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Tasting Room Program - Vancouver International Wine Festival
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THE 34 TH VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
WINE FESTIVAL 2012
1,700 wines * 180 wineries * 15 countries * 64 events * 7 days * 25,000 attendees
Welcome to the 2012 Vancouver Playhouse
International Wine Festival, North America’s
leading wine and food event. This weeklong
celebration of the grape has become an annual
highlight for residents and tourists alike, with a full
slate of wine tastings and parties, lunches,
brunches and dinners, seminars, and a three-day
conference for trade professionals. Whether you
are a wine expert or novice, you are guaranteed
to find something to please your palate or your
pocketbook.
The heart of the Playhouse Wine Festival is the International Festival
Tasting Room, where all 180 wineries gather in one place to showcase
their wines. What sets this Festival apart from other wine events is the
number of top winery personalities from around the world who travel
to Vancouver to participate in Festival events. You can identify these
visiting winery principles (owners, winemakers, senior executives) in
the Tasting Room or at special events by the royal blue lanyard holding
their nametag. Also look for their names in the Tasting Notes section of
this program. Don’t hesitate to ask them anything you want to know
about their wines. The Wine World is Here to share their knowledge
and the fruits of their labour with you.
Enjoy your time at the Festival, taste wisely, and make sure to pick up
a complimentary transit ticket outside the Tasting Room to ensure a
Safe Ride Home.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome Messages..............................................................................4
Sponsor Thanks....................................................................................13
Festival Countries.................................................................................14
More to Explore....................................................................................23
Participating Wineries/Tasting Room Map......................................24
Cabernet(s)............................................................................................28
Cabernet(s) Index.................................................................................30
Chilean Wine Index..............................................................................34
Tasting Notes – Chile...........................................................................36
Tasting Notes – Rest of the World ....................................................50
Trade Wine Index.................................................................................93
Canadian Wine Awards Lunch ..........................................................98
You’ll Tell Two Friends...: Social Media Symposium ......................99
This Souvenir Program has been designed to help you make the most
of your tasting experience. To assist in putting your tasting plan
together, browse the wine indices of our regional theme country, Chile,
and global focus, Cabernet(s), read up on the wineries in the Tasting
Notes, and then go to the Tasting Room Map on page 24 to determine
your route around the room. Trade professionals take note: there is
also an index of wines being poured exclusively at the afternoon Trade
Tasting, an additional 171 unlisted wines to make your tasting
opportunities even richer.
The Tasting Room is organized alphabetically within each country of
origin, from Argentina to the United States, with a special international
section for Sake. The highlight of the room is sure to be the Wines of
Chile Theme Region section, where you will find all 35 Chilean
participating wineries, as well as a special Focus Station showcasing
Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon. To
assist you in finding more information about a specific winery, look
under the country listings on pages 14-18 and find the page number for
the corresponding Tasting Notes.
Also included in this Souvenir Festival Program are the profiles of our
featured speakers and participating chefs, as well as a selection of
event programs. At the back of the book, you’ll find an informative
guide to the Chilean wine industry.
You and Me and the S.O.B................................................................100
Trade Days Lunch ..............................................................................101
Added Value! Enhancing the Retail Experience...........................103
Excitement in a Glass ........................................................................104
Celebrating Excellence: The 9th Annual Awards Lunch.............105
Trade Competitions ............................................................................106
Bacchanalia Gala...............................................................................108
Diva(s) at the Met .............................................................................109
Kings of Cabernet Sauvignon ..........................................................110
Speaking Frankly About Franc.........................................................111
Gold Pass ............................................................................................112
Featured Speakers ............................................................................113
Participating Chefs ............................................................................120
Festival Supporters............................................................................127
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company.......................................128
Curtain Call..........................................................................................129
Festival at a Glance ...........................................................................130
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All of the wines being poured in the Tasting Room are available for
purchase or special order in the on-site Festival Wine Shop – please
note, a ticket to the corresponding tasting session is required for entry.
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WELCOME FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
On behalf of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to
welcome you to the 34th edition of the Festival. This year, we are featuring Wines of Chile as our regional
theme, with a global focus on Cabernet(s), a pairing that is sure to satisfy patrons seeking unusual, interesting
and different wines for their collection.
We are proud to present the Festival in support of our partner, the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company. A
great many individuals and organizations contribute to the continued success of both the Wine Festival and the
Playhouse through this annual fundraising event. The Board of Directors would like to thank the participating
wineries, their principals and agents; the participating country consulates; our sponsors and partner restaurants, hotels and
venues; our dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers; and the members of the public and trade who make the Playhouse Wine
Festival the best wine and food festival in North America.
Randy Kaardal
Chair
Board of Directors
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Thank you for joining us in celebration of the 34th annual Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. We
are thrilled to share the Wines of Chile with you, with 35 wineries participating from Chile’s exciting and diverse
wine regions. Like Vancouver, Chile is shaped and defined by its mountains and ocean, so the Festival provides
a great opportunity to experience Chilean wines in a beautifully scenic setting, much like the place of their
birth. We have a special Wines of Chile section in the Tasting Room as well as a selection of Chilean-themed
tastings, seminars and wine and food events throughout the week.
The Wine World is Here for you to experience in the Tasting Room and at the 64 events that make up this year’s
Festival. We hope you will find the week engaging, educational and entertaining!
Join me in raising a glass to the wineries and their principals, who travel to Vancouver to pour their wines and tell their stories for
you. Please have an enlightening and safe Festival experience.
¡Salud!
Harry Hertscheg
Executive Director
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival
THANK YOU FROM THE PLAYHOUSE
The ancient Greeks recognized the connection between wine and theatre by making Dionysus the god of both.
A civilized blend of great words and great wine are enjoyed every year under the Vancouver Playhouse banner.
“Vancouver Playhouse” is the name given to both our pre-eminent wine festival and our pre-eminent theatre
company. Although our partnership is more secular than the Greeks, together, we provide Vancouver with
unparalleled experiences of enjoyment and appreciation.
The Playhouse Wine Festival is the single largest fundraiser for the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company,
and for the past 34 years has helped make it possible for us to provide world-class theatrical productions for
British Columbia audiences.
I congratulate my Wine Festival colleagues for another spectacularly successful Festival and thank them and you, their patrons, for
the tremendous contribution to the art of theatre through the appreciation of wine.
Max Reimer
Artistic Managing Director
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
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SPONSOR THANKS
Regional Theme Sponsors
Graciously supported by
Media Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor
Bacchanalia Gala Sponsors
Rental Sponsor
Trade Days Tasting, Symposium & Awards Lunch Sponsor
Trade Days Lunch Sponsor
Special Event Sponsors
Tasting Room Product Sponsors
Trade Competition Sponsors
The Art Institute of Vancouver
Puddifoot
Safety Partner
Vaancouver Magazine
St. John Ambulance
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F E S T I VA L C O U N T R I E S
CHILE
ARGENTINA
Chile has long been the home of consistent
quality and solid value. Wine lovers already
know that Chile offers some of the world’s
most reliably excellent Cabernet Sauvignon
and unique and superb Carmenere, while
also producing outstanding examples of
exceptional Syrah and Pinot Noir. Cooler
coastal areas are being developed to
produce clean, fresh whites of matching
quality to the already renowned reds. Chile
continues to produce wines of great purity,
complexity and balance.
Anakena Wines
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Viña Caliterra
Canepa
Carmen
Viña Chocalan
Chono
Concha y Toro
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery
Cousiño-Macul
Cremaschi Furlotti
De Martino
Emiliana Vineyards
Viña Errázuriz
Haras de Pirque
Junta Winery
Lapostolle
Viña Leyda / Viña Tabalí
Viña Luis Felipe Edwards
Viña Maipo
Miguel Torres
Misiones De Rengo
Viña Montes
MontGras
Viña Morandé
Viña Quintay
Viña San Pedro
Viña Santa Carolina
Viña Santa Rita
Seña / Viña Arboleda
Tamaya
Viña Tarapacá
Undurraga
Viña Ventisquero
Veramonte
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Located in the Southern Cone of the
American Continent, with a population of 38
million and a territory that is four times larger
than France, Argentina is one of the world’s
greatest ecological reserves. The vast
winemaking region is a strip of land located
in the west of the country, at the foot of the
Andes range, where the cultivated area
covers more than 225,846 hectares. The
altitude, the wide range of temperatures, the
local know-how, the new technologies and a
deeply-rooted popular wine culture lend
Argentine wines unique identity and quality.
Bodega Catena Zapata
Colomé / Amalaya
Decero
Bodegas Escorihuela 1884
Finca Flichman
Domaine Jean Bousquet
Kaiken Wines
Luigi Bosca
O. Fournier
Bodegas Pascual Toso
Las Perdices
El Porvenir de los Andes
Familia Schroeder
Familia Zuccardi
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AUSTRALIA
Australia has become a recognized leader in
the wine world by deftly combining tradition
with new ideas and technical innovation in
order to produce a diversity of wine styles.
While large brands continue to grab attention
for their consistent quality and remarkable
value, there is an increasing focus on the
distinct regional excellence of Australian
wines. More and more consumers are
coming to realise that Oz’s premium wines
offer outstanding character and sense of
place.
Chapel Hill
De Bortoli
Evans & Tate
Groom
Hardys
Henry’s Drive Vignerons
Inland Trading Co.
Jacob’s Creek
Katnook
Majella
Penfolds
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Razor’s Edge / Fetish Wines
Robert Oatley Vineyards
Wirra Wirra Vineyards
Wolf Blass
Xanadu
Yalumba
Yering Station
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Regional Tasting Station
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CANADA
British Columbia
It’s easy to find wine regions that are bigger,
older, or more famous. However, it is not easy
to find a region that is newer, more diverse or
more exciting.
Artisan SakeMaker at Granville Island
Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
Blasted Church Vineyards
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Gray Monk Estate Winery
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate
Lake Breeze Vineyard & Winery
Le Vieux Pin / La Stella
Mission Hill Family Estate
Nk’Mip Cellars
Osoyoos Larose
Painted Rock Estate Winery
Peller Estates
Poplar Grove Winery
Quails’ Gate Winery
Red Rooster Winery
Road 13 Vineyards
Sandhill
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Thornhaven Estate
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
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Ontario
The temperate climate, diversity of glacial
soils, and moderating lake effect of the
Niagara region have combined to produce
increasingly sophisticated wines, not to
mention that the area is, without question,
one of the most picturesque wine regions in
the world.
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FRANCE
It is no coincidence that the world has adopted
the French word terroir to describe the
combination of natural forces that gives a
vineyard and a wine its uniqueness. Indeed, the
world of wine owes much to French terroir.
French grapes, techniques and style have
profoundly influenced winegrowing around the
world. New World winemakers have always
sought to emulate French archetypes. Yet in the
past generation, New World ideas have
influenced France, creating a new wave of
fruitier, fun-to-drink wines, especially from the
South. Meanwhile, traditions live on, and wines
from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace,
the Loire, and the Rhône continue to provide
benchmarks for winemakers everywhere.
M. Chapoutier
Clos du Mont-Olivet
Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus
Delas Frères
Les Grands Chais de France
Maisons & Domaines Henriot
Domaine Laroche
Maison Louis Latour
Domaines Paul Mas
Perrin et Fils
Pfaffenheim
Domaine Roger Sabon
Domaine de la Solitude
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GERMANY
Situated at the northernmost edge of the wine
world, Germany is unique. In the cool weather
of northern Europe, the production of fine wine
requires not only quality vines and technical
skill, but also imagination and a dedication to
excellence. The resulting wines maintain a cult
following among wine lovers, especially at the
Playhouse Festival. Riesling is the noble variety
of Germany, producing some of the finest white
wines in the world.
Balthasar Ress
Henkell
Schloss Reinhartshausen
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ISRAEL
The biblical land of milk and honey lays claim to
being the cradle of the world’s wine industry.
Israel leapt to international prominence when
new, cooler vineyards were planted in the
disputed territory of the Golan Heights in the
early 1980s and the Upper Galilee in the 1990s.
Part technology and high altitude, the Golan
Heights led the country to a new dawn of
quality wine, winning a host of awards at the
IWSC in London and Vinexpo in Bordeaux.
Yarden / Galil Mountain Winery
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ITALY
Italy is a giant on the international wine stage.
It is the largest producer and exporter in the
world and has more types of vines planted than
any other country, encompassing nearly every
colour, flavour and style imaginable. In recent
years, Italian producers have moved rapidly to
the forefront of world oenology, improving
techniques to create wines of undeniable class
in every region. Though Italy is most noted for
its noble reds, like Chianti, Barolo and Brunello,
it is also a major producer of white wines,
ranging in style from light and fruity to oakaged versions of impressive substance and
depth.
Accordini Igino
Estates of Antinori: Guado al Tasso
Bisol Desiderio & Figli
Cantina Breganze
Damilano
Enoteca de Rham
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi
Masi Agricola S.p.A.
Mionetto
Pasqua
Poderi dal Nespoli
Ricossa
Rocca delle Macìe
Tenuta Argentiera
Tommasi
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JAPAN
Grapes have been grown in Japan since the 8th
century. Climatic conditions do not favour
winemaking (typhoons tend to make things a bit
awkward), although there is a small wine
industry. Sake, which is brewed from rice and
is therefore technically beer, has its own rich
tradition. The oldest sake brewery in Japan
was established in the 12th century. Premium
sake is as complex in every way as fine wine,
with differences between sakes as significant
as the differences between Corton
Charlemagne and Puligny-Montrachet or
Pauillac and Pomerol. High-quality sake is
always consumed cool.
Toshimori Shuzo Sake Winery
Yoshi no Gawa Saké Co.
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MEXICO
As the Americas’ oldest wine-producing
country, Mexico has made a significant
contribution to the development of New World
wine. While the country’s history of wine
production dates back to the arrival of the
conquistadores, the 21st century has witnessed
a dramatic increase in quality among the best
Mexican wine producers. Of the five wine
producing states, Baja California is considered
the most notable and promising.
L.A. Cetto
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Davie
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Robson
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NEW ZEALAND
An isolated South Pacific island nation with a
temperate climate, New Zealand enjoys
undeniable advantages when it comes to
producing distinctive, ultra-premium wines.
No place is more than 130km inland and the
proximity of New Zealand’s vineyards to the
ocean have a pronounced effect on the
character of its wines. Mild, sunny summers
and marked differences between day and
night-time temperatures in many regions
slow the ripening of the grapes and allow
them to develop pure, intense varietal
flavours. This is the foundation of New
Zealand wines’ elegance and power, and
helps explain their famed balance, structure
and food friendliness. Regional diversity is
dramatic, enabling a striking array of wine
varieties and styles to flourish.
Astrolabe
Giesen Wine Estate
Kim Crawford Wines
Konrad & Co. Wines
Marisco Vineyards
Oyster Bay Wines
Sacred Hill Wines
Wither Hills
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PORTUGAL
The image of Portuguese wine is dominated
by Port and Madeira, and it should be: Port
and Madeira are great wines, part of a
centuries-old tradition. In wine, tradition is
good. What makes Portugal exciting today is
that the country is full of dynamic young
winemakers who are using new technology
to enhance and amplify tradition. The
traditional wines are better than ever, but the
new innovations – such as the dry reds of the
Douro, offer outstanding quality.
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta dos Roques
Symington Family Estates
Taylor Fladgate / Fonseca / Croft Port
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The vineyards of the Western Cape are
situated at the southernmost tip of Africa,
enjoying a Mediterranean climate with cool,
wet winters and warm, dry summers. The
Indian and Atlantic oceans help to create a
variety of microclimates extending from the
cool coastal areas to warmer spots inland.
As South African winemakers embrace the
diversity of soils and climate, the result is
reflected in distinctive, elegant and complex
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wines. Syrah has blossomed as the top red
varietal, and Cabernet Sauvignon continues
to produce top wines. For whites,
Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are
plentiful, but Chenin Blanc is helping to give
South Africa a unique varietal expression.
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SPAIN
Spain cultivates more acres of vineyards
than any other country in Europe, and its
wine regions encompass a wide range of
climates and soil types. Its bodegas make
bold, cellar-worthy reds, fresh and fruity
whites, distinct sparkling wines and, of
course, a wide range of styles and flavours of
Sherry. It is further testament to Spain’s
diversity and vinous riches that while it
produces some of the most sought-after cult
wines on the planet, it also continues to offer
some of the world’s best wine values.
Aviva Vino
J.G. Carrión
Bodegas Castaño
Domecq Bodegas
Iber Wine
Bodegas Jorge Ordoñez
Viña Mayor
Miguel Torres
Bodegas Muga
Nathalie Bonhomme / Elias Mora
Bodegas Olivares
Sierra Cantabria
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Beringer Vineyards
Caymus Winery
Delicato Family Vineyards
Edge / Fuse / Trim Wines
Estates of Antinori: Antica
Folie à Deux
Hahn Family Wines
Hope Family Wines
J Vineyards & Winery
J. Lohr Vineyards + Wines
Kendall-Jackson
La Crema
Louis M Martini Winery
Michael David Winery
Nine North Wine Company
One True Vine
Paul Hobbs Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Signorello Estate Winery
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Sterling Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Truchard Vineyards
William Hill Winery
Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards
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Oregon
Oregon may have the most challenging
ripening conditions in all of the United
States. Far from being a disadvantage,
Oregon has benefited from its geography
and climate by emphasizing quality over
quantity and focusing on wines of great
complexity. Oregon Pinot Noir has found
considerable success around the world,
while winemakers are also getting great
results with Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and
Gamay Noir.
UNITED STATES
California
California is established as one of the great
wine regions of the world, due in part to
vintners full of energy, passion and vision.
Their profound dedication to crafting the best
possible wines has allowed California to
remain a top competitor in the New World
wine category. In an increasingly competitive
global marketplace, with growing consumer
environmental
awareness,
California
vintners are committed to farming
responsibly and utilizing the best science
available. This commitment to sustainable
agriculture demonstrates that steps are
being taken to ensure that Golden State
winegrowers will have viable and
outstanding land for growing wine grapes
and producing world-class wines long into
the future.
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Washington
Washington State has a recognized
reputation for consistency, quality and value.
The growing conditions are superb: aridity,
well-drained soils, and long hours of sunlight.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are often
spectacular, while Syrah can be rich,
complex and world class. Washington
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling,
Chenin Blanc, and Gewürztraminer invariably
present textbook varietal character, and all
are consistently great value for money.
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THERE’S EVEN MORE TO EXPLORE…
This year’s Tasting Room features 180 wineries pouring 706 wines. But the IFT’s are more than a tasting; they’re an opportunity
to explore all of the wines of the world, and to find new and exciting ways to enjoy them. Make sure to visit one of the tasting
booths in the Tasting Room to delve deeper into a region, country or style of wine.
WINE AUSTRALIA
It’s exciting times for Australian wines as new wine styles emerge and traditional favourites evolve.
Explore some of this through new and traditional varietals. Wine Australia will also be exploring
Australian regionality with their online Wine Tasting Challenge. Test your knowledge by playing the
game and trying the wine at the same time, and see if you can tell the difference between a Barossa
Valley and McLaren Vale Shiraz, or perhaps a Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir. See
you there, mate!
EXPERIENCE THE WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sniff, Swirl & Sip your way through British Columbia’s top Cabernets at the Wines of British
Columbia booth! Explore the flavours of BC Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and discover
how they influence BC’s best red blends. Once your palate is warmed up, test your tastebuds with
our blind tasting to win a BC VQA Wine Store gift card! www.winebc.com @winebcdotcom
NEW ZEALAND WINE – MAKE OUR DISCOVERIES YOUR OWN
While New Zealand is renowned for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, other regions also excel in
other varietals, such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Syrah and Merlot. This year discover the
regional attributes of both the North and South Island regions, and how terroir influences the style
and flavours of the wines. Make your own discoveries!
DELICIOUS MEDITERRANEAN – LANGUEDOC AND ROUSSILLON SOUTH OF FRANCE WINES
A dynamic space with rich and exotic decor welcomes VPIWF visitors to explore the Languedoc and
Roussillon wines of the South of France. Each booth visitor will be greeted by a certified Sommelier
tasked with telling the story of the region through a tasting trilogy. A Mediterranean-inspired tasting
plate will be offered to guests and Sommeliers will lead each visitor through a flight of three
Languedoc and Roussillon wines which enhance the flavours of their foods. Sample “delicious”
with the wines of Languedoc and Roussillon South of France!
WINES OF SOUTH AFRICA
Drop by the Wines of South Africa Regional Tasting Station to taste what one of the oldest wine
growing regions has to offer. You can taste the sunshine in our 12 featured wines, all of which are
Cabernets or Cabernet blends. Test your knowledge for a chance to win prizes to take home! You
can also sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, offering news, events and reviews to help you find
the best value South African wines all year round.
“LIFE IS A CABERNET” TASTING STATION
This year’s Global Focus – Cabernet(s) – offers a great opportunity for you to take a viticultural tour
around the wine world, with a wide range of styles from Old and New World wineries. There are
more than 185 different Cabernet(s) in the Tasting Room, both as a blend and on its own. For a
comprehensive comparative tasting of Cabernet(s) from around the world, head directly to the “Life
is a Cabernet” Tasting Station, where experts from the International Sommelier Guild will be your
guides.
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PA R T I C I PAT I N G W I N E R I E S
Winery
Table #
CHILE
Viña Santa Rita
29
Inland Trading Co.
56
Sandhill
85
Seña / Viña Arboleda
30
Jacob’s Creek
57
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
86
Anakena Wines
1
Tamaya
31
Katnook
58
Thornhaven Estate
87
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
2
Viña Tarapacá
32
Majella
59
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
88
Viña Caliterra
3
Undurraga
33
Penfolds
60
Tawse Winery
89
Canepa
4
Viña Ventisquero
34
Razor’s Edge / Fetish Wines
61
France
Carmen
5
Veramonte
35
Robert Oatley Vineyards
62
M. Chapoutier
90
Viña Chocalan
6
REST OF THE WORLD
Wirra Wirra Vineyards
63
Clos du Mont-Olivet
91
Chono
7
Argentina
Wolf Blass
64
Compagnie Médocaine des
Concha y Toro
8
Bodega Catena Zapata
36
Xanadu
65
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery
9
Colomé / Amalaya
37
Yalumba
66
Delas Frères
93
67
Les Grands Chais de France
94
Grands Crus
92
Cousiño-Macul
10
Decero
38
Yering Station
Cremaschi Furlotti
11
Bodegas Escorihuela 1884
39
Canada
Maisons & Domaines Henriot
95
De Martino
12
Finca Flichman
40
Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
68
Domaine Laroche
96
Emiliana Vineyards
13
Domaine Jean Bousquet
41
Blasted Church Vineyards
69
Maison Louis Latour
97
Viña Errázuriz
14
Kaiken Wines
42
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
70
Domaines Paul Mas
98
Haras de Pirque
15
Luigi Bosca
43
Gray Monk Estate Winery
71
Perrin et Fils
99
Junta Winery
16
O. Fournier
44
Hester Creek Estate Winery
72
Pfaffenheim
100
Lapostolle
17
Bodegas Pascual Toso
45
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate
73
Domaine Roger Sabon
101
Viña Leyda / Viña Tabalí
18
Las Perdices
46
Lake Breeze Vineyard & Winery
74
Domaine de la Solitude
102
Viña Luis Felipe Edwards
19
El Porvenir de los Andes
47
Le Vieux Pin / La Stella
75
Germany
Viña Maipo
20
Familia Schroeder
48
Mission Hill Family Estate
76
Balthasar Ress
103
Miguel Torres
21
Familia Zuccardi
49
Nk’Mip Cellars
77
Henkell
104
Misiones De Rengo
22
Australia
105
Viña Montes
23
Chapel Hill
MontGras
24
Viña Morandé
25
Viña Quintay
26
Viña San Pedro
27
Viña Santa Carolina
28
Osoyoos Larose
78
Schloss Reinhartshausen
50
Painted Rock Estate Winery
79
Israel
De Bortoli
51
Peller Estates
80
Yarden / Galil Mountain Winery
Evans & Tate
52
Poplar Grove Winery
81
Italy
Groom
53
Quails’ Gate Winery
82
Accordini Igino
Hardys
54
Red Rooster Winery
83
Bisol Desiderio & Figli
108
Henry’s Drive Vignerons
55
Road 13 Vineyards
84
Cantina Breganze
109
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TASTING ROOM
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107
Damilano
110
South Africa
Enoteca de Rham
111
Lammershoek Winery
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi
112
Spain
135
Louis M Martini Winery
160
Michael David Winery
161
Exhibitors, Regional Tasting Stations and
Sponsors
Nine North Wine Company
162
Australia Regional Tasting Station
A
U
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Masi Agricola S.p.A.
113
Aviva Vino
136
Paul Hobbs Winery
163
Caffè Umbria
Mionetto
114
J. G. Carrión
137
Robert Mondavi Winery
164
ContainerWorld
Pasqua
115
Bodegas Castaño
138
Rodney Strong Vineyards
165
Delicious Mediterranean – Languedoc and
Poderi dal Nespoli
116
Domecq Bodegas
139
Signorello Estate Winery
166
Ricossa
117
Iber Wine
140
Sterling Vineyards
167
Rocca delle Macìe
118
Bodegas Jorge Ordoñez
141
Trefethen Family Vineyards
168
Tenuta Argentiera
119
Viña Mayor
142
Truchard Vineyards
169
Tommasi
120
Miguel Torres
143
William Hill Winery
170
Estates of Antinori
121
Bodegas Muga
144
Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards
171
Nathalie Bonhomme / Elias Mora
145
One True Vine
172
Bodegas Olivares
146
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars /
Sierra Cantabria
147
Mexico
L.A. Cetto
122
New Zealand
Erath Winery
King Estate
173
174
Roussillon South of France Wines
N
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Festival Ticket Kiosks
Foyer
Get Home Safe
Foyer
Import Vintners & Spirits Association
F
Krinos Foods
Q
“Life is a Cabernet” Tasting Station
C
Nesters Market
T
New Zealand Wine – Make Our
Discoveries Your Own
J
Astrolabe
123
United States
Giesen Wine Estate
124
Bennett Lane
148
Bergevin Lane
175
Kim Crawford Wines
125
Beringer Vineyards
149
Chateau Ste. Michelle
176
Konrad & Co. Wines
126
Caymus Winery
150
Sake
St. John Ambulance
Marisco Vineyards
127
Delicato Family Vineyards
151
Artisan SakeMaker at
Terra Breads
K
Oyster Bay Wines
128
Edge / Fuse / Trim Wines
152
177
Terra International Foods
G
Sacred Hill Wines
129
Folie à Deux
153
Toshimori Shuzo Sake Winery
178
Wither Hills
130
Hahn Family Wines
154
Yoshi no Gawa Saké Co.
179
SakeOne Corp
180
Vancouver Magazine
D
Vancouver Sun
I
Vancouver Wine Vault
M
Whistler Water
L
Wine Access featuring Tony & Kasey’s
Best of Food & Wine Show
V
Wine Cellar Depot
R
Wines of South Africa Regional Tasting
Station
E
Hope Family Wines
155
Quinta do Crasto
131
J Vineyards & Winery
156
Quinta dos Roques
132
J. Lohr Vineyards + Wines
157
Symington Family Estates
133
Kendall-Jackson
158
La Crema
159
Portugal
Taylor Fladgate / Fonseca /
Croft Port
134
Granville Island
Northleaf Foods
O
Northwest Palate
B
Puddifoot Tasting Station
H
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Enjoy light meals, hand-made pizza and warm salads paired
with local wine and beer in our new waterfront Café.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Celebrate the Wines of British
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Cabernets that are offered here in
our own backyard.
BC VQA, 100% BC is
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The best wines deserve the best chocolate. Belcolade chocolate,
“the real Belgian chocolate”, pairs beautifully with wines from all
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GLOBAL FOCUS: CABERNET(S)
Sauvignon Blanc during the 17th century in southwestern France. Its
popularity is often attributed to its ease of cultivation – the grapes
have thick skins and the vines are hardy and resistant to rot and frost –
and to its consistent presentation of structure and flavours which
express the typical character (“typicity”) of the variety. Familiarity and
ease of pronunciation have helped to sell Cabernet Sauvignon wines
to consumers, even when from unfamiliar wine regions. Its
widespread popularity has also contributed to criticism of the grape as
a “colonizer” that takes over wine regions at the expense of native
grape varieties.
CABERNET FRANC
Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties worldwide. It
is principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
in the Bordeaux style, but can also be vinified alone, as in the Loire’s
Chinon. In addition to being used in blends and produced as a varietal
in Canada and the United States, it is made into ice wine there.
Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, making a bright
pale red wine and contributing finesse and a peppery perfume to
blends with more robust grapes. Depending on growing region and
style of wine, additional aromas can include tobacco, raspberry, and
cassis, sometimes even violets.
History
Cabernet Franc is believed to have been established in the Libournais
region of southwest France sometime in the 17th century when
Cardinal Richelieu transported cuttings of the vine to the Loire Valley.
They were planted at the Abbey of Bourgueil under the care of an
abbot named Breton, whose name became associated with the grape.
By the 18th century, plantings of Cabernet Franc (known as Bouchet)
were found throughout Fronsac, Pomerol and St-Emilion, making
quality wines. As Cabernet Sauvignon became more popular in the
18th and 19th century, the close similarity of the two grapes was
observed and theories emerged as to the extent of the relationship. In
1997 DNA evidence emerged to show that Cabernet Franc crossed
with Sauvignon Blanc to produce Cabernet Sauvignon.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red
wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing
country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada’s
Okanagan Valley to Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon
became internationally recognized through its prominence in
Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet
Franc. From France, the grape spread across Europe and to the New
World where it found new homes in places like California’s Napa
Valley, Australia’s Coonawarra region and Chile’s Maipo Valley. For
most of the 20th century, it was the world’s most widely planted
premium red wine grape until it was surpassed by Merlot in the 1990s.
Despite its prominence in the industry, the grape is a relatively new
variety, the product of a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and
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History and origins
For many years, the origin of Cabernet Sauvignon was not clearly
understood and many myths and conjectures surrounded it. The word
“Sauvignon” is believed to be derived from the French sauvage
meaning “wild” and to refer to the grape being a wild Vitis vinifera vine
native to France. Until recently the grape was rumoured to have
ancient origins, perhaps even being the Biturica grape used to make
ancient Roman wine and referenced by Pliny the Elder. This belief was
widely held in the 18th century, when the grape was also known as
Petite Vidure or Bidure, apparently a corruption of Biturica. There was
also belief that Vidure was a reference to the hard wood (French vigne
dure) of the vine, with a possible relationship to Carmenere which was
once known as Grand Vidure. Other theories were that the grapevine
originated in the Rioja region of Spain.
While the period when the name Cabernet Sauvignon became more
prevalent over Petite Vidure is not certain, records indicate that the
grape was a popular Bordeaux planting in the 18th century Médoc
region. The first estates known to have actively grown the variety (and
the likely source of Cabernet vines for other estates) were Château
Mouton and Château d’Armailhac in the Pauillac.
The grape’s true origins were discovered in the late 1990s with the use
of DNA typing at the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology,
by a team led by Dr. Carole Meredith. The DNA evidence determined
that Cabernet Sauvignon was the offspring of Cabernet Franc and
Sauvignon Blanc and was most likely a chance crossing that occurred
in the 17th century. Prior to this discovery, this origin had been
suspected from the similarity of the grapes’ names and the fact that
Cabernet Sauvignon shares similar aromas with both grapes – such as
the black currant and pencil box aromas of Cabernet Franc and the
grassiness of Sauvignon Blanc.
Offspring and White Cabernet
While not as prolific in mutating as Pinot Noir nor as widely used in
production of offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon has been linked to other
grape varieties. In 1961, a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
produced the French wine grape Marselan. In 1977 a vine producing
“bronze“ grapes was found in the vineyards of Cleggett Wines in
Australia. They propagated this mutant, registered it under the name
of Malian and have sold pale red wines under that name. In 1991, one
of the Bronze Cabernet vines started producing white grapes. Cleggett
registered this “White Cabernet” under the name of Shalistin.
An index of Cabernet(s) that you can sample at winery tables follows
on pages 30-31, but you can also explore regional variations of
Cabernet(s) at the Chile Focus Station, the Wines of BC Reginal Tasting
Station, the Wines of South Africa Regional Tasting Station, and of
course the “Life is a Cabernet” Tasting Station.
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CABERNET(S) INDEX
Wines are listed in tasting room order, theme region wines first, followed by the rest of the world, organized alphabetically within each country.
