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Chardonnay (plus some cool red wines) featured at i4C in July: All you need to know right here

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Over the past five years over 23,000 bottles of Chardonnay from 160 wineries around the world have been poured at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C).

This year’s 6th annual event brings together over 100 of the world’s most exciting cool climate Chardonnays, and for the first time in the event’s history, a selection of cool climate red wines will share the spotlight with the star of this event.

i4c-LogoOn July 21, winemakers from 9 countries will congregate in Niagara for the annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (the i4C+). This three-day festival of cool climate wine and culinary excellence has inspired a yearly pilgrimage of wine-lovers, media and producers of the world’s best cool climate Chardonnay to the vineyards of Niagara. New this year, guests will have the opportunity to taste Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay at the signature events.

“We are excited for guests of the i4C to have an even more extensive weekend celebrating cool climate wines at this year’s event,” said Suzanne Janke, Chair of the i4C association and director of hospitality at stratus.

“Chardonnay is the ideal grape to showcase the distinct elegance of cool climate wines and has helped to put Ontario on the map internationally as a premium wine producing region. While Chardonnay remains the focus, the time is right for guests and media to experience other telling cool climate varietals. As such, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay will make ‘guest appearances’ throughout the weekend.”

The feature event of the weekend is the Cool Chardonnay World Tour, the only event of the weekend where all 111 Chardonnays are available to taste and are poured by their makers. Following this Grand Tasting, the culinary “dream team” of Niagara’s top vineyard chefs — including Jason Parsons (Peller Estate Winery Restaurant), Frank Dodd (Trius Winery Restaurant), Craig Youdale and Tony DeLuca (Canadian Food & Wine Institute at Niagara College, Jason Williams (Inn on the Twenty Restaurant), David Sider (Restaurant at Redstone) and Roberto Fracchioni (Hockley Valley Resort) — will present an al fresco family-style feast in the beautiful courtyard at Ridley College. Sommeliers will pour a selection of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay throughout dinner.

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Flights of Chardonnay, hosted at the Niagara District Airport, launches the Friday night festivities with a new theme and feel. This evening will celebrate the international nature of the i4C and will offer up to 60 wines from 9 countries to taste, poured by their makers. This unique site, set in the heart of wine country, will be dotted with marché-style food stations from popular Niagara hot spots including Bolete, Backhouse, Tide & Vine Oyster Co., The Garrison House and more will be available throughout the evening.

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The weekend concludes with the perennial favourite event of i4C weekend — The Moveable Feast. The chefs at Ravine Vineyard invite their favourite artisan producers to join them amongst the vines, where we sip and bid a summer Sunday farewell to our international winemakers.

Tickets are on sale now starting at $45.00.

Full details are available at www.coolchardonnay.org

QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE I4C 2016:

  • 2016 marks the 6th Anniversary of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration
  • The dates for the 2016 event are July 22-24
  • Ian D’Agata from Decanter Magazine and Vinous.com is the 2016 Keynote Speaker.
  • In 2016 the i4C is featuring 158 wines from 61 wineries in 9 countries
  • The 3-day Celebration is held at various winery and vineyard locations across Niagara. Signature events include:
  • Friday July 22 – School of Cool Wine & Viticulture Sessions (White Oaks Resort; $95)
  • Friday, July 22 – Flights of Chardonnay (Niagara District Airport; $45; food a la carte)
  • Saturday, July 23 – Saturday School of Cool (Niagara College, 5 x 1-hour seminars, $25/seminar)
  • Saturday, July 23 – Explore Wine Country Ontario (ten events at wineries across Niagara)
  • Saturday, July 23 – Cool Chardonnay World Tour – Grand Tasting & Dinner (Ridley College, $150)
  • Sunday, July 24 – Brunch on the Bench (Ravine Vineyard, $75)
  • Approximately 2500 guests are anticipated for the 2016 events
  • 39 Ontario wineries are members of the i4C Association, including six new members in 2016
  • Industry support from all key stakeholder groups in the industry: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, Grape Growers of Ontario, LCBO, CCOVI at Brock University, Niagara College, Wine Council of Ontario, Winery Grower Alliance of Ontario, Canadian Vintners Alliance and the VQA.

