Winning Wines

The Chilliwack Times—Published: Friday, March 07, 2008

Chilliwack’s Bravo Restaurant and Lounge has brought home it’s fourth award in as many years of business from one of the biggest wine events in the world.

The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival is widely regarded as the best consumer wine show on the continent. This year’s event featured 180 selected wineries from 17 countries.

Bravo owner Louie De Jaeger received the honour at the gala industry luncheon held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.

“This is good for the big picture for Chilliwack and everyone can benefit,” De Jaeger told the Times. “It means they notice us out here. Not just us, there is the Circle Farm Tour, Farmhouse Natural Cheeses; lots of reasons to come out.”

As the recipient of a bronze award, Bravo’s wine list, service and storage have met the high standards of an industry panel of well-respected wine critics and experts. The Chilliwack restaurant has now distinguished itself as one of the few restaurants in the province to be on the winners list for four years in a row. The Wine List Awards are endorsed by the Vancouver Wine Academy and the International Sommelier Guild.