CHILE
577155
BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD Escudo Rojo 2009
529974
BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD Alma Viva 2008
069112
VIÑA CALITERRA Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
920413
VIÑA CALITERRA Tributo Edicion Limitada Shiraz /
Cabernet Sauvignon / Viognier
171371
CANEPA Reserva Privada Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
152041
UNDURRAGA Altazor Cabernet
Sauvignon/Carmenere/Syrah 2008
115394
JACKSON-TRIGGS OKANAGAN ESTATE Gold Series
Cabernet Shiraz Viognier 2008
602722
VIÑA VENTISQUERO Yali Wetland Cabernet
Sauvignon Carmenere 2010
365882
JACKSON-TRIGGS OKANAGAN ESTATE Gold Series
Sunrock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
911917
VIÑA VENTISQUERO Grey Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
145532
920504
VERAMONTE Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
LAKE BREEZE VINEYARD & WINERY Tempest Vqa
2007 / 2008
151365
LE VIEUX PIN / LA STELLA La Stella Fortissimo
(Cabernet / Merlot / Sangiovese) 2008
064725
NK’MIP CELLARS Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon
2009
468900
PAINTED ROCK ESTATE WINERY Red Icon 2009
920496
CANEPA Magnificum Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
REST OF THE WORLD
358309
CARMEN Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
521931
BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Alta Cabernet Sauvignon
2008
119578
DECERO Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
750547
108738
547117
CARMEN Winemaker’s Red 2007
206342
VIÑA CHOCALAN Blend Gran Reserva 2009
642033
VIÑA CHOCALAN Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2010
784611
CHONO Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Maipo Valley
2009
237313
POPLAR GROVE WINERY Cabernet Franc 2008
BODEGAS ESCORIHUELA 1884 1884 Reservado
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
674580
POPLAR GROVE WINERY The Legacy 2007
FINCA FLICHMAN Misterio Cabernet Sauvignon
2010
639617
QUAILS’ GATE WINERY Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
533208
RED ROOSTER WINERY Reserve Meritage 2009
315176
CONCHA Y TORO Don Melchor 2008
596262
FINCA FLICHMAN Gestos Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
045922
ROAD 13 VINEYARDS Fifth Element 2009
211185
CONO SUR VINEYARDS & WINERY Organic
Cabernet Carmenere 2011
507707
FINCA FLICHMAN Expresiones Malbec / Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
620351
SANDHILL Small Lots One 2009
593038
132589
CONO SUR VINEYARDS & WINERY 20 Barrels
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
233502
DOMAINE JEAN BOUSQUET Organic Cabernet
Sauvignon 2010
SUMAC RIDGE ESTATE WINERY Black Sage
Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2009
530717
TINHORN CREEK VINEYARDS Cabernet Franc 2009
298075
COUSIÑO-MACUL Antiguas Reserva Cabernet 2009
920546
KAIKEN WINES Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
419283
240812
COUSIÑO-MACUL Finis Terrae 2008
920587
KAIKEN WINES Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2010
COMPAGNIE MÉDOCAINE DES GRAND CRUS
Château Castera Médoc 2006
152272
CREMASCHI FURLOTTI Single Vineyard Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
819847
LUIGI BOSCA Finca La Linda Cabernet Sauvignon
2010
044032
LES GRANDS CHAIS DE FRANCE Calvet Reserve
Merlot Cabernet Bordeaux 2010
015420
DE MARTINO Legado Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
238329
EMILIANA VINEYARDS Novas Carmenere Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
BODEGAS PASCUAL TOSO Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
921031
771840
LES GRANDS CHAIS DE FRANCE La Baume
Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
920686
EMILIANA VINEYARDS Winemaker’s Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
BODEGAS PASCUAL TOSO Alta Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
176545
920579
DOMAINES PAUL MAS Mas Des Tannes Organic
Cabernet / Mourvedre / Grenache Coteau de
Bessilles 2010
287805
VIÑA ERRÁZURIZ Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
2009
532812
YARDEN / GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY Yarden
Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
611293
YARDEN / GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY Yarden
Mount Herman Red 2008
695676
LAS PERDICES Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
920942
FAMILIA SCHROEDER Saurus Select Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
839399
CHAPEL HILL McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
2010
584755
DE BORTOLI Melba Mimi 2010
926444
EVANS & TATE Redbrook Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
920652
GROOM Colby Red 2010
975417
HARDYS HRB Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
365403
HENRY’S DRIVE VIGNERONS Pillar Box Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
501247
VIÑA ERRÁZURIZ Don Maximiano 2008
739995
HARAS DE PIRQUE Character Cabernet /
Carmenere 2008
445650
HARAS DE PIRQUE Elegance Cabernet Sauvignon
2008
920629
JUNTA WINERY Gran Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2009
398800
LAPOSTOLLE Casa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
900001
LAPOSTOLLE Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon
2010
523969
VIÑA LUIS FELIPE EDWARDS Dona Bernarda 2008
177451
MIGUEL TORRES Santa Digna Fair Trade Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
920850
MISIONES DE RENGO Santa Helena Vernus
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
920348
MISIONES DE RENGO Grand Reserva Cuvée
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
603530
VIÑA MONTES Limited Selection Cabernet
Carmenere, Colchagua Valley 2010
322586
VIÑA MONTES Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon,
Colchagua Valley 2009
613810
VIÑA MONTES Alpha M, Colchagua Valley 2007
313346
MONTGRAS Intriga Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
139295
MONTGRAS Antu Ninquen Mountain Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2010
251876
074096
VIÑA MORANDÉ House of Morandé Red 2006
321927
139683
VIÑA SAN PEDRO 1865 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
120113
VIÑA SAN PEDRO Castillo de Molina Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
120840
WOLF BLASS Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
127969
BENNETT LANE Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
181610
XANADU Next of Kin Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
128207
BENNETT LANE Maximus Red 2006
VIÑA SANTA CAROLINA Reserva de Familia
Cabernet 2009
076141
XANADU Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
921312
BENNETT LANE Timeless Red 2010
VIÑA SANTA RITA Medalla Real Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
YALUMBA “The Signature” Cabernet Shiraz 2006
534263
275594
473645
734541
BERINGER VINEYARDS Founders’ Estate Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
352583
571885
VIÑA SANTA RITA Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon
2007
BLASTED CHURCH VINEYARDS Cabernet / Merlot
2008
556621
BERINGER VINEYARDS Knights Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
390849
413971
SEÑA / VIÑA ARBOLEDA Seña 2008
BURROWING OWL ESTATE WINERY Cabernet Franc
2009
SEÑA / VIÑA ARBOLEDA Arboleda Cabernet
Sauvignon 2010
BURROWING OWL ESTATE WINERY Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
CAYMUS WINERY Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2009
031831
508200
185967
148486
BURROWING OWL ESTATE WINERY Athene 2009
CAYMUS WINERY Cabernet Sauvignon Special
Selection 2009
765941
GRAY MONK ESTATE WINERY Odyssey Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
853366
DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS 337 Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
133124
HESTER CREEK ESTATE WINERY The Judge 2008
276840
467332
HESTER CREEK ESTATE WINERY Cabernet Franc
Reserve Vqa 2009
DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS Irony Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
303511
628818
VIÑA TARAPACA Zavala 2008
249524
VIÑA TARAPACA Grand Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon 2010
844233
UNDURRAGA Founder’s Collection Cabernet
Sauvignon 2007
30
335463
CANTINA BREGANZE Kilo Cabernet Riserva 2009
921338
ENOTECA DE RHAM Inama Bradisismo Veneto IGT
2007
380824
MARCHESI DE ‘FRESCOBALDI Tenuta di Castiglioni
IGT Toscana 2009
337600
ROCCA DELLE MACIE Roccato 2006
130336
TENUTA ARGENTIERA Poggio Ai Ginepri DOC
Bolgheri Rosso 2009
199042
TENUTA ARGENTIERA Villa Donoratico DOC
Bolgheri Rosso 2009
373845
INLAND TRADING CO. Kilikanoon Blocks Road
Cabernet 2009
532580
INLAND TRADING CO. Turkey Flat Cabernet 2009
715003
JACOB’S CREEK Johann Shiraz Cabernet 2006
899781
TENUTA ARGENTIERA DOC Bolgheri Superiore 2008
085837
JACOB’S CREEK St. Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet
Sauvignon 2007
921759
TENUTA ARGENTIERA Poggio Ai Ginepri DOC
Bolgheri Rosé 2010
263830
KATNOOK Founder’s Block Cabernet / Shiraz 2009
780585
TOMMASI Poggio Al Tufo Rompicolo 2009
590471
KATNOOK Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
722660
185066
MAJELLA Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
ESTATES OF ANTINORI Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri
Superiore DOC 2008
017095
MAJELLA The Musician Cabernet Shiraz 2010
921478
285544
PENFOLDS Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2009
ESTATES OF ANTINORI Guado Al Tosso Il Bruciato
Bolgheri DOC 2009
019380
WIRRA WIRRA VINEYARDS Church Block Cabernet
Shiraz Merlot 2010
490557
ESTATES OF ANTINORI Antica Cabernet Sauvignon
2009
016014
WIRRA WIRRA VINEYARDS Deadringer Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
739623
L.A. CETTO Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007
921619
J.G. CARRION Viña Arnaiz Reserva 2007
WOLF BLASS Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
036483
MIGUEL TORRES Gran Coronas 2007
WOLF BLASS Premium Selection Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
113647
NATHALIE BONHOMME / ELIAS MORA El
Bonhomme Valencia Cabernet Monastrell 2010
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival 2012
984054
DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS Black Stallion Estate
Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
080374
EDGE / FUSE / TRIM WINES Edge Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
893925
EDGE / FUSE / TRIM WINES Fuse Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
869545
EDGE / FUSE / TRIM WINES Trim California
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
921353
FOLIE À DEUX Folie Alexander Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
203018
HAHN FAMILY WINES Hahn Estate Cabernet
Sauvignon 2010
527184
HOPE FAMILY WINES Liberty School Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
555862
J LOHR VINEYARDS + WINES Hilltop Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
313825
J LOHR VINEYARDS + WINES Seven Oaks Cabernet
Sauvignon 2010
427153
KENDALL-JACKSON Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
433763
KENDALL-JACKSON Grand Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
920355
LOUIS M MARTINI WINERY Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
651679
LOUIS M MARTINI WINERY Sonoma County
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
703371
LOUIS M MARTINI WINERY Ghost Pines Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
496828
LOUIS M MARTINI WINERY Monte Rosso Cabernet
Sauvignon 2007
017582
NINE NORTH WINE COMPANY Rock & Vine North
Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
287763
NINE NORTH WINE COMPANY Twenty Bench Napa
Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
287771
NINE NORTH WINE COMPANY Regusci Stags Leap
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
457390
PAUL HOBBS WINERY Crossbarn Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
635664
PAUL HOBBS WINERY Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
255513
ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
682831
ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon Reserve 2008
226944
RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS Sonoma County
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
833376
RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS Alexander Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
382325
RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
612226
RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS Symmetry 2008
457747
SIGNORELLO ESTATE WINERY Unfiltered Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
314575
STERLING VINEYARDS Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
921908
STERLING VINEYARDS Sterling Vineyard Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
830547
TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS Estate Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
921767
TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon 2007
749952
TRUCHARD VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
195636
WILLIAM HILL WINERY Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2007
964098
WILLIAM HILL WINERY Bench Blend Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
921940
WILLIAM HILL WINERY Central Coast Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
139741
ONE TRUE VINE Layer Cake California Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
242081
STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS Artemis Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
557686
STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS Fay Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
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CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Columbia Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
790121
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Indian Wells Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
604-685-7070
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BERGEVIN LANE Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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1115 Alberni Street
(604) 695-1115
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Q: What is a BC VQA wine store you say?
A:When we're asked, "What does VQA stand for?" the answer is always the same:
Vintners Quality Alliance. It describes wine made from 100% BC grapes and tasted
by a panel to ensure quality. And it's the wine you'll find at BC VQA wine stores.
Hundreds of BC labels with some of the most acclaimed and award-winning wines
in the world behind them; all at BC Liquor Store prices. Your BC VQA wine store is
the place to sip, sample and set the stage for 2012. No questions about it.
OKANAGAN VALLEY
BC Wine Information Centre
553 Railway Street, Penticton
250-490-2006
pentictonwineinfo.com
The Wine Emporium
500 – 22259 – 48th Avenue, Langley
604-532-5388
wine-emporium.com
The Wines of British Columbia
are making history! With each
new accolade and achievement,
BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna
250-868-0441
bcvqawine.ca
Village VQA Wines – Dunbar
3536 West 41st Avenue & Dunbar,
Vancouver
Phone: 604-269-9433
villagevqawines.com
Discover Wines
2080C Springfield Road,
Orchard Plaza, Kelowna
250-868-3990 / 1-888-500-3990
discoverwines.com
Village VQA Wines – Edgemont
3050 Edgemont Boulevard,
North Vancouver
604-985-9463 / 1-877-310-9463
villagevqawines.com
best in the world. This year, BC
Village VQA Wines – Kitsilano
1811 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
604-732-8827
villagevqawines.com
1,900 medals in national and
Westwood Wines
B4 – 1410 Parkway Boulevard,
Coquitlam
604-464-5009
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LOWER MAINLAND
Kensington Square Wines
6626B Hastings Street,
Kensington Mall, Burnaby
604-294-9573
kensingtonsquarewines.com
Mud Bay Wines – Tsawwassen
107 – 1315 – 56th Street, Delta
Phone: 604-948-2199
mudbaywines.com
VANCOUVER ISLAND
Sardis Park VQA Wine Store
100G – 6640 Vedder Road,
Vedder Mall, Chilliwack
604-824-0042
sardisparkwines.com
BC Wineguys – VQA Wine Store
Cadboro Bay Road
2579 Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria
250-592-8466
bcwineguys.com
Sip Wines
1030 – 11660 Steveston Highway,
Ironwood Plaza, Richmond
604-271-9463
sipwines.ca
Courtenay BC VQA Wine Store
7 – 3195 Cliff Avenue, Courtenay
250-871-1444
courtenayvqawines.com
Swirl Wine Store – Maple Ridge
22286 Dewdney Trunk Road,
Maple Ridge
604-477-0079
swirlwinestore.ca
Swirl Wine Store – White Rock
15222 North Bluff Road, White Rock
604-531-0038
swirlwinestore.ca
Swirl Wine Store – Yaletown
1185 Mainland Street, Vancouver
604-408-9463
swirlwinestore.ca
The Wine Barrel
644 Broughton Street, Victoria
250-388-0606
thewinebarrel.com
our wine regions continue to
solidify their place amongst the
wineries received more awards
than ever before, winning over
international competitions. To
award-winning BC VQA wines,
visit your local BC VQA wine
store. With over 500 premium
BC VQA wines in stock (all at BC
Liquor Store prices), complementary tastings, and educated staff
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any occasion, BC wine country is
closer than you’d expect.
VQA Wine Shop at Mattick’s Farm
133 – 5325 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria
250-658-3116
vqawineshop.ca
For more information about the
KOOTENAYS
BC Wineguys – VQA Wine Store Nelson
410 Kootenay Street, Nelson
250-352-1130
bcwineguys.com
Wines of British Columbia and
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near you, visit winebc.com.
CHILEAN WINE INDEX
For more information on Chilean wines, see the special Chilean section at the back of the book.
211185
CONO SUR VINEYARDS & WINERY Organic
Cabernet Carmenere 2011
132589
CONO SUR VINEYARDS & WINERY 20 Barrels
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
739706
CONO SUR VINEYARDS & WINERY 20 Barrels
Pinot Noir 2009
300319
COUSIÑO-MACUL Sauvignon Gris 2011
298075
COUSIÑO-MACUL Antiguas Reserva Cabernet
2009
BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD Reserva
Carmenere 2010
240812
COUSIÑO-MACUL Finis Terrae 2008
332015
BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD Alma Viva
2008
140038
VIÑA CALITERRA Tributo Sauvignon Blanc 2011
069112
VIÑA CALITERRA Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon
2009
920371
ANAKENA WINES Ona Pinot Noir 2010
914580
ANAKENA WINES Ona White 2010
247098
ANAKENA WINES Single Vineyard Carmenere
2009
329755
ANAKENA WINES Single Vineyard Viognier 2010
577155
BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD Escudo Rojo
2009
698142
BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD Chardonnay
por Escudo 2010
114991
529974
920413
452490
LAPOSTOLLE Casa Chardonnay 2011
398800
LAPOSTOLLE Casa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
086967
VIÑA LEYDA / VIÑA TABALI Viña Leyda Pinot
Noir Las Brisas 2010
138974
VIÑA LEYDA / VIÑA TABALI Viña Leyda Garuma
Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011
490888
VIÑA LEYDA / VIÑA TABALI Viña Tabali Pinot
Noir Reserva Especial 2010
282194
VIÑA LEYDA / VIÑA TABALI Viña Tabali Reserva
Syrah 2010
COUSIÑO-MACUL Antiguas Reservas Merlot
2010
523969
VIÑA LUIS FELIPE EDWARDS Dona Bernarda
2008
920538
CREMASCHI FURLOTTI Venere 2007
124875
152272
CREMASCHI FURLOTTI Single Vineyard Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
VIÑA LUIS FELIPE EDWARDS LFE 900 Blend –
Single Vineyard 2008
920678
CREMASCHI FURLOTTI Single Vineyard
Carmenere 2009
VIÑA LUIS FELIPE EDWARDS Marea de Leyda
Sauvignon Blanc 2011
920710
VIÑA LUIS FELIPE EDWARDS Marea de Leyda
Pinot Noir 2009
097634
VIÑA MAIPO Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011
599639
VIÑA MAIPO Gran Devocion Carmenere Syrah
2009
920751
VIÑA MAIPO Gran Devocion Syrah Petite Sirah
2009
104596
VIÑA CALITERRA Tributo Edición Limitada
Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Viognier 2009
329664
CREMASCHI FURLOTTI Sauvignon Blanc 20011
110494
VIÑA CALITERRA Cenit 2008
666800
DE MARTINO Legado Chardonnay 2011
171371
CANEPA Reserva Privada Cabernet Sauvignon
2010
015420
DE MARTINO Legado Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
261859
DE MARTINO Legado Syrah 2010
813915
CANEPA Reserva Privada Sauvignon Blanc 2011
603340
920454
CANEPA Genovino Carignan 2008
DE MARTINO Single Vineyard Old Bush Vines
Las Cruces 2008
919563
VIÑA MAIPO Limited Edition Syrah 2009
920496
CANEPA Magnificum Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
771840
651612
358309
CARMEN Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
2009
EMILIANA VINEYARDS Novas Carmenere
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
MIGUEL TORRES Hemisferio Sauvignon Blanc
Reserve 2011
918201
EMILIANA VINEYARDS Winemaker’s Selection
Chardonnay Viognier Marsanne 2010
190934
MIGUEL TORRES Cordillera Chardonnay 2011
920579
EMILIANA VINEYARDS Winemaker’s Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
177451
MIGUEL TORRES Santa Digna Fair Trade
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
845321
EMILIANA VINEYARDS Coyam 2007
921320
MIGUEL TORRES Cordillera Syrah 2008
919472
VIÑA ERRAZURIZ Single Vineyard Sauvignon
Blanc 2011
920850
MISIONES DE RENGO Santa Helena Vernus
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
920934
MISIONES DE RENGO Santa Helena Vernus
Malbec 2009
920975
MISIONES DE RENGO Grand Reserva Cuvée
Chardonnay 2009
920348
MISIONES DE RENGO Grand Reserva Cuvée
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
603530
VIÑA MONTES Limited Selection Cabernet
Carmenere, Colchagua Valley 2010
439166
CARMEN Gran Reserva Carmenere 2009
547117
CARMEN Winemaker’s Red 2007
921361
CARMEN Reserva Viognier 2010
792705
VIÑA CHOCALAN Malbec Gran Reserva 2009
206342
VIÑA CHOCALAN Blend Gran Reserva 2009
642033
VIÑA CHOCALAN Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
2010
139782
VIÑA ERRAZURIZ Single Vineyard Carmenere
2010
874685
VIÑA CHOCALAN Sauvignon Blance Seleccion
2011
287805
VIÑA ERRAZURIZ Max Reserva Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
784611
CHONO Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Maipo
Valley 2009
501247
VIÑA ERRAZURIZ Don Maximiano 2008
445684
HARAS DE PIRQUE Equus Sauvignon Blanc 2011
876573
CHONO Carmenere Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley
2010
445676
HARAS DE PIRQUE Equus Carmenere 2010
CHONO Chono Classic Merlot, Central Valley
2010
739995
HARAS DE PIRQUE Character
Cabernet/Carmenere 2008
322586
854604
VIÑA MONTES Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon,
Colchagua Valley 2009
CHONO San Lorenzo Estate, Maipo Valley 2009
445650
HARAS DE PIRQUE Elegance Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
390203
207464
VIÑA MONTES Alpha Chardonnay, Colchagua
Valley 2010
706747
CONCHA Y TORO Marques De Casa Concha
Merlot 2009
670125
JUNTA WINERY Reserve Syrah Camenere 2010
613810
VIÑA MONTES Alpha M, Colchagua Valley 2007
JUNTA WINERY Reserve Viognier Sauvignon
Blanc Chardonnay 2011
MONTGRAS Intriga Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
CONCHA Y TORO Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc 2011
686279
313346
108316
194118
MONTGRAS Amaral Sauvignon Blanc 2011
419374
CONCHA Y TORO Terrunyo Carmenere 2008
920629
173500
315176
CONCHA Y TORO Don Melchor 2008
JUNTA WINERY Gran Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
MONTGRAS Antu Ninquén Mountain Vineyard
Syrah 2010
813576
CONO SUR VINEYARDS & WINERY Organic
Sauvignon Blanc 2011
742908
JUNTA WINERY Gran Reserve Carmenere 2008
139295
544270
LAPOSTOLLE Clos Apalta 2008
MONTGRAS Antu Ninquén Mountain Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2010
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275677
VIÑA SANTA RITA Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
2011
249524
VIÑA TARAPACA Gran Reserva Cabernet
Sauvignon 2010
557611
VIÑA SANTA RITA Reserva Carmenere 2009
918987
275594
VIÑA SANTA RITA Medalla Real Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
UNDURRAGA T.H. Leyda Sauvignon Blanc
(Terroir Hunter) 2010
844233
VIÑA SANTA RITA Casa Real Cabernet
Sauvignon 2007
UNDURRAGA Founder’s Collection Cabernet
Sauvignon 2007
114314
UNDURRAGA Sibaris Carmenere Reserva 2010
413971
SEÑA / VIÑA ARBOLEDA Seña 2008
152041
031831
SEÑA / VIÑA ARBOLEDA Arboleda Cabernet
Sauvignon 2010
UNDURRAGA Altazor Cabernet
Sauvignon/Carmenere/Syrah 2008
602722
SEÑA / VIÑA ARBOLEDA Arboleda Chardonnay
2010
VIÑA VENTISQUERO Yali Wetland Cabernet
Sauvignon Carmenere 2010
878132
SEÑA / VIÑA ARBOLEDA Arboleda Sauvignon
Blanc 2011
VIÑA VENTISQUERO Yali Wetland Sauvignon
Blanc 2011
920462
VIÑA VENTISQUERO Vertice Syrah Carmenere
2007
911917
VIÑA VENTISQUERO Grey Cabernet Sauvignon
2009
602649
VERAMONTE Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011
494443
VERAMONTE Reserva Chardonnay 2009
920504
VERAMONTE Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
001685
VERAMONTE Reserva Pinot Noir 2009
274928
VIÑA MORANDÉ Reserva Pinot Noir 2010
090860
VIÑA MORANDÉ Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011
128363
VIÑA MORANDÉ Pionero Rosé 2011
074096
VIÑA MORANDÉ House of Morandé Red 2006
386383
VIÑA QUINTAY Clava Sauvignon Blanc 2011
130393
VIÑA QUINTAY Clava Pinot Noir 2010
831297
VIÑA QUINTAY Q Sauvignon Blanc 2011
542647
VIÑA QUINTAY Q Pinot Noir 2010
139683
VIÑA SAN PEDRO 1865 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
136770
VIÑA SAN PEDRO 1865 Sauvignon Blanc 2011
120113
VIÑA SAN PEDRO Castillo de Molina Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
742031
920389
VIÑA SAN PEDRO Castillo de Molina Carmenere
2010
693259
TAMAYA Winemaker’s Selection Syrah 2010
016980
TAMAYA Reserva Carmenere 2010
540161
VIÑA SANTA CAROLINA Reserva de Familia
Carmenere 2009
920421
TAMAYA Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011
940635
TAMAYA Winemaker’s Selection Carmenere 2010
628818
VIÑA TARAPACA Zavala 2008
894253
VIÑA TARAPACA Gran Reserva Carmenere 2010
078923
VIÑA TARAPACA Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
2011
571885
606772
980235
105676
303511
VIÑA SANTA CAROLINA Specialties Sauvignon
Blanc 2011
VIÑA SANTA CAROLINA Dry Farmed Carignan
2009
VIÑA SANTA CAROLINA Reserva de Familia
Cabernet 2009
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TA S T I N G N O T E S – C H I L E
ANAKENA WINES | RAPEL VALLEY, CHILE
Anakena is committed to the environmentally friendly production of
quality wines, innovation, and diversity. Each wine reflects the
uniqueness of soil and climate of specially selected Chilean terroirs,
including Requinoa and Las Cabras in the Alto Cachapoal Valley,
Leyda in San Antonio, and the Ninquén hill in Colchagua. The name
and packaging reflect Anakena’s unique concept, using ancestral
engravings and pictographs to identify each wine. Luis Enrique
Izquierdo, Marketing Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.anakenawines.cl
AnaRona Wines, 778.885.4442
920371
914580
247098
329755
ONA PINOT NOIR 2010
ONA WHITE 2010
SINGLE VINEYARD CARMENERE 2009
SINGLE VINEYARD VIOGNIER 2010
BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile was founded in 1997 as a
100% subsidiary of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. The Baron
Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile winery (or bodega), inaugurated
by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild on September 8th, 2003,
guarantees the company complete control over the quality of the
wine. Located at Buin-Maipo, 30 kilometres south of Santiago in the
famous Maipo Valley, it stands in the middle of its own 60-hectare
vineyard. Its sober and elegant wood and steel architecture reflects
a desire to combine the latest technology with the great French
winemaking tradition. Aymar Cruse, Export Area Manager, joins us at
the Festival.
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x603
577155
698142
114991
529974
ESCUDO ROJO 2009
CHARDONNAY POR ESCUDO 2010
RESERVA CARMENERE 2010
ALMA VIVA 2008
VIÑA CALITERRA | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
Caliterra’s philosophy is to craft environmentally friendly wines under
the concept of precision winegrowing and sustainable vineyard
management, where each variety excells. The style is fruity, fresh
and distinct, expressing the quality and pureness of Chile’s nature,
terroir and fruit. Geneviève Boisvert, Regional Director, Canada, joins
us at the Festival. www.caliterra.com
The Bacchus Group, 604.279.1500, x230
140038
069112
920413
110494
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TRIBUTO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
TRIBUTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
TRIBUTO EDICIÓN LIMITADA SHIRAZ / CABERNET
SAUVIGNON / VIOGNIER 2009
CENIT 2008
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CANEPA | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
José Canepa Vacarezza founded Canepa winery in 1930 soon after
arriving in Chile from Italy. Since its creation, the winery has been
known for its progressive outlook and its contribution to the
development of Chilean wine. Today, Viña Canepa has an extensive
product portfolio. While each wine line has its own special touch, all
wines have something in common: “elegance and innovation,”
characteristics which help achieve clear brand identity. Both Canepa
wines and labels have been renovated over time without discarding
the winery’s history and traditions. José Canepa, Partner / Wine
Consultant, joins us at the Festival. www.canepawines.cl
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
171371
813915
920454
920496
RESERVA PRIVADA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
RESERVA PRIVADA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
GENOVINO CARIGNAN 2008
MAGNIFICUM CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
CARMEN | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Carmen is Chile’s oldest winery, founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz,
who named the winery after his beloved wife, Carmen. Today,
Carmen is one of the top wineries in Chile, acclaimed for its quality
and long history of innovation. The Carmenere variety was
rediscovered at Carmen in 1994; Carmen also launched the first
Chilean organic wine under the Nativa brand in 1997. Located in Alto
Maipo, Carmen owns over 1600 acres of vineyards in Chile’s most
acclaimed winegrowing zones – the site of each vineyard carefully
chosen for the exceptional quality of the grapes produced there.
Sebastian Labbe, Chief Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
www.carmen.cl
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009, x321
921288
358309
439166
547117
RESERVA VIOGNIER 2010
GRAN RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
GRAN RESERVA CARMENERE 2009
WINEMAKER’S RED 2007
SOMETIMES
“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BLENDS”
When the sum of the whole is greater than
any one variety on its own, you blend.
Which is what Road 13 has done to create
two great wines…..
A big feisty red named Rockpile that is just
now coming into its own and a crisp white
named Stemwinder – exemplary of what the
Okanagan can create.
250-498-8330
CHILE
VIÑA CHOCALÁN | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Viña Chocalán is a family business started by Don Guillermo Toro G.
and Aida Toro in 1998. Their estate vineyard in Santa Eugenia of
Chocalán, near the town of Melipilla, is located high up in the remote
foothills of the Maipo Valley. This terroir, with its high daytime
temperatures and cold nights, produces high-quality red wines in
three ranges: Selección, Reserva and Gran Reserva. In 2005, the
Malvilla vineyard, in the San Antonio Valley was planted with white
grapes and is recognized as one of the best in Chile for the
production of white wines. Aida Toro, Owner / Family Member /
Managing Director, joins us at the Festival. www.chocalanwines.com
Lifford Wine Agency, 604.681.0860
792705
206342
642033
874685
MALBEC GRAN RESERVA 2009
BLEND GRAN RESERVA 2009
CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVA 2010
SAUVIGNON BLANCE SELECCION 2011
CHONO | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
The name Chono refers to the brave indigenous people that lived in
the fiords of the Chilean Patagonia until the 18th century. They are
admired by historians for being brave sailors with great fishing skills.
Chono wines are a unique proposition of Chile’s most interesting
terroirs. They have selected specific areas for the different grape
varieties, where each can express at its best their fruity character
and complexity. The viticulture for all their grapes considers that a
great wine is born in the vineyard. Sergio Reyes, Managing Director,
joins us at the Festival. www.geowines.cl
Trialto Wine Group, 778.331.8958
784611
876573
854604
207464
CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVA, MAIPO VALLEY 2009
CARMENERE SYRAH RESERVA, ELQUI VALLEY 2010
SYRAH RESERVA, ELQUI VALLEY 2009
SAN LORENZO ESTATE, MAIPO VALLEY 2009
CONCHA Y TORO | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Rated the #2 most powerful wine brand in the world by Intangible
Business, Concha y Toro was founded in 1883. Located in the Maipo
Valley on 4691 hectares split between 26 vineyards, the company has
developed a wide range of products to participate in all market
segments, offering high-quality wines at competitive prices. Concha y
Toro was named the most important winery in Chile by Wine
Spectator and is the #1 Chilean Winery in BC and Canada. Felipe del
Solar, Regional Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.conchaytoro.com
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199, x119
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108316
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315176
MARQUES DE CASA CONCHA MERLOT 2009
TERRUNYO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
TERRUNYO CARMENERE 2008
DON MELCHOR 2008
CONO SUR VINEYARDS & WINERY | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
Cono Sur was founded in 1993 with the vision of producing premium
and expressive Chilean wines, conveying the spirit of the New World.
Cono Sur creates quality wines that are made with the environment
in mind. The winery practices sustainable agriculture in all its
vineyards, was the first winery in the world to be CarbonNeutral
delivery® certified, and supports environmental charities including
Clean Air Champions in Canada. In 2010, Cono Sur was named “Value
Brand of the Year” by Wine & Spirits Magazine. Today, Cono Sur is
the second largest Chilean brand in Canada and the fastest growing.
Matias Rios, Winemaking Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.conosur.com/en
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022 x414
813576
211185
132589
739706
ORGANIC SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
ORGANIC CABERNET CARMENERE 2011
20 BARRELS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
20 BARRELS PINOT NOIR 2009
COUSIÑO-MACUL | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Founded in 1856, Cousiño-Macul is the only winery in Chile
established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the
original founding family. Recently, the Cousiños moved many of their
vines to a new estate at Buin and built a new winery there. Few wine
producers have the opportunity to make a completely new start,
incorporating the best of their age-old experience, their unique vines
from their personal greenhouse, and the most contemporary
technology available. Cousiño-Macul has seized this opportunity and
taken a grand leap into the future. Eduardo Hidalgo, North American
Brand Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.cousinomacul.cl
Free House Wine + Spirits, 604.269.9040
300319
298075
240812
332015
SAUVIGNON GRIS 2011
ANTIGUAS RESERVA CABERNET 2009
FINIS TERRAE 2008
ANTIGUAS RESERVAS MERLOT 2010
CHILE
Selling your home? Show it for all it’s worth.
www.dekora.com
Homes ‡ Condos ‡ Display Suites
604.876.4355
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CREMASCHI FURLOTTI | MAULE VALLEY, CHILE
Cremaschi Furlotti is a winery that blends Italian heritage, a long
winemaking tradition, state of the art technology and a profound
knowledge of the Peñasco Vineyard terroir. They are orientated to
selective and careful processes that guarantee excellence and
quality of their products. Over time, and always based on wine
trends, they have complemented knowledge of all vinification
systems, forming a vineyard dedicated to producing fine wines. Care
for the environment drives production and processing methods, with
biodegradable and organic products exclusively selected. Rodrigo
Millan, Commercial Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.cremaschifurlotti.cl
AnaRona Wines, 778.885.4442
920538
152272
104596
329664
VENERE 2007
SINGLE VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
SINGLE VINEYARD CARMENERE 2009
SAUVIGNON BLANC 20011
DE MARTINO | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
De Martino was established over 70 years ago by Pietro De Martino
Pascualone. Seeking to satisfy his passion for wine, he decided on
Isla de Maipo because of its excellent soils and climate. De Martino
quickly gained a reputation for its commitment to quality. This
dynamism is still prevalent in the proud family tradition and diligent
sustainable and organic farming practices. De Martino recently
became Chile’s first Carbon Neutral Winery. Proud land, proud family,
proud wines. Marco Antonio De Martino, Winemaker, and Guy
Hooper, Export Director, Americas & Asia, join us at the Festival.
www.demartino.cl
Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, 604.685.8693
666800
015420
261859
603340
LEGADO CHARDONNAY 2011
LEGADO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
LEGADO SYRAH 2010
SINGLE VINEYARD OLD BUSH VINES LAS CRUCES 2008
EMILIANA VINEYARDS | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
With a track record of more than a decade devoted to producing
wines from organically grown grapes, Emiliana has become in every
sense Latin America’s most prestigious name in fine organic wines.
Harmony with nature and commitment to the integrity of our
environment are reflected in every wine produced under the Emiliana
endorsement. Alvaro Espinoza, Winemaker, José Guilisasti, Owner,
and Fernando Pavon, Export Director, join us at the Festival.
www.emiliana.cl
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits, 604.466,9433
771840
918201
40
NOVAS CARMENERE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
WINEMAKER’S SELECTION CHARDONNAY VIOGNIER
MARSANNE 2010
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920579
845321
WINEMAKER’S SELECTION CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
COYAM 2007
VIÑA ERRÁZURIZ | ACONCAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
From the premium wine-producing regions of Chile come the best
grapes, and it is here that Viña Errazuriz has been producing the
highest quality Chilean wines for more than 128 years. Don
Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua
Valley, 100 km north of the capital, Santiago. He recognized that this
valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific
Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes. Errazuriz’s philosophy
is best expressed by Don Maximiano, who said: “From the best land,
the best wine.” Diego Solari, Marketing Manager, joins us at the
Festival. www.errazuriz.cl
Philippe Dandurand Wines, 604.324.4499
919472
139782
287805
501247
SINGLE VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
SINGLE VINEYARD CARMENERE 2010
MAX RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
DON MAXIMIANO 2008
HARAS DE PIRQUE | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
In 1991, successful entrepreneur Eduardo Matte acquired an estate
in the south western part of Pirque, a prestigious winegrowing area
in the Maipo Valley. His objectives were to launch a major winery
project, and expand and improve the existing thoroughbred farm. In
March 2003, Haras de Pirque entered into a joint venture agreement
with Marchese Piero Antinori, Tuscany’s leading vintner. Haras de
Pirque was Piero Antinori’s first winery investment in the Southern
Hemisphere. Antinori’s chief oenologist, Renzo Cotarella, is actively
involved with winemaking for Haras de Pirque. Maria Cristina
Cifuentes, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
445684
445676
739995
445650
EQUUS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
EQUUS CARMENERE 2010
CHARACTER CABERNET / CARMENERE 2008
ELEGANCE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
CHILE
Two spectacular events. One great cause.
In support of the Vancouver Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs.
Our signature fundraising gala.
Celebrating Ocean Wise™ seafood & B.C. wines.
