About the festival
The Halifax International Wine Fest is a consumer festival focused on delivering high-quality educational and entertaining wine experiences for consumers and trade alike.
The foundation of the festival are the Tasting Sessions, which will be held December 2, where the public can delight in sampling from the more than 200 wines, from near and far, on offer at the event. This year, The Halifax International Wine Fest is also supporting educational wine and dining events leading up to the Tasting Sessions.
At the Tasting Sessions, a virtual wine store will allow guests to buy most of the wines on offer with the convenience of home delivery. Buying wine for the cellar and holiday entertaining has never been so easy.
The festival will also raise funds to support its charity partners, Feed Nova Scotia and the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.
The festival is a partnership between Bruce Mansour (Make It Happen, Seaport Beer Festival, Irish Craft Beer Fest, Mark DeWolf (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Saltwire, DeWolf Food & Wine Experiences) and Harvest Wine, Beer & Spirits. The duo created the event, in partnership with the online retailer, to bring back a large-scale consumer wine show to Halifax, support downtown business and most importantly their charity partners. Harvest will manage the event's wine sales.
Feed Nova Scotia first opened their doors in 1984 as the Metro Food Bank Society, with the mandate to provide emergency food relief within Metro Halifax. The volunteer staff served 12 member food banks and meal programs.
In 2002, at the request of their member agencies, Metro Food Bank Society became the umbrella organization for food banks across the province.
In 2005, Metro Food Bank Society was rebranded as Feed Nova Scotia. After over 30 years in operation, and now supporting 140 member agencies, they recognize the need is growing and they can’t feed their way out of it.
While Feed Nova Scotia continues to address food insecurity by supplying emergency food support, they are also working to find long-term solutions to hunger and poverty in Nova Scotia.
Discover More: www.feednovascotia.ca
The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is a registered charity that works to increase financial support to community initiatives throughout Nova Scotia while providing hope and eradicating the stigma around mental illness and addiction.
They do this by providing funding to mental health programs and services through grants.
Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of Nova Scotians by funding mental health and addiction initiatives.
Their vision is to see Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addiction thriving in our communities.
Discover More: www.mentalhealthns.ca
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- Tracy MacIntyre
I’ve been attending events hosted by both Bruce and Mark for years. Always informative, always relaxing and always a lot of fun.
TREES & WREATHS
As part of our commitment to raise money and awareness for our charity partners, we are auctioning off decorated trees and wreaths at the event. These trees and wreaths have been contributed by generous individuals and companies. Halifax International Wine Festival will additionally match the money raised at auction*. Trees and wreaths will be delivered to your home (Metro Halifax) following the festival.
The George Family
Canadian Progress Club NOVA/Bedford
Doran Donovan - CIBC Wood Gundy
Rob Taylor - Assante Wealth Management
Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
Liza MacDonald - RBC
*to a maximum of $5,000
The Halifax International Wine Festival would like to thank its participating agents and wine regions:
Suppliers by Table
1. Harvest Wine, Beer & Spirits
2. Rioja DOCa
4. Charton Hobbs
5. Escalade Wine & Spirits
6. Franklin Imports
7. Remedial Imports
8. Mainbrace Wine & Spirits
9. Importations BMT
10. Magnetic Hill Winery
11./12. Mer et Soleil Spirits and Wines Marchands des Ameriques
14. Marchands des Ameriques
15./16. Innovative Beverages
17. Lightfoot & Wolfville
18. Grand Pre Wines
19./20. Wine Growers Association of Nova Scotia
21. Benjamin Bridge
22. L’Acadie Vineyard
23. Mario Pinto
24. Wine Visions
25 Atlantic Wines & Spirits
27./28. Mark Anthony Brands
29. Opimian Wine Club
30. Viking Imports
32. Andrew Peller Ltd.
33. E & J Gallo
36. Crafted Connected Beverages