2016 EVENT PROGRAM

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The 6th annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration welcomes some exciting new programming:

  • This year, taste Chardonnay plus select Cool Climate red wines from Ontario and around the world. Look for the “plus” to see where you can taste Pinot Noir, Gamay and Cabernet Franc throughout the weekend.
  • The Saturday School of Cool: A “summer school” approach to the School of Cool, this new Saturday program will feature five sessions, each led by an international Cool Climate Chardonnay producer. These smaller sessions allow more interaction with topics and presenters.

Friday, July 22

THE SCHOOL OF COOL

  • Industry Sessions presented by Wine Country Ontario and The Grape Growers of Ontario
  • 8:30am – 2:30pm – Industry Sessions, Keynote address by Ian D’Agata.
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Trade Tasting (all wines of the i4C will be tasted)
  • Special seminars during the Trade Tasting hosted by Wines of Chablis and Riedel Canada at 
White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa – 253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
$95 | $25 student (with valid student ID) +HST | 350 guests.

Trade tasting only – complimentary with pre-registration. Email i4C @coolchardonnay.org.

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FLIGHTS OF CHARDONNAY

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6:30pm – 11:00pm
Niagara District Airport, 468 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
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$45+HST | 500 guests.
*complimentary shuttle from Niagara College parking lot and for guests of White Oaks Conference Resort.

Saturday, July 23

SATURDAY SCHOOL OF COOL

  • 9:00am –3:00pm – 5 x 1-hour seminars
  • Niagara College – Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Four top cool climate Chardonnay producers and Wines of Chablis share their learnings and perspective on a cool climate chardonnay theme ranging from the vineyard to the glass.
$25+HST per session | 60 guests per session.

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EXPLORE WINE COUNTRY ONTARIO

  • 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • 10 Wineries across Niagara
  • Visit the i4C member wineries across Niagara for special Chardonnay tastings, winemaker experiences or luncheons. Visit coolchardonnay.org for event details. Some events require pre-booking through the host winery. Ticket prices vary by venue.

THE COOL CHARDONNAY WORLD TOUR


Presented by Wine Country Ontario and the LCBO/VINTAGES

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Grand Tasting 
7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Al Fresco Feast
 9:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Après Chardonnay bar (Reds and craft beer) and live music.
  • Ridley College – 2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines 
$150+ HST. Tables of 8 $1100 +HST | 1000 guests.

*complimentary shuttle from Niagara College parking lot and for guests of White Oaks Resort.

Sunday, July 24

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THE MOVEABLE FEAST

  • 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Ravine Vineyard, 1366 York Road, St. Davids
  • $75+HST | 250 guests

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13th Street Winery (Creek Shores, Ontario, Canada | http://www.13thstreetwinery.com)
13th Street Winery Sandstone Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95
13th Street Winery June’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 – $21.95
13th Street Winery Sandstone Vineyard Gamay 2013 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: 13th Street Winery – Ilya Rubin | 905.984.8463

A to Z Wineworks / REX HILL (Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA | https://www.AtoZwineworks.com)
REX HILL Willamette Valley Seven Soils Chardonnay 2014 – $34.95
A to Z Wineworks Oregon Chardonnay 2013 – $21.95
A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir 2013 – $24.95
Represented in Ontario by: Tannin Fine Wines – Nicholas Pierce | 416.918.6425

Adamo Estate Winery (Orangeville, Ontario | http://www.adamoestate.com)
Adamo Estate Chardonnay – Willms Vineyard 2014 – $29.95
Adamo Estate Chardonnay – Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft 2014 – $29.95
Adamo Estate Pinot Noir – Lowrey Vineyard 2013 – $33
Represented in Ontario by: Adamo Estate Winery – John Paul Adamo | 416.606.6598

