2014 INFO COMING SOON! Taste the Difference: A BC Wine and Cuisine Tasting

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, but 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 more than 30 BC wineries. You’ll discover wineries 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 2014 will be held 6:00-9:00pm Thursday July 24th in both ballrooms at Hotel Grand Pacific along Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

2014 Tickets will go on sale later in April.
Please sign up to “Stay In Touch” on the right and you’ll be the first to know when ticket sales are announced! 

PURCHASE 2013 TICKETS TO Taste the Difference IN PERSON AT:

SOLD OUT! Cascadia Liquor Quadra Village – 2631 Quadra Street, AND Hatley Park Plaza – 2244 Sooke Road
SOLD OUT! Hotel Grand Pacific – 463 Belleville Street at the Front Desk
SOLD OUT! Silk Road – 1624 Government Street (near Fisgard Street)
SOLD OUT! Spinnakers Spirit Merchants James Bay – 425 Menzies Street, AND Westside Village – 176 Wilson Street


Sample from:

main-event (6)
Amusé On The Vineyard
AURA Waterfront Restaurant & Patio
Blue Crab Bar and Grill
Bistro 28 & The Black Hat
Harbour House Hotel on Salt Spring Island
Hotel Grand Pacific
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Red Barn Market
Salt Spring Island Cheese Co.
Silk Road
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
The Breakwater at the Kingfisher
The Butchart Gardens
The Fairmont Empress
The Guild Freehouse
Veneto Tapa Lounge
Vista 18 at Chateau Victoria

Our British Columbia Wineries

8th Generation
Bartier Bros. Winery
Blasted Church Vineyards
Blue Grouse Estate Winery
Blue Moon Estate Winery
Blue Mountain Vineyard
Cedar Creek
Coastal Black Winery
Covert Farms Family Estate
de Vine Vineyards
Eau Vivre Winery & Vineyards
Forbidden Fruit Winery
Gehringer Brother’s Estate Winery
Hillside Winery
Meyer Family Vineyards
Misconduct Wine Co.


Mission Hill Family Estate
Mistaken Identity Vineyards
Oliver Twist Estate Winery
Painted Rock Estate Winery
Red Rooster
Rocky Creek
Sea Cider
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Therapy Vineyards
Unsworth Vineyards
Vista D’oro Winery
Wayne Gretzky