June 14, 2012
October 12, 2012
vanaqua.org
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686279
920629
742908
RESERVE SYRAH CAMENERE 2010
RESERVE VIOGNIER SAUVIGNON BLANC
CHARDONNAY 2011
GRAN RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
GRAN RESERVE CARMENERE 2008
LAPOSTOLLE | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
In creating Lapostolle in 1994, the Marnier-Lapostolle family pursued
the same uncompromising approach to quality that made Grand
Marnier a worldwide success. Named Wine Enthusiast’s New World
Winery of the Year in 2008, Lapostolle’s vision is to create worldclass wines using French expertise and the superb terroir of Chile
with an unwavering commitment to sustainable practices. Today,
Lapostolle owns three Chilean vineyards and produces over 200,000
cases spread across Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Carmenere, and Syrah. Lapostolle wines are available in over 70
countries. Andrea Leon, Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
www.lapostolle.com
Diageo Canada, 604.214.6016
544270
452490
398800
900001
CLOS APALTA 2008
CASA CHARDONNAY 2011
CASA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011
CUVÉE ALEXANDRE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
086967
138974
490888
282194
CHILE
JUNTA WINERY | CURICÓ VALLEY, CHILE
The history of La Junta begins with a dream shared by the spirited
young entrepreneurs behind this venture, whose passion and
dedication have given rise to Viña La Junta. The desire to launch a
business that would go beyond the ordinary, with a product as noble
as wine, was born at an informal lunch in Santiago in the spring of
2009. They continued to meet and realized that they shared a similar
philosophy of life, values, and a dedication to doing things well. They
have since poured their experience into producing premium wines,
making Viña La Junta a reality. Rodrigo Valenzuela, General
Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.juntawinery.com
The Delf Group, 604.940.9557
LEYDA PINOT NOIR LAS BRISAS 2010
LEYDA GARUMA VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
TABALI PINOT NOIR RESERVA ESPECIAL 2010
TABALI RESERVA SYRAH 2010
VIÑA LUIS FELIPE EDWARDS | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
Established in 1976, Luis Felipe Edwards is one of Chile’s largest
exporters of wine, while still being family owned and operated. LFE
produces over 1.5 million cases per year and exports to 51 countries.
Undeniably one of Chile’s most innovative wineries, LFE is always
keen to invest in new vineyards, the very latest in technology, and
the best people. Some vineyards sit at 900 metres above sea level –
the highest in the Colchagua Valley. Ignacio Edwards, Family
Member / Director of Sales, North America, joins us at the Festival.
www.lfewines.com
Terrarosa Imports, 778.279.7273
523969
124875
920678
920710
DONA BERNARDA 2008
LFE 900 BLEND – SINGLE VINEYARD 2008
MAREA DE LEYDA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
MAREA DE LEYDA PINOT NOIR 2009
VIÑA MAIPO | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Viña Maipo was founded in 1948 in the valley of the same name,
recognized worldwide as the most prestigious wine-growing area of
Chile. Today present in more than 65 countries, the enological
identity starts with the definition of Syrah as the emblematic variety.
Every year in Maipo, townspeople gather around the church to pray
for the safeguard of their lands. Because of this, Viña Maipo has
developed a super premium line named Gran Devocion, where Syrah
plays an essential role in all the assemblages. Max Weinlaub,
Winemaker, joins us at the Festival. www.vinamaipo.com
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199 x119
097634
599639
920751
919563
RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
GRAN DEVOCION CARMENERE SYRAH 2009
GRAN DEVOCION SYRAH PETITE SIRAH 2009
LIMITED EDITION SYRAH 2009
VIÑA LEYDA / VIÑA TABALÍ | LEYDA VALLEY / LIMARÍ VALLEY,
CHILE
Viña Leyda, a property of 80 hectares in the new appellation of Leyda
Valley, has garnered international acclaim for regional wines
produced with natural vineyard management and low yields. Viña
Tabali started planting in 1993 in the magnificent Limari Valley and
today has 180 hectares of vines on chalky, clayey, stony soil. Its
proximity to the Atacama Desert and closeness to the Pacific Ocean
result in an exceptional terroir for the elaboration of premium wines.
Leandro Remedi, Export Director, and Cristian Goich, Export Director,
join us at the Festival. www.leyda.cl
Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, 604.685.8693
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MIGUEL TORRES | CURICÓ VALLEY, CHILE
In 1979, Spain’s famed Torres family acquired a small winery in
Curicó, which made Miguel Torres the first foreign company to invest
in Chilean wine production. Thirty years later, the original 100
hectares has turned into 445 hectares of estate-owned vineyards.
The Torres winery in Curicó continues to grow and, following Miguel
Torres’s passion for environmentalism, is one of Chile’s most forwardthinking facilities using new technology that contributes to a small
carbon footprint. Celebrating award-winning wines, distinguished
certification as Chile’s first Fair Trade winery and other achievements
in environmentalism, Miguel Torres maintains its position as one of
Chile’s leading wineries. Jaime Valderrama Larena, Export Director,
joins us at the Festival. www.torreschile.com
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
651612
190934
177451
921320
HEMISFERIO SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2011
CORDILLERA CHARDONNAY 2011
SANTA DIGNA FAIR TRADE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
CORDILLERA SYRAH 2008
MISIONES DE RENGO | RAPEL VALLEY, CHILE
Misiones de Rengo extends its roots deep into Chile’s Rapel Valley,
located in the historical mission town of Rengo. The winery has
dedicated itself to harmoniously integrating the care and devotion to
its vineyards and wines that the monks once used with today’s latest
technologies. A winery of character, spirit and passion, it is the
market leader for premium Chilean wines in Chile. Marco Puyo, Chief
Executive Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
www.misionesderengo.cl
E & J Gallo Winery Canada, 905.819.9600, x226
920850
920934
920975
920348
322586
390203
613810
LIMITED SELECTION CABERNET CARMENERE,
COLCHAGUA VALLEY 2010
ALPHA CABERNET SAUVIGNON, COLCHAGUA VALLEY
2009
ALPHA CHARDONNAY, COLCHAGUA VALLEY 2010
ALPHA M, COLCHAGUA VALLEY 2007
MONTGRAS | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
MontGras is located in Palmilla, Colchagua and was established in
1993 by Gras brothers, Hernán and Eduardo, along with partner
Cristián Hartwig. Chilean Winemaker/Proprietor Hernán Gras began
his winemaking career in Canada. The winery has earned
international awards including Best Chilean Wine Producer,
International Wine & Spirit Competition. It was nominated for
Winemaker of the Year and named International Producer of the Year
at Germany’s Mundus Vini in 2002. In 1998, the partners Ninquén –
“Plateau on a Mountain” – Chile’s first mountain vineyard. Ninquén in
the native dialect literally describes its geographic condition. Juan
Pablo Quijada, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.montgras.cl
The Kirkwood Group, 604.607.4776
313346
194118
173500
139295
INTRIGA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
AMARAL SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
ANTU NINQUÉN MOUNTAIN VINEYARD SYRAH 2010
ANTU NINQUÉN MOUNTAIN VINEYARD CABERNET
SAUVIGNON CARMENERE 2010
SANTA HELENA VERNUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
SANTA HELENA VERNUS MALBEC 2009
GRAND RESERVA CUVÉE CHARDONNAY 2009
GRAND RESERVA CUVÉE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
VIÑA MONTES | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
The idea for Viña Montes began in 1987 when two partners with
great illusions, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, both holding
long-standing experience in the wine industry, believed they could
improve the quality of Chilean wine being produced at the time. In
1988, two more partners joined in, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand,
and Viña Montes was formally born. The vision from the beginning
included delivering to each and every one of its fine wine consumers
worldwide, the satisfaction engaged in tasting a first-class Chilean
wine, loyal to its terroir and the splendid savour created by our
winemaker Aurelio Montes. Gonzalo Escudero, Export Director,
Montes International, joins us at the Festival. www.monteswines.com
Trialto Wine Group, 778.331.8958
44
603530
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VIÑA MORANDÉ | CASABLANCA VALLEY, CHILE
Founded in 1996 with the aim of producing innovative wines of great
quality, Viña Morandé has prided itself in providing an excellent
service and commitment to its customers, consumers and the
environment. To achieve this, Viña Morandé has developed
production processes and quality guarantees that include the
selection of terroirs, grape varieties and clones, vineyard
architecture, advanced irrigation systems, organic management, and
systems for monitoring the growth, ripening and development of the
fruit. Carlos Spoerer, North American Sales Manager, joins us at the
Festival. www.morande.cl
DSI Wines, 604.733.1700
274928
090860
128363
074096
RESERVA PINOT NOIR 2010
RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
PIONERO ROSE 2011
HOUSE OF MORANDÉ RED 2006
CHILE
“Relax officer,
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Get the attention of everyone with the Limited Edition
Riedel Sommelier Black Tie Decanter. Threaded with
a single ribbon of onyx-coloured glass, this mouthblown
masterpiece is perfect for removing sediment from
old wines or aerating young ones. Discover this
and a vast selection of other kitchen and wine products
at Cookworks. Visit us online at www.cookworks.ca
1548 WEST BROADWAY
Vancouver, British Columbia
377 HOWE STREET
Vancouver, British Columbia
604.731.1148
604.662.4918
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CLAVA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
CLAVA PINOT NOIR 2010
Q SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
Q PINOT NOIR 2010
VIÑA SAN PEDRO | CURICÓ VALLEY, CHILE
Founded in 1865 by the Correa Albano brothers, Viña San Pedro is the
second largest Chilean wine exporter and the country’s third biggest
winery. The winery is located in the Curicó Valley, where San Pedro
owns one of the largest continuous area of vineyards in South
America with 1,200 hectares. In total San Pedro has over 2,500
hectares planted all along the Central Valley. Since 1990 the
company has had long-term contracts and has been acquiring
vineyards in Chile’s other main viticulture valleys, such as Leyda,
Elqui and Limari. Today these vineyards provide perfect conditions
for several varieties. Morela Mendez, Export Director Canada, and
Carolina Rivera, Brand Ambassador, joins us at the Festival.
www.sanpedro.cl
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits, 604.466,9433.
139683
136770
120113
920389
1865 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
1865 SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
CASTILLO DE MOLINA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
CASTILLO DE MOLINA CARMENERE 2010
VIÑA SANTA CAROLINA | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Founded in 1875, Santa Carolina is among the oldest wineries in
Chile. Born from the dream of an entrepreneur with vine cuttings
from Bordeaux, its original cellars are now a national monument and
are still used for ageing premium wines. History and tradition are
brought to life by the constant innovation of a committed team of
winemakers who travel the country in the search for great terroirs. A
family-run company present in 85 countries, Santa Carolina is
committed to quality, fruit expression, consistency, and wine passion.
Santa Carolina is Chilean Heritage. Andrés Caballero, Chief
Winemaker, joins us at the Festival. www.santacarolina.cl
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009, x321
540161
980235
105676
303511
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VIÑA QUINTAY | CASABLANCA VALLEY, CHILE
Viña Quintay was established by producers with a passion for the
Casablanca Valley and its wines. They are all local businessmen
(known as “the Casablanca Boys”), who share the common objective
of taking advantage of Chile’s principle cool-climate valley and the
wines it produces, and who have committed themselves to bottling
the purity of the valley. Set in the alluvial heart of the Casablanca
Valley, but also spanning the Leyda Valley, Chile’s most recognized
cool-climate winegrowing regions, richly breathtaking in their beauty,
where one finds vineyards that have grown the reputation of Chilean
white wines on the global stage. Alejandro Abarca, General
Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.quintay.com
Blue Note Wine & Spirits, 604.904.5171
RESERVA DE FAMILIA CARMENERE 2009
SPECIALTIES SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
DRY FARMED CARIGNAN 2009
RESERVA DE FAMILIA CABERNET 2009
VIÑA SANTA RITA | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Heritage and enterprise are the hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of
Chile’s premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez,
this historic property was among the first to plant European grape
varieties in Chile. Today Santa Rita exports to more than 70 countries
worldwide with property that accounts for outstanding vineyards in
Chile’s most important appellations – the Maipo Valley, Casablanca,
Rapel, Apalta, Leyda, and Curico – enabling access to diverse
climates and terrain. With four vinification centers, a large barrel
program, and world-renowned winemakers, the wines showcase the
best that Chile has to offer. Andres Ilabaca, Chief Winemaker, and
Matias Esteso, Export Director, join us at the Festival.
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
275677
557611
275594
571885
RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
RESERVA CARMENERE 2009
MEDALLA REAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
CASA REAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
SEÑA / VIÑA ARBOLEDA | ACONCAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
Seña was conceived of and handcrafted by two visionary men –
Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick of Viña Errázuriz. They
shared the dream of realizing the full potential of Chile’s wine country
and creating a truly great wine. In 1997 they released the first vintage
of Seña, the first Chilean icon wine, a milestone in the wine industry.
Today Eduardo Chadwick continues developing this great terroir
under biodynamic principles. Viña Arboleda is Eduardo Chadwick’s
personal project to produce handcrafted super-premium, quality
single-vineyard wines with distinctive elegance and freshness from
its cool-climates estates in the the Aconcagua Valley. Rodrigo
Rodero, Regional Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.arboledawines.com
Lifford Wine Agency, 604.681.0860.
413971
031831
606772
742031
SEÑA 2008
ARBOLEDA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
ARBOLEDA CHARDONNAY 2010
ARBOLEDA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
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TAMAYA | LIMARÍ VALLEY, CHILE
Blessed with an exceptional climate in a land of virgin soils free from
contamination, Tamaya is strategically located in the foothills of the
majestic Andes Mountains. There, the winery has succeeded in
achieving a perfect equilibrium between its varietal grapes and the
character of its land. It is this balance of privileged characteristics
that bestows unparalleled quality upon each of the varieties of the
grapes, which are then carefully harvested by hand. This is the
secret of how Tamaya brings to life the very finest, most innovative
wines produced in the north of Chile. Eduardo Escobar, Export
Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.tamayawines.cl
Stile Wines, 604.255.2518
693259
016980
920421
940635
WINEMAKER’S SELECTION SYRAH 2010
RESERVA CARMENERE 2010
RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
WINEMAKER’S SELECTION CARMENERE 2010
VIÑA TARAPACÁ | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Viña Tarapacá was founded in 1874, at the foot of the Andes
Mountains, making wines that are a reflection of over a hundred
years of tradition and contemporary elegance. The vineyards are
located in Maipo Valley, the most traditional valley in Chile, which
also has the best qualities for the production of premium wines. A
unique ecosystem for the development of wines of excellence, where
a careful selection of the grapes from the right terroir for each
variety, favors obtaining high quality, complex and balanced wines.
Marcelo Quinteros, VP Sales & Marketing of North America, joins us
at the Festival. www.tarapaca.cl
Grady Wine Marketing, 604.269.3122.
249524
628818
894253
078923
GRAN RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
ZAVALA 2008
GRAN RESERVA CARMENERE 2010
GRAN RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
UNDURRAGA | MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE
Viña Undurraga was founded 1882, by Chilean wine pioneer Don
Francisco Undurraga Vincuna, with original European vines. In 2006,
the winery was purchased with the vision of creating a contemporary
winery with innovative traits, yet respecting an iconic name and 100year-old wine making tradition. From this vision, vineyard holdings
have increased, updates to winery facilities have been completed,
new talent has been added to the winemaking team, and the Terroir
Hunter, Sibaris Reserve, and Founder’s Collections were born.
Domingo Cruzat, Export Manager for USA, Canada and the
Caribbean, joins us at the Festival. www.undurraga.cl
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
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918987
844233
114314
152041
T.H. LEYDA SAUVIGNON BLANC (TERROIR HUNTER) 2010
FOUNDER’S COLLECTION CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
SIBARIS CARMENERE RESERVA 2010
ALTAZOR CABERNET SAUVIGNON / CARMENERE /
SYRAH 2008
VIÑA VENTISQUERO | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
Ventisquero began making wine in 2000. Today, the winery is led by a
young, creative team of entrepreneurs, who have a single purpose:
creating distinctive, high quality wines. They look for innovative ways
to communicate with their target audience and to market their
products around the world. They challenge the status quo, always
searching for unique and different ways to accomplish their goal…to
create great wines. Felipe Tosso, Chief Winemaker, joins us at the
Festival. www.ventisquero.com
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
602722
878132
920462
911917
YALI WETLAND CABERNET SAUVIGNON CARMENERE 2010
YALI WETLAND SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
VERTICE SYRAH CARMENERE 2007
GREY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
VERAMONTE | CASABLANCA VALLEY, CHILE
The Veramonte winery is a state-of-the-art, modern winemaking
facility and one of the largest contiguous vineyards in Chile. It
stretches over 1100 planted acres in the prime growing area of
Chile’s Casablanca Valley. Veramonte nurtures each wine so that
they reflect the full expression of the vineyards. Today, winemaker
Cristian Aliaga utilizes sustainable and organic farming practices,
along with the latest viticultural advances to make this philosophy
come to life in the bottle. Francisco Espinoza, Export Manager, joins
us at the Festival. www.veramonte.com
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
602649
494443
920504
001685
RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
RESERVA CHARDONNAY 2009
PRIMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
RESERVA PINOT NOIR 2009
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BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Argentina’s Malbec Pioneer. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic
Andes mountains is Nicolás Catena’s new state-of-the-art winery.
This Mayan inspired pyramid is located in the high-altitude
winegrowing district of Agrelo in Mendoza, Argentina. In Nicolás’
mind, the monuments built by the Mayans are the most grandiose
examples of pre-Columbian American architecture. The Catena
Zapata winery symbolizes a family’s pride in its roots and a keen
desire to show to the world the uniqueness of Mendoza as a wineproducing region. Jorge Crotta, Export Manager, joins us at the
Festival. www.catenawines.com
Trialto Wine Group, 778.331.8958.
478727
427856
521931
521849
MALBEC 2009
CHARDONNAY 2010
ALTA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
ALTA MALBEC 2008
COLOMÉ / AMALAYA | SALTA, ARGENTINA
Bodega Amalaya and Bodega Colomé are two distinct properties in
Argentina’s northern Salta region under the same ownership. Bodega
Colomé has two notable claims to fame: it is one of Argentina’s oldest
wineries, established in 1831, and it has the highest known vineyards
in the world. The vineyards are located in the Upper Calchaquí Valley
at altitudes of up to 3111 metres. Bodega Colomé wines consistently
appear in Wine Spectator’s Top 100. Bodega Amalaya, situated in
Cafayate, produces blended wines of intense flavour. Biodynanically
farmed Malbec and Torrontés form the basis for these wines. Martin
Coscia, Export Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.hess-family.com www.winesur.com/winery/amalaya
www.winesur.com/winery/colome
International Cellars, 604.713.0833.
168294
942342
956896
609313
AMALAYA VINO TINTO DE ALTURA 2010
AMALAYA VINO BLANCO DE ALTURA TORRONTESRIESLING 2011
COLOMÉ ESTATE MALBEC 2010
AMALAYA GRAN CORTA 2010
DECERO | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Decero means “from scratch.” Free from constraints of tradition,
Decero has developed an amano or “by hand” approach that is
human, sustainable and sensitive to natural differences. They try to
tread lightly in an environment that they have come to know
intimately, almost inch by inch. Only in this way can the unique
natural attributes of the Remolinos Vineyard, and of Agrelo, shine
through in the single vineyard wines, handcrafted from scratch.
Marcos Fernandez, Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
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www.decero.com
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
119586
119578
157396
120048
MALBEC 2009
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
SYRAH 2010
PETIT VERDOT 2009
BODEGAS ESCORIHUELA 1884 | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Bodegas Escorihuela was established in 1884. Under the leadership
of Ernesto Catena, the company produces high-quality wines of
international style that are consistently rated Best Buy by Robert
Parker, The Wine Advocate, and Decanter magazine. Celeste Pesce,
Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.bodegasescoriheula.com
David Herman & Son, 604.737.0018
124040
770925
750547
VIÑA CHELA MALBEC 2009
1884 RESERVADO MALBEC 2009
1884 RESERVADO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
138453
1884 LTD. PRODUCTION MALBEC 2007
FINCA FLICHMAN | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
In 2010, internationally awarded Finca Flichman celebrated its 100th
anniversary. A 2010 Market Watch “Impact Hot Prospect Brands,”
Finca Flichman stands at the foot of the Andes, in Mendoza,
supported by the most advanced wine-making technology and
equipment. Finca Flichman is producing top quality, and awardwinning Argentine wines. Unique, new-concept wines include the
soft and sophisticated Misterio range; the Gestos line, created to
express two different terroirs in a single grape; and terroir-driven
blends including Paisaje de Tupangato and Paisaje de Barrancas.
Dedicado, made from the winery’s original vineyards, is Finca
Flichman’s iconic wine. Damian Rubin, Area Manager America, joins
us at the Festival. www.fincaflchman.com.ar
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009, x321
108738
596262
507707
716803
MISTERIO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
GESTOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
EXPRESIONES MALBEC / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
PAISAJE DE TUPUNGATO 2008
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1526 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC Canada V6J1R2
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DOMAINE JEAN BOUSQUET | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Jean Bousquet, third-generation winemaker, brings more than 35
years making wine to his namesake winery in Tupungato, Mendoza.
Jean’s dedication to farming organically and improving the land’s
biodiversity brought him to the foothills of the Andes – 1250 meters
above sea level – to build his state-of-the-art facility. The portfolio
offers 100% organic wines across the board. A brilliant combination
of old world experience and new world technology and terroir. Labid
Ameri, Proprietor, joins us at the Festival. www.jeanbousquet.com
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
916106
024455
233502
144030
SANTA BAX BRUT ROSÉ ORGANIC CHARDONNAY
PINOT NOIR 2010
ORGANIC RESERVE MALBEC 2010
ORGANIC CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
ORGANIC MERLOT 2010
KAIKEN WINES | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
It was precisely the wines of Argentina that attracted Montes into
that country, and that also attracted the Kaiken producers. Along
with a hard selection of the best producers, Kaiken meticulously
supervises each step in the vineyard from start to finish of each
growing season. Jorge Gutierrez, Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
www.kaikenwines.com
Trialto Wine Group, 778.331.8958
578690
920793
920546
920587
Handpicked from some of the
Okanagan’s oldest vines, rooted
in the exceptional terroir of the
“Golden Mile Bench.”
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc
and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Extensive barrel aging delivers a
wine that is complex, big and bold.
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MALBEC RESERVE 2010
ULTRA MALBEC 2009
ULTRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2010
LUIGI BOSCA | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Established in 1901 by the Arizu family, Bodega Luigi Bosca is the
oldest family-owned winery in Argentina. The family takes pride in
over a century of tradition – years in which winemaking was
improved, nature was observed and terroir was studied, culminating
in what is today a forward-thinking and industry-leading operation.
Focused on producing wines of ultimate prestige and quality, but also
of value and accessibility, Luigi Bosca is renowned by critics and
consumers alike as one of Argentina’s top wineries. Hugo Stabio,
Export Director, joins us at the Festival. www.luigibosca.com.ar
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
277053
819847
418038
110171
FINCA LA LINDA TORRONTES 2011
FINCA LA LINDA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
RESERVA MALBEC 2009
RESERVA SYRAH 2009
843706
914887
070904
914507
URBAN UCO MALBEC 2011
URBAN UCO TORRONTES 2011
B CRUX BLEND 2008
ALFA CRUX MALBEC 2008
BODEGAS PASCUAL TOSO | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Bodegas y Viñedos Pascual Toso is one of the most exciting and
promising Argentine wineries, remaining faithful to its principles:
tradition, authenticity, and innovation. The winery, founded in 1890,
produces wines ranging from entry level Malbec through to the
house icon, Magdalena, with the help of consulting winemaker Paul
Hobbs. Las Barrancas, located in the province of Mendoza, in the
Mendoza River highland is where more than 400 hectares belonging
to Toso are planted. The resulting wines are an expression of origin –
produced to attain the maximum regional characteristics and quality.
Julian Orti, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.bodegastoso.com.ar
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022, x414
920637
238329
920686
336131
LIMITED EDITION MALBEC 2010
RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
ALTA RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
FINCA PEDREGAL 2006
LAS PERDICES | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Las Perdices is a visionary, modern wine estate growing a wide
range of wines from its properties in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo (1,030 m
above sea level) and Barrancas, Maipú (730 m above sea level). The
sheer range and sublimely elegant, complex and food-friendly style of
these wines makes them particularly unique among Argentina’s
wineries today. Its signature reserve wines, Reserva Don Juan and
Tinamú, have recently received 91 and 92-point scores respectively in
Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate. Carlos Muñoz, President /
Winemaker, joins us at the Festival. www.lasperdices.com
Serendipity Wine Company, 604.408.4907.
429183
576280
695676
484626
DON JUAN RESERVA 2007
TINAMU 2007
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
TORRONTES 2011
grangeofprinceedward.com
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O. FOURNIER | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier’s mission is to become one of the most
outstanding high-quality group of wineries. It aims to achieve this
goal using the competitive advantages that its vineyards and the
weather offer, as well as technology and the relevant local and
international winemaking knowledge. Maria Karkazi, North American
Export Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.ofournier.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481 x222.
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920827
920868
173526
CAMINO DEL INCA MALBEC 2011
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LABORUM MALBEC 2011
LABORUM TORRONTES 2011
FAMILIA SCHROEDER | PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA
A quest for excellence in a singular terroir. Located in Patagonia,
land of extremes, where warm days, cool nights and proverbial winds
render high quality grapes with small berries and thick skins.
Schroeder boast a gravity flown, state-of-the-art winery that merges
gently into the landscape. Schroeder’s pioneering spirit and their
strong commitment to the land came together to transform a piece of
the wild and harsh Patagonian steppe into a modern wine producing
compound with the goal of obtaining the best possible sustainable
quality. Fossilized bones of a dinosaur discovered during the
construction inspired the brand name Saurus. Federico Boxaca,
Export Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.familiaschroeder.com
Whitehall Agencies, 604.488.4845
915231
466094
920942
526517
SAURUS SELECT PINOT NOIR 2009
SAURUS SELECT MALBEC 2009
SAURUS SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
DESEADO TORRONTES SPARKLING
FAMILIA ZUCCARDI | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Dynamic, all-questioning, forward thinking. These are the words used
to describe Zuccardi as a winemaking family. This leader in
Argentine winemaking has a core belief that good wines are made by
good people and healthy vineyards. They believe wines are a
reflection not only of the grapes, the soil, and the environment but
also of the passion and commitment of the people who work them
each day. Come by and try wines that truly reflect the passion of
Argentina. José Asensio, International Export Director, joins us at the
Festival. www.familiazuccardi.com
The Bacchus Group, 604.279.1500 x230.
228197
124941
920884
115691
SERIE A MALBEC 2010
ZETA 2007
CHAPEL HILL | MCLAREN VALE, AUSTRALIA
Chapel Hill owns and operates 44 hectares of vineyards and
purchases fruit from a select group of McLaren Vale and Adelaide
Hills vignerons. Since 2006 there have been a number of significant
changes within the business. Changes to vineyards, wine styles,
packaging and personnel have significantly contributed to a new look
for Chapel Hill that is totally dedicated to producing the best possible
quality range of wines that articulate the stylistic expression of the
region. Damien Smith, National Sales & Marketing Manager, joins us
at the Festival. www.chapelhillwine.com.au
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
690206
919837
839399
838144
PARSON’S NOSE SHIRAZ 2010
UNWOODED CHARDONNAY 2010
MCLAREN VALE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
MCLAREN VALE BUSH VINE GRENACHE 2010
DE BORTOLI | YARRA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
Established in 1928, renowned Australian family-owned company De
Bortoli Wines embodies a strong wine growing culture intent on
creating a sustainable business for future generations. The De Bortoli
philosophy is that great wine begins in the vineyard and should have
varietal detail and be a reflection of site and season. With
winemaking facilities across some of Australia’s best known wine
regions in Victoria and New South Wales, including the Riverina,
Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and King Valley, the company strives to
make genuinely interesting wine styles with a strong regional focus
that also offer outstanding value. Darren Blood, International Export
Director, joins us at the Festival. www.debortoli.com.au
Lifford Wine Agency, 604.681.0860 .
952580
336750
584755
920553
FAMILY SELECTION TRAMINER RIESLING 2010
FAMILY SELECTION PETITE SIRAH 2009
MELBA MIMI 2010
GULF STATION PINOT NOIR 2010
BLANC DE BLANCS
SERIE A BONARDA 2010
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EL PORVENIR DE LOS ANDES | SALTA, ARGENTINA
El Porvenir de los Andes is a family owned winery located in
Cafayate, Salta. The family’s 200 acres of vineyards are situated at an
incredible 5,700 feet above sea. The winery is dedicated to crafting
small quantities of exceptional wines with an annual production of
150,000 bottles. They believe that quality begins in the vineyards, and
so they maintain fanatical control and care throughout the process,
from planting to harvest. This care continues in the winery, where
they only work with the best state-of-the-art winemaking equipment.
Lucia Romero, Owner / Proprietor / Family Member, joins us at the
Festival. www.bodegaselporvenir.com/english/home.html
Patagonia Imports, 604.904.8686.
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EVANS & TATE | MARGARET RIVER, AUSTRALIA
In 1974, the Evans & Tate founders saw promise in a piece of land on
the northern bank of the Wilyabrup River. A site wisely selected for
its well-drained gravel soils, Mediterranean climate and maritime
location, it was planted to vines the following year. Nestled in the
heart of the Wilyabrup wine region, Evans & Tate is now surrounded
by a collection of the region’s equally iconic and historic vineyards.
Evans & Tate, along with being the #1 Margaret River Brand in
Australia by value, is consistently rated 5 Red Stars by James
Halliday. Garrick Harvison, Export Business Development Manager,
joins us at the Festival. www.mcwilliams.com.au
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022 x414.
587469
379149
926444
919241
MARGARET RIVER SHIRAZ 2010
MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY 2010
REDBROOK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
REDBROOK SHIRAZ 2009
GROOM | BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
Marschall Groom Cellars is a very small family winery situated in the
famous Barossa Valley region of South Australia. The winery
produces three varietals – Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Zinfandel –
under the label Groom. Frank Sinodinos, Export Director, joins us at
the Festival. www.groomwines.com
Mondia Alliance Canada, Inc., 778.554.6551.
naturally inspiring
Ucluelet, BC
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Escape to Bl ack Rock Oceanfront
Resort, a magical location on
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791392
498196
895441
920652
SHIRAZ 2008
ZINFANDEL 2009
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
COLBY RED 2010
HARDYS | VARIOUS, AUSTRALIA
Hardys sources fruit from the premium grape-growing regions of
Australia to craft wines of character and diversity. Over 150 years of
heritage is marked by six generations of inspiring characters, stories
and world-class innovation. Hardys’ reputation for uncompromising
quality has led to more than 2800 medals being awarded over the
past decade and wines enjoyed around the world. Great wine
doesn’t just happen. Great wine takes passion, dedication,
determination, expertise and vision. Experience their vision.
Experience Hardys. Ann-Marie Battista, Export Market Manager –
North America, joins us at the Festival.
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
975417
147926
605188
689455
HRB CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006
HRB RIESLING 2010
THE CHRONICLES BUTCHER’S GOLD SHIRAZ SANGIOVESE 2010
THE CHRONICLES THE GAMBLE CHARDONNAY PINOT GRIS
2010
622589
510248
031096
365403
MORSE CODE SHIRAZ 2010
PILLAR BOX RED 2009
DEAD LETTER OFFICE 2008
PILLAR BOX RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
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HENRY’S DRIVE VIGNERONS | PADTHAWAY, AUSTRALIA
Named after the proprietor of the 19th century mail coach service
that once ran through their property, Henry’s Drive Vignerons is the
wine operation established by Kim Longbottom and her late husband,
Mark. Individual sites were chosen within Padthaway that were most
suited to viticulture and have proven to consistently produce fruit
with great depth of colour, flavour and aroma. The wines are a
testament to Kim and Mark’s dedication to crafting fine wines from
Padthaway, one of Australia’s great wine growing regions. Kim
Longbottom, Proprietor, and Philip Kwan, General Manager, join us
at the Festival. www.henrysdrive.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
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INLAND TRADING CO. | BAROSSA VALLEY / CLARE VALLEY,
AUSTRALIA
Inland Trading Company (ITC) represents many fine Australian
producers. These producers are some of the best in our country and
have been selected from premium Australian producing regions.
Many of these are small. Finding the wines from some of these
producers domestically is sometimes hard. Many would not be in
some export markets without ITC’s assistance. The goal of ITC is to
supply wines with a great price quality ratio that always over deliver.
Greg Corra, Managing Director, joins us at the Festival.
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
942672
373845
598904
532580
gourmetwarehouse.ca
1340 E. Hastings St
604 253 3022
CHARLES CIMICKY RESERVE SHIRAZ 2008
KILIKANOON BLOCKS ROAD CABERNET 2009
ROLF BINDER HEINRICH 2008
TURKEY FLAT CABERNET 2009
JACOB’S CREEK | SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
It all started back in 1847 when Johann Gramp planted the first
commercial vineyard in the Barossa Valley. His first vintage was in
1850, and he committed to making wine in his small ironstone winery
by the banks of Jacob’s Creek for the rest of his days. On the original
site by the creek, which meanders through the folds of the Barossa
Ranges, Johann Gramp’s cellar still stands, preserving the heritage
of what is now Australia’s most successful wine enterprise. Jacob’s
Creek: the cradle of winemaking in the Barossa Valley since 1847.
Bernard Hickin, Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
www.jacobscreek.com
Corby Distilleries Limited, 778.296.4522
556696
715003
769430
085837
RESERVE BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2008
JOHANN SHIRAZ CABERNET 2006
RESERVE BAROSSA RIESLING 2011
ST. HUGO COONAWARRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
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KATNOOK | COONAWARRA, AUSTRALIA
Established in 1891 when John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra,
planted his first vines, Katnook Estate had its rebirth in 1967. Since
then, Katnook has earned and maintained a reputation as one of the
top wineries in Coonawarra, and indeed Australia. With a history of
producing more than great Cabernets (including Shiraz, Merlot,
Chardonnay), Katnook is one of only six wineries in all of Australia to
have three wines listed on Australia’s prestigious Langton’s
Classification of Australian wines. Derrick Butler, Export Director,
joins us at the Festival. www.katnookestate.com.au
Stile Wines, 604.255.2518
913582
263830
590471
905364
FOUNDER’S BLOCK CHARDONNAY 2009
FOUNDER’S BLOCK CABERNET / SHIRAZ 2009
ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
ESTATE MERLOT 2008
Open House: Harbour Centre
-> 515 West Hastings Street
MAJELLA | COONAWARRA, AUSTRALIA
Majella is a family winery situated on the famed Coonawarra Red
Strip. With over 660 awards at Australian and international wine
shows, 65 Trophies and other accolades, Majella has achieved an
enviable reputation as one of the most awarded small wineries in
Australia. The winety estate consists of 150 acres of premium grape
vines – and to this day continues the family tradition of Merino sheep
farming, producing 400 prime lambs on the Coonawarra property and
another 3000 on their farm at nearby Penola. Brian Lynn, Owner /
Director, joins us at the Festival. www.majellawines.com.au
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
185066
579904
017095
350595
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
SHIRAZ 2009
THE MUSICIAN CABERNET SHIRAZ 2010
SPARKLING SHIRAZ 2006
PENFOLDS | SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
The Penfolds range articulates an authentic voice of fine Australian
wine and celebrates a strong winemaking culture and heritage.
