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Here are our planned 2023 events with dates and teaser details. Keep checking this page and sign up as soon as the event's notice is linked from here...

 

Please Note Change of Date: February 28 - Northern Rhone

Syrah does the heavy lifting in the Northern Rhône and these full-bodied wines are known for their complexity, their bold flavors, dark fruit flavors characteristics, strong tannins, and spicy notes. With a lineup that spans the valley, including wines from Cote Rotie, Saint Joseph, Hermitage, and Cornas, we have the region well represented. Your tasting will feature wines from the 2015 vintage, one that is considered excellent on every level.

 

March 21 - Wines of Spain

Spain is a country with a rich and diverse wine-making tradition. You are probably familiar with the wines from Spain's famous regions of Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Perhaps you are less familiar with wines from Spain's other regions. For example, Priorat is a small wine region located in the Catalonia region of Spain known for its full-bodied red wines made from the Garnacha (a.k.a., Grenache) grape. Or, Bierzo, located in the northwest of Spain, a place known for its red wines made from the Mencía grape, a varietal that many describe as Spain’s Pinot Noir. These are a few examples of the regions and grapes that you will explore and discover during this tasting. Come learn more about the wines of Spain.

 

April 18 - 2010 Brunello

You probably know that Brunello wine is made around Montalcino in Tuscany from the Sangiovese grape. Brunello wines represent this unique place and are known for their full-bodied-bold flavors, and long-aging potential. Their key attributes include dark fruit flavors, firm tannins, earthy, savory notes, and a long finish. These powerful wines age beautifully and the excellent 2010 vintage has entered its optimum drinking window. A tasting an Italian wine lover would not want to miss.

 

May 16 - Riesling: Germany vs Alsace

Many have dubbed Riesling as "the greatest of grapes". Riesling's spiritual home lies in Germany and Alsace and this is the focus of your tasting. One of Riesling’s celebrated qualities is its vibrant expression of its sense of place (a.k.a., terroir). Elements of the soil and microclimate where the grapes are grown are noticeable factors in the wine’s taste profile. Our tasting will include wines from Germany's Mosel, Pfalz, and Rheinhessen regions up against the wines from Alsace. Perhaps, through the tasting experience, you will discover your favorite sense of place.

 

June 20 - Bin-Ends & Dinner

The Toronto Vintners Club is not just about wine tastings. Every now and then we pull some bottles from the cellar, collaborate with a local chef, and tailor a dinner menu to pair with the wines. These dinners are about sitting with the friends we've all made at the Club, both old and new, and comparing notes about the bouquet and palate from the selection of wine chosen for your table. And how the food-pairing helps accentuate the wine's best features. See last year's event summary to see why you should get your tickets early for this event!

 

September 19 - West Coast Pinot Noir: Canada vs USA

Wines from Pinot Noir grapes grown on the west coast of Canada and the United States are attracting attention. Canadian winemakers in British Columbia, have been producing high-quality Pinot Noir wines in recent years. The cool climate and long growing season in BC allow the grapes to ripen slowly, developing complex flavors and aromas. These wines are typically medium-to-light-bodied, with flavors and aromas of cherries, raspberries, and red currants. They may also have hints of earthy, mushroom-like flavors, as well as spice notes. Pinot Noir wines from the west coast of the USA have very similar attributes. This tasting is an opportunity to explore the similarities, differences, and your preferences for the Pinot Noir wines of these regions.

 

October 17 - Garage Wine Company of Chile

Garage Wine was started in a garage in 2001, by Etobicoke ex-pat Derek Mossman and his wife Pilar Miranda. They handcraft wines from a series of individual vineyards located in the Maule and Itata Valleys, in the south of Santiago, Chile. Their wines are field blends made from pre-phylloxera rootstock Carignan, Garnacha, Monastrell, País, Cinsault, and Cab Franc grapes grown in a series of dry-farmed crus. These wines have obtained a cult status making this tasting an experience you do not want to miss.

 

November 21 - Bubbles & Sparkles

Kick off the festive season with our Sparkling Wine event. Although Champagne can only be made in France, sparkling wines are made all over the world from Italy to Spain, California, Argentina, Canada and beyond. Do you like your bubbles smooth and creamy? Brut or Demi-Sec? There’s no better way to get a celebration started than with a glass (or two) of bubbly! Last year's event was superb so get your tickets as soon as possible!

Upcoming Events

How Our Tastings Work

Based in Downtown Toronto, we meet on the third Tuesday of the month, nine times a year, to taste and discuss different wines.

 

Each event typically costs between $80-$120 per member. Non-members/guests can attend, space permitting, at a premium (up to 40%). Price includes wine and light appetizers.

 

On the night an expert guides us through the wines enabling members to learn, taste and debate our favourites of the night. We provide a tasting sheet that lets you capture notes on each wine:

 

  • Colour & Clarity: colour as a result of grape varietal, age, and climate

  • Bouquet: aromas from the grapes, wine making process and ageing

  • Palate: taste, texture, finish

  • Plus: your overall impression of the wine

 

We then rank each of the wines according to these preferences and share with the group. The Guest contributes their scores for a fun comparison with the Group's scores.

Find out more here (FAQs) >>

Visit the blog for reviews of our recent tasting evenings here >>

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2009
  • January 20th  1999 Red Burgundy

  • February 17th  2000 Chateauneuf du Pape

  • March 17th  Wines of Le Clos Jordanne

  • April 22nd  Spain's New World Wines

  • May 26th  1999 Brunello

  • June 16th  Zind Humbrecht (Alsatian whites) - Pinot Gris

  • September 22nd  2004 Bordeaux - Pomerol & St. Emilion

  • October 20th  Vintage Ports

  • November 17th  Champagne Evening

2008
  • January 8th  New Zealand Pinot Noir

  • February 12th  2002 Premier Cru White Burgundy

  • March 11th  Amo Amarone (I Love Amarone)

  • April 8th  2001 Northern Rhône Reds

  • April 23th  Spring Dinner at Amuse-Bouche Restaurant

  • May 13th  Schloss Schonborn Rieslings

  • June 10th  Cabernet Sauvignon of Australia - A Regional Perspective

  • September 17th  1995 Bordeaux

  • October 22nd  Amazing Argentina - Wines from Mendoza

  • November 26th  2008 - 1997 Barolos

2007
  • January 9th  2000 Premier Cru Red Burgundies

  • February 6th  Red Wines of Southern France

  • March 13th  A Roster of Rieslings

  • April 10th  2001 California Cabernet Sauvignon

  • May 8th  Australian Shiraz

  • June 12th  Château Léoville-Barton

  • September 11th  2000 Super Tuscans

  • October 16th  Merlots Revisited

  • November 13th  Sparkling Wines

2006
  • January - Cool Climate Pinots

  • February - Vintage Champagnes

  • April - 1997 Barbaresco

  • May - 2002 Chardonnays

  • June - 1996 Bordeaux

  • September - Chateauneuf du Pape

  • October - Tour d'Italia

  • November - Dinner at Chiado Restaurant

 

2005
  • January- West Coast Pinot Noir

  • February- Chateau de Beaucastel

  • April - Premier Canadian Reds

  • May - Riesling Kabinett

  • June - 1990 Bordeaux

  • September - 2001 Zinfandel

  • October - Iberian Wines

  • November - Antinori Chianti

 

2004
  • January - 1996 Burgundies

  • February - Dessert Wines

  • April - 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape

  • May - Bin End Dinner

  • June - 1996 Bordeaux

  • September - Gerwutztraminer

  • October - South American Reds

  • November - Shiraz Blends

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