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An exclusive tutored tasting and reception with Wynns winemaker Sue Hodder in Ottawa & Toronto

Wynns' Sue Hodder

Wynns’ Sue Hodder

WineAlign is delighted to offer its members an exclusive tutored tasting and reception with Wynns winemaker, Sue Hodder, in Ottawa on June 19th and Toronto on June 20th.

Wynns Coonawarra Estate is Coonawarra’s pre-eminent wine producer and largest single vineyard holder with the longest-established vineyards in the region. The international reputation of Australia’s Coonawarra region is derived from the regionally specific terra rossa soil and like many great wine regions of the world, a marginal climate which ensures a long ripening period. Over the past 15 years, the Wynns Coonawarra Estate vineyards have been meticulously rejuvenated resulting in wines of greater refinement to capture the true essence of Coonawarra – varietal character with finesse.

Under the guidance of Chief Winemaker Sue Hodder, Wynns wines are regarded as benchmarks for the district, lauded for their consistent quality and depth of flavour.  One of Australia’s best-known winemakers, Sue Hodder moved to Wynns Coonawarra Estate in 1993 following work in Margaret River, California and Bordeaux and has just finished her twentieth vintage. Sue believes that commencing her career as a viticulturalist – assessing vines, analyzing mature fruit and tasting finished wines – has provided invaluable insight into the importance of the vineyard in quality wine production.

In Ottawa the sit-down tutored tasting will be held at the Empire Grill in Ottawa co-hosted by WineAlign’s Rod Phillips.  In Toronto, it will be held at the Arcadian Lofts co-hosted by WineAlign’s David Lawrason.

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WINES:

WynnsWynns Coonawarra Estate Riesling (reception)

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Chardonnay

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wynns Coonawarra Estate V&A Lane Selected Vineyards Cabernet Shiraz

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Michael Shiraz

Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon

IMPORTANT:  Our winemaker events have been consistently selling out.  If you are interested in attending then we advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.



OTTAWA

Rod Phillips

Rod Phillips

Our first Ottawa event will be a sit-down tutored tasting held at the Empire Grill in Ottawa co-hosted by Rod Phillips.  Here’s what Rod had to say about Sue:  “Wynns winemaker Sue Hodder’s knowledge of the Coonawarra region is as deep as the roots of the vines that produce her marvellous wines. This is a rare opportunity to learn from Sue as you taste the impressive line-up she’s presenting.”

TIME OF EVENT:

Tuesday June 19th

6pm-6:45pm – Reception w/appetizers

6:45 – 8pm – Seated Tutored Tasting

8pm-9pm – Tapas to enjoy with remaining wines.

Venue:

Empire Grill – Manhattan Room

47 Clarence Street,  Ottawa

Click to buy tickets to the Ottawa event



TORONTO

David Lawrason

The sit-down tutored tasting will be held at the Arcadian Lofts co-hosted by David Lawrason.  Here’s what David had to say about Sue: “Sue Hodder is making excellent wines. She has re-written the style of Coonawarra’s legendary winery without losing sight of the region’s unique personality within Australia.”

TIME OF EVENT:

Wednesday June 20th

6pm-6:45pm – Reception w/appetizers

6:45 – 8pm – Seated Tutored Tasting

8pm-9pm – Tapas to enjoy with remaining wines.

Venue:

Arcadian Lofts

401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor, Toronto

Click to buy tickets to the Toronto event

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