Archangel Wines (Central Otago, New Zealand | http://www.archangelwines.co.nz)
Archangel Chardonnay 2014 – $32.95
Archangel Pinot Noir Central Otago 2012 – $39.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905.943.7272

Artesa Vineyards and Winery (Napa, California, USA | http://www.artesawinery.com)
Artesa Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2012 – $52.50
Artesa Carneros Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95
Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 – $32.00
Represented in Ontario by: Andrew Peller Import Agency – Carrie May | 705.279.0295

Bachelder Burgundy (Burgundy, France | http://thomasbachelder.com)
Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95
Bachelder Cote de Nuits Village La Montagne Pinot Noir 2012 – $39.95
Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine and Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Bachelder Niagara (Niagara, Ontario | http://thomasbachelder.com)
Bachelder Saunders Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 – $44.95
Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2013 – $24.95
Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 – $44.95
Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine and Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Bachelder Oregon (Oregon, USA | http://thomasbachelder.com)
Bachelder Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95
Bachelder Johnson Pinot Noir 2012 – $54.95
Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine and Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Benjamin Bridge (Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada | http://benjaminbridge.com)
Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut 2011 – $47.95
Represented in Canada by: Lifford Wine & Spirits -Andrea Backstrom | 416.440.4101 ext. 303

Big Head Wines (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | http://www.bigheadwines.ca)
Big Head Chardonnay 2013 – $32.00
Big Head Chardonnay 2012 -$28.00
Represented in Ontario by: Big Head Wines – Jakub Lipinski | 905.359.3239

Blue Mountain Vineyard (Okanagan Valley, Canada| http://www.bluemountainwinery.com)
Blue Mountain Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $34.95
Blue Mountain Vineyard Blanc de Blancs 2008- $46.95
Blue Mountain Vineyard Gamay Noir 2014 – $27.95
Represented in Ontario by: Rogers & Co- John Praskey | 416.961.2294

Bouchard Finlayson (Hemel-en-aarde Valley, South Africa | http://www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za)
Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile’s Lair/Kaaimansgat Limited Edition Chardonnay 2014 -$37.95
Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2014 -$39.95
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2013 – $59.95
Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine & Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Cave Spring Cellars (Beamsville Bench, Ontario | http://cavespring.ca)
Cave Spring Cellars Chardonnay CSV 2013- $29.95
Cave Spring Cellars Blanc de Blancs NV – $29.95
Cave Spring Cellars Cabernet Franc Estate 2013 – $27.50
Represented in Ontario by: Cave Spring Cellars – Anne Weis-Pennachetti | 905.562.3581

Cavino Winery (Peloponnese/Achaia, Greece | http://www.cavino.gr)
Cavino Winery Chardonnay PGI Achaia oak fermented 2015 – $16.95
Cavino Winery Chardonnay PGI Achaia 2015 -$13.95
Represented in Ontario by: Vineter – Mikhail Polienko | 416.509.2998

Cavit Consorzio (Trento, Italy | http://www.cavit.it)
Cavit Consorzio Bottega Vinaia Chardonnay Trentino DOC 2015 – $19.95
Cavit Consorzio Altemasi Brut Trento DOC NV – $21.95
Cavit Consorzio Bottega Vinaia Pinot Noir Trentino DOC 2014 – $19.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905.943.7272

Champy (Burgundy, France | http://www.champy.com)
Champy Puligny Montrachet 2013 – $83.00
Champ Bourgogne Chardonnay Signature 2013 – $23.95
Champy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013 – $21.95
Represented in Ontario by: HHD – Harry Drung | 519.884.7600

Château des Charmes (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario | http://www.fromtheboscfamily.com)
Château des Charmes Chardonnay, St. David’s Bench Vineyard 2012 – $19.95
Château des Charmes Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, Méthode Traditionnelle 2012 – $29.95
Château des Charmes Gamay Noir ‘Droit’, St. David’s Bench Vineyard 2014 – $16.95
Represented in Ontario by: Château des Charmes – Michèle Bosc | 905.262.4219 ext 226

