Category: Winemakers Lunches and Dinners

Gravel Bar Vitner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort

This past weekend I had the pleasure to discover the Gravel Bar Winery portfolio of wines from their Washington winery over a wonderful dinner at the Semiahmoo Resort-Golf-Spa. Canapes were served at the reception along with the Gravel Bar Pinot…

Casale del Giglio Winemakers Dinner

I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Casale del Giglio wines from Italy over a wonderful dinner at Maenam prepared by Executive Chef Angus An and his team. First Course Mahor – caramelized Chicken & Prawn on sour…

Domini Veneti at Cibo Trattoria

I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Domini Veneti wines from Italy over a wonderful lunch at Cibo Trattoria prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Byrd and his team. The following wines were paired with the various dishes during…

Winemakers Dinner at City Side Winery

On October 21, I attended the first wine makers dinner held at the beautiful City Side Winery, this wonderful dinner featured the talented Chef Christopher Floyd pairing up his dishes with wines from City Side Winery. There were a selection…

Shades of Italy Winemakers Dinner at Federico’s

On February 23, I attended the Shades of Italy dinner that featured 3 different regional wines (Canada, USA and Italy) based on a specific grape varietal. Each wine flight was paired with culinary delights created by Executive Chef, Romy Prasad….

Foxtrot Winemaker’s Dinner at Bauhaus

On August 20, I attended this spectacular dinner featuring notable BC winemaker Foxtrot Vineyards. I was fortunate to be seated next to Torsten Allander who is the founder of the winery along with his wife Kikki; as well as Winemaker…

Dig Deep Similkameen Winemakers Dinner at Forage

On June 17th I had the pleasure to learn all about the Similkameen wine producing region at a delightful dinner featuring several winery principles who’s wines were paired with the various dishes during this stellar dinner. The Similkameen Valley is…

Singletree Winemakers Lunch at Forage

On June 16th I had the pleasure to attend a wonderful launch of Fraser Valley’s Singletree Winery at a lunch at Forage. Chef Chris Whittaker paired his dishes to many of Singletree’s wines. I enjoyed tasting the 2014 Singletree Sauvignon Blanc…

Alamos Winemakers Dare to Pair Dinner

After being seated at the table inside the Modern Gallery area in the Listel Hotel on May 11, we were invited to Dare to Pair. Chef Welbert Choi was to serve us 3 courses, each of the courses featured a…

Down Under With Bill Hardy Winemaker Dinner

On March 1, I attended this spectacular dinner on the last day of the wine festival. Fortunate to be seated next to Bill Hardy, I had a chance to enjoy wonderful conversation, wines which were paired with delicious courses created…

Croatia Uncorked Winemakers Dinner at L’Abattoir

On February 24, I attended the dinner that was a celebration of Stina wines of Croatia paired with culinary delights created by Executive Chef, Lee Cooper. I had an opportunity to meet with the principals of Stina Winery who were…

Oltrepo’ Pavese Winemakers Dinner at Fairmont Pacific

On February 18, I attended the dinner that was a celebration of wines and culinary traditions of Oltrepo’ Pavese created by Fairmont’s Pacific Rim Executive Chef, Darren Brown. I had an opportunity to meet with the principals of 14 Italian…

Alpha Estate Winemakers Dinner at Cork & Fin

I recently attended the Alpha Estate winemaker dinner at Cork & Fin in Gastown. The dinner featured Winemaker Angelos Latridis who talked about the wines and the area in Greece where they make their wine. The winery is located in…

Ravenswood Winemakers Dinner at the Flying Pig

I recently attended the Ravenswood winemaker dinner at the Flying Pig in Yaletown. The dinner featured Winemakers Joel Peterson who talked about the wines that were paired with the meal as well as his portfolio. Since I am a huge fan…

Mission Hill Winemakers Dinner

On November 30th, I attended a wonderful dinner at Fleuri in the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, that featured a selection of whites and reds from  Mission Hill Winery. Following the welcoming reception that featured the 2011 Reserve Viognier and a selection…

Cherry Harvest Winemakers Dinner at Fraiche

On August 15th I attended a wonderful dinner at Fraiche in West Vancouver, this Cherry Harvest Dinner was created by Executive Chef Jefferson Alvarez and featured wines along with cherries from Van Western Vineyards. The cherries were grown on the…

Robert Mondavi Dinner at Blue Water Cafe

Earlier in the summer I attended a spectacular dinner at Blue Water Café in Yaletown, that featured a selection of California whites and reds from  Robert Mondavi Wines. Mark De Vere, Winemaker from Robert Mondavi was on hand to guide…

Poplar Grove Winemakers Dinner

I attended this dinner at Tapanade Bistro on April 4th, that featured Poplar Grove Wines along with their Winemaker Ian Sutherland. Following the welcoming reception that featured the 2009 Poplar Grove Viognier and canapes, we all sat down to dinner….

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