Swirl, sip and savour at Winefest – one ticket includes an all-inclusive sampling of wines from all over the world and an array of delectable hors d'oeuvres!
Winefest proudly presents Rioja as 2019's feature wine region.
A Rioja takeover! Winefest is excited to bring a selection of award-winning Rioja wineries and winery principles to Alberta in 2019. Explore and discover Rioja's remarkable wine, along with many others at this year's event.
Win(e) the Trip of a Lifetime to Rioja, Spain! More details below.
Friday Evening Session (7-10pm)
Saturday Afternoon Session (2-5pm)
Saturday Evening Session (7-10pm)
Your ticket includes an all-inclusive sampling of wines from the world's most celebrated regions, delicious hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary wine glass. Tickets are valid for one session only.
Please note that Winefest is an adult-only event. All attendees must be legal drinking age. Minors (including infants) are not permitted to attend Winefest.
Corporate and Group Tickets
Discounted ticket prices are available for Corporate and Group orders of 10 or more. If you are interested in Corporate/Group tickets for 2019 Winefest, please email us for additional information.
Win a Trip to Rioja!
Winefest is teaming up with Rioja Canada to provide a once-in-a-lifetime trip for 2 to Rioja, Spain. This Retreat to Rioja for two includes:
- Return airfare from Calgary to Spain
- 4 nights, 5 days including accommodation in Rioja's capital city, Logroño
- Winery tours & tastings at award-winning Bodegas
- Guided Tapas Crawl along the famous Laurel Street
- Tour of the Guggenheim Museum and Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture...and more!
Total prize value is approximately $15,000.
How to enter: All ticket purchasers are automatically entered to win, or enter by filling out the contest form. Additional entries can be made by visiting the Rioja region at this year's event!
Trip must be taken within July 2019 – February 2020. Trip is not transferable. No cash value exchange. Winner must be over 18 years of age and must be a resident of Alberta, Canada. Winner must have a valid passport.
Contest closes at midnight on Saturday, February 23rd.
Sip and stay downtown! Winefest has partnered with the Sheraton Suites Eau Claire to offer a discounted room rate for event attendees from February 21st – 24th . Book your room here. The deadline to save is Friday, February 1st , 2019.
Sips & Samples
Checkout the sips to be served at the 2019 Winefest Calgary! Food menus for the 2019 event will be released shortly, check back soon.
- 2019 Tasting Notebook Wine Listings
Guests have the opportunity to win exciting door prizes at 2019 Winefest! Below are some of the great prizes to be won:
- A $100 gift card to Saltlik, along with two tickets to the 2020 Winefest Calgary Saturday Afternoon Session, compliments of Liquor Connect
- Two Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort Lift Passes
- A $100 Sobeys and Safeway Liquor Stores Gift Card
- Four tickets to the Friday Evening Session for 2019 Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival and $75 in sampling coupons
- Two tickets to the Saturday Afternoon Session for 2020 Winefest Calgary
Winefest is once again collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Calgary Food Bank, and will make every donation go further by contributing $1 for every pound of food donated! Last year Winefest raised $2,219.85 and collected 330 pounds of food to help those in need!
Wondering where to find all of your favourite wines from Winefest? LiquorConnect.com has you covered! They make finding your preferred beverages a breeze. Go to LiquorConnect.com or download their App to find out where your favourite wines are sold in Alberta!
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People's Choice Awards
The People's Choice Awards is Alberta's longest-standing wine competition, where guests vote for their favourite sips and help uncork the most-loved wines at Winefest.
Check out the 2018 People's Choice Award winners.
Tickets, Refund & Exchange Policy
Tickets can only be used for the date and session they were purchased for. Refunds and exchanges may be requested up until January 31, 2019; however, each refund and exchange processed will be subject to a $25 + GST processing fee per transaction. A request to exchange tickets for a session that has sold out will not be granted. Absolutely no refunds or exchanges will be processed after January 31, 2019, for any reason.
Dunollie Castle Productions Inc. (Winefest/Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival) sells all online tickets through Tix123. We strongly recommend that you purchase your online tickets directly from Tix123 only, and that you do not purchase tickets from third party ticket sellers. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any and all online ticket holder(s) who cannot (upon request) provide proof of payment by producing the credit card the tickets were purchased with, as well as the address, phone number, and email address that the tickets were booked under. Consumers who cannot show the necessary proof of purchase may be denied entry into the event and will not receive monetary reimbursement.
Dunollie Castle Productions also will not provide entry to duplicate tickets. Once a ticket has been scanned at the entrance, it cannot be scanned again for additional entries.