2017 event information will be posted soon… these are all from  our 2016 event

 

QUICK LINKS TO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS FOR 2016 EVENTS:

» Cave Spring Cellars » Coyote’s Run Estate Winery » Domaine Queylus » Flat Rock Cellars » Henry of Pelham  » Hidden Bench » Malivoire » Rosehall Run @ Coyote’s Run » Rosewood » Tawse Winery

Cave Spring Cellars: Evaluating Pinot

At Cave Spring, our quest for making exceptional Pinot Noir started almost 30 years ago. With a focus on the Escarpment’s unique soils and cool-climate, we are steadfast in our passion to crafting extraordinary Pinot. Inspired by the remarkable growing conditions of the Beamsville Bench at the Cave Spring vineyard, our team is driven by a commitment to understanding the complexities and delicacy of this noble variety. We take great pride in the caliber of all of our Pinot Noirs, and our entry-level Pinot is no exception. Join the winemakers and owners behind the wine and enjoy a mini-vertical tasting of our Pinot Noir, Niagara Escarpment from 2014, 2013, 2010 and 2008.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Max 20 ppl per. 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Call 905-562-3581 ext. 302 or e-mail wineshop@cavespring.ca to reserve.

Drop in at the tasting bar for a more casual Pinot tasting if you’re pressed for time.

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Cave Spring Cellars

Coyote’s Run: Pinot and Pie…oh my!

What could be more perfect than Pinot and pie? Discover the newest vintage of Coyote’s Run Pinot Noir –Red Paw Vineyard, Black Paw Vineyard and Rare Vintage. Drop in to experience the spectacular 2013 and 2014 vintages, each wine paired with a savoury pie to showcase the unique flavour profiles of our vineyard series wines.

Drop in anytime between 10am-5pm.

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Coyote’s Run Estate Winery

Domaine Queylus: Bench Slope vs Lincoln Red Clay

Just how different is Pinot Noir from the Bench versus Lincoln Lakeshore? Come in and taste the difference with our winemaking team. We will pull 2015 barrel samples of our Bench vineyard and compare them with our Lincoln Lakeshore vineyard. The grape will teach you the difference in slope, soil and place! Come see how these two vineyards work together to make our Burgundian style Pinot Noir.

Reservations Required (max 10 people per session) at 11:00 am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Book by email christine@queylus.com or phone 905.562.7474

Or, make your own schedule and drop by our tasting room from 10:00-5:00 for a Pinot Noir flight that we have selected for you.

 

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Domaine Queylus

Flat Rock Cellars: Opening the vaults

At FRC we love Pinot Noir at every stage of its development. We all know wine changes with time but does Pinot Noir have the ability to age? Come taste for yourself as our owner – Ed Madronich, takes you through a historical tasting from a very few bottles remaining in our cellars.

These tastings require reservations (max 20 people per session) at are at 11:00 am & 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Book your reservation here.

Or, Have Pinot Your Way – Don’t want to be held to a specific schedule? Then come in for an exclusive back & current vintage Pinot flight put together in celebration of The Pinot Affair.

 

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Flat Rock Cellars

Henry of Pelham: Three tiers of Pinot Noir

To visit Henry of Pelham is to step back in time. Come taste our award-winning Classic, Estate and Speck Family Reserve  Pinot Noir paired with mushroom crostini to enhance the wines earthy flavours.

Drop in anytime between 10am-5pm.

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Henry of Pelham

Hidden Bench: Evolution of Ontario Pinot Noir

Join us for a vertical, structured flight of three back vintage Hidden Bench Estate Pinot Noirs.  These will be paired with Harald Thiel’s infamous coq au vin.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED – Maximum 22 people per session

Email to make your reservation here.

Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on both days. *Saturday is full

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Hidden Bench: Locust Lane Lineage

Malivoire: Pinot Noir, a Romance in 3 Acts

Experience Pinot Noir, the wine stage’s most multi-faceted actor as never before.  This glamorous wine will be served in four surprising guises, each with a tasty food morsel.  Interactive commentary will be given by Winemaker Shiraz Mottiar who, in reviewing Pinot Noir says, “I always feel like I’m working with a virtuoso.  No matter what form she takes, I’m captivated”.

Warning: the conclusion of this performance may leave you riveted with terroir!

Reservations Required for Saturday and Sunday, at 10 am, Noon, 2 pm or 4 pm. Limited seating is available. 

*Note: Sat. Oct. 15th @ Noon & 2 pm FULL

Email to make your reservation here.

Alternatively, drop by on Friday afternoon to enjoy our demonstration wines informally, any time between 1 and 5 pm.

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Malivoire: Vintage, Vineyard, Vinification – Elegant, Bold and Daring!

Rosehall Run @ Coyotes Run

Join Prince Edward County Pioneer and Winemaker Dan Sullivan for a historical perspective on the Pinot Noirs of Rosehall Run Vineyards. Sample an overview of our Prince Edward County Estate Grown Pinot Noir including the 2010, 2013 and an exclusive pre-release of the 2014 Vintage paired with a Selection of Housemade & Local Charcuterie with Condiments prepared by the team at Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine.

Tasting Sessions will be held at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended. Please call ahead or book a reservationjj@rosehallrun.com or toll-free at 1-888-399-1183.

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Dan Sullivan, Rosehall Run

Rosewood: Niagara Sub-appellation comparison

We’ve all heard of the various sub-appellations that Niagara is famous for, but what does that really mean for Pinot Noir?

At Rosewood, we’ll be exploring the variation of Pinot Noir by tasting harvest samples from three distinct sub-appellations; Beamsville Bench, Twenty-Mile Bench and Lincoln Lakeshore. The 2016 harvest marks the 10th vintage of winemaking at Rosewood and to celebrate this, the sessions will conclude with one of Rosewood’s oldest Pinots, the 2007 PN Reserve, alongside the current release. Cheese boards will accompany the tasting, which will be led by winemaker, Ross Wise.

To complement the drop-in experience we will be hosting 2 exclusive winemaker tours per day at 10:30am & 3:30pm.

 Sessions will be held at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm on both days.

 Reservations required with a maximum of 25 people per session. Make your reservation here.

 

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Rosewood: Some Like It Noir

Tawse: An adventure in terroir and…in time

Taste the difference that a few kilometers can make! Join us as we introduce you to single-vineyard estate Pinots from the famed 2013 vintage as well as some exclusive library releases from the same vineyards.

Experience how the place and time in bottle influences Pinot and discover your favourite!

Structured tasting sessions (Max 25 people) to be held at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm on both Oct 15 & 16. Please email info@tawsewinery.ca or call 905-562-9500 X 328 to make a reservation.

 Pressed for time? Drop-in the tasting room anytime between 10-6 and enjoy a flight of 2013 Pinots.

 

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Tawse: Vine to Table

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