Chehalem (Oregon / Willamette Valley, USA | http://www.chehalemwines.com)
Chehalem Ian’s Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $59.95
Chehalem Ionx Chardonnay 2014 – $29.95
Chehalem Gamay Noir, Ridgecrest Vineyards 2013 -$39.95
Represented in Ontario by: The Living Vine Inc. – Mark Cuff | 647.519.8609

Creekside Estate Winery (Creek Shores, Canada | https://creeksidewine.com)
Creekside Estate Winery Undercurrent “Wildling” Chardonnay 2014 – $29.95
Creekside Estate Winery Queenston Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 – $24.95
Creekside Estate Winery Serluca Cabernet Franc 2013 – $24.95
Represented in Ontario by: Hobbs & Co Wine Merchants -Nancy Kennedy | 905.329.5347

Dog Point (Marlborough, New Zealand | http://www.dogpoint.co.nz)
Dog Point Chardonnay 2014 – $41.95
Dog Point Pinot Noir 2014 – $47.95
Represented in Ontario by: Liquid Art – Charlotte Dilks | 416.532.8565

Domaine Oregon (Oregon, USA | http://www.domainedrouhin.com/en)
Domaine Oregon Arthur Chardonnay 2014 – $39.95
Domaine Oregon Drouhin Oregon Roserock Chardonnay – 2014
Domaine Oregon Dundee Hill’s Pinot Noir 2013 – $51.95
Represented in Ontario by: Family Wine Merchants -Emily Alonzo | 905.684.8423

Domaine Laroche (Chablis, France | http://www.larochewines.com)
Domaine Laroche Chablis Premier Cru Vaudevey 2013 – $37.95
Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin 2014 – $24.95
Represented in Ontario by: Select AdVini – Helène Dion | 450.223.9307

Domaine Queylus (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario | http://www.queylus.com)
Domaine Queylus Chardonnay Reserve du Domaine 2014 – $34.95
Domaine Queylus Chardonnay Tradition 2014 – $24.95
Domaine Queylus Pinot Noir Reserve du Domaine 2012 – $45.00
Represented in Ontario by: Lifford Wine & Spirits – Angela Aggimenti | 416.440.4101

Far Niente (California, USA | http://farniente.com/)
Far Niente EnRoute Chardonnay Russian River 2013 – $84.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905.943.7272

Flat Rock Cellars (Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario | http://flatrockcellars.com)
Flat Rock Cellars The Rusty Shed Chardonnay 2013 – $24.95
Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling 2009 – $29.95
Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir 2013 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Flat Rock Cellars – Jennifer Hart | 905.562.8994

Foxes Island Wines Ltds. (Marlborough, New Zealand | http://www.foxes-island.co.nz)
Foxes Island Chardonnay Belsham Awatere Estate 2011 – $49.95
Foxes Island Pinot Noir Belsham Awatere Estate 2010 – $47.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905.943.7272

Gerard Bertrand (Limoux, Languedoc, France | http://www.gerard-bertrand.com)
Gerard Bertrand Cuvee Thomas Jefferson Cremant de Limoux Brut NV – $19.95
Represented in Ontario by: Family Wine Merchants- Emily Alonzo | 905.684.9771

Hahn Family Wines (Napa, Monterey Country, USA | http://www.hahnwines.com)
Hahn SLH Chardonnay 2014 – $49.00
Hahn SLH Pinot Noir 2014 – $49.00
Represented in Ontario by: Andrew Peller Import Agency – Carrie May | 705.279.0295

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario | http://henryofpelham.com)
Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $29.95
Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catherine Blanc de Blanc ‘carte blanche’ 2011 – $44.95
Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 – $34.95
Represented in Ontario by: Henry of Pelham – Emily Alonzo | 905.684.8423

Hidden Bench (Beamsville Bench, Ontario | http://www.hiddenbench.com)
Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2014 – $28.75
Hidden Bench Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 – $38.00
Represented in Ontario by: Hidden Bench – Meg McGrath | 905.563.8700