Penfolds was founded by a young English doctor, Dr. Christopher
Rawson Penfold, who emigrated to one of his country’s most distant
colonies over a century and a half ago. He was born in 1811 and
started Penfolds Winery more than 165 years ago. Matthew Lane,
Senior Wine Educator, joins us at the Festival. www.penfolds.com
Treasury Wine Estates, 604.408.2900
285544
611210
323766
217042
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THOMAS HYLAND SHIRAZ 2009
BIN 138 GRENACHE SHIRAZ MOURVEDRE 2007
BIN 128 SHIRAZ 2007
858456
755090
053199
794721
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RAZOR’S EDGE / FETISH WINES | MCLAREN VALE / BAROSSA
VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
The Razor’s Edge crew is a passionate and fun-loving group of people,
who are all about making wine and having a ball. They’ve been at it
since 2004 and are truly proud of their great wines. They have
consistently won awards and top ratings, but more importantly, have
been a part of many a wonderful moment. Fetish Wine was introduced
with the 2004 vintage “The Watcher,” a Barossa Valley Shiraz made by
Rolf Binder at his acclaimed Veritas Winery, wrapped up in cutting-edge
packaging. “Playmates” is a Barossa Valley blend of Shiraz, Grenache,
and Mataro with eye-catching black-and-white artwork. Rossco Lukje,
Vice President of Sales, joins us at the Festival. www.fetishwines.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
RAZOR’S EDGE SHIRAZ 2008
RAZOR’S EDGE SHIRAZ / GRENACHE 2008
FETISH WINES THE WATCHER 2008
FETISH WINES PLAYMATES 2008
ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARDS | MUDGEE, AUSTRALIA
Established in 2006, Robert Oatley Vineyards is the new family wine
company of Bob Oatley, who began his wine career in the 1960s and
quickly established a reputation as an innovative entrepreneurial wine
man, creating the Rosemount Estate brand that took the wine world by
storm. Robert Oatley’s vision is to make contemporary wine styles with a
sense of place, delivering more than value to the consumer as they lead
the next generation of popular wines. Combining exceptional vineyard
sourcing and a minimalist approach to winemaking creates wines with
natural, distinct varietal flavours and delicious texture. Daphne Christie,
Managing Director Canada, joins us at the Festival. www.robertoatley.ca
Trialto Wine Group, 778.331.8958
118505
118380
015958
157602
CHARDONNAY 2010
SHIRAZ 2009
GOLD BAND MUDGEE CHARDONNAY 2010
GOLD BAND MORNINGTON PENINSULA PINOT NOIR 2010
WIRRA WIRRA VINEYARDS | MCLAREN VALE, AUSTRALIA
Wirra Wirra produces classic McLaren Vale wines. The winery was
originally established in the 1890s and resurrected in 1969 by cousins
Greg and Roger Trott. The distinctive terroir and climate of the region
result in high-quality fruit for intensely flavoured table wines.
Stylistically, Wirra Wirra distinguished itself by producing wines of
elegance, balance and complexity. At Wirra Wirra, no idea is deemed
too big, outlandish or improbable; eccentricity has been the rule
rather than the exception and having fun is a serious business. Julian
Forwood, International Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.wirrawirra.com
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
019372
963116
019380
016014
SCRUBBY RISE SAUVIGNON BLANC / SEMILLON / VIOGNIER 2011
CATAPULT MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ / VIOGNIER 2010
CHURCH BLOCK CABERNET / SHIRAZ / MERLOT 2010
DEADRINGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
BACH IN EXCELSIS
The Art of the Motets
8 pm | Friday, April 6, 2012
Orpheum Theatre (Downtown)
Vancouver Chamber Choir & Ensemble | Pacifica Singers |
Jon Washburn & John William Trotter, conductors
Johann Sebastian Bach may be the greatest composer of all time and
his six magnificent motets may be the finest of all his choral works. Join
us for an evening of unparalleled grace, beauty and profundity.
Receive 20% off regular adult tickets! Quote the password WINEFEST
by phone, in person or write it in the “Promo Offers” box online.
1.855.985.ARTS (2787)
www.vancouverchamberchoir.com
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WOLF BLASS | BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
The Wolf Blass wine style has always been a unique and highly
distinguishable one. The strong focus on careful fruit sourcing,
fermentation, maturation and blending delivers lifted vibrant fruit
flavours, a soft, rounded palate and well-integrated tannins that are
the hallmarks of the total Wolf Blass range. George Samios, Fine
Wine Global PR Ambassador, joins us at the Festival.
www.wolfblass.com.au
Treasury Wine Estates, 604.408.2900
251876
190348
321927
120840
YELLOW LABEL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
WOLF BLASS GRAY LABEL SHIRAZ 2008
PREMIUM SELECTION CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
GOLD LABEL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
XANADU | MARGARET RIVER, AUSTRALIA
Xanadu has a long history of producing wines of distinction. By the
early ‘80s it was already winning awards and had begun establishing
a reputation as one of the finest wineries in the region, a reputation
that has been consolidated since the purchase of Xanadu Wines by
the Rathbone family in 2005. “In what can only be described as the
most remarkable comeback of recent wine history. Quite simply,
there is no Australian company whose wines have ascended as
swiftly as those of Xanadu.” Aaron Drummond, Marketing Manager,
joins us at the Festival. www.xanaduwines.com
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199, x119
181610
076141
808980
904599
An intriguing wine from New Zealand.
Artists express themselves through their work, and
winemakers are no different; they use grapes and the
land to express their creativity. So we believe it’s an ideal
match to combine our winemaker’s flair with the
exceptional artwork of New Zealand’s Martin Poppelwell.
The People’s Wine - handcrafted inside and out.
thepeopleswine.co.nz
facebook.com/ThePeoplesWine
Available at your local BC Liquor Store and private liquor stores.
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CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
NEXT OF KIN SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON 2010
CHARDONNAY 2009
YALUMBA | SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
Yalumba winery was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. He named his
small property yalumba, an aboriginal word meaning “all the land
around.” Today, the family tradition continues as Robert Hill Smith,
Samuel Smith’s great-great-grandson, heads this wine company. As
the oldest family run winery in Australia, the original 30 acres has
expanded to over 1,000 acres and Yalumba has developed an
enviable reputation worldwide as a producer of distinctive premium
quality wines from the Barossa Valley. Jane Ferrari, Winemaker, joins
us at the Festival. www.yalumba.com
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
563015
034066
531228
473645
ORGANIC SHIRAZ 2010
EDEN VALLEY VIOGNIER 2010
BUSH VINE GRENACHE 2010
“THE SIGNATURE” CABERNET SHIRAZ 2006
616110
912071
795898
699785
LITTLE YERING PINOT NOIR 2010
LITTLE YERING CHARDONNAY 2010
PINOT NOIR 2010
SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2008
BAILLIE-GROHMAN ESTATE WINERY | KOOTENAY DISTRICT, CANADA
Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery is named after one of the region’s
most legendary pioneers, William Baillie-Grohman. The winery is on
the edge of an emerging wine-growing area, in a unique
microclimate in the Kootenay district of British Columbia, in a
community called Creston. The approach is to produce small lots of
super-premium wine; everything is done by hand, from the farming to
picking and sorting at harvest. Grape production is maintained at a
low yield, with the aspiration of quality and concentrated flavours.
Bob Johnson, Proprietor, joins us at the Festival.
www.bailliegrohman.com
Vintage West Wine Marketing, 778.340.0645
125344
128298
672584
125336
GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2009
PINOT GRIS 2010
BLANC DE NOIR ROSÉ 2010
PINOT NOIR 2010
BLASTED CHURCH VINEYARDS | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Perched on a bluff overlooking Skaha Lake in the South Okanagan,
Blasted Church is a family-owned winery known in part for its quirky
labels. Dedicated to the production of 100% VQA wine from the
Okanagan Valley, Blasted Church has been acknowledged by Wine
Access magazine as one of the Top 20 Wineries in Canada. Following
on the heels of previous sucesses, the 2008 Cabernet/Merlot took
home the grand prize by winning Red Wine of the Year at the 2011 All
Canadian Wine Champinoships. Evelyn Campbell, Proprietor, joins us
at the Festival. www.blastedchurch.com
Blasted Church Vineyards, 604.803.5346
734541
037531
734475
711200
CABERNET / MERLOT 2008
MERLOT 2008
HATFIELD’S FUSE 2010
GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2011
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YERING STATION | YARRA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
Victoria’s first vineyard, Yering Station, is located in the heart of the
Yarra Valley, one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Planted with key
varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz, Yering Station remains
true to its heritage as a family-owned and operated winery dedicated
to producing wines of quality and distinction. Set in a stunning
location with breathtaking views, beautifully kept gardens and
dramatic architecture, Yering Station aims to offer a complete wine
and food experience. Darren Rathbone, Winemaker / CEO, joins us at
the Festival. www.yering.com
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199 x119.
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BURROWING OWL ESTATE WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY,
CANADA
Founder Jim Wyse is committed to balance, well beyond that of the
fine, world-class wines being produced. A kind of Hippocratic oath
(to do no harm) underlies the creative viticultural and enological
practices at Burrowing Owl. The winery and vineyard lie within one
of Canada’s most unique ecological systems, which includes the
northern-most tip of the Sonora Desert, on a southwest-tilting sandy
plateau near the north end of Osoyoos Lake. The combination of the
unique terroir and dedicated craftmanship has resulted in critical
acclaim and consumer demand for Burrowing Owl’s wines since the
first vintage in 1997. Chris Wyse, President, joins us at the Festival.
www.burrowingowlwine.ca
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
178806
556621
178749
178897
CHARDONNAY 2009
CABERNET FRANC 2009
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
ATHENE 2009
158311
158147
JACKSON-TRIGGS OKANAGAN ESTATE | OKANAGAN VALLEY,
CANADA
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate’s vineyards sit on a 410-acre site
called the Osoyoos Lake Bench in the Okanagan Valley. Located
along striking mountain slopes that stretch above Osoyoos Lake, the
vineyards enjoy plentiful sunlight thanks to the slope’s south-western
exposure. The Jackson-Triggs SunRock Vineyard is ideally situated to
produce rich and robust red wines that capture the Okanagan terroir.
Jackson Triggs carries the distinction of being voted “Best Canadian
Winery” 21 times in the past decade. The success of Jackson Triggs
stems from the founders’ vision: making outstanding Canadian wine
for great value through an emphasis on strong teamwork. Derek
Kontkanen, Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
115394
365882
GRAY MONK ESTATE WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
The Heiss family moved to the Okanagan Valley from Europe via
Edmonton, Alberta, with dreams of owning a successful vineyard. In
1972, George and Trudy Heiss were at the front of the line presenting
their request to be allowed to make (and sell) wine from their own
grapes. That began the Estate Winery program – which many believe
was the turning point for British Columbia wines. Steven Heiss,
Director of Marketing, joins us at the Festival. www.graymonk.com
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009 x321.
118638
321604
573469
765941
ESTATE PINOT GRIS 2010
ESTATE RIESLING 2010
ODYSSEY ROSÉ BRUT
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HESTER CREEK ESTATE WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Hester Creek’s 85-acre vineyard enjoys an enviable position in the
coveted “Golden Mile” of Oliver, BC. The nucleus is now assembled:
winemaker Rob Summer’s meticulous attention to detail; Mark
Sheridan’s practised eye on the vines; and the teams in the vineyard
and tasting room. Together they produce award-winning wines that
are “truly remarkable.” The Next Chapter is not just new packaging –
it’s a 23,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art winery and cellar, full
demonstration kitchen, six deluxe suites high above the vineyard with
a panoramic view of the valley below, and Terrafina Restaurant. Rob
Summers, Head Winemaker / Partner, joins us at the Festival.
www.hestercreek.com
Peacock & Martin, 604.689.9462.
133124
467332
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CHARACTER WHITE VQA 2010
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593129
GOLD SERIES CABERNET SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2008
GOLD SERIES SUNROCK VINEYARD CABERNET
SAUVIGNON 2009
SILVER SERIES SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
SILVER SERIES VIOGNIER 2009
LAKE BREEZE VINEYARD & WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY,
CANADA
Lake Breeze Vineyards is located on the beautiful Naramata Bench
just north of Penticton. It has been described as the most idyllic
setting for a winery in British Columbia due to the lake view it has
from the tasting room and patio, and its dramatic vineyard which
seemingly flows into the lake below. The mature vines, along with
sandy soils, daily breezes from the lake and west facing slopes for
maximum sun exposure, provide winemaker Garron Elmes with the
best fruit possible for their portfolio of wines. Garron Elmes, Head
Winemaker, joins us at the Festival. www.lakebreeze.ca
Peacock & Martin, 604.689.9462
500322
145532
568709
353805
PINOT BLANC VQA 2010
TEMPEST VQA 2007 / 2008
PINOT GRIS VQA 2010
SEVEN POPLARS PINOT NOIR VQA 2009
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LE VIEUX PIN / LA STELLA | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Enotecca is made up of two wineries, Le Vieux Pin and La Stella.
Their philosophy is to create exceptional wines with the finest fruits.
Organic methods, as well as sustainability, are kept in mind every
step of the way. The cleaner the fruit, the better the wine. The best
winemaking equipment and the best French barrels have been
selected to ensure that they create exceptional wines. The expertise
of the winemaker and the vineyard manager guarantees the highest
quality. Rasoul Salehi, Executive Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.levieuxpin.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
229112
151621
151365
151274
LE VIEUX PIN AVA (WHITE RHÔNE BLEND) 2010
LE VIEUX PIN SYRAH 2009
LA STELLA FORTISSIMO (CABERNET / MERLOT /
SANGIOVESE) 2008
LA STELLA MAESTOSO MERLOT 2008
MISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Located in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Mission
Hill Family Estate is world renowned for its award-winning wines,
stunning setting and architecture, and Terrace Restaurant. Honoured
as one of the Top Five Winery Restaurants globally, the restaurant
and epicurean program is led by the culinary team, Chefs Matthew
Batey and Riley Bennett. Majestic mountains, scenic lakes and lush
orchards encase the winery’s dramatic architecture and culminate in
a setting that celebrates wine, food, and the arts. John Simes,
Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
174060
677658
803650
584581
PERPETUA 2009
RESERVE PINOT GRIS 2010
SELECT LOT COLLECTION SYRAH 2009
RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2010
NK’MIP CELLARS | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Nk’Mip Cellars is the first aboriginal-owned and operated winery
dedicated to crafting premium VQA wines in the Okanagan Valley. The
winery and vineyards are situated on spectacular bench land owned by
the Osoyoos Indian Band. The area hosts Canada’s only pocket desert,
with the vineyard providing a spectacular contrast to the tumbleweed
and sage landscape. Visitors enjoy a magical time at Nk’Mip Cellars,
which is open daily for tours and wine tastings. The winery celebrates
the heritage and history of the Band and the region through special
events and artefact displays throughout the peak touring season. Randy
Picton, Senior Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
138297
626424
064725
988535
RIESLING 2010
PINOT NOIR 2010
QWAM QWMT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
QWAM QWMT RIESLING ICEWINE 2010
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PAINTED ROCK ESTATE WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Painted Rock sits on a spectacular bench overlooking the eastern
shore of Skaha Lake in Penticton. This 60-acre property has a unique
microclimate that is particularly suited to the production of premium
wines. With a dedication to quality and a respect for the terroir,
Painted Rock embraces the traditions of the old world and the
exciting developments of the new world. The Okanagan has been
producing good wines; now there is an opportunity to produce great
wines. Painted Rock is particularly optimistic about its role in this
exciting winemaking community. John Skinner, Proprietor, joins us at
the Festival. www.paintedrock.ca
Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd., 604.926.0606
130997
130989
512319
468900
CHARDONNAY 2010
SYRAH 2009
MERLOT 2009
RED ICON 2009
PELLER ESTATES | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Over 45 years ago, a Hungarian immigrant named Andrew Peller
opened a modest winery in British Columbia. He situated his
vineyards in the Okanagan Valley, which has since been recognized
around the globe as a fertile wine-growing region. This is where he
planted the roots of a dream: a dream to offer Canadians world-class
wines that were proudly produced from Canadian-grown grapes. He
realized that dream and now nearly five decades later, Andrew Peller
is considered a pioneer in the evolution of the successful Canadian
wine industry. Stephanie Leinemann, Winemaker, joins us at the
Festival. www.peller.com
Andrew Peller Ltd, 604.267.9463
186049
618306
618322
618314
PINOT GRIS 2010
MERLOT 2009
PRIVATE RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2009
POPLAR GROVE WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Poplar Grove Winery is a boutique, family-owned winery located on
the slopes of the Naramata Bench, just outside Penticton, BC. It
began in 1993 as a quintessential garage winery. Ian Sutherland was
inspired by the region’s ability to produce exceptional fruit and
dedicated the entire property to premium grape production; their
family-owned estate-grown fruit. Today, Poplar Grove has entered an
era of reinvention. The new estate winery opened in July 2011 and is
a beautiful spot to enjoy a glass of Poplar Grove Wines. Ian
Sutherland, General Manager and Executive Winemaker, joins us at
the Festival. www.poplargrove.ca
Trialto Wine Group, 778.331.8958
237313
873422
674580
750083
CABERNET FRANC 2008
MERLOT 2008
THE LEGACY 2007
CHARDONNAY 2010
QUAILS’ GATE WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Quails’ Gate Winery is nestled in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
Owned and operated by the Stewart Family, pioneering horticulturists
for over 100 years, Quails’ Gate is internationally recognized as a top
producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They, along with the winery’s
other products, have garnered more than their share of national and
international awards and accolades. Visit them daily, year round in
their Wineshop and Old Vines Restaurant for a unique taste of the
Okanagan. Tyler Galts, Chief Operations Officer, joins us at the
Festival. www.quailsgate.com
Quails’ Gate Winery, 250.769.4451
391854
639641
639658
639617
CHENIN BLANC 2010
STEWART FAMILY RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2009
STEWART FAMILY RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2009
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
PRIVATE RESERVE RIESLING 2010
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OSOYOOS LAROSE | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Osoyoos Larose was named to reflect a unique partnership:
“Osoyoos” refers to the vineyard’s location in British Columbia,
owned by Constellation Brands Canada; “Larose” to Château
Gruaud-Larose, owned by Groupe Taillan in Bordeaux, France.
French-trained winemaker and viticulturist Pascal Madevon
relocated to Canada in 2002 to create classic Bordeaux-style wines
that express the rich and exceptional terroir of the South Okanagan
Valley. The winery produces two wines: Le Grand Vin, first made from
the 2001 harvest; and Pétales d’Osoyoos, first made from the 2004
vintage. The wines are available in limited release in select markets
around the world. Pascal Madevon, Vineyard & Winery Manager,
joins us at the Festival.
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
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RED ROOSTER WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Red Rooster Winery is located above BC’s beautiful Okanagan Lake
along the Naramata Bench in Penticton. This area is famous for its
southwestern exposure and unique microclimate. The wines are
crafted with a gentle approach and minimal intervention during the
winemaking process. While specific processes vary from varietal to
varietal, all of the wines are fruit froward, intended to bring out the
best features of the Okanagan. Karen Gillis, Winemaker, joins us at
the Festival. www.redroosterwinery.com
Andrew Peller Ltd, 604.267.9463
498824
399733
533208
615591
CHARDONNAY 2010
RESERVE GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2010
RESERVE MERITAGE 2009
RESERVE PINOT GRIS 2010
ROAD 13 VINEYARDS | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Road 13 Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located
between Osoyoos and Oliver, at Highway 97 and Road 13 on the
Okanagan Valley’s historic “Golden Mile.” The winery receives
ongoing critical acclaim for making wines that many feel are a
quintessential expression of Okanagan Valley terroir. At Road 13, they
firmly believe that the effort that takes place in the vineyard is
reflected in the wines. They believe that winemaking is about
creating a bottle that, when opened, conveys a sense of place.
Pamela Luckhurst, Proprietor, joins us at the Festival.
www.road13vineyards.com
Road 13 Vineyards, 250.498.8330
078915
450890
164681
045922
ROCKPILE 2009
OLD VINES CHENIN BLANC 2010
STEMWINDER 2010
FIFTH ELEMENT 2009
SANDHILL | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
To create great wine you must first start with the soil and the vines.
Their very first focus at Sandhill is in the vineyards. Each vineyard
has been carefully selected for its unique characteristics and
distinctive traits. One distinct vineyard. One distinct wine experience.
Howard Soon, Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
www.sandhillwines.ca
Andrew Peller Ltd, 604.267.9463
kimcrawfordwines.co.nz
facebook.com/kimcrawfordwines
Available at your local BC Liquor Store
and private liquor stores.
Please drink responsibly.
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318345
620351
SMALL LOTS SINGLE BLOCK CHARDONNAY 2010
SMALL LOTS SINGLE BLOCK MERLOT 2009
SMALL LOTS VIOGNIER 2010
SMALL LOTS ONE 2009
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BLACK SAGE VINEYARD CABERNET FRANC 2009
STELLER’S JAY 2007
PIPE (PORT STYLE) 2007
THORNHAVEN ESTATE | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Elevated on the slopes of Little Giant’s Head Mountain, Thornhaven is
fronted by flourishing vineyards and cloaked in quiet surroundings.
The courtyard patio overlooks the picturesque landscape of
Summerland’s orchard-laden valley floor and distant rolling
mountains. To the east lie striking panoramas of sparkling Okanagan
Lake, forested hills, and fertile emerald benchlands. Inspired by the
breathtaking setting and a love of the grape, Thornhaven craft wines
that are appreciated by novices and connoisseurs alike. Their
approach to winemaking, careful and passionate, exposes the
natural qualities and intricate characteristics of the fruit that
produces their elegant vintages. Jack and Jan Fraser, Owners /
Winemakers, join us at the Festival. www.thornhaven.com
Peacock & Martin, 604.689.9462.
731661
122044
860445
037325
GEWÜRZTRAMINER VQA 2010
MERLOT RESERVE VQA 2009
PINOT NOIR VQA 2009
PINOT GRIS VQA 2010
TINHORN CREEK VINEYARDS | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver BC, in the
famed Golden Mile wine-growing district. As the number one winery
destination evoking classic south Okanagan terroir, Tinhorn Creek
proudly offers 100% estate-grown wines, growing grapes on both the
Black Sage and Golden Mile benches. As the first winery in Canada
to support carbon neutral measures, Tinhorn Creek continues their
commitment to land stewardship, conservation and environmentally
sustainable practices. Tinhorn Creek offers an unrivalled visitor
experience including a self-guided tour, wines that rank among the
best in the world, and since spring 2011, Miradoro Restaurant.
Sandra Oldfield, Owner & Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
www.tinhorn.com
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, 250.498.3743
307157
153213
530717
53068
OLDFIELD SERIES 2 BENCH WHITE 2010
OLDFIELD SERIES MERLOT 2008
CABERNET FRANC 2009
PINOT GRIS 2010
TAWSE WINERY | NIAGARA, ONTARIO, CANADA
Tawse is a family-owned and operated estate winery situated on the
lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment. It unites traditional
winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology to create
wines of exceptional elegance, depth, and character. Fruit is
harvested from old-growth, low-yield vines and gently handled using
natural gravity flow and litosphere geothermic energy. They apply
rigorous organic and biodynamic methods to every aspect of wine
production; Ecocert and Demeter seals now appear on all Tawse
vintages made from the biodynamic vineyards. In 2010, Tawse was
named Canadian Winery of the Year by Wine Access magazine, with
a record five gold medals. Paul Pender, Winemaker, joins us at the
Festival. www.tawsewinery.ca
Tawse Winery, 905.562.9500
204511
913764
913814
913897
RIESLING 2010
ROBYN’S BLOCK ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2009
ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2009
CHERRY AVENUE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2009
M. CHAPOUTIER | RHÔNE VALLEY, FRANCE
With roots in the Rhône Valley dating back to 1808, eight generations
of the Chapoutier family have contributed to making the best wine
possible in the south of France. Now Michel Chapoutier heads the
company and it is his values of superlative winemaking, heritage and
sustainability that lead the winery forward. Love for vines, passion for
the expression of soils and an awareness of the need to respect the
earth have led Chapoutier to adopt biodynamic and organic
cultivation methods in all of their estate-owned vineyards. Pierre
Adrien Fleurant, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.chapoutier.com
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884.
175042
092569
476846
432385
DOMAINE DE BILA HAUT BLANC 2010
TAVEL BEAUREVOIR 2010
BELLERUCHE ROUGE 2009
LA BERNARDINE 2009
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SUMAC RIDGE ESTATE WINERY | OKANAGAN VALLEY, CANADA
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery is the oldest operating estate winery in
British Columbia. Perched on a rocky knoll in Summerland with views
of orchards, vineyards and Okanagan Lake, Sumac Ridge sources
abundant grapes from acreage in an ideal climate. The Okanagan
Valley area enjoys long sunny days and extended growing seasons.
Cultivating superior grapes, Sumac Ridge became one of the first
Canadian producers of “liquid gold” icewine and the introducer of
Meritage, a complex Bordeaux blend. The illustrious winery produces
pure varietals including a broad range of cool-weather whites and
reds: Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet
Franc. Jason James, Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
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CLOS DU MONT-OLIVET | RHÔNE VALLEY, FRANCE
The wines of this estate, which traces its history back to 1547, are
among the finest of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Run by the esteemed
Sabon family, Clos du Mont-Olivet is made in a traditional style:
partial destemming of grapes, crushing and fermenting in concrete
vats, and aging in large foudres. Making wine is a family affair at Clos
du Mont Olivet: the three Sabon brothers – Jean-Claude, Pierre and
Bernard – have run the domaine for the last 30 years, with their
children now playing a role. The wines are composed predominantly
of Grenache, with Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault completing the
blend. David Sabon, Vineyard Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.clos-montolivet.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
920835
56804-B
56804-C
846352
LA SABONITÉ
CÔTES DU RHÔNE FONT DE BLANCHE 2009
CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2009
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2008
COMPAGNIE MÉDOCAINE DES GRANDS CRUS | BORDEAUX,
FRANCE
Over the past 30 years, Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus has
established itself as one of the most respected merchants in the
Bordeaux wine trade, both in France and abroad. A major allocator of
many Bordeaux first growths, Compagnie Medocaine des Grands
Crus proudly lists numerous prestigious growths sourced from the
best soils of Bordeaux. As well, they are a solid distributor of
exclusive and carefully selected petits châteaux chosen from among
the 57 Bordeaux appellations for their quality. Guillaume Clarke,
Regional Export Manager for the Americas, joins us at the Festival.
www.medocaine.com/en/
International Cellars, 604.713.0833.
135665
530584
419283
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CHÂTEAU LA MAROUTINE ROUGE PREMIERES CÔTES DE
BORDEAUX 2008
CHÂTEAU DUBOURG ST. EMILION 2009
CHÂTEAU CASTERA MÉDOC 2006
CHÂTEAU LA MAROAUTINE BLANC PREMIERES CÔTES DE
BORDEAUX 2010
555177
174664
595710
LES GRANDS CHAIS DE FRANCE | ALSACE / BORDEAUX /
LANGUEDOC, FRANCE
Founded in 1979, les Grands Chais de France have become one of the
top French wine negociants in the world. Les Grand Chais de France
is present and active in renowned French vineyards from Alsace to
Bordeaux, with respect for tradition and regional know-how. They are
conscious of their responsibilities and ever-vigilant that they must
respect the individual and protect the environment.Today, the group
has become the leading private winemaker in France. They bring the
Festival a selection reflecting the diversity of France with wines from
J.P. Chenet, Maison Calvet, Château Laroque, Domaine de la Baume
and Helfrich. Christophe Truin, Export Manager, joins us at the
Festival.
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
497412
580449
044032
921031
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915470
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HELFRICH GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2010
JP CHENET SPARKLING ROSÉ
CALVET RESERVE MERLOT CABERNET BORDEAUX 2010
LA BAUME CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
MAISONS & DOMAINES HENRIOT | BURGUNDY/ CHAMPAGNE,
FRANCE
Bouchard Père et Fils winery started in 1731 and was purchased in
1995 by the Henriot group. It remains, however, a family-owned
business driven by quality. Luc Bouchard, Export Director & Family
Member, joins us at the Festival. www.bouchard-pereetfils.com
Grady Wine Marketing, 604.269.3122
025270
025346
366500
DELAS FRÈRES | RHÔNE, FRANCE
Founded over 160 years ago in 1835, Delas Frères is among the most
prestigious wineries in the Rhône Valley and recognized as one of the
leading Rhône producers. Delas Frères is rated as one of the top
Rhône houses by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate. Hervé Robert,
Export Director, joins us at the Festival. www.delas.com
David Herman & Son, 604.737.0018
CÔTES DU VENTOUX 2010
CROZES HERMITAGE LES LAUNES 2010
HERMITAGE MARQUISE DE LA TOURETTE 2009
WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS CHAMPS ROYAUX 2010
HENRIOT BRUT SOUVERAIN
BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS BEAUNE DU CHÂTEAU
ROUGE PREMIER CRU 2008
FLEURIE – VILLA PONCIAGO LA RESERVE 2010
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CHABLIS ST-MARTIN 2010
CHABLIS 1ER CRU LES VAILLONS VV 2007
PINOT NOIR DE LA CHEVALIÈRE 2010
CHABLIS GRAN CRU LES BLANCHOTS DOMAINE LAROCHE 2009
MAISON LOUIS LATOUR | BURGUNDY, FRANCE
The family-run company of Maison Louis Latour is one of the most
highly respected negociants-eleveurs in Burgundy. Founded in 1797,
it is renowned throughout the world for the quality of its red and
white wines and has built a reputation for tradition and innovation.
www.louislatour.com Mark Allen, International Export Director, joins
us at the Festival.
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
367649
849067
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DOMAINES PAUL MAS | LANGUEDOC, FRANCE
Jean-Claude Mas is perhaps the most open-minded French
winemaker there is. He offers a New World approach to winemaking
from two distinct wine-growing regions within the LanguedocRoussillon: Pezenas where the primary objective is to create fruitdriven, approachable red wines; and Limoux, where the emphasis is
on cooler climate styles, particularly whites, with clear varietal
character and elegant structure. Excellence in viticulture and
winemaking combined with first-rate marketing enable Domaine Paul
Mas to produce a core range of elegant Vin de Pays d’Oc varietals
and quality AOC wines under the range of Domaine and Château
identities. Jean De Castelnau, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009, x321
772178
151100
644336
176545
CLOS DES MURES 2010
VIOGNIER 2010
GARDEMIEL VINEYARD MALBEC 2010
MAS DES TANNES ORGANIC CABERNET / MOURVEDRE /
GRENACHE CÔTEAU DE BESILLES 2010
HENRY FESSY ST. AMOUR 2010
SIMONNET-FEBVRE CHABLIS 2009
MEURSAULT 1ER CRU CHÂTEAU DE BLAGNY 2009
CÔTE DE BEAUNE VILLAGES 2009
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DOMAINE LAROCHE | CHABLIS, FRANCE
The Laroche story starts in Chablis in 1850, when Jean-Victor
Laroche planted his first plot of vines. The Domaine Laroche is
housed in the Obédiencerie monastery, which dates back to the 9th
century, while the vineyard lies in the heart of Chablis, covering 100
hectares of some of the finest terroirs in the Appellation, including
Premiers and Grands Crus, where Chardonnay reveals finesse and
elegance. Jean-François Coté, Export Manager, joins us at the
Festival. www.larochewines.com
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199 x119.
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PERRIN ET FILS | RHÔNE VALLEY, FRANCE
The Perrin family owns vineyards in some of the best terroirs of the
Southern Rhône valley; Château Beaucastel, in Châteauneuf-duPâpe, is the flagship estate of the family. Five generations have
succeeded at the head of the winery with one aim in mind: to make
the best wine possible respecting the terroir and the different
varieties. The family’s philosophy has been consistently simple: to
farm the vineyard in the most natural way, producing fine wines that
express the terroir at its best. Cesar Perrin, Winemaker, joins us at
the Festival. www.domaineperrin.com
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009, x321
585315
614503
913509
277988
“LES CHRISTINS” VACQUEYRAS 2009
COUDOULET DE BEAUCASTEL RED 2009
CAIRANNE PEYRE BLANCHE 2009
BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2009
PFAFFENHEIM | ALSACE, FRANCE
Nestled in the famous vineyard region of southern Alsace, by the
Vosges mountains, lies The Cave de Pfaffenheim. Its Steinert
vineyards covers roughly 96 acres and is located on the western side
of Pfaffenheim, on the plain below the limestone cliffs that dominate
the area. The Cave Vinicole de Pfaffenheim was created in 1957 by a
small group of growers who decided to get together and join forces
in order to work more efficiently. Today, the Cave de Pfaffenheim has
230 members in the surrounding areas and harvests over 250
hectares. Bernard Nast, Brand Sommelier, joins us at the Festival.
www.pfaffenheim.com
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009 x321
615898
147280
740464
788828
STEINERT GRAND CRU GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2009
STEINERT GRAND CRU PINOT GRIS 2009
GENTIL DE PFAFF 2010
PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2010
DOMAINE ROGER SABON | RHÔNE VALLEY, FRANCE
Domaine Roger Sabon in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a true family
domaine. Roger Sabon created the domaine in 1952. His sons JeanJacques, Denis and Gilbert are all involved, as are Julien and
Delphine, children of Denis, and Didier Négon, oenologist and JeanJacques’ son-in-law. The wines of the Domaine are the fruit of an
intimate dialogue between the winemaker and each portion of the
land. They maintain the old traditions and alchemy of the wine cellar,
revealing the secrets and subtle potentialities of the vines. Their
winemaking involves a century-old savoir faire that preserves and
expresses the different aromatic nuances of each grape. Didier
Négron, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.roger-sabon.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
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CÔTES DU RHÔNE ROUGE 2010
CHAPELLE DE MAILLAC LIRAC ROUGE 2010
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES OLIVETS 2009
DOMAINE DE LA SOLITUDE | RHÔNE VALLEY, FRANCE
Domaine de la Solitude is one of the oldest family-owned and
operated estates in the world, established around 1450 by the
Barberini family. The exceptional quality of their wines results from a
long historical tradition and a terroir blessed by the gods. The
vineyards grow on a soil of rolled pebbles from the Villafranchienne
period and is one of the most beautiful terroirs in Châteauneuf-duPape. The AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the basis of their world-wide
reputation. These cuvées come from a very strict selection of the
domaine’s best parcels and are only produced when the vintage
allows. Jean Lançon, Owner, joins us at the Festival.
www.domaine-solitude.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
213892
428920
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CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE BARBERINI 2001
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RESERVE SECRETE 2001
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE TRADITION BLANC 2010
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE TRADITION ROUGE 2009
BALTHASAR RESS | RHEINGAU, GERMANY
The Ress family has been producing fine Riesling in the Rheingau
since 1870. This region is one of the most famous regions for Riesling
in the world. No other white grape variety reflects the characteristics
of its vineyard as precisely as Riesling does. With the diversity of
styles, Balthasar Ress Rieslings are delicious with all kinds of food
and can also be enjoyed solo. Clemens Von Eltz, Export Director, joins
us at the Festival. www.balthasar-ress-de
David Herman & Son, 604.737.0018
250506
050856
716688
566786
RHEINGAU RIESLING 2010
HATTENHEIMER SCHUTZENHAUS RIESLING KABINETT 2010
HATTENHEIM ENGELMANNSBERG RIESLING TROCKEN 2010
HATTENHEIM ENGELMANNSBERG RIESLING EISWEIN 2004
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HENKELL | VARIOUS, GERMANY
Adam Henkell (1801-1866) founded a wine merchants in Mainz in 1832
and laid the foundations for today’s company, Henkell & Co. His
grandson, Otto Henkell, achieved a breakthrough on the national and
international market with the creation of the brand product Henkell
Trocken at the end of the 19th century. Today Henkell & Co. is
Germany’s largest and most modern sparkling wine cellar, as well as
the parent company of two of Germany’s renowned wineries:
Deinhard and Schloss Johannisberg. Jasmin Kettenbach,
Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
122689
410191
008094
901173
TROCKEN
ROSÉ
DEINHARD GREEN LABEL RIESLING 2010
ADAM HENKELL CHARDONNAY
SCHLOSS REINHARTSHAUSEN | RHEINGAU, GERMANY
Schloss Reinhartshausen (Reinhartshausen Castle) has been known
for their production of rare and majestic German Rieslings since 1337.
