MASTERCHEF CHAMP THEA VANHERWAARDEN TACKLES CORNUCOPIA

It’s impossible to pick the best time of year in Whistler. From the first snow in late fall to enjoying all that nature has to offer in the summer; Whistler truly is a magical place all year round.

That said, one of my favourite and most anticipated events is Cornucopia, happening November 8 – 18, 2018. Why? Well, if food, drink, local celebrity chefs, and signature parties aren’t enough, then the perfect fall weather, gorgeous scenery and luxurious accommodations should make any person put this event at the top of their list. However, spending a long weekend enjoying one of the finest events in the province shouldn’t be undertaken without an experienced guide at your side.

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YOUR GUIDE TO CORNUCOPIA 2018…

By Dee Raffo, Tourism Whistler

There are over 90 food and drink events happening during the 11 days of Whistler Cornucopia, from November 8 – 18, 2018. This can be a little overwhelming at first glance, but we’ve got some handy guides that can help you navigate these incredible events. However, don’t be afraid to mix and match or dabble in something new – this is the whole idea of the festival, to explore, experiment, and celebrate!

Check out these eight guides based on some of the most popular interests at Cornucopia…


The Top 20 Results are IN!

An expert panel of esteemed industry leaders have announced the Top 20 Wines from Cornucopia 2018! The competition illustrates the enormous talent existing at Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial, pitting a vast selection of exceptional wines against each other to reveal the festival’s Top 20 wines.

Each winery that participates in Cornucopia is given the opportunity to enter their choice of their wines into the Top 20 competition. The panel of judges will taste all submissions in a closed, blind-tasting session before declaring the official Top 20 of 2018.

THE RESULTS ARE IN…

The Top 20 wines for 2018 are: 

Top White: TIME Winery Riesling 2017 

Top Red: C.C. Jentsch Cellars Small Lots Malbec 2015 

Best of the Rest, in alphabetical order: 

  • Arrowleaf Pinot Gris 2017
  • Basel Cellars Claret 2014 
  • Basel Cellars Co-ferment Syrah 2015 
  • Blasted Church Sauvignon Blanc 2017 
  • Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Gold Label Brut NV 
  • Bodegas Monterebro Seleccion 2013 
  • C.C. Jentsch Cellars Syrah 2016 
  • Church & State Marsanne 2017 
  • Church & State Viognier 2017 
  • Deep Roots Winery Parentage Red 2016 
  • Deep Roots Winery Syrah 2016 
  • Hedges Family Estate ‘La Haute Cuvée’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 
  • Lunessence Pinot Blanc Oraniensteiner 2017 
  • Narrative Rosé by Okanagan Crush Pad 2017 
  • Road 13 5th Element 2013 
  • Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015 
  • Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2016 
  • Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2015 

 

More information on the Top 20 Competition, here!