Running from February 22 to March 1 in 2020, the Vancouver International Wine Festival is a food and wine event featuring wineries from around the world. The Vancouver International Wine Festival takes place in the early spring each year and features around 1500 wines from 15 or so countries at close to six dozen events over the course of the festival. In a typical year close to 25,000 attendees participate.
Each year the festival has a special focus on a different wine growing region of the world. In 2017 it was Canada, in 2018 the featured region was the Iberian Peninsula and in 2019 it was California.
Celebrating its 42nd anniversary, the 2020 Vancouver International Wine Festival features wine from 15 countries and over 160 different wineries. In 2020 the featured region is France and about one quarter of participating wineries at the festival are from that area (including 42 wineries from 10 different wine-growing regions).
In 2019 the featured region is France which is represented by 43 wineries (out of the 164 total at the event). This year the spotlight is on rose wine.
Wines from other countries are of course featured too. Participating countries and the numbers of their wineries in 2020 are as follows: France (43), Canada (33), Italy (24), USA (17), Spain (9), Australia (7), Portugal (6), New Zealand (5), Argentina (4), Croatia (4), Germany (4), Chile (3), Romania (2) and Uruguay (1).
There are also a couple of Sake (i.e., rice wine) makers from Japan participating in 2020.