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Gourmet Dinner & Tutored Tasting Featuring Wynns: A Benchmark in Terroir

On Thursday, February 19th, WineAlign is pleased to present a gourmet dinner and tutored tasting featuring wines from Coonawarra’s pre-eminent wine producer, Wynns.

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Join us for an exclusive tutored tasting and gourmet dinner at Malaparte restaurant at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with Wynns‘ senior winemaker, Sue Hodder.  Sue will guide you through a tasting experience that explores expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz through the microclimates of Coonawarra, showcasing the variety of the region.  The international reputation of  Australia’s Coonawarra 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.

Wynns is the Coonawarra region’s pre-eminent wine producer, with the largest holding of the region’s best and longest established vineyard sites. Today the wines are regarded as benchmarks for the district, lauded for their consistent quality and depth of flavour.

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Sue Hodder

Sue Hodder is one of Australia’s best-known winemakers and this year celebrates her 21st vintage with Wynns – making wine from wonderful, expressive fruit grown in the heart of the terra rossa. Sue commenced her career as a viticulturist. Sue believes her early viticultural training – assessing vines, analysing mature fruit and tasting the finished wine – gave her an invaluable insight into the importance of the vineyard in quality winemaking. Sue brings valuable experience with vintages in other noted wine regions around the world and has judged extensively in Regional,National and International wine shows.

Sue will be joined by WineAlign’s David Lawrason.

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Event Details:

Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015

Location:  Malaparte (TIFF Bell Lightbox, 6th floor, 350 King St W, Toronto)

Reception: 6:00pm

Tutored Tasting:  6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dinner: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Tickets:  $90 including taxes and fees

*Please note tickets are limited to 65, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Wine List for Tutored Tasting:

2011 Wynns “The Gables” Cabernet Shiraz
2012 Wynns V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz
2012 Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Wynns Black Label Shiraz
2010 Wynns Alex 88 Cabernet
2010 Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon

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Menu

Chef’s selection of canapés

Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Pesto, Pickled Beets, Sunflower seeds and Mizuna

Thyme & Garlic Strip Loin Steak
Potato Curls, Mustard Greens, Heirloom Carrots, and Red Pepper Jus

OR

Roasted Rock Chicken Suprême
Sweet Potato Cake, Brussels Sprouts, Mustard Greens, Cipollini Onions and Tomato Vierge

Dessert
Crème Caramel Renversée
Hazelnuts, Sea Buckthorn Berries, Shiso and Lemongrass

*A vegetarian option will be available*

*There are no substitutions*

About Malaparte

Malaparte is a spectacular event space on the 6th floor at TIFF Bell Lightbox, in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. With floor to ceiling windows, it features a breathtaking cityscape view. The rooftop terrace and outdoor amphitheatre is reminiscent of the roof of Villa Malaparte in Capri where Jean-Luc Godard shot Le Mépris. Interior designer Anacleto Design has incorporated sophisticated textures, with shimmer and elegance, perfect for exclusive private events and star-studded soirées. O&B’s Corporate Events Chef, Jamie Meireles, directs the cuisine for Malaparte, as well as all onsite facility catering.

 

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

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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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Buy Toronto tickets.

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

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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

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