With a combined total of 203 acres of vineyard, Schloss
Reinhartshausen is the largest privately owned wine estate in the
Rheingau. This magnificent estate on the banks of the Rhine has
been key in the Rheingau’s reputation as a source of some of the
world’s greatest white wines. Sometimes referred to as the Kings of
German Riesling, these full-bodied, luxurious wines are exceptional in
richness and depth. Andrea Besslich, Export Manager, joins us at the
Festival. www.schloss-reinhartshausen.de
Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc., 604.608.1892
747832
219147
892430
820662
PRINZ VON PREUSSEN RIESLING MEDIUM DRY
(HALBTROCKEN) 2010
ESTATE RIESLING DRY 2010
SPÄTLESE 2007
PINOT NOIR DRY 2007
YARDEN / GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY | GALILEE, ISRAEL
Sitting atop the Upper Galilee mountain range at Kibbutz Yiron, Galil
Mountain’s innovatively designed winery is committed to revitalizing
the region’s rich history of winemaking. Over 2,000 years ago, the
mountain range – one of Israel’s highest – was a choice location for
the cultivation of quality grapevines. Today, the area’s topography,
soil and climate make it an ideal home for Galil Mountain Winery.
Golan Heights Winery released its first Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon in
1984 from 8-year-old vineyards. Yarden wines were received with
much critical acclaim and were recognized as Israel’s first worldclass wines. Eyal Franco, Export Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.golanheights.co.il www.galilmountain.co.il
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
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YARDEN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
YARDEN MOUNT HERMAN RED 2008
GALIL MOUNTAIN VIOGNIER 2010
GALIL MOUNTAIN PINOT NOIR 2009
ACCORDINI IGINO | VENETO, ITALY
A third-generation winemaker, Guido Accordini is a master of the
Ripassa style and the Corvina grape varietal. The history of “Igino
Accordini” began in 1821, when the grandfather of the current
owners inherited a piece of land in Valpolicella. In the 1960s, the
father of the current owners planted Corvina grapes, a local grape
variety and built a new cellar for high-quality wine production. Today,
Accordini is known for high quality, innovation, and experimentation.
Accordini’s vineyards are the result of meticulous studies and
selections conducted by skilled technicians to obtain the maximum of
quality and typicality. Ilaria Accordini, Winery Owner, joins us at the
Festival. www.accordini.it
Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc., 604.608.1892
630764
540088
573485
200808
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE LE BESSOLE 2009
RIPASSO VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE CLASSICO 2008
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA – LE BESSOLE 2006
RECIOTO CLASSICO LE VIOLE 2007
BISOL DESIDERIO & FIGLI | VALDOBBIADENE, ITALY
The first traces of the Bisol family in the heart of the Prosecco D.O.C
area dates back to the 16th century. The Bisol winery is still a familyrun business on over 125 hectares, located on 35 farms in the best
areas of the denomination. The flagship is three hectares in the
Cartizze summit of the hill, the most valuable vineyards of Italy. Bisol
continues to be passed down from father to son and to share tasks
among the executive members of the family: a strong family unit that
gives strength to this historic company. Matteo Bisol, President –
House of Bisol, joins us at the Festival. www.jeio.it & www.bisol.it
VonAlbrecht & Associates, 604.273.5455
350918
503912
868794
921296
JEIO ROSÉ CUVÉE
JEIO CUVÉE EXTRA DRY
JEIO COLMEI PROSECCO VALDOBBIADENE
BISOL CREDE VALDOBBIADENE 2010
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CANTINA BREGANZE | VENETO, ITALY
Winegrowing in the Breganze area has its roots in ancient times.
Even before the Roman period, this area was inhabited by
populations who farmed the land. It was, however, the Benedictine
monks who, around the year 1000 AD, introduced intensive wine
growing and made this beautiful area into what it is today. In 1950,
121 winegrowers got together to combine their work and great
passion for wine and formed Cantina Beato Bartolomeo Breganze.
Guiseppe Sartori, Commercial Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.cantinabreganze.it
Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc., 604.608.1892
335414
370809
335893
335463
PROSECCO EXTRA-DRY VINO SPUMANTE
ROSA DE SERA VINO SPUMANTE EXTRA-DRY
SAVARDO PINOT NERO 2010
KILO CABERNET RISERVA 2009
DAMILANO | PIEDMONT, ITALY
Damilano is one of the historical Barolo producing farms, founded
over a century ago by Guiseppe Borgogno. The tradition was
continued by his son-in-law Giacomo Damilano and his children, until
it was passed on to his four grandchildren, who very attentively
manage their forefathers’ land today. The wines are renowned for
their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the
strictness and passion that accompany all of the company’s
activities. The vineyards are situated in the most famous crus of the
Langa region: Cannubi, Liste, Fossati and Brunate, which are almost
entirely cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo. Giuseppe Cristini, Export
Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.cantinedamilano.it
Stile Wines, 604.255.2518
362616
009456
854620
382499
LANGHE ARNEIS DOCG 2010
NEBBIOLO D’ALBA 2009
BAROLO “LECINQUEVIGNE” DOCG 2006
BAROLO BRUNATE CANNUBI DOCG 2006
ENOTECA DE RHAM | VARIOUS, ITALY
Distinctive. Authentic. Italian. The Enoteca de Rham has been
selecting and exporting a portfolio of exceptional Italian estates for
over 40 years. Barbara de Rham will be behind the booth pouring
some of her favourite producers! Come by and discover wines that
stand out amongst Italy’s best known. Barbara de Rham, Proprietor,
joins us at the Festival.
Liberty Merchant Company, 604.739.7804
577528
616052
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INAMA SOAVE CLASSICO 2010
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INAMA BRADISISMO (CABERNET) VENETO IGT 2007
MARCHESI DE’ FRESCOBALDI | TUSCANY, ITALY
700 years of wine history: a Florentine family with thirty generations
dedicated to the production of great Tuscan wines, 5,000 hectares of
estate properties, over 1,000 hectares of estate vineyards, five
estates in Tuscany, and a quality distribution network in over 65
countries worldwide. A Frescobaldi style that brings together
tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious
Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the
local land, focusing on the highest quality for its grapes, and
investing in communications and in the professional calibre of its
personnel. Stefano Benini, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.frescobaldi.it
Grady Wine Marketing, 604.269.3122
835645
380824
333989
107276
ATTEMS PINOT GRIGIO IGT VENEZIA GIULIA 2010
TENUTA DI CASTIGLIONI IGT TOSCANA (CABERNET) 2009
CASTELGIOCONDO BRUNELLO 2006
NIPOZZANO RISERVA CHIANTI RUFINA DOCG 2008
MASI AGRICOLA S.P.A. | VENETO, ITALY
The history of Masi Agricola is the history of its vineyards around
Verona, in the Venetian region. The name derives from Vaio dei Masi,
the first vineyard acquired by the Boscaini family, Masi’s owners, in
the 18th century. Masi produces only prestigious Venetian wines from
native grape varieties, combining traditional winemaking techniques
with modern technology. The results are designed to emphasize the
personality of each single product while maintaining a recognisable
Venetian style. Raffaele Boscaini, Commercial Director & Masi
Technical Group Coordinator, joins us at the Festival. www.masi.it
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022 x414.
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MASIANCO PINOT GRIGIO 2010
BROLO CAMPOFIORIN ORO 2008
COSTASERA AMARONE 2007
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086256
432369
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IL MOSCATO FRIZZANTE IGT
PROSECCO BRUT SPUMANTE DOC
PROSECCO FRIZZANTE DOCG
PASQUA | VERONA, ITALY
Pasqua Company, founded in 1925, is managed by the second and
third-generation family members and is one of the largest privately
owned wineries in Italy. Located in Valpantena, northeast of Verona,
it is entirely surrounded by vineyards. The new building, which
covers 18,000 sqare metres, includes the new offices, ageing cellar,
the tasting room, the bottling and the warehouse. Values like family,
history, tradition and respect for the terroir and environment are
fundamental to the company. Those values are reflected in the
production methods, which take careful care of the vineyards and
use respectful methods of vinification. Riccardo Pasqua, Export
Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.pasqua.it
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009, x321
690420
ROSSO VENETO PASSIMENTO IGT VILLA BORGHETTI
PASQUA 2009
VALPOLICELLA DOC SUPERIORE RIPASSO 2009
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOC 2008
FIANO SALENTO IGT SURANI 2009
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MIONETTO | VENETO, ITALY
The secret of Mionetto’s success can be recognised at the first sip: a
unique blend of past and innovation, oenological knowledge and
technique, old flavours and new forms of consumption. Mionetto
selects only the best grapes and then transforms them into topquality wines using the latest winemaking techniques, while fully
respecting tradition with a sensitivity that draws in equal measure
from a passion for the work and from experience. Enore Ceola, North
American Export Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.mionetto.it
Stile Wines, 604.255.2518
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PODERI DAL NESPOLI | EMILIA ROMAGNA, ITALY
Poderi dal Nespoli was established by enterprising, enthusiastic
young farmers, with a traditional and deeply rooted know-how. They
are strongly connected to their region, dedicated and experienced;
they have turned winemaking into a lifestyle, creating products with a
unique and unmistakable character. Since 1929 traditions look
forward: Poderi dal Nespoli wishes to give you a token of their origins
and traditions, narrated and suggested with enthusiasm, through all
their wines. This innovative enterprise will revolutionise and give
increasing value to winemaking in our beautiful land of Romagna.
Nicole Poggi, Key Account Export Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.poderidalnespoli.com
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199 x119.
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921486
888396
921569
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RICOSSA | PIEDMONT, ITALY
The history of “Ricossa Antica Casa” is a story of loyalty, territory
and tradition, and a blend of resourcefulness, professionalism and
ingenuity, which transformed a small provincial distillery into a large
international company. Today, nearly a century later, the Ricossa
story continues with MGM Mondo del Vino opening itself to the world
with a living and dynamic realty, all the while keeping the old values
that got them here. Francesca Giorgioni, Key Account Export
Manager, joins us at the Festival. www.ricossa.it
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199, x119
921676
929406
059121
921718
BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE RICOSSA 2009
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TENUTA ARGENTIERA | TUSCANY, ITALY
The Tenuta’s owners have always paid special attention to this
fascinating place by exalting, in every possible way, the nature of a
land that is strongly dedicated to the production of excellent red
wines. Sixty hectares of the land’s total 80 hectares are made up of
specialized vineyards, all classified as DOC Bolgheri. Within the DOC
Bolgheri area, Tenuta Argentiera is the closest estate to the sea and
the one that reaches the highest altitude, spreading from the plains
to the hills. Federico Zileri Dal Verme, Managing Director, joins us at
the Festival. www.argentiera.eu
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
130336
199042
899781
921759
POGGIO AI GINEPRI DOC BOLGHERI ROSSO 2009
VILLA DONORATICO DOC BOLGHERI ROSSO 2009
DOC BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2008
POGGIO AI GINEPRI DOC BOLGHERI ROSÉ 2010
TOMMASI | VENETO / TUSCANY, ITALY
Tommasi Viticoltori is a family-owned and operated winery, founded
in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi. Today, the estate is run by the fourth
generation of family, six members working together in complete
harmony, each with his or her well-defined area of responsibility. The
Tommasi Estate is located in the heart of Valpolicella Classico region,
northwest of Verona. The family owns 135 hectares of vineyards,
which produce such classics as Amarone and Ripasso. Pierangelo
Tommasi, Family Member / Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.tommasiwine.it/eng
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
780585
326488
566844
494393
POGGIO AL TUFO ROMPICOLO 2009
PINOT GRIGIO LE ROSSE 2010
RIPASSO VAPOLICELLA 2009
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2008
ESTATES OF ANTINORI | TUSCANY, ITALY / NAPA VALLEY, UNITED
STATES
The Antinori family has been in the wine business since Giovanni di
Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Guild of Vintners in 1385.
Throughout the company’s long history it has remained family owned
and operated, and today it is directed by Marchese Piero Antinori.
Though Antinori has played an important role in preserving Italy’s
enological traditions, it is also one of Italy’s most dynamic and
visionary producers of fine wines, with estates concentrated in the
best viticultural areas of Tuscany and Umbria, and properties
worldwide such as Antica, Antinori’s estate in Napa. Stefano Leone,
Global Export Director, joins us at the Festival. www.antinori.it
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004.
322248
722660
414615
490557
GUADO AL TASSO IL BRUCIATO BOLGHERI DOC 2009
GUADO AL TASSO BOLGHERI SUPERIORE DOC 2008
ANTICA CHARDONNAY 2010
ANTICA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
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ROCCA DELLE MACÌE | TUSCANY, ITALY
Rocca delle Macie is a young and dynamic winery, which in almost
40 years has forged a reputation throughout the wine world as one of
Chianti’s most highly regarded estates. In 1973, Italo Zingarelli
realized his lifelong dream of purchasing the “Le Macie” estate and
transforming it into a winery at the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.
In 1978, the first Rocca delle Macie vintage entered the domestic and
international markets and was greeted with enthusiasm by the public.
Love and passion for Tuscan land was handed on from Italo to his
children, and the next generation of Zingarellis. Vito Candela, VP
North America, joins us at the Festival. www.roccadellemacie.com
Lifford Wine Agency, 604.681.0860
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KIM CRAWFORD WINES | MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
At Kim Crawford, they aim for consistency in the glass; so they grow
and harvest their grapes and craft their wines so that this year’s
vintage will draw the same sort of admiration for aroma and palate as
last year’s. They are always prepared to look for new and better
ways of doing things. It’s not that they’re anti-establishment; it’s just
that they’re natural innovators. Glenn Cunningham, Export
Development Manager, joins us at the Festival.
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
382317
ASTROLABE | MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
In the 1800s, the great ship “The Astrolabe” visited the shores of
Marlborough and discovered the region’s significant beauty and
potential. Today, its namesake has captured these qualities to create
a distinctive range of wines – Astrolabe. Nurturing the attributes of
soil, vine and climate and combining these with a minimalist
approach in the winery, Simon Waghorn transforms the region’s
grapes into stylish, expressive wines. All grapes are sourced from
their own vineyard in the heart of the spectacular Waihopai Valley
and from other specially chosen local vineyards in the Marlborough
region. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc constitutes 80% of the
production. Jane Forrest-Waghorn, Director, and Simon Waghorn,
Winemaker, join us at the Festival. www.astrolabewines.co.nz
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481 x222
138503
918292
919928
920017
PROVINCE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
PROVINCE MARLBOROUGH PINOT GRIS 2011
DURVILLEA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
DURVILLEA PINOT NOIR 2010
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
PINOT NOIR 2010
THE BROTHERS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
THE BROTHERS PINOT NOIR 2010
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013060
921825
SMALL PARCEL RISE & SHINE CENTRAL OTAGO
PINOT NOIR 2007
SMALL PARCEL SPITFIRE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
SMALL PARCEL BOYZONE PINOT GRIS 2007
SMALL PARCEL MISTRESS WAIPARA RIESLING 2006
KONRAD & CO. WINES | MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
Konrad & Co. Winery is fully owned by the Hengstler family – Konrad,
Sigrun and their two sons, Conrad and Carlo. While travelling through
New Zealand, Konrad discovered Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and
was immediately attracted to this outstanding wine. The family
planted their first vines in 1996, producing a range of wines from their
two vineyards in the Wairua and Waihopai Valleys, totaling 40
hectares. Each year after fermentation, wines from the two distinct
sites are used for the Mount Fishtail label, ensuring the same high
quality and consistent flavours every year. Konrad Hengstler,
Managing Director, joins us at the Festival. www.konradwines.co.nz
Stile Wines, 604.255.2518
640532
213009
921510
902692
PINOT NOIR 2010
RIESLING 2010
FISHTAIL PINOT GRIS 2011
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
GIESEN WINE ESTATE | MALBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
Giesen Wines is one of New Zealand’s leading producers of
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. A combination of soil, high sunshine
hours, dry summers and low humidity create the ideal conditions for
growing uniquely vibrant wines. Giesen holds 300 hectares of
vineyards throughout the Wairau Valley, with each site bringing
different characteristics to the fruit grown. In summer and autumn,
the warm days and cold, clear nights help keep the acid levels high
in the grapes during a long ripening period. Giesen is proudly family
owned, with brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel running day-to-day
operations. Matt Bindell, Business Development Manager – North
America, joins us at the Festival. www.giesen.co.nz
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
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L.A. CETTO | GUADALUPE VALLEY, MEXICO
It was the Italian family of L.A. Cetto winery and their winemaker,
Camillo Magoni, who first introduced the Nebbiolo grape to Mexico
and created award-winning wines from that varietal. L.A Cetto family
winery is a hybrid of Italian and Mexican cultures, fuelled with a
serious passion for wine, food, entertainment and the fine arts. Their
winery is Mexico’s largest wine producer and the largest winery in
Latin America with a production of about one million cases annually.
Manuel Otero, Brand Manager Canada, joins us at the Festival.
www.lacetto.com
Peacock & Martin, 604.689.9462
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MARISCO VINEYARDS | MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
Marisco Vineyards, home of world-renowned brands The Ned and
The Kings series, is located in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough
New Zealand – a location that provides a near perfect environment
for producing wines of startling character. Owned and operated by
Brent and Rosemary Marris, it is a progressive wine company
committed to building brands and taking the unique Marlborough,
New Zealand, story of wine to the world. Siobhan Wilson,
International Sales & Marketing Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.marisco.co.nz
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022, x414
016964
921924
921973
921262
THE NED SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
THE NED PINOT NOIR 2010
THE KINGS WRATH PINOT NOIR 2010
THE KINGS A STICKY END 2010
OYSTER BAY WINES | MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
Sometimes the world really is your oyster. From its first vintage,
which won gold and the coveted Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for
“Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Competition” at the International Wine
and Spirit Competition in London, 1991, Oyster Bay has continued to
define the very stature and style of New Zealand wines. Oyster Bay
is proud to produce some of the world’s most sought-after wines,
sold in over 20 countries. Oyster Bay’s elegant, assertive wines with
glorious fruit flavours are leading the growth and reputation of New
Zealand wine globally. Daryl Prefontaine, National Sales Manager
Canada, joins us at the Festival. www.oysterbaywines.com
Oyster Bay Wines Canada Limited, 877.781.0110
316570
326728
916346
111302
MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
MARLBOROUGH CHARDONNAY 2011
SPARKLING CUVÉE BRUT
PINOT NOIR 2011
SACRED HILL WINES | HAWKE’S BAY, NEW ZEALAND
Sacred Hill is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leading, multiaward winning wineries. Focusing on the production of premium
“handcrafted” varietal wines, the company’s estate vineyards are
located in New Zealand’s leading grape growing regions of
Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago. Simon Swa, Export
Director, joins us at the Festival. www.sacredhill.com
Diageo Canada, 604.214.6016
207662
155242
356568
920058
RESERVE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
PROSPECTORS PINOT NOIR 2009
RIFLEMANS CHARDONNAY 2010
DEERSTALKERS SYRAH 2008
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493619
023820
336453
053983
DOURO TINTO 2009
VINTAGE PORT 2009
OLD VINES RESERVA 2009
LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2006
QUINTA DOS ROQUES | DÃO, PORTUGAL
Quinta dos Roques is a family-owned winery making distinctive
premium wines in the Dão region of Portugal, using grape varietals
traditional to the Dão, and employing the best of traditional and
modern wine-making practices. The wines offer high quality-to-price
ratios and deliver excellent value. Quinta dos Roques truly is The
Spirit of the New Dão. Luis Lourenco, President, joins us at the
Festival. www.quintaroques.pt
WineRunners Inc., 250.738.0419
921387
864447
825117
921452
191239
063180
643759
217877
GRAHAM’S LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2005
COCKBURN’S SPECIAL RESERVE PORT
PRATS + SYMINGTON POST SCRIPTUM DE RORIZ 2009
PRATS + SYMINGTON CHRYSEIA 2008
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
PINOT GRIS 2011
PINOT NOIR 2010
TWO TRACKS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011
QUINTA DO CRASTO | DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL
Quinta do Crasto is located on the right bank of the Douro river.
Sitting on a privileged location, Quinta do Crasto has been in the
family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Like other
great Douro quintas, its origins lie in ancient times (the name Crasto
comes from the Latin word castrum, a Roman fort). Quinta do Crasto
has become word renowned for both its Port wines and Table wines.
Miguel Roquette, Proprietor, joins us at the Festival.
www.quintadocrasto.pt
Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, 604.685.8693
499764
415000
489211
605048
varieties to the experience of Bruno Prats in the Bordeaux region so
that together they could produce Portuguese wine, in true Bordeaux
spirit. Prats & Symington Limitada took shape in 1999 with the goal to
produce top quality, non-fortified Douro wine. Chryseia 2000 was the
first vintage to be released. Pierre Dumas, Marketing Director, joins
us at the Festival. www.chryseia.com
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
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WITHER HILLS | MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
Wither Hills vineyard has 300 hectares of superb viticultural land
nestled in the heart of the region’s Wairau Valley. The Wairau Valley
is the major grape growing area of Marlborough bordered by the
landmark range of hills to the South – the Wither Hills. The vineyards
flourish in free draining, silty alluvial loam over deep stony river
deposits, providing a near perfect growing environment. Wither Hills
is founded on the sincere belief that the finest wines are always
created from exceptional vineyards. Ben Glover, Winemaker, joins us
at the Festival. www.witherhills.co.nz
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199 x119
ENCRUZACO WHITE WINE 2010
QUINTA DO CORREIO RED WINE 2009
RED 2009
RESERVA 2007
TAYLOR FLADGATE / FONSECA / CROFT PORT | DOURO VALLEY,
PORTUGAL
Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft Port houses, known collectively
as the Fladgate Partnership, are three of the most famous familyowned wineries in the world. Fifth-generation winemaker David
Guimaraens oversees winemaking for all three houses on the
riverbanks of the historic city of Porto. Established as far back as
1588, these Port houses have set the standard for superior Port
quality and have amassed more Robert Parker points than any other
winery. Known not only for great fortified wines, the partnership also
leads industry innovation, having created the Late Bottled Vintage
Port category and now Rosé Port with Croft Pink. Jorge Ramos, Sales
& Marketing Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.fladgatepartnership.com
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
623876
289603
121749
697177
CROFT PINK
TAYLOR FLADGATE LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE 2005
TAYLOR FLADGATE 10 YEAR OLD TAWNY
FONSECA TERRA PRIMA ORGANIC
LAMMERSHOEK WINERY | SWARTLAND, SOUTH AFRICA
Lammershoek is a family-owned and run vineyard and winery in the
Paardeberg, Swartland, South Africa, committed to creating wines
that reflect the remarkable terroir of the Paardeberg. Their
philosophy is one of natural farming, top-quality fruit and minimal
interference in the cellar. The result is truly outstanding and unique
wine. Consistently one of the top rated wine producers in South
Africa, this small producer will delight with its quality but affordable
wines, rich history, and beautiful packaging. These wines have only
recently been introduced to BC, so don’t miss them. Carla Kretzel,
Family Member / Sales & Marketing Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.lammershoek.co.za
WineRunners Inc., 250.738.0419
800292
870535
672774
411983
ROULETTE BLANC 2009
ROULETTE 2007
PINOTAGE 2007
SYRAH 2007
SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES | DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL
The Douro is one of the oldest established wine-producing region,
traditionally known for Port production. In 1999, the Symington family
aimed to ally its extensive knowledge of Douro terroirs and grape
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AVIVA VINO | VARIOUS, SPAIN
Aviva Vino is the American arm of AV+, the commercial and
marketing arm of many of Spain’s hottest wineries. These wineries
are located in the most important designations of origin, each with a
clearly defined personality, sharing a commitment to the native
varieities and a constant search for quality over quantity. Jorge
Sosa, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.avanteselecta.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
083485
611129
921536
921577
NAIA VERDEJO D.O. RUEDA 2010
VENTA LA OSSA TEMPRANILLO 2008
GRANATE 2008
BULA 2009
J. G. CARRIÓN | VARIOUS, SPAIN
Vinos de Famila García Carrión’s origins are to be found in Murcia,
where the group established its first bodega. A century later, they
own seven wineries all over Spain endorsed by different appellations
of origin. Vinos de Familia García Carrión wineries adhered to the
appellations of Jumilla, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Penedès, Cava,
Catalunya, La Mancha, Valdepeñas and Rueda, thus assuring them a
stake in a broad swathe of Spain’s winemaking regions. Ramon
Gonzalez Dominguez, Export Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.garciacarrion.es
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
551218
072223
921619
921684
JAUME SERRA CRISTALINO BRUT
ANTANO CRIANZA RIOJA 2008
VIÑA ARNAIZ RESERVA 2007
PATA NEGRA GRAN RESERVA 2004
BODEGAS CASTAÑO | YECLA, SPAIN
Bodegas Castaño is today one of the most renowned wine producers
in southeastern Spain for their tradition and achievements in the use
of the indigenous grape varieties. With a clear innovating spirit, the
Castaño family has incorporated avant-garde technologies and the
latest vinification systems to keep alive the legacy of their ancestors,
an inherited passion for the deeply rooted Monastrell, the king
variety in Yecla. Their wines are born from over 500 hectares of
vineyards planted along four big states spread in different areas of
DO Yecla, where each variety finds its perfect habitat to develop its
best. Daniel Castaño, Family Member / Director of Sales, joins us at
the Festival. www.bodegascastano.com
The Delf Group, 604.940.9557
731620
583690
175372
927905
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HECULA 2009
SOLANERA 2009
POZUELA RESERVA 2007
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DOMECQ BODEGAS | RIOJA, SPAIN
Bodegas Campo Viejo has been part of the history of winemaking in
Rioja from the outset. Its origins date back to 1959, when two small
Rioja wine cellars with a long tradition, Beristain and Ortigüela,
joined forces to create Bodegas Campo Viejo. The name of the
bodega comes from its proximity to a vineyard of very old vines,
which the winemakers referred to as the campo viejo, or “old field.”
Alfredo Del Rio, Global Wine Ambassador – Spain, joins us at the
Festival. www.campoviejo.com
Corby Distilleries Limited, 778.296.4522
190629
823203
919852
919894
CAMPO VIEJO CRIANZA 2008
CAMPO VIEJO RESERVA 2006
CAMPO VIEJO TEMPRANILLO ROSÉ 2010
CAMPO VIEJO GRAN RESERVA 2003
IBER WINE | VARIOUS, SPAIN
Javier Delgado founded Iber Wine as a way to introduce brilliant,
small-production and family-owned Spanish wineries to international
customers. He was born into a viticultural family in Ribera del Duero
and travels extensively around the country discovering new wines.
His work starts in the wineries in Spain, from defining styles to
improving packaging, and includes training and sales management
and consolidation of the distribution channels. Javier DelgadoAurteneche, Owner, joins us at the Festival.
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
921833
602656
921882
838623
LAXAZ RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO 2010
BODEGAS LA MILAGROSA MILCAMPOS VINAS VIEJAS
TEMPRANILLO 2008
CAVA REYES DE ARAGON 2009
CASA JUS ANTIGUOS VINEDOS TEMPRANILLO 2006
BODEGAS JORGE ORDOÑEZ | VARIOUS, SPAIN
The bodega Jorge Ordoñez was founded in 2004 by the Ordoñez
family from Malaga and the Kracher family from Austria, together
with a group of friends and entrepreneurs. With a philosophy based
on innovation and the constant search for quality, but always
preserving the values of the region, Jorge Ordoñez & Co. uses old
vines of the Muscat Alexandria variety to produce naturally sweet
wines with the Denomination of Origin Málaga and a dry Moscatel
with the Denomination of Origin Sierras de Málaga. The creation of
Esencia in 2004 charted a new direction in Moscatel winemaking in
Málaga. Victoria Ordoñez, Owner, joins us at the Festival.
www.jorge-ordonez.es
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
839589
921932
746354
921981
BONTANI MOSCATEL DE ALEJANDRIA D.O. MALAGA 2010
LA CANA OLD VINES ALBARIÑO D.O. RIAX BAIXAS 2010
WRONGO DONGO MONASTRELL D.O. JUMILLA 2008
VOLVER TEMPRANILLO D.O. LA MANCHA 2008
343426
224733
362822
472654
CRIANZA 2007
TORO 2008
RUEDA VERDEJO 2010
RESERVA 2006
MIGUEL TORRES | PENEDÈS, SPAIN
One of the most recognizable, respected, and historic names in
Spanish winemaking is Miguel Torres. The roots of this family-owned
winery can be traced back to the 17th century. Today, Miguel Torres
has vested winemaking resources in 15 regions of Spain, including
Ribera del Duero, Rioja, and Priorato. Unmistakably Spanish, Torres
maintains a forward-thinking global focus as well, having developed
strong roots in Chile and California, and now investing in China.
Miguel Torres is a fervent believer in forging strong relationships
with customers and is a leading advocate for environmental
responsibility in all aspects of winemaking and operations. Anna
Manchon, Export Director, joins us at the Festival. www.torres.es
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
165316
036483
384040
199067
VIÑA ESMERALDA 2011
GRAN CORONAS 2007
CELESTE 2009
SALMOS 2009
BODEGAS MUGA | RIOJA, SPAIN
Bodegas Muga is located in the historical Barrio de La Estación in
Haro. The facilities are two centuries old, built mainly of stone and
oak. Bodegas Muga vineyards are located on the foot of the Montes
Obarenses. The site climate is exceptional due to the singular
geography and orientation of the vines and the surrounding climates.
Mediterranean, Atlantic and Continental climates are combined
harmoniously, thus creating a suitable climatic site for growing
grape. Bodegas Muga owns 620 acres of vineyards but it also has
control over 370 acres owned by vine growers in the area. Manu
Muga, Proprietor, joins us at the Festival. www.bodegasmuga.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
869727
049254
836205
213686
BLANCO 2010
RESERVA 2007
SELECCION ESPECIAL RESERVA 2005
PRADO ENEA GRAN RESERVA 2004
765 Beatty Street Vancouver
Located in the Georgian Court Hotel
604 688 6368
frankiesitaliankitchen.ca
Private dining room available
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VIÑA MAYOR | RIBERA DEL DUERO, SPAIN
Located in the so-called “Milla de Oro” (Spain’s own “Golden Mile”),
Viña Mayor has been a leading, premium brand from DO Ribera del
Duero for over 20 years. Today, the winery also offers high quality wines
from DO Toro and DO Rueda. With an altitude of 650 metres, varietals
such as Tempranillo benefit from a privileged position on the banks of
the Duero River, in the Golden Mile, surrounded by other prestigious
players such as Vega Sicilia. Federico Vázquez Amoedo, International
Export Director, joins us at the Festival. www.vina-mayor.com
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
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NATHALIE BONHOMME / ELIAS MORA | JUMILLA / VALENCIA /
TORO, SPAIN
Montreal native Nathalie Bonhomme has lived in Spain for over
twenty years, where she has become a wine exporter and a skilled
winemaker. From wineries in Jumilla and Valencia, she has created
her signature “El Bonhomme” wines. Her company exports for Elias
Mora of Toro, which produces wines of character and length from
Tinta de Tora (Tempranillo). Nathalie is also the Export Director for
Domino de Pingus, one of Spain’s most highly rated cult wines. Under
the deft hand of famed winemaker Peter Sisseck, PSI makes its
appearance as a seductive siren of the rare Pingus. Nathalie
Bonhomme, Proprietor and Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
169393
113647
119677
921270
EL PETIT BONHOMME JUMILLA 2010
EL BONHOMME VALENCIA CABERNET MONASTRELL 2010
ELIAS MORA TORO 2008
ELIAS MORA CRIANZA 2010
BODEGAS OLIVARES | JUMILLA, SPAIN
Founded in 1930, Olivares remains a family-run business at present.
They make wines from their Hoya de Santa Ana vineyard, located at
an altitude of 825 meters, where a unique terroir and old, ungrafted
Monastrell vines combine to yield distinctive, genuinely expressive
Jumilla wines. Ana Maria Martinez, Export Director, joins us at the
Festival.
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481, x222
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396804
803841
919662
338905
ALTOS DE LA HOYA 2009
ROSÉ 2011
DOLCE MONASTRELL 2008
CRIANZA 2008
SIERRA CANTABRIA | RIOJA, SPAIN
Founded by Guillermo Eguren, a self-made bodeguero, Sierra
Cantabria has come to the forefront of Spanish wineries in the last 15
years through the extreme care given to its vineyards, located in the
best terrain of Rioja, and the savoir-faire and price-conscious
policies of fourth-generation proprietor Marcos Eguren. Vineyards
are located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Rioja Alta, one of the
most famous towns in Rioja, known for the quality of its grapes. The
proportions of grapes are 91% Tempranillo, 3% Malvasia, and 6%
Viura. Ana Carreño, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
www.eguren.com
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.274.8481 x222.
463745
919860
919902
919829
PROTOCOLO TINTO 2009
SELECCION 2009
CRIANZA 2008
RESERVA 2007
127969
128207
128033
921312
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006
MAXIMUS RED 2006
MAXIMUS WHITE 2009
TIMELESS RED 2010
BERINGER VINEYARDS | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
Jacob Beringer left his home in Germany in 1868 for the sunny
shores of California, where the soil and climate was perfectly suited
for growing wine grapes. In 1870, Napa Valley was his final
destination. He bought land with his brother Frederick in 1875, and
they began producing wines that were on the same level as the firstclass wines that Jacob had developed in Europe. Beringer Winery
was founded in 1876. Jerry Comfort, Senior Wine Educator, joins us
at the Festival. www.beringer.com
Treasury Wine Estates, 604.408.2900
534230
534263
348342
352583
FOUNDERS’ ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2009
FOUNDERS’ ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY 2010
KNIGHTS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
CAYMUS WINERY | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by the Wagner family. The
winery has always been focused on Cabernet Sauvignon,
showcased in their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Special
Selection wines, and today works exclusively in that varietal. Over
the years the family has opened new wineries that are focused in
other areas, including the Belle Glos winery in Pinot Noirs, Mer Soleil
in white varietals, particularly Chardonnay, and Conundrum,
producer of the family’s iconic white blend. Peter Lindenlaub,
Division Manager, Canada, Wagner Family of Wine, joins us at the
Festival. www.caymus.com
Grady Wine Marketing, 604.269.3122
390849
143784
278937
185967
CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL
SELECTION 2009
DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS | VARIOUS, UNITED STATES
Delicato Family Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to its
80+ years of California winemaking and winegrowing heritage. Three
generations of the Indelicato family have overseen vineyard
operations and winemaking at their California properties, maintaining
the unparalleled standards for which they are known. DFV Wines’
Family Farmed philosophy reflects its unwavering dedication to
environmentally sensitive and economically sustainable business
practices. DFV Wines answers the consumer demand for enjoyable,
mindfully grown, intelligently vinified wines suitable for every
occasion. Scott Montgomery, Export Director – Americas, joins us at
the Festival. www.dfvwines.com
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199, x119
951202
853366
276840
984054
TWISTED PINOT GRIGIO 2010
337 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
IRONY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
BLACK STALLION ESTATE WINERY NAPA VALLEY
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
EDGE / FUSE / TRIM WINES | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
The uniting factor of these three groundbreaking, premium-quality
Napa and California wines that provide uncompromising price/quality
ratio are its lead winemaker, Vancouver resident Ray Signorello, and
the partners/owners who are successful Vancouverites in their own
right. Though the wines are crafted in the Napa Valley from premiumquality fruit, they are seen very much as a Vancouver phenomenon.
