Sample and sip for the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The Cultural Centre's signature wine festival is back in the 'Wack on May 9.

Art of Wine Festival May 9.

Art of Wine Festival May 9.

The Cultural Centre’s signature wine festival is back May 9.

Award-winning wineries will be pouring vintages with pride at the little Chilliwack festival that has become known for its beautiful venue, tasty hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and stunning wines.

It’s a fundraiser put on by Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society Board of Directors to support the arts and crafts programming at the Cultural Centre.

They’re planning a wine-tasting contest, and a highly sought-after raffle auction to round out a spectacular evening.

Reps from over 30 wineries will fill the Cultural Centre from Chaberton Estate Winery, Damali Lavendar & Winery, Kalalal Organic Estates Winery, Moon Curser Vineyards, Blasted Church Winery and more.

“We are expecting to sell out the Art of Wine Festival,” says KellyAnne TeBrinke, development officer of Cultural Centre Society and event co-organizer. “The word is out: the Art of Wine Festival is the premiere spring event to attend.”

Paired with the wine will be offerings from Kuro Asian Cuisine, Simply Savory Catering, The Society Gathering House, Best Western Catering, Coopers Food, Brixton Restaurant & Lounge, and Crave Catering.

As guests sample and savour, it’s up to them to determine the best in show! Each attendee votes for their favourite and the night ends with the presentation of a giant and gorgeous trophy, awarded to the winery who received the most votes.

The Art of Wine Festival is not only an opportunity to explore new wines, but a chance to take home fabulous items from the silent auction and raffle, samples from well-loved Chilliwack establishments, and enjoy the stunning space of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Entertainment includes the sweet sounds of the Curbside Jazz Band, or the gentle tunes of acclaimed harpist Glen Cuthbertson.

Call the Box Office at 604-391-SHOW(7469) or visit www.ChilliwackCulturalCentre.ca for online ticketing. Please note this is a 19+ only event.