The Forks Hosting 24th International Wine Festival

The Forks Hosting 24th International Wine Festival

A wine vendor pours a sample glass for people at the International Wine Festival of Manitoba at The Forks over the weekend. The festival was celebrating its 20th anniversary, and all proceeds went to support Winnipeg Harvest. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
A wine vendor pours a sample glass for people at the International Wine Festival of Manitoba at The Forks in this file photo. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Wine drinkers will be in high spirits this weekend as The Forks hosts the International Wine Festival of Manitoba.

Festival-goers are able to sample fine wines, cognacs, aperitifs, as well as cheeses.

Organizer Mo Razik says the goal of the three-day festival is to share knowledge of the wine industry with the public to help them better enjoy the beverage.

“We want people to feel confident in exploring new products and in the purchases they make,” the owner of Fenton’s Wine Merchants said.

“There are featured wines from across the globe and the Festival is sure to offer something to for everyone’s palate.”

Live jazz music by local artists will be featured, plus seminars with a variety of wine experts. Net proceeds are donated to Winnipeg Harvest.

Festival hours:

  • Friday,October 16 — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 17 — Noon to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 18 — Noon to 6:30 p.m.


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