Edge and Fuse have firmly established themselves as part of the
Vancouver fabric by being statistically proven market leaders as two
of the best selling Napa reds in BC; now meet the latest addition to
this diverse family – Trim. Irv Wight, Owner, joins us at the Festival.
www.edgewines.com www.fusewine.com www.trimwines.com
Evolution Fine Wines, 778.330.1450
080374
893925
869545
EDGE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
FUSE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
TRIM CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 2009
MER SOLEIL VINEYARD SILVER CHARDONNAY CERAMIC
BOTTLE 2010
BELLE GLOS “MEIOMI” PINOT NOIR 2010
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BENNETT LANE | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
Follow Napa Valley’s Route 29 north to Calistoga, and then keep
going just 2 1/2 more miles. You’ll arrive at the pinnacle of the Napa
Valley – the northernmost wedge where the Vaca mountain range
meets the Mayacamas range. Here you will also find Bennett Lane
Winery, sitting snugly at the edge of its own well-maintained
Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. They are proud to be the home of 25
90+ point scores from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Robert
Parker in just seven vintages! Grant Hermann, Winemaker, joins us at
the Festival. www.bennettlane.com
Mondia Alliance Canada, Inc., 778.554.6551.
FOLIE À DEUX | SONOMA, UNITED STATES
Named for the French term meaning “shared fantasies,” Folie à Deux
wines represent the fulfillment of a dream to create a beautiful dance
of flavours and true varietal expression. It has always been the
passion of Folie à Deux to craft wines that will deliver a delightful
shared experience. Brett Marshall, Sales Manager, joins us at the
Festival. www.folieadeux.com
Philippe Dandurand Wines, 604.324.4499
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921353
921544
921585
921692
ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
DRY CREEK ZINFANDEL 2009
RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY 2010
ALEXANDER VALLEY MERLOT 2010
HAHN FAMILY WINES | MONTEREY, UNITED STATES
In the mid-1970s, Nicky Hahn and his wife, Gaby, bought two
ranches-turned-vineyards in Santa Lucia Highlands, in the renowned
Monterey County appellation on California’s Central Coast. They
produced their first wines in 1980. As they mark their 30th
anniversary, the Hahns now own about 1,000 acres in Monterey
County with half in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Hahn Family Wines
produces eight brands: Hahn Winery, Smith & Hook, Hahn SLH
Estate, Cycles Gladiator, Huntington Lucienne, Bin 36 and Copa del
Rey. Bill Leigon, President, joins us at the Festival.
www.hahnfamilywines.com
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Grady Wine Marketing, 604.269.3122
921734
203018
432104
831099
SLH CHARDONNAY 2009
ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY 2010
MONTEREY PINOT NOIR 2010
HOPE FAMILY WINES | PASO ROBLES, UNITED STATES
The Hope family has been growing grapes in Paso Robles for thirty
years. Today, as Hope Family Wines, they continue to produce
delicious wines that are made in the vineyard with their five labels:
Liberty School, Treana, Candor, Austin Hope, and Troublemaker.
These wineries are focused on quality and consistency. Joel
Peterson, Director of Communications, joins us at the Festival.
www.treana.com
Trialto Wine Group, 778.331.8958
527184
288241
557660
736645
LIBERTY SCHOOL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
LIBERTY SCHOOL CHARDONNAY 2009
TREANA WHITE 2009
CANDOR ZINFANDEL LOT 3
139386
139394
139378
598870
J RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY 2008
J RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR 2008
J PINOT GRIS 2010
J CUVÉE 20 BRUT
J. LOHR VINEYARDS + WINES | PASO ROBLES, UNITED STATES
Three decades ago, when Jerry Lohr founded J. Lohr Vineyards &
Wines, he was one of a handful of early pioneers to realize the
region’s vast, untapped potential. Today, the winery benefits from the
passion of two generations of family ownership and is one of the few
estate-focused wineries of its size. They continually produce
flavourful wines that are the finest examples of quality from their
vineyards in Monterey and Paso Robles. Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Winery of the Year 2010. Shaune Zeleny, Director of National
Accounts, joins us at the Festival. www.jlohr.com
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
258699
555862
425272
313825
RIVERSTONE CHARDONNAY 2010
HILLTOP VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
TOWER ROAD PETITE SIRAH 2008
SEVEN OAKS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
KENDALL-JACKSON | SONOMA, UNITED STATES
One of the truths they live by at the winery is that outstanding wines
can only be made from exceptional fruit. Kendall-Jackson Estate
Vineyards are found atop cool coastal mountains, rocky ridge tops
and rolling hillsides – places where the climate, soil and vine come
together to create remarkable grapes. In each glass, you will taste
the family’s commitment to crafting extraordinary Sonoma County
wines from California’s best vineyards. Enjoy. Randy Ullom,
Winemaster, joins us at the Festival. www.kjwines.com
Summit Fine Wines, 604.247.0095
296566
427153
372474
433763
VINTNER’S RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2010
VINTNER’S RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
GRAND RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2009
GRAND RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
LA CREMA | SONOMA, UNITED STATES
La Crema was founded in 1979 and quickly established itself as a
pioneer for intensely flavored Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from cool
climate. Continuing this tradition, La Crema pursues the ultimate
expression of the Russian River Valley, Carneros and Anderson
Valley by handcrafting wines of distinctive flavor which achieve
elegance and balance. Rick Bonitati, VP / General Manager, joins us
at the Festival. www.lacrema.com
Summit Fine Wines, 604.247.0095.
366948
366930
250555
932855
SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY 2010
SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR 2010
RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY 2009
RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR 2010
LOUIS M MARTINI WINERY | NAPA VALLEY / SONOMA, UNITED
STATES
The Martini family has crafted award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon
since the winery’s inception in 1933. Three generations later, founder
Louis M Martini’s grandson Michael Martini continues the family’s
winemaking tradition, crafting rich and distinct Cabernet Sauvignons
from Napa and Sonoma’s best vineyards. Mark Williams,
Winemaker, joins us at the Festival. www.louismartini.com
E & J Gallo Winery Canada, 905.819.9600 x226
496828
920355
651679
703371
MONTE ROSSO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
SONOMA COUNTY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
GHOST PINES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
MICHAEL DAVID WINERY | LODI, UNITED STATES
With six generations of wine-grape growing heritage in the Lodi
Appellation, Michael David Winery strives to promote their beloved
region and help establish its name as one of the premier wine
regions of the world. Humour has always been a part of the Phillips
family, and these wines are no different. These wines are a direct
reflection of the two Philips brothers’ canny personalities and
unmistakable sense of humor. David Phillips, Owner / President,
joins us at the Festival. www.michaeldavidwinery.com
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
337402
337394
414946
336925
7 DEADLY ZINS 2009
6TH SENSE SYRAH 2010
PETITE PETIT 2009
EARTHQUAKE ZINFANDEL 2010
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J VINEYARDS & WINERY | RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, UNITED STATES
The J Vineyards & Winery varietal and sparkling wines originate
from nine unique vineyards and represent the essence of Russian
River Valley terroir. Judy Jordan, Founder and President, is
passionate in her pursuit of elegant wines that are perfect for any
occasion, from an intimate dinner at home to celebrations with family
and friends. George Rose, Communications Director, joins us at the
Festival. www.jwine.com
Summit Fine Wines, 604.247.0095
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NINE NORTH WINE COMPANY | VARIOUS, UNITED STATES
Nine North Wine Company is located in the prestigious Stags Leap
District, owned and operated by James Harder and Jim Regusci. The
two have developed a unique portfolio of small-lot handcrafted wines
produced from appellation-specific fruit. James Harder and his wife
Colleen also own James Cole Estate Winery just south of the Stags
Leap District on Silverado Trail, and Jim Regusci owns Regusci
Winery in the Stags Leap District, a ghost winery built in 1878,
focusing on estate bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and old
vine Zinfandel. These fine selections are proudly represented by
Nine North Wine Company. James Harder, Managing Partner, Nine
North, and Proprietor of James Cole Winery, joins us at the Festival.
www.ninenorthwines.com
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
017582
287763
423087
287771
ROCK & VINE NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
TWENTY BENCH NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010
HULLABALOO LODI ZINFANDEL 2010
REGUSCI STAGS LEAP CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
PAUL HOBBS WINERY | NAPA VALLEY / SONOMA, UNITED STATES
Over the last thirty years, Paul Hobbs has honed his skills and
expertise at Robert Mondavi Winery, Opus One, Simi Winery and as a
leading winemaking consultant to premier producers in California,
Chile, Argentina, and Hungary. Paul founded Paul Hobbs Winery in
1991 and Viña Cobos in Argentina in 1999. Paul’s California and
Argentine wines earn top praise from critics and consumers alike. In
2004, he was named Most Important Winemaker in California by The
Quarterly Review of Wines. Robert Parker, Jr. has twice named Paul
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a “Wine Personality of the Year.” Francisco Cortes Lepis, Director
International Business, joins us at the Festival.
www.paulhobbswinery.com
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022 x414
745620
139642
457390
635664
RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY 2009
RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR 2010
CROSSBARN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
The goal of Robert Mondavi Winery has always been to produce
wines that stand in the company of the great wines of the world.
With the philosophy that great wines reflect their origins, Robert
Mondavi Winery pursues the fullest expression of the terroir of its
Napa Valley vineyards. Mark DeVere MW, Director, Wine Education,
joins us at the Festival.
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
221887
255513
682831
438697
NAPA VALLEY FUMÉ BLANC 2009
NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2008
NAPA VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2010
226944
833376
382325
612226
SONOMA COUNTY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
SYMMETRY 2008
SIGNORELLO ESTATE WINERY | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
Signorello Estate, specializing in handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon,
honours the history of the land, traditions of old-world winemaking
and passion of its founder. Making wine for 25 years with more than
50 acres of vineyards on site, Signorello maintains its reputation as a
producer of exceptional estate wines. Ray Signorello works very
closely with winemakers Luc Morlet and Pierre Birebent to ensure
each bottle of wine is meticulously crafted. Today, they produce a
mere 7,000 cases annually from the estate. Ray Signorello, Proprietor
/ Winemaker, joins us at the Festival.
www.signorelloestate.com
Evolution Fine Wines, 778.330.1450
457747
404129
578633
UNFILTERED CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
VIEILLES VIGNES CHARDONNAY 2009
SETA 2010
STERLING VINEYARDS | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
Founded in 1964, Sterling Vineyards is located in Calistoga, at the
north end of the Napa Valley. The wines are a true expression of
each varietal and have exceptional quality with intriguing complexity,
which brings out the best in a wide variety of cuisines. Alison Crary,
Winemaker, joins us at the Festival. www.sterlingvineyards.com
Diageo Canada, 604.214.6016
177097
314575
643874
921908
VINTNER’S COLLECTION PINOT NOIR 2010
NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
VINTNER’S COLLECTION CHARDONNAY 2010
RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
As one of Napa Valley’s few remaining family wine estates, Trefethen
Vineyards has never purchased a single outside grape. Located in
the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, their estate vineyard is nestled
at the cooler, southern end of Napa Valley. Trefethen Family
Vineyards produces a diverse range of award-winning wines,
reflecting both the relatively cool climate of the Oak Knoll District of
their Napa Valley estate vineyard and the Trefethen family’s
preference for balanced wines. Loren Trefethen, Owner, joins us at
the Festival. www.trefethen.com
The Wine Syndicate, 778.999.4466
245894
830547
454736
921767
ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2010
ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
ESTATE MERLOT 2008
RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
TRUCHARD VINEYARDS | CARNEROS, NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
Truchard Vineyards was established in 1974 by Tony and Jo Ann
Truchard. Through hard work and dedication, they quickly developed
a reputation as one of the top vineyards in Carneros, selling grapes to
more than 20 premiere Napa Valley wineries. Since 1989, when the
Truchards began making wine for themselves, they have used only
estate-grown fruit. Today, Truchard wines are created with the
vineyard in mind and are hand-crafted using traditional winemaking
techniques and the highest quality fruit from their vineyard. They are
truly “wines with a sense of place.” Anthony Truchard,
Export/Marketing Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.truchardvineyards.com
The Wine Syndicate, 778.999.4466
749952
174987
840264
503110
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
SYRAH 2009
CHARDONNAY 2010
ROUSSANNE 2010
WILLIAM HILL WINERY | NAPA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
William Hill Estate Winery is a special place. In 1978, visionary
vineyard developer William Hill saw the incredible potential of the
Silverado Bench, where he built his namesake winery. More than
three decades later, winemaker Ralf Holdenried is making modern
wines that speak to the unique terroir of this virtually unknown area
of the southern Napa Valley. Alex Dutzi, Winemaker, joins us at the
Festival. www.williamhillestate.com
E & J Gallo Winery Canada, 905.819.9600, x226
195636
964098
952077
921940
NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
BENCH BLEND CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY 2009
CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
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RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS | SONOMA, UNITED STATES
Rodney Strong Vineyards was founded on the recognition of Sonoma
County’s potential for excellence. It is purely place and character that
matter the most. Grapes from each vineyard express their intrinsic
personality based on the place where they grow. They gently craft
them through to wine by careful use of barrel and stainless steel
fermentation and proper oak aging to capture their essence –
ultimately defining the character of Rodney Strong Wines.” Today the
winery owns and farms many exceptional vineyards in Sonoma
County’s prime grape-growing appellations, where their critically
acclaimed Estate, Vine Designated and Reserve wines are grown.
Dan Wildermuth, VP Marketing, joins us at the Festival.
www.rodneystrong.com
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004.
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SYRAH 2009
ONE TRUE VINE | VARIOUS, UNITED STATES
Jayson Woodbridge of cult winery Hundred Acre fame, makes the
Layer Cake Wines as a tribute to his grandfather. Flying his team
around the world to McLaren Vale, Mendoza, Puglia and back home
to California, he makes each wine himself and brings them to you for
a much smaller price than they could command. The goal is make
wines that taste like $50-60 wines, but cost less than half that. Chris
Radomski, President, joins us at the Festival.
www.layercakewines.com www.cherrypiewines.com
www.hundredacre.com
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022, x414
761742
139733
139741
675546
LAYER CAKE SHIRAZ 2010
LAYER CAKE VIRGIN CHARDONNAY 2009
LAYER CAKE CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
LAYER CAKE MALBEC 2010
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
242081
557686
793059
919779
STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS ARTEMIS NAPA VALLEY
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS FAY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2008
ERATH OREGON PINOT GRIS 2010
ERATH OREGON PINOT NOIR 2009
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ZACA MESA WINERY & VINEYARDS | SANTA YNEZ VALLEY AVA,
UNITED STATES
Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards is a premium producer of handcrafted, sustainably farmed wines in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Pioneering the planting of Rhône varietals in Santa Barbara County,
Zaca Mesa’s wines have earned high accolades and awards,
including being named to Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines list several
times, most recently in 2010 (#29 for the 2006 syrah). Zaca Mesa’s
wines have been served by President Clinton to French President
Jacque Chirac at a White House State Dinner, and at President
Reagan’s 80th birthday party at the Beverly Hilton. New to BC, don’t
miss these spectacular, quality high-value wines. Brook Williams,
President, CEO & Winegrower, joins us at the Festival.
www.zacamesa.com
WineRunners Inc., 250.738.0419
KING ESTATE | OREGON, UNITED STATES
King Estate, celebrating 20 years of Oregon winemaking in 2011, is
located southwest of Eugene, Oregon and produces Pinot Noir, Pinot
Gris and limited amounts of Chardonnay. Founded in 1991 by the King
family, King Estate is committed to producing Oregon wines of
exceptional quality using organic and sustainable farming methods,
meticulous fruit selection, impeccable winemaking practices and
judicious blending. Sasha Kadey, Director of Marketing, joins us at
the Festival. www.kingestate.com
Charton-Hobbs, 604.420.5009 x321
920272
419663
920280
419671
ACROBAT PINOT GRIS 2010
SIGNATURE PINOT NOIR 2010
ACROBAT PINOT NOIR 2010
SIGNATURE PINOT GRIS 2010
BERGEVIN LANE | WALLA WALLA, UNITED STATES
Bergevin Lane is a boutique, family-run winery in Walla Walla,
Washington. A regular favourite of international wine critics,
Bergevin Lane is most famous for their many Syrahs; however they
also produce excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, red and white blends,
and even a Viognier. Annette Bergevin, Proprietor, joins us at the
Festival. www.bergevinlane.com
Mondia Alliance Canada, Inc., 778.554.6551
124818
124792
125187
065037
SHE-DEVIL SYRAH 2007
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
VIOGNIER 2010
LINEN CHARDONNAY 2010
STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS / ERATH WINERY | NAPA VALLEY /
OREGON, UNITED STATES
On May 24, 1976, a wine tasting known today as the “Judgment of
Paris” changed the world’s view of California wines forever. The 1973
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon was judged the
best, over four top-ranked Bordeaux. Founded by Warren Winiarski
and family in 1970, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was acquired by the
Antinori family and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2007. Nestled in the
Dundee Hills of Oregon, Erath Winery has been making wine for over
40 years. Purchased by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2006, Erath
made its first appearance on Wine Spectator’s 2007 Top 100. Steven
Spadarotto, Vice President and General Manager, joins us at the
Festival. www.cask23.com www.erath.com
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CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE | COLUMBIA VALLEY, UNITED STATES
In the realm of New World regions, Chateau Ste. Michelle is truly a
timeliness classic – the founding winery of Washington state.
Established in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape
growing in Washington state and has been producing classic
European varietal wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle label since
1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research and
innovation with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions to
craft the highest quality wines from Washington. This dedication to
excellence and commitment to quality have allowed Chateau Ste.
Michelle a place among the preeminent wine producers of the world.
Alexandra LaFontaine, Export Manager, joins us at the Festival.
www.ste-michelle.com
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022 x414
232793
232512
790121
611889
201806
300434
136101
NANZANJYU – DAIGINJO SAKE 2011
JUNGIN BLACK – JUNMAI GINJO SAKE 2011
JUNBAISHU – PLUM SAKE 2008
COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING 2010
INDIAN WELLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009
EROICA RIESLING 2010
ARTISAN SAKEMAKER AT GRANVILLE ISLAND | GRANVILLE
ISLAND, BC, CANADA
Artisan SakeMaker at Granville Island is Canada’s first commercial
sake winery established in 2006 with the purpose to produce small
batch, fresh and naturally processed craft sake. Masa Shiroki,
Sakemaker, joins us at the Festival. www: artisansakemaker.com
Artisan Sakemaker at Granville Island, 604.685.7253
893384
805382
022731
TOSHIMORI SHUZO SAKE WINERY | KAYAMA, JAPAN
Toshimori Shuzo Sake Winery was founded in 1868 in the southwestern region of Okayama, Japan where the famed variety of
Omachi sake rice is grown. From this small winery, distinctly unique
styles of sake are produced using an heirloom rice variety known as
Akaiwa Omachi. The winery is a well-respected vintagesake (or aged
sake) producer and its products won the honours of Top 100 Wines in
Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition as well as Top
25 Wines of Cornucopia in previous years. Horomitsu Toshimori,
Managing Director, joins us at the Festival. www.sakehitosuji.co.jp
CMC Sake + Wine Merchants, 604.985.6862
OSAKE – TRADITIONAL METHOD SPARKLING SAKE 2010
OSAKE – JUNMAI 2011
OSAKE – JUNMAI NIGORI 2011
YOSHI NO GAWA SAKE CO. | NIIGATA, JAPAN
Yoshi no Gawa is one of the most revered sake producers in Japan.
It is the oldest sakemaker in Niigata, which is the heart of the
premier producing region. Yoshi no Gawa continues to handcraft
their premium sake in the traditional manner, with hands-on
processes to ensure the highest quality product is attained. Hiroyuki
Onozawa, Export Director, joins us at the Festival.
Blue Note Wine & Spirits, 604.904.5171
514141
622944
593319
902387
KOME DAKE NO SAKE JUNMAI PREMIUM SAKE
ORGANIC JUNMAI GINJO PREMIUM SAKE
GOKUJO GINJO PREMIUM SAKE
DAIGINJO ULTRA PREMIUM SAKE
SAKEONE CORP | OREGON, UNITED STATES
SakeOne was founded by visionaries whose goal was to produce
world-class sake in the US. With water as one of sake’s most critical
ingredients, the east slope of Oregon’s coastal mountains was
identified as an ideal water source for its purity. Forest Grove,
Oregon, became the birthplace of SakeOne, producer of Momokawa
and Moonstone – America’s most honoured sakes! Jim Sculace,
Vice President Sales, joins us at the Festival. www.sakeone.com
Blue Note Wine & Spirits, 604.904.5171
586941
586958
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MOMOKAWA DIAMOND PREMIUM JUNMAI GINJO SAKE
MOMOKAWA PEARL PREMIUM JUNMAI GINJO NIGORI
GENSHU SAKE
MOONSTONE JUNMAI GINJO ASIAN PEAR SAKE
BABY G CASK STRENGTH ULTRA PREMIUM JUNMAI
GINJO GENSHU SAKE
TRADE WINE INDEX
These wines will be poured during the two afternoon trade
sessions only. They are listed in tasting room order, theme
region wines first followed by the rest of the world,
organized alphabetically within each country. Wines that
reflect the Global Focus of Cabernet(s) are in red.
56661-A
ANAKENA WINES Alwa 2007
56663-A
BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD Reserva
Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
56665-A
VIÑA CALITERRA Tributo Edición Limitada
Carmenere Malbec 2009
56667-A
CANEPA Finisimo Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
56669-A
CARMEN Gold Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
56671-A
VIÑA CHOCALAN Malvilla Sauvignon Blanc 2009
56673-A
CHONO Organic Chardonnay, Maipo Valley 2010
56675-A
CONCHA Y TORO Gravas Del Maipo 2008
56677-A
CONO SUR VINEYARDS & WINERY Ocio Pinot
Noir 2009
56679-A
COUSIÑO MACUL Lota 2007
56681-A
CREMASCHI FURLOTTI De Familia Limited Edition
2008
56683-A
DE MARTINO Familia 2005
56685-A
EMILIANA VINEYARDS GE 2007
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56687-A
VIÑA ERRAZURIZ La Cumbre 2008
56689-A
HARAS DE PIRQUE Albis 2005
56691-A
JUNTA WINERY Chardonnay Selection 2011
56693-A
LAPOSTOLLE Cuvée Alexandre Carmenere 2010
56695-A
VIÑA LEYDA Pinot Noir Lot 21 2010
56697-A
VIÑA LUIS FELIPE EDWARDS LFE 900 Malbec –
Single Vineyard 2008
56699-A
VIÑA MAIPO Protegido Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
56701-A
MIGUEL TORRES Conde de Superunda 2005
We invite you to taste a selection from our
56703-A
MISIONES DE RENGO Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
2010
International Portfolio of Fine Wines
56705-A
VIÑA MONTES Alpha Carmenere, Colchagua
Valley 2009
56707-A
MONTGRAS Ninquén Mountain Vineyard 2009
56709-A
VIÑA MORANDÉ Limited Edition Syrah /
Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
56711-A
VIÑA QUINTAY Q Syrah 2009
56713-A
VIÑA SAN PEDRO Cabo de Hornos 2007
56715-A
VIÑA SANTA CAROLINA Herencia 2007
56717-A
VIÑA SANTA RITA Triple C 2006
56719-A
VIÑA ARBOLEDA Carmenere 2008
56721-A
TAMAYA Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011
56723-A
VIÑA TARAPACA Tara-Pakay 2008
56725-A
UNDURRAGA T.H. Maule Valley Carignan (Terroir
Hunter) 2009
56727-A
VIÑA VENTISQUERO Pangea Syrah 2007
56729-A
VERAMONTE Neyen Espiritu de Apalta Cabernet
Carmenere 2008
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56731-A
BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Nicolas Catena
Zapata 2007
56733-A
COLOMÉ / AMALAYA Colomé Torrontes 2011
Tel 604.255.2518 | Fax 604.255.7750 | email [email protected]
56735-A
DECERO Amano 2008
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56737-A
BODEGAS ESCORIHUELA 1884 Don Malbec 2006
56739-A
FINCA FLICHMAN Dedicado 2008
56741-A
DOMAINE JEAN BOUSQUET Fortified Malbec
2010
56743-A
KAIKEN WINES Mai 2008
56745-A
LUIGI BOSCA De Sangre 2008
56747-A
O. FOURNIER Alfa Crux Blend 2004
56749-A
BODEGAS PASCUAL TOSO Magdalena Toso 2007
56751-A
LAS PERDICES Bonarda Reserva 2008
56753-A
EL PORVENIR DE LOS ANDES Laborum Cabernet
Sauvignon 2011
56755-A
FAMILIA SCHROEDER Familia Schroeder Pinot
Noir/Malbec 2005
56757-A
FAMILIA ZUCCARDI Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
56759-A
CHAPEL HILL The Vicar 2008
56761-A
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56766-A
HARDYS Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvingon 2006
56769-A
HENRY’S DRIVE VIGNERONS The Trial of John
Montford Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
56771-A
INLAND TRADING CO. Kilikanoon Green’s
Reserve Shiraz 2009
56773-A
JACOB’S CREEK Moscato White 2010
56775-A
KATNOOK Estate Odyssey 2005
56777-A
MAJELLA The Malleea Cabernet Shiraz 2009
56779-A
PENFOLDS Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay
2008
56781-A
RAZOR’S EDGE Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
56783-A
ROBERT OAKLEY VINEYARDS Gold Band
Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
56785-A
WIRRA WIRRA VINEYARDS Mrs. Wigley’s Rosé
2011
56787-A
WOLF BLASS Gray Label Shiraz Cabernet 2009
56789-A
XANADU Reserve Chardonnay 2009
56791-A
YALUMBA “The Strapper” GSM 2010
56793-A
YERING STATION Reserve Pinot Noir 2010
36807-A
BAILLIE-GROHMAN ESTATE WINERY Reserve
Pinot Noir 2009
36809-A
BLASTED CHURCH VINEYARDS Pinot Noir 2009
36811-A
BURROWING OWL ESTATE WINERY Meritage
2008
36813-A
GRAY MONK ESTATE WINERY Odyssey Meritage
2009
36815-A
HESTER CREEK ESTATE WINERY Trebbiano VQA
2011
36817-A
JACKSON-TRIGGS OKANAGAN ESTATE
Entourage Gold Series Sparkling Chardonnay
Methode Classique 2008
36819-A
LAKE BREEZE VINEYARD & WINERY Sauvignon
Blanc VQA Seven Poplars 2010
36821-A
LE VIEUX PIN Retouche 2009
36825-A
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NK’MIP CELLARS Mer’r’iym 2009
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OSOYOOS LAROSE Le Grand Vin Tank Sample
2009
36831-A
PAINTED ROCK ESTATE WINERY Red Icon 2008
36833-A
PELLER ESTATES Private Reserve Syrah 2009
36835-A
POPLAR GROVE WINERY Syrah 2008
QUAILS’ GATE WINERY Chardonnay 2010
36839-A
RED ROOSTER WINERY Reserve Merlot 2009
36841-A
ROAD 13 VINEYARDS Merlot Syrah 2009
36843-A
SANDHILL Sauvignon Blanc 2010
56821-A
PERRIN ET FILS/ A VIEILLE FERME Beaucastel
White Roussanne Old Vines 2009
56859-A
PODERI DAL NESPOLI Forli Rosso IGT Borgo Dei
Guidi 2009
56823-A
PFAFFENHEIM Tête à Tête Pinot Gris Riesling
2010
56861-A
RICOSSA Gavi DOCG Ricossa 2010
56863-A
ROCCA DELLE MACIE Sergioveto 2006
56865-A
TENUTA ARGENTIERA Poggio ai Ginepri IGT
Toscana White 2010
56825-A
DOMAINE ROGER SABON Châteauneuf-du-Pape
le Secret Des Sabon 2009
56827-A
DOMAINE DE LA SOLITUDE Châteauneuf-duPape Cuvée Barberini 2005
36845-A
SUMAC RIDGE ESTATE WINERY Black Sage
Vineyard Cabernet Franc Tank Sample 2010
36847-A
THORNHAVEN ESTATE Sauvignon Chardonnay
2009
56829-A
TINHORN CREEK VINEYARDS Oldfield Series 2
Bench Red 2008
BALTHASAR RESS Schloss Reichartshausen
Riesling Spätlese 2009
56833-A
TAWSE WINERY Laundry Vineyard Cabernet
Franc 2009
HENKELL Schloss Johannisberg Grunlack
Riesling Spätlese 2010
56835-A
SCHLOSS REINHARTSHAUSEN Erbacher
Siegelsberg Riesling Auslese 2009
56837-A
YARDEN Chardonnay Odem 2009
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TOMMASI Arele Appassimento 2009
56869-A
ESTATES OF ANTINORI Solaia Toscana IGT 2008
56873-A
ASTROLABE Voyage Marlborough Pinot Noir
2008
56875-A
GIESEN WINE ESTATES The August Traditionally
Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2010
56877-A
KIM CRAWFORD WINES Small Parcel Kim’s
Favorite Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007
56803-A
M. CHAPOUTIER Les Becasses 2008
56804-A
CLOS DU MONT-OLIVET Châteauneuf-Du-Pape
La Cuvée Du Papet 2009
56841-A
COMPAGNIE MÉDOCAINE DES GRAND CRUS
Château Pibran Paulliac 2009
ACCORDINI IGINO Amarone Classico della
Valpolicella Riserva Gino Cordin 2003
56879-A
56807-A
KONRAD & CO. WINES Mount Fishtail Pinot Noir
Marlborough 2010
56843-A
56881-A
56809-A
DELAS FRÈRES Domaines des Grands Chemins
2009
BISOL DESIDERIO & FIGLI Bisol Cru Cartizze
Valdobbiadene 2010
MARISCO VINEYARDS The King’s Thorn Pinot
Gris 2011
56845-A
OYSTER BAY WINES Sparkling Cuvée Rosé
LES GRANDS CHAIS DE FRANCE Château
Laroque Grand Cru Classe 2009
CANTINA BREGANZE Bosco Grande Torcolato
2005
56883-A
56811-A
56887-A
WITHER HILLS Rarangi Sauvignon Blanc 2011
56847-A
DAMILANO Barbera d’Asti 2009
56893-A
QUINTA DOS ROQUES Garrafeira 2003
56813-A
MAISONS & DOMAINES HENRIOT Bouchard
Père & Fils Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus 2008
56849-A
ENOTECA DE RHAM Selvapiana Chianti Rufina
Riserva “Buerchiale” 2007
56889-A
SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES Quinta de Roriz
Port 2000
56815-A
DOMAINE LAROCHE Chablis Grand Cru les Clos
Domaine Laroche 2007
56851-A
MARCHESI DE’ FRESCOBALDI Mormoreto IGT
Toscana 2008
56895-A
TAYLOR FLADGATE Vintage Port 2009
56817-A
MAISON LOUIS LATOUR Corton Charlemagne
Grand Cru 2009
56897-A
LAMMERSHOEK WINERY Straw Wine 2009
56853-A
MASI AGRICOLA SPA Riserva Costasera 2005
56899-A
AVIVA VINO Cenit Tempranillo D.O. Tierra del
Viño de Zamora 2008
56901-A
J.G. CARRIÓN Jaume Serra Cristalino Rosado
56819-A
DOMAINES PAUL MAS Château des Crès
Ricards 2009
56855-A
MIONETTO Valdobbiadene “MO” DOCG
56857-A
PASQUA Amarone Riserva Familia Pasqua 2003
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BODEGAS CASTAÑO Chardonnay Macabeo 2011
56905-A
DOMECQ BODEGAS Dominio de Campo Viejo
2007
56907-A
IBER WINE Celler Besllum 2008
56909-A
BODEGAS JORGE ORDOÑEZ Alto Moncayo D.O.
Campo de Borja 2007
56911-A
VIÑA MAYOR Stork’s Tower Tempranillo/Shiraz
2009
56913-A
MIGUEL TORRES Fransola Single Vineyard
Sauvignon Blanc 2010
56915-A
BODEGAS MUGA Torre Muga 2006
56917-A
NATHALIE BONHOMME / ELIAS MORA PSI 2009
56921-A
BODEGAS OLIVARES Joven 2011
56923-A
SIERRA CANTABRIA San Vicente 2007
56925-A
BENNETT LANE Reserve Napa Cabernet
Sauvignon 2006
56927-A
BERINGER VINEYARDS Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2008
56931-A
DELICATO FAMILY VINEYARDS Bucephalus 2005
56941-A
HAHN FAMILY WINES Smith & Hook Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
56943-A
HOPE FAMILY WINES Candor Merlot Lot 3
56945-A
J VINEYARDS & WINERY J Nicole’s Vineyard
Pinot Noir 2008
56947-A
J LOHR VINEYARDS + WINES Falcon’s Perch
Pinot Noir 2009
56949-A
KENDALL-JACKSON Vintner’s Reserve Riesling
2010
56953-A
LOUIS M MARTINI WINERY Ghost Pines
Chardonnay 2010
56955-A
MICHAEL DAVID WINERY Freakshow Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009
56957-A
NINE NORTH WINE COMPANY James Cole Napa
Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
56959-A
PAUL HOBBS WINERY Napa Valley Dr. Crane
Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
56961-A
ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY Oakville District
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
56963-A
RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS Alexander’s
Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
56995-A
SIGNORELLO ESTATE WINERY Unfiltered
Padrone 2008
56969-A
TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS Dragon’s Tooth
2008
56971-A
TRUCHARD VINEYARDS Cabernet Franc 2010
56975-A
ZACA MESA WINERY & VINEYARDS Roussanne
2008
56977-A
ONE TRUE VINE Cherry Pie Pinot Noir 2009
56979-A
STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS \ ERATH WINERY
SLV Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
56983-A
KING ESTATE NNW Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
56985-A
BERGEVIN LANE Linen Red 2010
56987-A
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Col Solare 2006
56991-A
YOSHI NO GAWA SAKE CO. Bijin Nigori
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SAKEONE CORP Momokawa Organic Junmai
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Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, ICBC Concourse
Wednesday, February 29
11:30 am-1:15 pm
Sponsored by
Over the past decade, the Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards has become the most important wine competition in Canada. Open to all wines
that are 100% Canadian grown, fermented and bottled, it attracts over 1000 entries in nearly 30 categories. Eleven award-winning wineries from
the 2011 competition will be featured at this wine industry lunch celebrating achievements in Canadian wines.
