An award-winning menu inspired by local ingredients
Water St. Cafe's Award-Winning Wine List
Sip from our extensive BC-forward wine list, winner of "Best BC Wine List" at the 2023 Vancouver Magazine Awards and honoured as a 2023 Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.
Our journey began in 2017 at the Water St. Cafe in the historic Gastown neighbourhood in Downtown Vancouver as a family-run restaurant with a strong sense of community. We had a desire to support local vendors, products, musicians, and, of course, wine. We sought unique varietals and in the process delved into the beauty that is BC wine.
Our quest to find the best that our BC wineries have to offer has taken us from the Okanagan to Similkameen Valley, Lake Country to Vancouver Island, and more. We've created connections with grape growers, winemakers, reps, and fellow wine lovers who are all as passionate as we are about this incredible industry.
We have dedicated ourselves to bring the Best of BC to our guests so that they may pour, swirl, sip, and enjoy their own wine journey along with us. Our Team has taken both Level 1 and Level 2 of the Wine Ambassador Program with Wines of BC, and we continue to commit ourselves to learning all we can to offer our guests the ultimate BC Wine Experience.
We are proud to share that we have been awarded "Best BC Wine List" at the 2023 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. We have also been honoured as a 2023 Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.
Our restaurant family has grown, and our passion for wine with it. We will continue on this journey with each and every guest, showcasing the Best of BC with every glass!