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I4C: The Cool Chardonnay World Tour, Tasting & Dinner

I4C: The Cool Chardonnay World Tour, Tasting & Dinner
The International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration


The signature event of the i4C weekend, the Cool Chardonnay World Tour showcases the world’s best Chardonnay and Ontario’s best cuisine.

The evening begins with the Grand Tasting – the only public tasting event that showcases all of the wines of the i4C. Taste your way through the realm of Cool Climate Chardonnays  – from lively unoaked wines to smooth and rich barrel-aged vintages and exciting Blanc de Blancs. The popular ‘What Kind of Cool Are You?’ station will return for the 6th annual event – an interactive palate profiling tasting of four exemplar Cool Climate Chardonnays.

NEW for 2016 – Chardonnay will share the stage with Pinot Noir and Gamay!  During dinner service, our team of sommeliers will pour over 40 different cool climate Pinots and Gamays from our Ontario and international producers. Chef Paul Harber (Ravine Vineyard Restaurant) and Chef Craig Youdale  (Canadian Food & Wine Institute) and their dream team of region’s top Vineyard Chefs will rise to the occasion, creating the ultimate family-style menu to showcase all three of these wine varietals.

After dinner, enjoy the “Après Chardonnay” bar featuring the Ontario and international winemakers’ favourite RED varietals, the popular Craft Brewery bar, and dance under the stars.

5:00pm – 7:30pm – Grand Tasting

7:30pm – 9:45pm – Al Fresco Feast served Family Style with a “world tour of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay”  and special library Chardonnays

9:30pm – 11:30pm – Apres Chardonnay Bar, live entertainment

WINE: The Grand Tasting is the only public event during i4C weekend where all 98 Chardonnays and 10 Sparkling wines are available to taste, poured by their makers. During dinner, Chardonnay plus 34 Pinot Noirs and 7 Gamays from Ontario and abroad are available via our team of sommeliers.

DINE: An incredible family-style feast with tableside wine service crafted by seven of the region’s top chefs. Menu to be confirmed in May.

$150 +HST

Date & Time:
July 23, 2016 5:00 pm


Ridley College, St. Catharines



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