Join hospitality insiders as they celebrate some of Canada’s top wines from Canada’s top wineries at this stand up mingling format lunch.
Award-winning wines and wineries showcased at the luncheon:
• Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2009
• Cassini Cellars Syrah 2009
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• Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey Merlot 2009
• Hester Creek Estate Winery Trebbiano 2010
• Mission Hill Family Estate Select Lot Collection Syrah 2009
• Painted Rock Estate Winery Red Icon 2009
• Peller Estates Private Reserve Chardonnay 2010
• Red Rooster Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2010
• Road 13 Vineyards Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2008
• Tawse Winery Sketches of Niagara Riesling 2009
• Thornhaven Gewürztraminer 2010
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YOU’LL TELL TWO FRIENDS…: SOCIAL MEDIA SYMPOSIUM
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Asia Pacific Hall
Wednesday, February 29
Bubble reception: 1:15-1:40 pm
Symposium: 1:45-4:00 pm
Reception: 4:00-5:00 pm
Sponsored by
Moderators: Rick Bakas and Anthony Gismondi
The prevalence of social media is an undeniable aspect of modern life. Facebook, Twitter, and related sites are accessible almost anywhere
thanks to smartphone apps and tablet computers. Word-of-mouth advertising is more important than ever before, and the new social media
bring with them unique ways to attract consumers’ attention to a product. The sheer volume of data exchanged, however, means that there’s a
real danger of information overload. This interactive symposium will discuss ways to survive – and even thrive – in the age of social media.
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Grab a glass of bubble and join Anthony Gismondi, Rick Bakas, winery principals, and marketing and social media gurus as they delve into the
future of wine marketing. Afterward, join the panelists and your peers for a glass of wine at the reception.
BUBBLE RECEPTION SPONSORS:
Familia Schroeder Deseado
Henkell Rosé
POST-RECEPTION SPONSORS
Hahn Winery Pinot Noir
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc
Wines from the Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards Lunch
Symposium Panelists:
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Rick Bakas, @RickBakas, Certified Sommelier, RickBakas.com, Bakasmedia.com
Rebecca Bollwitt, @Miss604, Senior Partner, sixty4media.com / Founder, Miss604.com
Bradley Cooper, @Township7 @Bradinator, Winemaker, Township 7 Vineyards & Winery
Anthony Gismondi, @TheSpitter, Editor-in-Chief, Wine Access; Columnist, The Vancouver Sun
William Leigon, @hahnwines, President, Hahn Family Wines
Allison M Markin, @allisonmmarkin @okanagantaste, Founder and Principal, All She Wrote Consulting
Sandra Oldfield, @SandraOldfield, CEO & Winemaker, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Dave Teixeira, @davedotca, Dave.ca Communications
Ben West, @benjwest @xomo, Co-Founder, Xomo Digital Inc.
Charles Zuckermann, @Czuckermann, Zook-It Media & Marketing
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YOU AND ME AND THE S.O.B:
Deciphering Sustainability, Organics and Biodynamics
Trade Master Class
VCC West, meeting room 109
Wednesday, February 29
2:00-4:30 pm
Moderator: Mark Davidson
Panelists: Alvaro Espinoza, Jane Ferrari, Rhys Pender MW
While many talk about organic and biodynamic grape and wine production, few have a truly
clear understanding of the process and regulations surrounding the subject. More importantly,
do your customers or your staff even care? This seminar aims to answer those questions and
clarify Sustainability, Organics and Biodynamics as they relate to the international world of
wine.
Tawse Winery Quarry Road Vineyard Riesling 2010
Tawse Winery, 905.562.9500
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Yalumba Virgilius Viognier 2009
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
Wither Hills Benmorven Pinot Noir 2007
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199 x119
M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage “Les Meysonniers” 2009
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
Burrowing Owl Cabernet Franc 2009
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
Emiliana Vineyards Coyam 2007
Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits, 604.466.9433
Jasper Hill La Pleiade 2009
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
Decero Petite Verdot 2009
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
Rodney Strong Vineyards Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.264.4069
Jasper Hill Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz 2008
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
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VCC East, Ballroom A
Thursday, March 1
11:30 am-1:15 pm
Sponsored by
RECEPTION WINE:
Viña Errázuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard
Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Master of Ceremonies: Richard Carras
Join the 180 participating winery principals at this welcome lunch
located in the Ballroom in the familiar East Building of the Vancouver
Convention Centre. Richard Carras, a legend among Vancouver ‘s
wine community, will act as the master of ceremonies once again,
presiding over a meal created by VCC Executive Chef Blair
Rasmussen.
DESSERT WINE:
Viña Errázuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2010
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Vancouver Island Scallop, Papaya, Cilantro
BC Halibut, Roma Tomato, White Truffle Oil
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Espelette Brandy Prawn
Celeriac and Yellow Potato Mash
Oven Roasted Vegetables
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ADDED VALUE! ENHANCING THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE
VCC West, meeting room 118
Friday, March 2
9:30-11:15 am
Sponsored by
This panel discussion will include some of the best minds from the retail world exploring a number of critical topics currently affecting wine
sales. The discussion will include an investigation of the value of dedicated tasting areas and demonstration kitchens in a retail environment,
the benefits and challenges of running wine clubs, maximising opportunities to train service people, and developing approaches to reach out to
the community.
Moderator: Paul Martin
Lead Speaker: Paul Rickett
Ingo Grady, Director of Wine Education, Mission Hill Family Estate
As Director of Wine Education at Mission Hill Family Estate, Ingo Grady plays a pivotal role in ensuring that guests have a memorable winery
experience. He first worked with Mission Hill proprietor Anthony von Mandl in von Mandl’s fine wine import business in the early 1980s.
Subsequently, he worked for other domestic and international wineries, culminating in a year at Napa’s renowned Clos du Val. Returning to
Canada in 1989, he founded Grady Wine Marketing, an agency that imported fine wine from around the globe. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser
University, and the proud father of three children.
Darryl Lamb, GM, Legacy Wines
Darryl Lamb is the General Manager of Legacy Liquor Store in Vancouver’s Olympic Village. Darryl is certified by the Wine and Spirit Education
trust and travelled to many of the world’s wine regions. After discovering a passion for wine, he changed careers and moved to Vancouver. In
only four years in the business Darryl became the General Manager of British Columbia’s largest private liquor store and oversees the largest
selection of premium Alcoholic Beverages in the province.
Peggy Perry, Vice President of Marketing & Purchasing, Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Peggy Perry has been the principal wine buyer for Willow Park Wines & Spirits, the country’s largest private liquor store, since 1993. A native of
Prince Edward Island, Perry received her formal education at the University of PEI, but her palate was honed in France. Perry brings her
incredible international wine knowledge and buying skills to the Willow Park team, along with her innate love of teaching. Married to Brien, a
former national ski team coach, Perry has three children and lives in Calgary. When not working in the store or behind the camera, she’s likely
creating another memorable meal.
Rod Phillips, Liquor Quicker
Rod Phillips has been the Director of Buying & Marketing for the Liquor Plus Chain of full-service private liquor stores on South Vancouver
Island for the last five years. Previous to that, Rod has worked at all levels within wine, beer and spirit agencies across Western Canada. Very
active in social media, Rod has found a position for Liquor Plus that not only continues to build new and loyal customers, but also reduces
marketing expenditures on traditional or “legacy” media.
Stephen Schiedel, Portfolio Manager, Wines of the Americas, BCLDB
Stephen started his career as a product consultant who became well known for helping wine buyers and restaurateurs find the right wines.
Currently as BCLDB portfolio manager for the wines of the Americas, Stephen regularly visits wineries in his purview to stay on top of
developing trends. The BCLDB has had considerable success this past year with innovative value-added merchandising programs and Stephen
will share some of those successes with you.
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Panelists:
EXCITEMENT IN A GLASS
VCC West, meeting room 110
Friday, March 2
9:30-11:15 am
Moderator: Mark Davidson
Panellists: Barbara Philip MW, Terry Threlfall, Brad Royale, Andrea
Vescovi, Sebastien Le Goff
Take five of the region’s top sommeliers and wine buyers, add 10
wines from around the world, chosen on the basis of their
excitement, and what do you get? A fantastic new trade seminar for
on-premise professionals. This is the ideal opportunity to learn the
latest buzz in the industry.
Cantina Breganze Rosa di Sera Vino Spumante Extra-Dry NV
Vino Allegro, 604.608.1892
Maisons & Domaines Henriot Cuvée des Enchanteleurs 1998
Grady Wine Marketing, 604.269.3122
Balthasar Ress Riesling Kabinett Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus 2010
David Herman & Son, 604.737.0018
Sponsored by
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Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling 2003
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
Signorello Estate Seta 2010
Evolution Fine Wines, 778.330.1450
Maison Louis Latour Henry Fessy Julienas 2009
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.264.4069
J. G. Carrión Antano Crianza Rioja 2008
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits, 604.783.1413
Quails’ Gate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
Quails’ Gate Winery, 250.769.4451
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Las Perdices Bonarda Reserva 2008
Serendipity Wine Company, 604.408.4907
CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: THE 9TH ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCH
FEATURING WINES OF CHILE
9th Annual Awards Lunch sponsored by
Celebrating Excellence sponsored by
Wine List Awards sponsored by
Official Safety Partner
Celebrate excellence with your peers in the restaurant community
and witness this year’s award winners taking their respective
prizes. CBC broadcaster Rick Cluff hosts this event, which features
the fresh and exciting Wines of Chile with the culinary talents of
VCC Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen.
THE WINES
Anakena Wines Ona White 2010
Anakena Wines Ona Pinot Noir 2010
Anakena Wines Ona Red 2009
Viña Caliterra Tributo Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Viña Caliterra Tributo Carmenere 2009
Viña Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Cabernet 2009
Concha y Toro Marques Chardonnay 2008
Concha y Toro Trio Merlot 2010
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery 20 Barrels Pinot Noir 2008
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery 20 Barrels Chardonnay 2009
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Emiliana Vineyards Adobe Chardonnay 2011
Emiliana Vineyards Adobe Carmenere 2010
Emiliana Vineyards Coyam 2007
Viña Maipo Gran Devocion Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Viña Maipo Gran Devocion Syrah Petite Sirah 2009
Viña Maipo Reserva Carmenere 2010
MontGras Amural Sauvignon Blanc 2011
MontGras Antu Ninquén Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Carmenere 2010
Viña Santa Carolina Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda Valley 2011
Viña Santa Carolina Specialities Syrah 2009
Viña Santa Carolina Reserva Pinot Noir “Maule Valley” 2010
THE MENU
Mini Lomitos
(Pork Loin, Avocado, Tomato and Mayo Sandwiches)
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VCC East, Parkview Terrace
Friday, March 2
11:30 am-1:15 pm
Sopa Fría de Palta y Apio a la Albahaca, Tostadas al Merkén
(Avocado Soup Sips, Celery Basil Salad, Merkén Toast)
Ostiones Sellados al Aceite de Oliva al Ajo, Salsa de Carica al Limón
(Grilled Scallops In Garlic Olive Oil, Papaya Lemon Sauce)
Cebiche de Lenguado
(Chilean Halibut Ceviche)
Salmón Sellado, Ensalada de Quínoa, Paltas y Menta
(Roasted Salmon, Quinoa, Avocado and Mint Salad)
Asado de Tira al Tinto, Pastelera
(Beef Short Rib Braised in Red Wine, Creamy Corn)
Empanada de Pino, Empanada de Setas
(Beef Turnover with Raisins, Olives and Egg
Vegetarian Mushroom Turnover)
Pastel de Choclo
(Individual Chicken and Corn Gratins…some vegetarian)
Caldillo de Mariscos Dorado
(Seafood and Vegetable Stew)
Sopaipillas con Pebre
(Pumpkin Bread, Salsa Verde)
Turrón de Vino
(Syrah and Late Harvest Wine Meringues)
Torta de Milhojas con Manjar
(Mille Feuille Pastry with Milk Caramel)
Crema de Miel de Ulmo y Quínoa
(Ulmo Honey Panna Cotta, Quinoa and Blueberries)
Churrascas con Queso y Mermelada de Cebollas
(Cheese and Caramelized Onion on Churrascas)
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TRADE COMPETITIONS
Sponsored by
Official Safety Partner
2012 Celebrating Excellence Program
Five industry awards will be presented at the 9th Annual Awards Lunch:
• Spirited Industry Professional Award
• Sommelier of the Year
• The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Annual Wine List Awards
• The Art Institute of Vancouver Wine Professional Challenge
• Blind Tasting Challenge
Come and celebrate with Vancouver’s best!
For more information and a full list of past winners of these awards, visit PlayhouseWinefest.com.
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Wine List Awards Competition
The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine List Awards pay tribute to restaurateurs who have committed to producing an original and
creative wine program. Restaurants are invited to submit their wine program details to a panel of respected wine critics for judging. The
categories open are: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honourable Mention.
Key criteria:
The philosophy behind the restaurant’s wine program
How successfully wine and food pairing goals match the philosophy
Wine education for staff
User-friendly format free of grammatical and spelling errors
Value for consumers
To enter, a restaurateur must submit:
Online application
Current wine list in PDF format
Current dinner menu in PDF format
Non-refundable entry fee of $150
The entry fee includes the price of one ticket to the Annual Awards Lunch, one ticket to the Friday Trade Tasting with Buyers Only Hour, and a
choice of one of three Friday morning trade seminars.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Lunch and will be posted online at the Festival website, and the results will be published by
Vancouver Magazine and WineAccess magazine.
The Wine List Awards are endorsed by Vancouver Magazine and the Import Vintners and Spirits Association of British Columbia
Sommelier of the Year
Every year, a panel of industry professionals convenes to recognize an individual as the province’s finest sommelier. Nominees are vetted and
requested to outline their wine philosophy, their wine program and their wine list. As Sommelier of the Year, the winner joins an elite group of
Canadian sommeliers and receives a Trade Days Conference Pass to attend the Playhouse Wine Festival in the following year.
Past winners:
Owen Knowlton (2011)
Kurtis Kolt (2010)
Andrea Vescovi (2009)
Neil Ingram (2008)
Chris Van Nus (2007)
Sebastien Le Goff ( 2006)
Tom Doughty (2005)
Mark Taylor (2004)
Barbara Philip, MW (2003)
Peter Bodnar Rod (2002)
Mark Davidson (2001)
Brent Hayman (2000)
Blind Tasting Challenge
Got a great palate? Regularly amaze people by identifying wines blind? Now is your chance to prove it. Blind taste seven wines and identify
them using the Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s Systematic Approach to Tasting. Gain bragging rights, win prizes and be acknowledged at
Celebrating Excellence: The Annual Awards Lunch. Open to wine trade and service professionals, culinarians, and non-professional
connoisseurs.
Sponsored by
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The Art Institute of Vancouver Wine Professional Challenge
Sommeliers and wine professionals vie for the chance to compete for The Art Institute of Vancouver Wine Professional Challenge, now in its
seventh year. Entry to the competition is free, but all entrants must be employed professionally in the wine industry. For further information visit
The Art Institute of Vancouver’s website. www.wherecreativitygoestoschool.ca
Sponsored by
Past Winners:
Jay Whiteley (2011)
Sandy Hamilton (2010)
Keith Nicholson (2009)
Chris Giroux (2008)
Kimberley Hall (2006)
Pamela Cohen (2005)
Spirited Industry Professional
The annual Spirited Industry Professional Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the sales, service or
promotion of wine in British Columbia. The Festival solicits nominations from across the province to recognize Spirited Industry Professionals
who have made a significant and indisputable impact upon British Columbian wine culture.
Jurgen Gothe (2011)
Anthony Gismondi (2010)
John Schreiner (2009)
Christine Coletta (2008)
David Scholefield (2007)
Darryl Weinbren (2006)
Vintners Brunch Judges’ Choice Award
During the annual Vintners Brunch, a panel of experts will put the chefs to the test with their analysis of just how well they’ve paired their dish
with their featured wine. The results are announced at the end of the brunch on Sunday, March 4.
Sponsored by
Past Winners:
Neil Taylor, Cibo Trattoria (2011)
Jonathan Chovancek, Culinary Capers Catering (2010)
Blair Rasmussen, Vancouver Convention Centre (2009)
Tim Muehlbauer, Northwest Culinary Academy (2008)
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TRADE
Past winners:
BACCHANALIA GALA DINNER + AUCTION
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Tuesday, February 28
5:45-11:00 pm
Sponsored by
CONSUMER
Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction: The centrepiece of the
Playhouse Wine Festival and one of the most spectacular events in
the city.
A must for any serious wine collector: The evening provides an
unparalleled opportunity to enhance your wine cellar through
auctions of rare, valuable and unusual wines, donated by some of the
world’s top winemakers and private collectors. These unique wines
may never again be available.
Experience the ultimate in wine and food pairing: A sparkling wine
reception and nine wines paired with five courses. The Fairmont
Hotel Vancouver’s executive chef will create a series of gastronomic
delights that will leave your senses reeling. And if that’s not enough,
auctions will include unique culinary experiences, excursions and
extravaganzas, featuring chefs and sommeliers from the West
Coast’s top restaurants.
Sparkling Reception
J Vineyards J Brut Russian River Rosé NV
First Course
Caramelized Pear with Walnut, Arugula & Butter Lettuce
Vancouver Island Bleu Claire Cheese
Raspberry & Citrus Oil
Jacob’s Creek Steingarten Barossa Riesling 2007
Pfaffenheim Steinert Grand Cru Alsace Pinot Gris 2009
Second Course
Winter Squash Risotto with Butter Poached Nova Scotia Lobster
Fennel Confit and Chive Cream
Antinori Cervaro Della Sala Umbria 2009
Domaine Laroche Les Blanchots Grand Cru Chablis 2008
Third Course
Nicola Valley Venison Medallion
Chilean Dried Cherry & Carmenere Wine Sauce
Celeriac & Yukon Mash
Forest Mushroom & Root Vegetable
M. Chapoutier La Bernardine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009
Undurraga Terroir Hunter Maule Valley Carignan 2009
Cheese Course
Assorted Cheeses by les amis du FROMAGE
Pisco & Honey Glazed Figs
Lesley Stowe Crisps
Louis M Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Dessert Course
Duo of Chocolate
South American Organic Dark with Orange
White Chocolate with Passion Fruit
De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2008
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DIVA(S) AT THE MET
Metroplitan Hotel Vancouver
Wednesday, February 29
6:00-8:00 pm
What happens when a group of women get together? They talk wine, of course! Host Daenna Van Mulligen (aka WineDiva) will introduce you to
an international group of winemakers, proprietors and industry principals, who will share not only the wines they represent, but also the stories
of their journey as a woman in the grape trade. During the seminar there will be a selection of small bites prepared by Diva at the Met’s
Executive Chef Hamid Salimian.
Host: Daenna Van Mulligen
Panelists:
Nathalie Bonhomme, Export Director, Bodega Elias
Mora
Nathalie Bonhomme brings a vast knowledge of
Spanish wines, with the outlook of an ex-pat
Canadian. Born and raised in Montreal, Nathalie
moved to Spain, where she created her own export
company. The allure of wine led Nathalie into other
realms. Under the tutoring of winemakers in Valencia and Jumilla she
began making her own wine. Her “Bonhomme” wines now appear in
many Canadian markets. Nathalie also holds the position of
International Export Manager for Domino de Pingus, arguably Spain’s
most rare and expensive wine.
Canapé: Twenty-four hour pork belly, braised cabbage
Wine: Gran Elias Mora 2007
Jane Ferrari, Winemaker / Communications, Yalumba
Jane’s official job title – Winemaker /
Communications – gives no indication of the scope of
her role, nor her expansive personality. Put simply,
her work encompasses public relations and wine
education. Her passion is as infectious as it is
heartfelt. Spend an hour or so with Jane – in a
London boardroom, at a New York tasting, at the Angaston winery, it
doesn’t matter where – and you’ll find out more about the heritage
and culture of Yalumba and the wider Barossa than most locals learn
in a lifetime.
Canapé: Hay hash roasted beef tenderloin,blue cheese, rye berries
Wine:“The Menzies” Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Andrea Leon Iriarte, Winemaker, Lapostolle
Andrea Leon Iriarte began her wine career studying
Agriculture Engineering at the Catholic University of
Santiago. Upon graduation, she worked in leading
wine regions in the United States, Europe, and New
Zealand before returning to Chile. In 2004, Andrea
joined Lapostolle as winemaker, bringing together
both new and old world wine making practices to expresses Chile’s
terroir. Andrea resides in the Santa Cruz, located in the Colchagua
Valley of Chile, with her husband and two sons.
Canapé: Local squab, cassis, whole grain
Wine: Cuvée Alexander Carmenere 2010
Alexandra LaFontaine, Export Manager, Chateau Ste.
Michelle
Alexandra LaFontaine joined Ste. Michelle Wine
Estates in 2003 and is the Business Development
Manager for Export in Canada. Born and raised in
Munich, Germany she studied languages and finished
her degree in 1990. She was first introduced to wine
on an internship in Florence, Italy while living with a family who owned
a vineyard. She is an acting member of the Export Committee at the
Pacific Northwest Wine Coalition and completed the WSET
Intermediate Level with Distinction in 2011.
Canapé: Dungeness crab, Asian pear
Wine: Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2010
Stephanie Leinemann, Winemaker, Peller Estates
Stephanie’s sterling academic credentials and
passion have formed the foundation for her success
as winemaker of Peller Estates’ BC VQA wines. A
native of Kelowna, BC with a degree in Oenology and
Viticulture from Ontario’s Brock University, Stephanie
was named “Top Female Winemaking Student” at the
Women in Gastronomy Awards in 2002 and started working on her first
vintage right after that. Her goal is to focus on working with new tools
and techniques to create wines that will help map BC as one of the top
wine-producing regions of the world.
Canapé: Moroccan spiced lamb, apricot, cous cous
Wine: Private Reserve Syrah 2009
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CONSUMER
Annette Bergevin, Owner/Proprietor, Bergevin Lane
Annette Bergevin loves the wine business –
everything about it. A fifth-generation Walla Walla
native, co-founding Bergevin Lane Vineyards in 2002
was the fulfillment of a long-time dream, one that
started with her father. The Bergevin Lane vision is to
create wines with elegance and style that reflect the
unique terroir attributes of Washington State and maintain the
integrity of each varietal characteristic. It’s an ambitious goal that
has been consistently rewarded with high scores, critical praise, and
a passionate growing group of wine club members…called
“Swirlies.”
Canapé: Oxtail and bone marrow croquette
Wine: Wild Child Merlot 2009
KINGS OF CABERNET SAUVIGNON
VCC West, meeting room 109
Thursday, March 1
5:00-6:45 pm
While Cabernet Sauvignon’s identifiable characteristics are found in all its wines, each region adds its own signature to the intrinsic black
currant aromas and rich tannins of the variety. Join Barbara Philip MW and a panel of leading experts for a comparative tasting of top notch
Cabernets from around the world.
Moderator: Barbara Philip MW
Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus Haut Bergey, PessacLéognan 2008
Guillaume Clarke de Dromantin, Regional Export Manager, Americas
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
Enoteca de Rham Inama – Cabernet Sauvignon del Veneto Selezione
2007
Barbara de Rham, Proprietor
Liberty Merchant Company, 604.739.7804
CONSUMER
Miguel Torres Mas La Plana 2007
Miguel Torres, Jr., President
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
Concha y Toro Don Melchor 2008
Tamara Baeremaecker
Select Wine Merchants, 604.687.8199, x119
Viña Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Andres Ilabaca, Winemaker
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata, Mendoza 2007
Jorge Crotta, Export Manager
Trialto Wine Group, 778.331.8958
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Brian Lynn, Owner/Director
Landmark Selections, 604.986.4000
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Yalumba “The Menzies” Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Jane Ferrari, Winemaker / Communications
Pacific Wine & Spirits, 778.323.0884
Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2008
Mark DeVere MW, Director, Wine Education
Vincor Canada, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
Caymus Winery Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Chuck Wagner, Owner and Winemaker
Grady Wine Marketing, 604.269.3122
Signorello Estate Winery Unfiltered Padrone 2008
Ray Signorello, Proprietor/Winemaker
Evolution Fine Wines, 778.330.1450
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars SLV SLD Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Steven Spadarotto, Vice President and General Manager
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
Chateau Ste. Michelle Col Solare 2006
Alexandra Lafontaine, Export Manager
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022, x414
Mission Hill Family Estate Compendium 2008
John Simes, Winemaker
Mark Anthony Brands, 604.269.5004
SPEAKING FRANKLY ABOUT FRANC
Sponsored by
VCC West, meeting room 121
Saturday, March 3
3:00-4:45 pm
Rarely seen on its own, Cabernet Franc tends to be more at ease partnered with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Join house wine co-owners
Michelle Bouffard and Michaela Morris as they reveal the true character of our unsung hero. You’ll meet Cab Franc in its unadulterated
expression from the Loire Valley, Washington, Argentina, California and BC, and discover why it is so important in blends in Bordeaux, Chile,
Italy and beyond.
Moderators: Michelle Bouffard & Michaela Morris
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series Rose 2010, Okanagan Valley,
Canada
Tenuta Argentiera Villa Donoratico Bolgheri DOC 2009, Bolgheri, Italy
Appellation Wine Marketing, 604.696.1499
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, 250.498.3743
Thierry Germain Samur-Champigny AOC 2010, France
Tawse Winery “Laundry Vineyard” Cabernet Franc 2009, Twenty Mile
Bench, Niagara, Canada
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022, x414
Tawse Winery, 905.562.9500
Château Dubourg St. Emilion 2009, France
Sandhill Cabernet Franc 2009, Okanagan Valley, Canada
International Cellars, 604.713.0833
Andrew Pellar Ltd., 604.267.9463
CONSUMER
Osoyoos Larose Cabernet Franc component (barrel sample) 2011,
Okanagan Valley, Canada
Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin (tank sample) 2010, Okanagan Valley,
Canada
Vincor, a Constellation Company, 604.451.9511, x6038
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Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, 604.708.5022, x414
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GOLD PASS
Experience everything the Festival has to offer with VIP treatment when you become a Gold Pass holder. A terrific value, this pass offers
incomparable access to the Festival.
Three evenings (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in the International Festival Tasting Room
Two afternoons (Thursday and Friday) at the exclusive Trade Tasting sessions in the International Festival Tasting Room
Admission to the Curtain Raiser VIP reception on Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm
Admission to the Gold Pass Tasting Lounge on Friday and Saturday from 5:30-9:00 pm, featuring:
A selection of premium Festival wines
A selection of light bites
Priority access to the Tasting Room – no line-ups!
Gold Pass Tasting Lounge
VCC West, meeting room 201
Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
5:30-9:00 pm
The Gold Pass Tasting Lounge is the perfect place to amplify your Wine Festival experience with VIP treatment. Sample an assortment of the
Festival’s premium bottles and enjoy some light bites before heading to the International Festival Tasting Room, which opens at 7:00 pm.
Sommeliers will be on hand to guide you through the wines, and whenever you need a break from the Tasting Room crowds, simply return to
the lounge for a more intimate experience.
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Menu: March 2
Menu: March 3
Merken Seared Scallops and Papaya
Prosciutto and Shaved Grana Parmesan, White Truffle Oil
Roasted Salmon, Quinoa, Avocado and Mint Tapas
Seared Salmon Cube, Shaved Fennel Salad
Wild Mushroom on Grilled Bruschetta
Dynamite, Unagi and California Rolls
BC Halibut, Roma Tomato and White Truffle Oil Ceviche
BC Hot House Tomato and Bocconcini Caprese
Zucchini Frittata Cube, Marinated Peppers
Shrimp Gyoza Izakaya
Espelette Prawn Crostini
Chilean Empanadas de Pino
Red Wine Braised Short Rib, Vegetable Sauce, Gratin
Dauphinoise
(Beef, Raisins, Olive and Egg)
Seared Tilapia Filet, Saffron Prawn Butter, Zucchini Linguine
Chicken Yakitori Skewers
Grilled Rustic-style Italian Sausage, Roasted Peppers
Spinach Ricotta Ravioli, Sun-dried Tomato, Pine Nuts
Porcini Ravioli, Wild Mushroom Cream, Edamame
Cheeseboard with:
Cheeseboard with
Okanagan Goat Cheese, BC and Quebecois Artisanal Cheeses,
Okanagan Goat Cheese, BC and Quebecois Artisanal Cheeses,
Aged Local Cheddars, Cave Aged Gruyere
Aged Local Cheddars, Cave Aged Gruyere
accompanied by “addictive” Roast Almonds and Pecans
accompanied by “addictive” Roast Almonds and Pecans
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F E AT U R E D S P E A K E R S
Rick Bakas – Certified Sommelier,
RickBakas.com, Bakasmedia.com
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
Rick Bakas is a global leader in the world of
wine and social media. As the wine industry’s
first Director of Social Media, he introduced
ideas such as tweetup tours and global online
wine tastings to connect wineries to new
consumers. He learned the art of branding
during eight years at NIKE, working on projects for Team Jordan and
NIKE Basketball, NFL teams, and the NCAA’s University of Oregon. In
2010, he founded Bakas Media, offering expertise in translating
personal and corporate brands to the new media. High-profile clients
include British Airways, Wine.com and ABC’s Bachelor Ben Flajnik.
Rebecca Bollwitt – Senior Partner,
sixty4media.com; Founder, Miss604.com
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
Rebecca has been blogging about life in BC
since 2004 on Miss604.com. Named one of BC’s
Top 100 Women of Influence by the Vancouver
Sun, Rebecca co-founded sixty4media, a
WordPress website development firm in 2008,
and co-authored the book, Blogging to Drive
Business. Miss604.com was voted “Best Vancouver Blog” by the
Georgia Straight in 2009, 2010 & 2011, “Best Local Blog” by The
Westender in 2010 & 2011, and has been ranked within the top ten
blogs in Canada. Rebecca was also voted “Best Twitter User” in 2010
and 2011 by readers of the Georgia Straight.
Nathalie Bonhomme – Export Director, Diminio
de Pingus
Pingus Perfect
Nathalie Bonhomme brings a vast knowledge of
Spanish wines, with the outlook of an ex-pat
Canadian. Born and raised in Montreal, Nathalie
moved to Spain, where she created her own
export company. The allure of wine led Nathalie
into other realms. Under the tutoring of
winemakers in Valencia and Jumilla she began making her own wine.
Her “Bonhomme” wines now appear in many Canadian markets.
Nathalie also holds the position of International Export Manager for
Domino de Pingus, arguably Spain’s most rare and expensive wine.
Michelle Bouffard – co-owner, house wine
Speaking Frankly About Franc
Michelle co-owns house wine, a consulting
company offering private and corporate wine
seminars, wine education, restaurant
consultation and cellar management. She
completed the International Sommelier Diploma
with top marks and is now an instructor and
department head for the ISG. She also holds the
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma. Michelle writes for
EAT Magazine, Review, Look, Vancouver View and has contributed
articles for Wine Access. An active member of the wine community,
she sits on expert panels for Cornucopia, the Vancouver Playhouse
International Wine Festival and the Vancouver Magazine wine
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Richard Carras – Vice President, Authentic Wine
and Spirits Merchants
Trade Days Lunch
Born and raised in Vancouver, Richard studied
sciences at UBC, but a part-time bartending job
led him to fall in love with the hospitality industry.
After setting up and managing Vancouver’s first
wine bar, he became a wine consultant for a
small importing agency. In 1997, Richard became the first non-US
employee of Robert Mondavi Winery, working his way up to the
position of Export Sales Director for Asia & the Americas. In 2006, he
co-founded a new Vancouver based fine wine and spirits company,
which now has employees and offices throughout western Canada.
Eduardo Chadwick – Owner, Arboleda / Seña;
President, Viña Errázuriz
Chadwick’s Iconic Quest; Chile, the Natural
Choice
Eduardo Chadwick began his wine career in
1983 when he joined the family-owned Viña
Errázuriz. Eduardo is now the sixth generation to
run Viña Errázuriz. In 1994, Eduardo founded
Hatch Mansfield Agencies to distribute Viña
Errázuriz and other fine wines. The next year he formed a partnership
with Robert Mondavi to create a Chilean wine to rival the world’s top
wines: Seña was launched in January 1997. In 2002, Eduardo
introduced the first Viñedo Chadwick wine, an Ultra-premium red
wine named in honour of his father Don Alfonso Chadwick. In July
2005, Decanter magazine recognized Eduardo among the fifty most
influential personalities of the wine industry.
Rick Cluff – CBC broadcaster
The 9th Annual Awards Lunch
Rick Cluff has been the host of CBC Radio’s
popular morning show, The Early Edition, since
September of 1997. Prior to that, Rick’s voice was
well known as that of an award-winning sports
commentator and journalist. He has appeared as
a host, reporter or commentator on a number of
different CBC Radio and Television programs.
Jerry Comfort – Wine Educator, Beringer
Vineyards
Food & Wine in Balance
Jerry is a CWE-Certified Wine Educator with the
Society of Wine Educators and has achieved the
WSET advanced certification with Merit. Since
joining Beringer Vineyards as executive chef in
1991, Jerry has explored the relationship
between wine and food, using his culinary
background and wine education to research and demonstrate how
wine and food react when tasted together. This resulted in the FWEA
wine and food pairing philosophy “Wine & Food in Balance.” Jerry
has conducted food and wine seminars internationally at such events
as Viniexpo in Finland, Prowein in Germany, Vinexpo in Tokyo, and the
Gourmet Summit in Singapore.
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Bradley Cooper – Winemaker, Township 7
Vineyards & Winery
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
After working in journalism and the food &
beverage industry, Bradley Cooper embarked on
the winemaking craft, first at Hawthorne
Mountain Vineyards in 1997, followed by a stint
as winemaker at Stag’s Hollow. He then honed
his skills in New Zealand and Washington State.
After gaining experience and producing award-winning wines at
various wineries, he joined Township 7 in 2005. At Township 7 his
wines have been honoured with over 100 awards from major
competitions across North America. When not making wine,
blogging, or tweeting Bradley can be found skiing and figuring out
how to be a new grandpa.
Mark Davidson – wine educator, Wine Australia
Excitement in a Glass; You and Me and the
S.O.B.
Born in London, raised in Sydney, Mark has over
25 years experience in the hotel and restaurant
business. In 1990, Mark was named Best French
Wine and Spirit Sommelier in British Columbia;
in 2001 the British Columbia Restaurant and
Food Service Association named him Sommelier
of the Year. He is a Department Head and instructor with the
International Sommelier Guild, developed a wine education and
restaurant etiquette course for the SFU Global Asset and Wealth
Management MBA program, and does a weekly radio wine review on
CKNW. Mark currently drives home the Australian fine wine story to
industry professionals across the United States for Wine Australia.
Tim Ellison – Sommelier, Pacific Institute of
Culinary Arts
Blind Tasting Challenge
Born in Vancouver, Tim is in his 38th year in the
industry. He holds Diploma’s in Hospitality
Administration (BCIT) and Wine and Spirits
(WSET) and is certified as a Chef-de-Cuisine
and Sommelier (ISG). He is founding, PastPresident of the BC Wine Appreciation Society.
