients from our own backyard skillfully created into something tempting and delicious. Discover a restaurant that you haven’t been to, chat with the chef, and taste the night away…

Taste the Difference 2016 will be held 6:00-9:00pm Thursday July 14th, 2016 in both ballrooms at Hotel Grand Pacific along Victoria’s Inner Harbour.



2016 Cuisine From:

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Agrius and Fol Epi
AURA Waterfront restaurant + patio
The Butchart Gardens
Cure Artisan Meats
The Guild Freehouse
Hotel Grand Pacific
Jamie’s Rainforest Inn
Meat & Bread
North 48
Steamship Grill & Bar
Vancouver Island Salt Co.
Vista 18 West Coast Grill & Wine Bar
Zambri’s
PLUS Silk Road

Our 2016 British Columbia Wineries

–Bartier Bros. Winery
–Blue Moon Estate Winery and Cider Worx
–C.C. Jentsch Cellars
–Cassini Cellars
–Conviction Wines
–Covert Farms Family Estate
–Culmina Family Estate Winery
–Damali Lavender & Winery
–de Vine Vineyards
–Dirty Laundry Vineyard
–Domaine Jasmin Vineyard & Winery
–Fort Berens Estate Winery
–Gehringer Brother’s Estate Winery
–Giant Head Estate Winery
–Hillside Winery
–Inniskillin
–Kismet Estate Winery
–Meyer Family Vineyards
–Mission Hill Winery
–Moon Curser Vineyards

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–Nichol Vineyard
–Pentage Winery
–Robin Ridge Winery
–Sea Star Estate Farm & Vineyards
–SpierHead Winery
–Stoneboat Vineyards
–Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
–Therapy Vineyards
–Tod Creek Cider
–Venturi-Schulze Vineyards