Inniskillin Wines (Niagara River, Ontario |http://www.inniskillin.com)
Inniskillin Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $18.95
Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 – $24.95
Inniskillin Montague Pinot Noir 2012 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Inniskillin Wines – Stacey Mulholland | 905.328.7556

Iona (Elgin, South Africa | http://www.iona.co.za)
Iona Chardonnay 2014 – $35.00
Iona Pinot Noir 2013 – $35.00
Represented in Ontario by: Wine World Importers – Bruce Maclean | 416.487.7147

Jackson-Triggs Winery (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario | http://www.jacksontriggswinery.com)
Jackson-Triggs Delaine Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 – $24.95
Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2014 – $19.95
Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 – $24.95
Represented in Ontario by: Jackson – Triggs – Stacey Mulholland | 905.328.7556

JoieFarm Winery (Okanagan Valley, Canada | http://www.joiefarm.com)
JoieFarm ‘En Family’ Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $29.90
JoieFarm Un-oaked Chardonnay 2015 – $22.90
JoieFarm Gamay 2013 – $23.90
Represented in Ontario by: JoieFarm Winery – Noelle Starzynski | 250.496.0093

Landmark Vineyards (Sonoma Valley, USA | http://www.landmarkwine.com)
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2013 – $44.95
Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir 2013 – $44.95
Represented in Ontario by: The Vine – Sabina Poirier | 416.693.7994

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards (Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia | http://lightfootandwolfvillewines.com)
Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Chardonnay Reserve 2013 – $60.00
Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Chardonnay 2013 – $40.00
Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Pinot Noir 2013 – $40.00
Represented in Ontario by: Lightfoot & Wolfville – Peter Gamble | 905.984.1522

Lighthall Vineyards (Prince Edward County, Ontario | http://www.lighthallvineyards.com)
Lighthall Vineyards Chardonnay 2014 – $25.00
Lighthall Vineyards Culmination (Blanc de Blancs) 2011 – $35.00
Lighthall Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014 – $30.00
Represented in Ontario by: Lighthall Vineyards – Glenn Symons | 613.767.9155

Lourensford Wine Estate (Stellenbosch, South Africa | http://www.lourensford.co.za)
Lourensford The Dome Chardonnay 2015 – $24.95
Lourensford Estate Chardonnay 2015 – $18.95
Represented in Ontario by: Wine World Importers and Exporters Ltd -Bruce Maclean | 416.487.7147

Maison Pierre Sparr (Alsace AOC, France | http://www.vins-sparr.com)
Maison Pierre Sparr Crémant Pierre Sparr Chardonnay Brut NV – $19.95
Maison Pierre Sparr Crémant Pierre Sparr Clos Sainte Odile Chardonnay NV – $19.95
Maison Pierre Sparr Pinot Noir Calcaire Pierre Sparr 2013 – $23.95
Represented in Ontario by: Profile Wine Group – Joanne Sellito Violo | 416.598.0033 ext.224

Maison Roche de Bellene (Burgundy, France | http://www.domainedebellene.com/en-index.html)
Roche De Bellene Meursault Charmes Premier Cru 2014 $91.00
Domaine de Bellene Savigny Les Beaune Blanc 2014 – $33.95
Domaine de Bellene Nuits Saint Georges Pinot Noir 2013 – $58.95
Represented in Ontario by: Tannin Fine Wines Ltd – Nicholas Pearce | 416.918.6425

Malivoire Wine (Beamsville Bench, Ontario | http://www.malivoire.com)
Malivoire Moira Chardonnay 2012 – $39.95
Malivoire Chardonnay 2014 – $19.95
Malivoire Small Lot Gamay 2014 – $19.95
Represented in Ontario by: Malivoire Wines- Stephen Gash | 905.563.9253