He has the distinction of being the only Certified Chef de Cuisine &
Sommelier, who also holds the prestigious WSET Diploma of Wine &
Spirits in Canada. Tim works at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
as Sommelier – Director of Food and Beverage Service.
Alvaro Espinoza – Winemaker, Emiliana
Vineyards
Chile, the Natural Choice; You and Me and the
S.O.B.
Alvaro holds a degree in Agricultural
Engineering and later received his National
Diploma in Enology from the University of
Bordeaux in 1989. He has been the Consulting
Winemaker at Emiliana since 2000 and has
helped create premium organic and biodynamic wines from the
Casablanca, Maipo, and Colchagua Valleys, Chile’s most prestigious
wine regions. Alvaro is one of Chile’s most widely recognized
winemakers and has been part of many successful projects,
including the introduction of biodynamic agriculture for vitivinicultural
production. His philosophy for wine production is based on a strong
belief in the potential of Chilean wine and its unique characteristics.
Jane Ferrari – Winemaker / Communications,
Yalumba
You and Me and the S.O.B.
Her official job title – Winemaker,
Communications – gives no indication of the
scope of her role, nor her expansive personality.
Ferrari is no charcoal-suited jargon-spinner
turned out from a corporate mould. She’s jeans,
boots and a laid-back straight-talker, with a
taste for Barossa Shiraz and an open soul. She’s an inveterate
traveller, a trained winemaker, a born storyteller, a canny judge of
character, an olive oil producer and custodian of a treasured gumstudded block of Barossa land. There’s no fake or frippery with
Ferrari – when she preaches the Yalumba gospel, you realise that
she’s doing it because she’s passionate about the place.
Harry Hertscheg – Executive Director,
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine
Festival
Curtain Raiser
Harry Hertscheg is the Executive Director of the
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine
Festival, Canada’s premier wine show. Harry is
certified as a Wine Educator, Spanish & Sherry
Wine Educator and Specialist of Spirits, and has
a Diploma in Wine and Spirits. He writes wine reviews for Northwest
Palate and Tidings magazines, and judges wines in various
competitions. Harry has also been active in the local theatre
community for the past 20 years, and was awarded the Mary Phillips
Prize in 2003, in recognition of outstanding behind-the-scenes
contributions. Follow him on Twitter at @HHonwine.
Anthony Gismondi – Editor-in-Chief, Wine Access
magazine; Columnist, The Vancouver Sun
Chile’s Diversity; Meet Your Match; You’ll Tell
Two Friends…
Anthony Gismondi is one of North America’s
most influential and respected wine
commentators. A critic, writer and broadcaster,
he is in his sixteenth year at Wine Access. His
weekend column for the Vancouver Sun is
viewed by more than 1,000,000 readers across the country and his
website www.gismondionwine.com is one of the busiest wine review
sites on the continent. He is the co-host of the longest running
weekly wine and food show in Canada, the Best of Food and Wine. In
his spare time he contributes to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book
and is the regular wine columnist at Avenue and Whistler’s Pique
Newsmagazine.
Augustin Francisco Huneeus – President,
Veramonte
Chile, the Natural Choice
Augustin Francisco Huneeus, owner/partner of
Huneeus Vintners, began his formal career in
the wine business in 1989, developing and
managing Caliterra and Errazuriz, at that time
imported to the US by his family. Huneeus
joined his father at Franciscan Estates in 1996
to lead the winery’s sales and marketing team. After selling the
company to Constellation Brands, Inc. in 1999, he stayed on in the
role of President and CEO. In 2004, Huneeus left Constellation to
launch Huneeus Vintners with his father. Today the company sells
and markets Quintessa, Flowers, Faust, Illumination, Neyen,
Veramonte, The Prisoner, and Saldo.
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Adolfo Hurtado – General Manager & Chief
Winemaker, Conor Sur Vineyards & Winery
Chile, the Natural Choice
Adolfo Hurtado studied Agronomy at the
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He
joined Cono Sur in 1997, where he handled both
the vineyards and the winery. As Adolfo’s style
evolved, he provided Cono Sur with a wide array
of grape sources and varieties, which continues
to grow. Adolfo has led Cono Sur to its current status as one of the
largest wineries in Chile and one of the largest producers of Pinot
Noir in the world, where environmental concern and innovative
policies work hand-in-hand towards making top-quality wines.
Andrés Ilabaca – Winemaker, Santa Rita
Celebrate Casa Real
Andrés Ilabaca was born and raised in Santiago,
just north of Chile’s famed Maipo Valley. Andrés
studied agronomy and enology at the School of
Agriculture Sciences, Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Chile. In 1986, he became an
oenologist for Viña Canepa. Since 1996, Andrés
has been one of the two chief winemakers at
Santa Rita. In 1988-1993, he participated in a British joint venture with
Australian and French enologists to produce Chilean wines. Between
1994 and 1995 he was appointed consultant winemaker for the Coltiva
Group, producing Trebbiano, Sangiovese and Verdeccio from various
regions throughout Italy.
DJ Kearney – wine educator
Chile, the Natural Choice; The Next Star Grape:
Syrah
DJ Kearney is a Vancouver-based wine
educator, wine writer, judge, presenter and chef.
She has trained hundreds of sommelier
candidates across North America. DJ is an
enthusiastic and seasoned wine judge for the
Canadian Wine Awards, the International Value
Wine Awards and the Vancouver Magazine International Wine
Competition. DJ writes regularly for Wine Access and is the only
female on the National Tasting Panel. She makes frequent radio and
television appearances and is an accomplished moderator and
speaker. DJ has completed her classical chef training, the WSET
Diploma, the International Sommelier Guild’s Diploma and is working
on her Master of Wine.
Kurtis Kolt – wine consultant and writer,
Cherries and Clay
Sherry Renaissance
Kurtis Kolt is a Vancouver-based freelance
wine consultant, competition judge and writer,
who received the “Sommelier of the Year”
award from the 2010 Vancouver Playhouse
International Wine Festival and Vancouver
Magazine. Recently named one of Western
Living Magazine’s “Top 40 Foodies Under 40,” he is certified by
London’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust and has credit in the
Winemaking program at UC Davis. Kurtis’ enthusiasm and experience
puts him in high demand for writing and judging for Wine Access and
Vancouver Magazine and leading wine festival seminars. Catch his
Wednesday wine column in Vancouver’s WestEnder or find him at
KurtisKolt.com
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Matthew Lane – Wine Ambassador, Penfolds
New World Expressions
Matthew Lane, a native Australian, relocated to
the USA in 2003 from Penfolds’ Magill Estate
Winery in Adelaide, South Australia, where he
served as Head Sommelier, Senior Wine
Educator & Cellar Operations for over four
years. Prior to Magill Estate, Matt held positions
with international hotels and prestigious wine
restaurants in Australia as their head sommelier & wine buyer. As
Director of Luxury Sales and Wine Education for the Americas, Matt
raises the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the winery
portfolio by providing extensive education and training throughout
the Americas.
William Leigon – President, Hahn Family Wines
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
Bill Leigon brings decades of wine industry
experience to his role as president of Hahn
Family Wines and Hahn Estates. After
graduating from the University of Texas, Leigon
co-founded The Wine Trust and Ariel Vineyards
(a leader in non-alcoholic wine) and worked as
vice president of sales and marketing for
Associated Vintage Group. In 2000 he founded Wimbledon Wine
Company, a national sales and marketing company, which later
became Hahn Family Wines. Leigon is an innovator and visionary,
who has pioneered the use of new and social media to market wine
brands.
Sebastien Le Goff – Sommelier, Cactus Club
Cafe
Excitement in a Glass
Sebastien Le Goff has a wealth of expertise
developed in top rooms in Vancouver, across
Canada, and around the world. Most
recently,he served as General Manager at db
bistro moderne in Singapore. Closer to home,
Le Goff’s experience includes: Director of
Operations and Beverage Manager with Uva Wine Bar and Cibo
Trattoria; Director of Operations and Wine Director at Lumiere and
Feenies; Restaurant and Wine Director at Cin Cin; various roles at
select Oliver Bonacini Group restaurants. Le Goff’s numerous
professional accolades include Western Living Sommelier of the Year
(2008) and BCRFA & ISG Sommelier of the Year (2006).
Gloria Macarenko – Co-host, CBC News:
Vancouver
Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction
Gloria Macarenko co-hosts the award-winning
newscast CBC News Vancouver. She has twice
been nominated for a Gemini Award as Best
News Anchor. Gloria’s most recent honours have
been a Jack Webster Award for Best News
Reporting and a Leo Award for Best Anchor in a
News Program, recognition she shared with her co-host Ian
Hanomansing. Gloria has served as a guest anchor on The National,
for which she notably covered the Swissair Flight 11 crash for a
marathon five hours. This broadcast received the Radio and
Television Directors Association and Gemini Award for Best Live
News Coverage Award.
Allison Markin – Founder & Principal, All She
Wrote Consulting
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
Allison is the founder of All She Wrote
Consulting, developing social media engagement
strategies for the wine, culinary, hospitality and
cultural tourism sectors, and the creator of
Eat.Drink.Tweet. social media seminars. She
recently won the Thompson Okanagan Tourism
Association’s award for Social Media Initiative, and an international
LERN award, both for Eat.Drink.Tweet. She is a Wine and Spirit
Education Trust advanced level graduate, writes a column for BC
Food and Wine Trails magazine, and teaches social media at
Okanagan College. She has made her cats famous under the Twitter
hashtag #coupdeschats.
James Nevison – wine writer, halfaglass
25 Under $25
James is an award-winning wine writer and
educator widely known as the wine columnist
for The Province newspaper, where his “Wine
Guy” articles appear every Thursday. He is the
co-author of six best-selling books on wine, and
the current edition of his popular Had a Glass:
Top 100 Wines Under $20 series is available in
both “app” and pocket-sized print versions. James’s casual and
accessible take on wine can also be found regularly in BC Liquor
Stores’ Taste Magazine, and he is often heard and seen on radio and
television spreading the wine love! Follow James’s wining at
hadaglass.com.
Paul Martin – Proprietor, Peacock & Martin
Added Value! Enhancing the Retail Experience
A graduate of both Ryerson and George Brown
College, Paul saw the light and moved west in
1983. After eight years in Whistler and a year in
Spain, Paul started work for Select Wine
Merchants developing their national network
primarily with Concha y Toro. In 1995 he started
Peacock & Martin Imports and got involved as a
director of the IVSA and the Playhouse Wine Festival. Paul has
dedicated himiself to bringing retail-oriented seminars to the Trade
Days program at the Wine Festival.
Sandra Oldfield – CEO & Winemaker, Tinhorn
Creek Vineyards
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
A native of California, Sandra Oldfield
(@sandraoldfield) arrived at Tinhorn Creek in
1995 after receiving her Master’s Degree in
Enology from UC Davis. Since then she has
taken the winery’s production from 1,000 cases
to 35,000 using only their 130 acres of estate
fruit. She led Tinhorn Creek to become the first carbon neutral winery
in Canada as well as the first winery in BC to receive a certificate of
recognition for its vigorous health and safety program. She joined
Twitter in April 2010 and has been an addict ever since. In 2011 she
began hosting #BCWineChat weekly on Twitter.
Aurelio Montes – Owner, Viña Montes
Chile, the Natural Choice
Head Winemaker with over 25 years experience
at the Undurraga and San Pedro wineries,
Aurelio Montes was named “Chilean
Winemaker of the Year” in 1995 while the
National Agriculture Association named him
“Personality of the Year 2002,” an honour
directly bestowed by the President of Chile. He
has been a Wine Consultant for Fundación Chile, Casa Lapostolle,
Echeverría, Santa Inés, San Carlos, and Pisco Capel. His leadership
revolutionized quality standards and his insight led to the cultivation
of the affluent Apalta and Marchigüe valleys and the innovation of
slope plantations. He is an Emeritus Member of the Chilean Wine
Guild.
Tim Pawsey – wine and food writer
(hiredBelly.com)
A Sauv Blanc Kitchen Party
Tim Pawsey covers B.C.’s thriving food, wine and
dining scene weekly in the Vancouver Courier
(the country’s largest community newspaper)
and North Shore News, monthly for WHERE
Vancouver and contributes regularly to
Northwest Palate magazine and Wine Access,
among several others. He’s currently co-editing the latest Zagat
Survey covering Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler (www.zagat.com).
Follow his tasting adventures (and get the latest tips) on line at
hiredbelly.com.
Michaela Morris – co-owner, house wine
Speaking Frankly About Franc
Michaela co-owns house wine, a consulting
company offering private and corporate wine
seminars, wine education, restaurant
consultation and cellar management. Michaela
completed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust
(WSET) Diploma Programme in 2005 and is now
a guest lecturer covering Alsace, Italy and the
Local Market. A familiar face in the wine scene, Michaela has
participated on tasting panels for Les Chevaliers des Vins de France,
Cornucopia and the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine
Festival. Michaela also writes for EAT Magazine, Review, Look,
Vancouver View and has contributed articles to Wine Access.
Rhys Pender MW – Wine Plus Consulting
You and Me and the S.O.B.; The Next Star
Grape: Syrah
Rhys is a wine educator, consultant, judge and
freelance writer through his company Wine
Plus+ and his website www.rhyspender.com. In
2010, Rhys became Canada’s youngest Master
of Wine (MW). In 2008, Rhys was named as
one of the “Top 40 Foodies Under 40” in
Western Canada by Western Living magazine. He writes for a number
of publications, judges internationally, and is increasingly recognised
as one of Canada’s leading experts in the wine business. His career
plan is to wait for Robert Parker to retire so he can finally claim back
his initials RP for wine reviews.
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Barbara Philip MW – Portfolio Manager, BCLDB
Excitement in a Glass; Kings of Cabernet
Sauvignon
Barbara Philip MW was the first Western
Canadian to achieve the Master of Wine
designation and is Canada’s only female MW.
She is the European Portfolio Manager at the
British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch.
With her husband Iain, Barb runs Barbariain
Wine Consulting and works as a presenter, journalist and judge. She
has lectured and judged around the world and has contributed to
various publications including Decanter, Time Out Vancouver and
Taste Magazine. Barb is the wine columnist on CBC Radio’s On the
Coast with Stephen Quinn.
Mireille Sauvé – President, The Wine Umbrella
Sherry Renaissance
Mireille started her wine career as “Canada’s
Youngest Female Sommelier” in 1997. With
multiple gold medals for restaurant wine
programs under her belt, Ms. Sauvé founded The
Wine Umbrella in 2005, aiming to raise the bar of
wine appreciation among Canadians. She has
worked closely with Wine Australia, Wines of
France, Wines of Germany, Wines from Spain and Wines of Portugal,
implementing modern initiatives to familiarize locals with their wines
to great success. Also a freelance wine writer and Wine Editor of
Flavours magazine, Mireille Sauvé is one of Canada’s most acclaimed
wine professionals.
Iain Philip – Proprietor, Barbariain Wine
Consulting
Caymus Vertical Tasting
Iain Philip, with his wife Barbara, runs
Barbariain Wine Consulting, and works regularly
as a presenter, trainer and judge. Iain is the
Senior Wine Instructor at the Art Institute of
Vancouver, where he teaches all levels of Wine
& Spirit Education Trust (WSET) classes and has
done so for the last eight years. In the course of a year, he will
instruct over 200 students ranging from consumers to sommeliers,
importers and retail buyers. Iain also consults for Wine Plus+,
delivering WSET training to staff at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.
Peter Sisseck – Winemaker, Dominio de Pingus
Pingus Perfect
Peter Sisseck has been living in Spain since
1990 and has raised his wine to the highest
imaginable level of international recognition with
the creation of Dominio de Pingus. Before this,
he worked with his uncle, Peter Vinding-Diers,
who was one of the first to initiate the “new
wave” of Bordeaux white wines in wineries of
the stature of Château Rahoul. When he arrived in Spain, he first
worked as a winemaker with Pesquera del Duero and later at his
own estate, founded in 1995 in Quintanilla de Onésimo (Valladolid),
where he makes the “super wine” Pingus.
Paul Rickett – Host/Researcher
Added Value! Enhancing the Retail Experience
Paul has been applying 30 years of high-tech
sales and marketing expertise to the business of
wine retail for the past five years on Bowen
Island, BC. In his other life, he is a consultant to
companies needing to improve their sales,
marketing and operations through effective use
of business intelligence data.
Robert Stelmachuk – Sommelier, Chambar
Restaurant
K.I.S.S.
An accomplished sommelier boasting 25 years of
industry experience, Robert has contributed to,
and created wine programs at some of the
country’s most noteworthy restaurants, including
Vancouver-based Le Crocodile and Market by
Jean Georges at the Shangri-La Hotel. Robert is
a graduate of the International Sommelier Guild (ISG), the Wine and
Spirit Education Trust of London (WSET), the Grand Prix du Sopexa,
and was the Director of Wine Education for the Pacific Institute of
Culinary Arts in Vancouver. He is currently working to become a
Master Sommelier (MS) with The Court of Master Sommeliers.
Brad Royale – Sommelier, Canadian Rocky
Mountain Resorts group
Excitement in a Glass
Brad Royale is the wine director for Canadian
Rocky Mountain Resorts, where he oversees
seven beautiful properties in Alberta and
BC. Brad has been involved in retail and
restaurant management for fourteen years. He
has completed the ISG sommelier program and
the WSET Diploma program. Brad regularly sits on the judging panel
for Wine Access’s Canadian Wine Awards and International Value
Wine Awards. Brad’s wine programs have won multiple awards from
Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Vines, Santé and the Playhouse
Wine Festival. A lover of restaurants and travelling, Brad embraces
the world of wine to have a delicious time...all over the place.
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Dave Teixeira – Dave.ca Communications
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
Dave Teixeira is President of Dave.ca
Communications Inc., a Vancouver-based
public, media, government relations company
specializing in social media campaigns.
Recently Dave.ca headed up social media
during Premier Christy Clark’s Leadership
Campaign, created CanucksRiot2011.com in the
aftermath of the June riots in Vancouver, and provided social media
support to SHARE Family Services in July. Dave has appeared in
hundreds of media articles around the world offering insights into
how social media helps forward client needs such as CNN, USA
Today, BBC, The Vancouver Sun, CBC, CTV and on CKNW with his 30minute weekly social media show.
Terry Threlfall – Sommelier and Wine Director,
Hawksworth Restaurant
Excitement in a Glass
Terry Threlfall’s expertise stems from over a
decade spent in London, working as Head
Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Michelin-starred
restaurant, Chez Bruce. Credited with hiring and
training one of the UK’s top sommelier teams, he
won several international awards, including
“Overall U.K. Wine Establishment of the Year” and “European Wine
Restaurant of the Year” from Harpers Wine and Spirit magazine.
Certified by the International Sommelier Guild, Threlfall was the first
regular Canadian judge for the prestigious Decanter World Wine
Awards. He has been the Festival Sommelier for the Vancouver
Playhouse International Wine Festival for almost a decade.
Miguel Torres, Jr. – President, Miguel Torres
Chile, the Natural Choice
Miguel studied Business and Management at the
ESADE University in Barcelona and Oenology at
the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona. In
2001, he was appointed general director at the
Jean Leon winery, (part of the Torres Group
since 1995). He became Marketing Director of
Miguel Torres S.A. in 2004, responsible for
development, communication and new launchings, including the
projects of Ribera del Duero (Celeste), Priorato (Salmos), Rioja
(Ibéricos) and Natureo (dealcoholized wine). Miguel Torres
Maczassek is currently Executive Chairman of Sociedad Vinícola
Miguel Torres S.A, the company’s subsidiary located in the city of
Curicó, Chile.
Felipe Tosso – Chief Winemaker, Viña
Ventisquero
Chile, the Natural Choice
Chief Winemaker Felipe Tosso has become a
prominent figure in the international world of
winemaking, admired for his sensible approach
to winemaking and for the way he so effectively
reaches his goals. Felipe’s wine career began at
Concha y Toro, where he worked as head
winemaker at their Peumo cellars, creating some of their best
Carmeneres. In 2000, he joined Viña Ventisquero with the mission of
creating and developing a winemaking department with unique
capabilities. His arrival soon proved to be an excellent decision – the
results were immediately visible in the estate harvests in Peralillo,
Apalta, Trinidad, Tantahue and Casablanca.
Daenna Van Mulligen – Wine Diva
Diva(s) at the Met
Daenna Van Mulligen is a Vancouver based wine
writer and accredited sommelier, recognized via
her alter-ego, WineDiva. WineDiva.ca is in its
ninth year of publishing unpretentious and
approachable online wine reviews. In 2008,
Daenna launched WineScores.ca to give
consumers numerical wine scores and in-depth
wine articles on her travels. Daenna is an international wine judge
and speaks regularly at wine events. She is a regular contributor to
City TV, Global TV, Shaw TV, Vines Magazine and TASTE Magazine.
You can hear her in BC and Alberta each week on Terry David
Mulligan’s radio show, The Tasting Room Radio.
Andrea Vescovi – Wine Director and Restaurant
Manager, Blue Water Cafe
Excitement in a Glass
Born in Rome, Italy, into a family of chefs and
vintners, Andrea brought his experience to Blue
Water Cafe in 2001 after working at several
leading restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler.
He has worked since then to build the
restaurant’s diverse, value-driven cellar, which is
widely recognized as one of Canada’s finest. In 2009, Andrea
received two prestigious recognitions as one of Western Living
magazine’s Top 40 Foodies Under 40 and the Vancouver Playhouse
International Wine Festival’s Sommelier of the Year.
Chuck Wagner – Owner and Winemaker,
Caymus Vineyards
Caymus Vertical Tasting
Raised on the family farm in Rutherford, Napa
Valley, Chuck joined his parents in 1972 when
they decided to bring their home winemaking
talents into the world of professional vintners.
They established Caymus Vineyards, named for
the area’s history as a Mexican land grant called
Rancho Caymus. Chuck and his late father, Charlie, shaped the
reputation of Caymus by always keeping the focus on quality – in
both the vineyard and winery. At the 2007 Wine Experience hosted
by Wine Spectator magazine, Chuck received the Distinguished
Service Award given to individuals who have made significant and
long-lasting contributions to the wine industry.
Ben West – Co-founder, Xomo Digital Inc.
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
Ben West has been helping clients create
innovative interactive solutions since 1998. He
co-founded Xomo to drive his thirst for
innovation on mobile devices, offering
industry-leading Mobile Event Guide products
for apps and mobile websites. Previously, Ben
founded Big Green, a digital creative agency
specializing in technology and design for the
real estate industry, and developed innovative anti-piracy technology
for the music industry. He was also Chief Information Officer at
Stockhouse.com, a popular North American online financial
community serving over 100 million page views per month. In 2010,
Ben won the Business in Vancouver “Top 40 Under 40” Award.
Charles Zuckermann – Zook-It Media &
Marketing
You’ll Tell Two Friends…
Charles has worked for over 30 years in the
hospitality industry as a busboy, waiter, cook,
manager, and most recently as an online
marketing strategist. He is also a skilled
photographer, actor and filmmaker. His client
list includes the Glowbal Group, Joe Fortes, the
Heather Hospitality Group, MyPakage
Underwear, Vancouver Fashion Week and Echo Fashion Week. He is
also a recipient and spokesperson for the BC Hospitality Foundation.
Charles lives online and is excited by the opportunities it provides. He
encourages everybody to be a part of the “Social Revolution.”
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Jefferson Alvarez – Executive Chef, Fraîche
Restaurant
Vintners Brunch
This Venezuela-born chef has a diverse and
exciting resumé, having studied and worked
with such notable chefs as Anthony Walsh,
Claudio Aprile , Morimoto and D. Rodrigues.
Like many of his peers, Alvarez believes in
using the best ingredients available; he adds
his own signature twist by also sourcing unusual and unique
ingredients and using a range of techniques acquired through his
many years of working in kitchens around the world.
Matthew Batey – Executive Winery Chef, The
Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Vintners Brunch
Prior to becoming the Executive Winery Chef
at Mission Hill Family Estate, Matthew Batey
enjoyed two years as the Chef on the Terrace
Restaurant. Leading the brigade chosen as one
of the top winery restaurants globally by Travel
and Leisure Magazine 2008, his culinary style,
Cuisine de Terroir, celebrates the freshest
regional and seasonal ingredients. “A menu that changes not with
the season but sometimes with the day truly represents the hard
work of our producers and creates a venue to express the art of
food,” says Batey.
Ned Bell – Executive Chef, YEW restaurant +
bar at the Four Seasons Hotel
Flavours of the Festival
“Farm to table” is an essential mandate of
Canadian culinary talent, Ned Bell. Growing up
in the Okanagan Valley instilled in him a
lifelong passion for fresh and locally sourced
cuisine. He names his own food philosophy
“Globally Inspired and Locally Created,” a
process that begins with premium ingredients, sourcing the best of
what is available locally and seasonally, and then focusing on flavour.
Ned Bell has recently taken over the burners at Four Seasons Hotel
Vancouver and YEW restaurant + bar.
Chris Bisaro – Executive Chef, Brix Restaurant
& Wine Bar
Chilean Crush
Executive Chef Chris Bisaro grew up in East
Vancouver in a restaurant family where he was
working in and around the kitchen as early as
eleven years old. After graduating from Prince
of Wales Secondary school, Chris worked in
various Vancouver kitchens including
Dundarave Café and Milestones, until he settled into the role of sous
chef at Glowbal Satay Bar and Grill. Chris then came to Brix as the
sous chef in early 2007 where he distinguished himself to the point he
was promoted to his first executive chef position in April 2010.
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Margaret Chisholm – Executive Chef, Culinary
Capers Catering
Vintners Brunch
In 2011, Chef Margaret was the recipient of the
Chef of the Year Award from the International
Caterers Association. This celebrated award
honours her 14 years of leadership within our
company, the community, and the culinary
industry. A career highlight was executing the
food service plan for the 2010 Olympic Games. Her professional motto
of “excellence and a great work environment” has been instrumental
in establishing Culinary Capers as one of the premium catering
companies in Canada.
Jonathan Chovancek – Co-owner, Kale & Nori
Culinary Arts
Vintners Brunch
Over the past 18 years, Chef Jonathan
Chovancek has been cooking across Canada
and overseas in some of the world’s most
prestigious and ingredient driven restaurants.
This year, along with partner Lauren Mote,
Jonathan founded his own “boutique”
restaurant-style catering company, Kale & Nori
Culinary Arts. His focus is on local, ethical and delicious ingredients,
both wild and cultivated, with an avant garde approach to flavours
and presentation.
Robert Clark – Executive Chef, C Restaurant
A Star Rises in South Africa!; Sun and “C” with
Spain
C Restaurant’s Executive Chef Robert Clark
trained at George Brown College, graduating in
1982. Throughout his career he has trained
with Canada’s top chefs such as Jamie
Kennedy, Michael Bonaccini and Mark Thuet.
Clark now heads the culinary operations for C
Restaurant, Raincity Grill, and NU Restaurant & Lounge. Only quality,
sustainable products from earth and sea are used as the building
blocks of his cuisine. Clark has taken the same dedication to
ingredients by creating the Contemporary Ocean Products line, a
gourmet line of smoked salmon, crackers, salts, and spices that are a
wonderful accompaniment to any meal.
Grant Cousar – Chef/Owner, Whistler Cooks
Catering Company
Flavours of the Festival
During his 25-year career, Grant has worked in
all aspects of food service from high end to
high volume. Grant’s culinary inspiration has
always been incredible locally harvested
ingredients from the farms in Pemberton
Valley. Grant and Hilairie Cousar have operated
Whistler Cooks Catering since 1999. Grant is
the driving force at Whistler Cooks Catering, taking a once-small
catering company to being the largest catering operation in the Sea
to Sky region.
Quang Dang – Executive Chef, West Restaurant
West Coast Montes
Chef Quang Dang began his culinary career at
South Granville’s acclaimed West Restaurant,
where he worked as junior sous chef. For the
next five years, while working his way everupward in some of Vancouver’s finest kitchens,
Quang quickly established himself as an
advocate of sustainability and a champion of
West Coast cuisine. Now, recently retuning “home” to West as
executive chef, Quang continues to nurture this role in defining his
approach to modern cookery, utilizing his strong relationships with
nearby farmers, foragers and fishmongers alike.
Cesar de la Parra – Executive Chef, The
Waldorf Hotel
Taste Chile
Executive Chef of Nuba Restaurant Group and
The Waldorf Hotel, Cesar is a Michelin trained
chef with experience in some of Spain and
Mexico’s top restaurants. He is Nuba’s tireless
and dedicated food architect, who maintains
quality of production and product, and the fine
balance between tradition and evolution that sets Nuba apart from
the rest. Along with his committed and innovative kitchen team, he is
responsible for making Nuba great.
Jean-Claude Douguet – Executive Chef,
Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
Sandhill Small Lots Dinner
JC knew at an early age, working in his aunt’s
hotel in Brittany, France, that cooking would be
his calling. He did his apprenticeship at St.
Brieuc, followed by a stint in the French Armed
Forces, and then honed his skills over winters
in the Alps and summers in St. Tropez. Arriving
in Montreal in 1992, he spent six years at Le Soubise, then moved to
Vancouver, furthering his experience as Sous Chef at Season in the
Park; Chef-Owner of Cyrano; Chef of Hy’s Encore; and finally, in 2005,
leading the kitchen of Gotham.
Stephen Duyzer – Executive Chef, The
Boathouse Restaurants
New Zealand – Passionate Pairings!
Chef Steve Duyzer started his career in Toronto
at Auberge du Pommier and then at Canoe
Restaurant earning his Red Seal in 1999.
Heading west he first spent time as Executive
Chef at a five-star hotel in Costa Rica before
landing on the top end of the Vancouver
restaurant scene. Steve’s love of West Coast cuisine led him to The
Boathouse, where he has been working for the past two years.
Steve’s food philosophy embraces the West Coast philosophy of
fresh, wild, sustainable and organic, which can be tasted in this
year’s Passionate Pairings Playhouse Wine Festival event.
Mario Fernandez – Executive Chef, Monk
McQueens Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar
Vintners Brunch
Monk McQueen’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
welcomed Executive Chef Mario Fernandez in
March 2011. Chef Mario honed his skills
cooking his way across the Far East from
Kuwait to Dubai and India. His diverse culinary
background shines through in a style that
infuses local specialties with uniquely exotic flavors. Mario’s career
evolved in some of Vancouver’s top restaurants and hotel kitchens,
including The Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina, The Hyatt
Regency Vancouver, The Renaissance Harbourside, The Empire
Landmark Hotel, and The Granville Island Hotel. Most recently Mario
was the Executive Chef for The Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa.
Rob Feenie – Food Concept Architect, Cactus
Club Cafe English Bay
Wagner Family at Cactus Club
Throughout his career, Chef Feenie has
secured numerous esteemed designations,
including the Relais Gourmand, the Traditions
et Qualite, AAA Five Diamond Award, and in
2005 won the coveted title Iron Chef America
champion. He maintains an impressive
influence over the Canadian culinary world,
with five seasons of New Classics with Rob Feenie on Food Network
Canada and several published cookbooks to his name. As Cactus
Club’s exclusive Food Concept Architect, Chef Feenie has
successfully launched the largest number of new menu items in the
company’s 22-year history. Together, Chef Feenie and Cactus Club
have redefined the casual fine dining experience.
Mario Fortin – Executive Chef, The Salmon
House
Vintners Brunch
Mario is a graduate of the prestigious Pavilion
Wilbrod Bherer, where he earned a diploma in
French Professional Cuisine. After working at
The Teahouse in Stanley Park, Mario took a
position at the famous Le Château Frontenac
Hotel in Quebec. From there he moved to the
equally renowned Serge Bruyere restaurant
before returning to Vancouver in 1990. He helped Il Barino in
Yaletown win “Restaurant of the Year” and “Italian Restaurant of the
Year” and worked alongside owner and executive chef Adam Busby
at Cascabel. Over the past decade, he worked closely with Ann
Bentley to establish Aqua Riva at the forefront of fine dining in
Vancouver.
Willi Franz – Executive Winery Chef,
Grapevine Restaurant at Gray Monk Estate
Winery
Flavours of the Festival
Although trained in classical French cuisine,
Chef Willi’s style of cooking has evolved over
the years, leading him to wine country
cooking. Willi makes it a priority to assemble
the best seasonal and local products and pair
them with Gray Monk Estate wines located just outside his kitchen
door. He has been recognized by his peers in the Okanagan Chefs
Association, who voted him Chef of the Year in 2005 and 2010 and
2010 Member of the Year. He was also honoured as the Western
CCFCC Chef of the Year and the Canadian CCFCC Chef of the Year in
2011.
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Jason Harris – Executive Chef, Beachside
Forno
Vintners Brunch
Talented, keen and youthful would well
describe Chef Harris, whose life has centered
around food and divergent cultures for as long
as he can remember. Harris came through the
ranks of Fairmont Hotel kitchens – most
recently on the opening team of Oru –
throughout Canada for the past decade, under the tutelage of mentor,
Chef David Wong. His lengthy participation on Wong’s Bocuse d’Or
team gave him international exposure and experience – not to
mention confidence and motivation.
Dana Hauser – Executive Chef, Herons West Coast Kitchen & Bar at
The Fairmont Waterfront Flavours of the Festival
Chef Dana Hauser ignites her naturally embedded love for seafood
and her true devotion to fresh, sustainable, seasonal ingredients.
Intrigued by nurturing relationships with the neighbouring farmers
who source the very elements that constitute her culinary creations,
and a philosophy around fresh food innovation, Hauser constructs
signature dishes that combine locally sourced ingredients into
authentic West Coast flavour.
David Hawksworth – Executive Chef,
Hawksworth Restaurant
Cabernet International
A native Vancouverite who spent a decade
honing his talents in Michelin-starred kitchens
such as Le Manoir aux Qaut’ Saisons,
L’Escargot and The Square, David Hawksworth
returned to Vancouver in 2000 to take the lead
at West restaurant. It became a perennial
winner at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards; Hawksworth
was named Vancouver’s Chef of the Year and became the youngest
chef inductee to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. Opening the
eponymous Hawksworth, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Chef
David Hawksworth delivers compelling contemporary Canadian
cuisine demonstrating his European-trained technical ability and
deep appreciation for quality local ingredients.
Todd Howard – Executive Chef, CinCin
Excellence of Nature
Chef Todd Howard’s cooking philosophy
reaches deeply into the nearby farms and
ranches, as well as onto coastal fish boats. A
recent trip to Italy only fired his enthusiasm
higher. “CinCin enjoys its traditions of quality
and prime ingredients, its warmth and its
exceptional service,” Chef Howard says, “but
we are never afraid to take the menus and the execution to even
higher levels. My philosophy is to prepare simple, flavourful and
seasonal food that is totally accessible.”
Gennaro Iorio – Executive Chef, La Terrazza
Dine Italia; Flavours of the Festival
Boasting authentic Italian cuisine, Co-owner
and Executive Chef Gennaro Iorio of La
Terrazza is a staple of the Vancouver
restaurant scene. A third-generation chef,
Gennaro has strong Italian roots; he opened a
one-man pizza parlour at the age of 16 and
staged in Naples, