Edmonton’s Best Wine and Food Festival is Back this November

Celebrate Edmonton's 26-year love affair with food, wine, spirits & beer!

Get excited for the best foodie date ever at the annual Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival located at the Edmonton Convention Centre (9797 Jasper Ave) on November 3 & 4. It’s the perfect reason to find a new favourite and spend the weekend exploring the world of gastronomy!

What started as an event featuring domestic wine and spirits, and has since has turned into a chance to explore an incredible array of dynamic wines, smooth spirits, and downright delicious beers from around the globe, all under one roof! Across Alberta (just passed in Calgary), the festival continues to be a reflection of the continuous growth of the hospitality industry.

This year’s two-day festival will feature chefs from 15 restaurants and more than 200 wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries who are showcasing their finest offerings and providing amazing samples.

and use code DATENIGHT for 15% OFF your general admission tickets!

Festival Highlights

  • KLM Presenters Stage
    • A first-of-its-kind partnership for RMWFF, official travel partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines sponsors a stage for our local Alberta businesses to share their restaurants, products, and educate while walking through the Grand Tasting Hall.
  • El Tequileño Tequila Experience
    • New this year, the El Tequileño Tequila Experience will take you through a tasting flight led by a tequila enthusiast! Guests can expect to be transported through the world of tequila, we mean that figuratively and maybe even literally… you could be the lucky winner of a once in a lifetime trip to the El Tequileño distillery in Tequila, Mexico!
  • Gerard Bertrand Wine Flight
    • Gerard Bertrand, who recently graced the cover of the Wine Spectator, is known for their biodynamic wines, the Gerard Bertrand Winery will be pouring a selection of their premium wines from Southern France in a wine flight experience. There might even be something orange?
  • VIP Wine Experience
    • New to the festival, it’s our VIP Wine Experience! You can expect to be wined and dined
    • through the Grand Tasting Hall with this ticket, including a minimum of 12 premium wines such as the Zorzal El Barba and the Deerfield Los Chamizal Zinfandel, plus so much more.
  • Riedel Glass Workshop
    • In this wine glass workshop, you’ll learn about the relationship between the shape of a glass, and your perception and enjoyment of the wine. Led by a Riedel expert, experience a sensory tasting where you’ll learn how the wine glass can change and enhance your wine.
  • Sobeys Liquor Store on-site
    • Check-out the Sobeys Liquor Store inside of the Grand Tasting Hall and head home with your festival favourites. Don’t want to carry a bag home with you but want to secure all of your palate pleasers? No worries! Purchase on-site and pickup at your local Sobeys Liquor Store following the festival.

Choose Local

Together with Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Liquor we bring you Choose Local, a program that celebrates Alberta-made craft beverages!

Showcasing over 30 Alberta-based breweries, distilleries, and cideries that will be pouring delectable homegrown sips at this year’s event. Some favourites include Dark Woods Brewing & Coffee Roasting, Broken Oak Distilling Co, Bent Stick Brewing and many more.

The Food

Thousands of guests travel from across Western Canada to dive into this global culinary adventure! You’ll find both local Edmonton and international treats to savour. Some well-loved spots dishing out their best bites in the lineup:

  • Edmonton Expo Centre – Snagging bronze at the 2023 Canadian Culinary Championships in Ottawa, Chef Serge Blair and his amazing culinary team will be showcasing their amazing bites! If you’ve attended Winefest in Edmonton – you know you’re in for a treat
  • ATLAS Steak & Fish – A flirtatious and modern twist on the iconic North American steakhouse. Serving up an amazing Warm Prime Rib Bun made with 100% Alberta Beef prime rib, red wine jus, toasted brioche bun, truffle mayonnaise – is your mouth watering too?
  • Pablo Cheese Tart – Japan’s #1 freshly baked cheese tarts opened in Edmonton in 2021 and that’s enough said!
  • Terra – Terra is a taste of Jasper, using foraged and farmed ingredients to create new and unexpected flavours. A destination you don’t want to miss when exploring the Rockies, you can now explore in Edmonton!
  • and other delectable bites at the Edmonton Eats food booths like Fuzion Donuts, The Popcorn Co., The Mash, Sunterra Market, and more!

Giving Back

The RMWFF has donated more than $200,000 to local charities and organizations since 1998,
thanks to help from Festival guests and sponsors.

This year, RMWFF aims to donate even more to fantastic organizations such as the Edmonton Food Banks, STARS, and the NAIT Culinary Campus. Guests are encouraged to bring a monetary or nonperishable food donation to the event to support the Edmonton Food Bank

[Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival]

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