Miguel Torres Chile (Curico Valley, Chile | http://migueltorres.cl)
Cordillera Chardonnay 2013 – $18.95
Santa Digna Chardonnay 2015 – $14.95
Santa Digna Pinot Noir 2013 – $14.95
Represented in Ontario by: Family Wine Merchants – Emily Alonzo | 905.684.9771

Niagara College Teaching Winery (Niagara, Ontario | http://www.niagaracollegewine.ca)
Niagara College Teaching Winery Dean’s List Chardonnay 2012 – $25.15
Niagara College Teaching Winery Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2012 – $19.15
Niagara College Teaching Winery Balance Cabernet Franc 2011 – $19.15
Represented in Ontario by: Niagara College Teaching Winery – Brian Yeo | 289.668.3440

Norman Hardie (Prince Edward County, Ontario |http://www.normanhardie.com)
Norman Hardie County Chardonnay Unfiltered 2014 – $39.00
Norman Hardie Chardonnay Unfiltered 2013 – $39.00
Represented in Ontario by: Norman Hardie Wines – Norman Hardie | 613.399.5297

Pearl Morissette Estate Winery (Niagara, Ontario | http://www.pearlmorissette.com)
Pearl Morissette Chardonnay Dix-Neuvieme 2013 – $38.00
Pearl Morrissette Cabernet Franc Madeline 2012 – $38.00
Represented in Ontario by: Pearl Morissette Estate Winery – Milton Mednick | 416.670.9094

Peller Estates (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | http://www.peller.com)
Andrew Peller Signature Series Chardonnay 2013 – $31.95
Andrew Peller Private Reserve Chardonnay 2014 – $18.95
Andrew Peller Private Reserve Gamay Noir 2014 – $18.95
Represented in Ontario by: Peller Estates – Sarah Hopkins | 905.468.6203

Planeta (Sicily,Italy|http://www.planeta.it/en)
Planeta Chardonnay DOC Sicilia 2014 – $44.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. – Craig De Blois | 905-943-7272

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery (St. David’s Bench, Ontario | https://www.ravinevineyard.com)
Ravine Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2013 – $50.00
Ravine Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 – $30.00
Ravine Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 – $65.00
Represented in Ontario by: Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery – Jennifer Coburn | 905.262.8463

Redstone Winery (Lincoln Lakeshore, Ontario | http://www.redstonewines.ca)
Redstone Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2012 – $38.95
Redstone Winery Chardonnay 2011 – $31.95
Redstone Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2012 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Redstone Winery – Kelly Van Hoffen | 905.563.9463

Secreto Patagonico (Patagonia, Argentina | http://www.secretopatagonico.com)
Secreto Patagonico Chardonnay 2015 – $19.95
Secreto Patagonico Pinot Noir 2015 – $19.95
Represented in Ontario by: Family Wine Merchants – Daniel Speck | 905.684.9771

Sonoma-Cutrer Winery (Sonoma Coast, USA | http://www.sonomacutrer.com)
Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres Chardonnay 2013 – $49.95
Sonoma – Cutrer Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014 – $27.95
Represented in Ontario by: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits – Craig de Blois | 416.893.2159

Stoller Family Estate (Oregon / Dundee Hills, USA | http://stollerfamilyestate.com)
Stoller Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2014 – $34.95
Dundee Hills Chardonnay 2015 – $24.95
Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2014 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Kirkwood Diamond Canada – Andrew Green | 905.849.4346

Stratus Vineyards (Niagara, Ontario | http://stratuswines.com)
Stratus Chardonnay 2013 – $48.00
Stratus Chardonnay 2014 – $48.00
Stratus Cabernet Franc 2013 – $38.00
Represented in Ontario by: Stratus Vineyards – Suzanne Janke | 905.468.1806

Tawse Winery (Niagara Peninsula, Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario | http://www.tawsewinery.ca)
Tawse Winery Quarry Road Chardonnay 2012 – $35.95
Tawe Winery Estate Chardonnay 2012 – $37.95
Tawse Winery Tintern Road Pinot Noir 2013 – $44.95
Represented in Ontario by: Tawse Winery – Marie-Helene Morency | 905.562.9500 ext 328

