March 3rd 2018- 40th Van WineFest with The Wine Diva


1,450 Wines. 16 Countries. 173 Wineries. 51 Events. 8 days. 25,000 wine fans.

It’s Hour One of our coverage of the 40th VanWineFest at Vancouver Convention Centre.
Spain and Portugal are the feature regions and they have sent their very best owners, winemakers, and wines. Many wines tasted for the first time in Canada.
With the invaluable co-hosting help of The Wine Diva Daenna van Mulligen and Sandra Oldfield.


This Saturday’s guests include

The leader of Portugal’s “Duoro Boys” The charming Cristiano van Zeller.
Miguel Torres (founded 1870)
Gloria Collell (winemaker Segura Viudas)
Joan Cusine (prop. Paras Balta/Gratavinum.) Orig vines planted by Romans
Plus The Stars from Campo Viejo, Bodegas Atteca, Bodegas Alvear, Alvara Palacios. Is he The New Spain?
And then we dive into Port. From Portugal David Guimaraens head winemaker at Taylor Fladgate, Rupert Symington of Symington Family Estates (Dow, Warre, W&J Graham)
And Jorge Ramos from Fonseca

We start with special guests:

Cristiano van Zeller (Quina Vale D. Maria)  Leader of Portugal’s “Duoro Boys”
Miguel Torres (since 1870)
Gloria Collell (winemaker Segura Viudas)
Joan Cusine ( Paras Balta/Gratavinum.) Orig vines planted by Romans.

Fredrico Lleonart  Campo Viejo

Miguel Gil   Bodegas Ateca

Fernando Alvear

David Guimaraens  Taylor Fladgate

Rupert Symington – Symington Family Estates

Jorge Ramos – Fonseca Port Wine

Paul Wagner – Featured Speaker    –

We kick the whole show off with these very special friends:

 Harry Hertscheg Exec Director of VanWineFest
DJ Kearney. Wine Director at
Sandra Oldfield @SandraOldfield
Co-Host – Daenna van Mulligen/ The Wine Diva

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