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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. This year’s Festival was a huge success thanks to all of the participants and consumers who came out to celebrate, serve, and sample the best food, wine, beer, and premium spirits in Calgary. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Stampede Park BMO Centre, Halls D & E
Dates & Times
|Friday, October 18||5-10pm|
|Saturday, October 19||12-4pm|
|Saturday, October 19||6-10pm|
Tickets are day specific and only valid for one session. Each session is the same. An entrance ticket brings you into the Grand Tasting Hall where you can purchase Festival sampling coupons (with cash only), allowing you to customize what you try and how much you spend.
|Early Bird||Regular Online||Front of the Line (Online)||Door|
|Sat Aft Groups||$15/pp||$17/pp||N/A||N/A|
Take the fast-track to flavour with a Front of the Line ticket. A Front of the Line ticket grants speedy entrance into the Grand Tasting Hall through an exclusive entrance, convenient access to a sampling coupon booth, a sample of bubbly, a gourmet chocolate, a bottle of water voucher, and access to a private coat check (additional fees apply).
Corporate tickets were available for groups of 20 or more on Friday or Saturday.
Sampling coupons are $0.50 each and can be purchased at the Grand Tasting Hall. Samples range from 1 to 20 or more coupons, depending on the item. Prices per sample are set by exhibitors.
Please note that this is an adult only event. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Minors (including infants and babies) are not permitted to attend. Please remember to enjoy your beverages responsibly.
On October 18th and 19th wine and food lovers were invited to indulge at the 16th annual Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. The Festival featured a wide array of world-class wine, premium spirits, import and micro-brewed beer, and an assortment of local culinary creations in a fun, social, and relaxed atmosphere. Session hours were modified and an exciting new Saturday afternoon Tasting Session was featured!
The Stampede Park BMO Centre hosted Calgary's 2013 Grand Tasting Hall, where over 200 exhibitor booths showcased the latest adult beverage products, including a distinguished collection of wines from around the globe, premium spirits, single malt and blended scotches, port, specialty liqueurs, and import and micro-brewed beer. Guests paired beverages with a delicious selection of nibbles from local restaurants, hotel and food purveyors. Offering something for everyone, products ranged from value based to ultra-exclusive. The Grand Tasting Hall offered a unique opportunity to explore new products, interact with experts and discover new finds. With an onsite Liquor Depot store, attendees were able to pick up new, exciting products and old favourites on the spot!
Check out the food, wine, and beverage samples that were offered at the 2013 Calgary Festival:
NEW this year, the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival has a FREE Festival Mobile App for your smartphone. This mouth watering App helps you make the most of your Festival experience - before, during and after the event.
What can you do with your Festival App?
Throughout the tasting sessions, consumers were invited to attend complimentary Cheese Tasting Seminars hosted by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. Consumers gained valuable knowledge on Canadian cheese made from 100% Canadian milk, wine pairing suggestions and other interesting information while enjoying complimentary samples of cheese.
This year's Grand Prize at the Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival was an All-Inclusive Weekend Getaway for two at the beautiful Sunshine Mountain Lodge! Visit our contests page for more information and details about 2013 prizes.
While guests indulged in the wide selection of gourmet food samples offered at the Festival, they noted their favourite restaurant's sample for a chance to win four tickets and $100 in sampling coupons to next year’s Festival. Congratulations to the winner of the Calgary Grand Sample Search (for the second year in a row) Cactus Club Cafe! 2nd place at this year's Festival went to Black Betty Burger & Wine Bar, and 3rd place winner was COBS Bread.
Liquor Connect makes finding and sampling your favourite beverages a breeze. Visit LiquorConnect.com to find out where your favourite wine, beer or spirits are sold in Alberta!
Liquor Connect wine holder plates were available for purchase at this year's Festival, making sipping and sampling a breeze!
A portion of the proceeds from bottled water sales at the Festival were donated to Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a charity that helps disadvantaged youth participate in sport and recreation activities.
To receive exciting Festival updates, please email us.
For information on our Industry & Trade session, click here.