Tenuta Mosole (Veneto Orientale / DOC Venezia, Italy | http://www.mosole.com)
Tenuta Mosole Chardonnay DOC Venezia 2015 – $18.95
Tenuta Mosole Chardonnay Passi di Luce IGT Veneto Orientale 2015 – $16.95
Tenuta Mosole Cabernet Franc DOC Venezia 2015 -$18.95
Represented in Ontario by: The Vine Agency – Rita Bordin | 416.693.7994

Thirty Bench Wine Makers (Beamsville Bench, Ontario | http://www.thirtybench.com)
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Chardonnay 2013 – $30.20
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Chardonnay 2014 – $30.20
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Pinot Noir 2013 – $35.20
Represented in Ontario by: Thirty Bench Wine Makers – Sarah Hopkins |905.468.6203

Tinhorn Creek (Okanagan, Canada | http://www.tinhorn.com)
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Chardonnay 2014 – $29.95
Tinhorn Creek Chardonnay 2014 – $19.95
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc 2013 $32.00
Represented in Ontario by: Trialto Wine Group – Charlotte Dilks | 416.532.8565

Trius Winery (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | http://www.triuswines.com)
Trius Showcase ‘Wild Ferment’ Chardonnay 2013 – $36.20
Trius Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014 – $19.95
Trius Showcase ‘Clark Farm’ Pinot Noir 2013 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Trius Winery – Sarah Hopkins|905.468.6203

Two Sisters Vineyards (Niagara on the Lake, Ontario | http://www.twosistersvineyards.com)
Two Sisters Cabernet Franc 2012 – $58.00
Represented in Ontario by: Two Sisters Vineyards – Melissa Marotta-Paolicelli | 905.468.0592 ext. 10

Viña Tabali (Valle de Limarí, Chile | https://www.tabali.com
Viña Tabali Talinay Chardonnay 2014 – $29.95
Viña Tabali Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2013 – $18.95
Viña Tabali Talinay Pinot Noir 2013 – $29.95
Represented in Ontario by: Hobbs & Co. – Andrea Schwarz | 905.466.1815

Westcott Vineyards (Vinemount Ridge, Ontario | http://www.westcottvineyards.com)
Westcott Vineyards Lenko Old Vines 2014 – $32.95
Westcott Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2013 – $26.00
Westcott Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2013 -$30.00
Represented in Ontario by: Westcott Vineyards – Carolyn Hurst | 905.562.7517

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Umm…all this promo for 4C – and yet no coverage of mention of (the entirely local) Graze The Bench ?

  2. Sean, This website (it’s just me, Rick VanSickle, and food writer Mike Lowe) was never intended as an events listing site. First of all, there are events every single weekend of the year in Niagara, often multiple events. We do not have the time to track down each and every event organizer and get them to spill the beans on the where, what and when of their event. And we don’t want to do that here, that’s not the intent of this site (and since neither of us make a penny from this site, it’s not something we want to spend time on). Now, granted, there are a few things we always highlight, i4c being one of them, along with the Icewine Festival and Cuvee, that we feel are large enough and involve the entire Niagara wine community, that it is expected of us to let folks know the details so they can plan their visit. And we generally follow up by covering those three key Niagara events either with food or wine related posts. In the case of i4c, the organizers came to us and asked if we would do something on the event in advance. They in turn supplied usable press releases and photos that could be generated quickly into a large post with everything people need to know about the event. I did not and have not ever heard from the Graze the Bench organizers (that I can recall) asking for help promoting that event. I did cover it one year on this site. If one day this site expands, I would hope to provide a listings tab and find someone to write up the various previews of what’s going in wine country (I suspect this would not be on a volunteer basis, because who wants to do that for free?). But, for now, it’s just not possible.

  3. I’ve never thought yours to be an “events listings site”, actually…but also had no idea the degree to which you rely on producers to contact you for coverage. Thanks for the explanation.

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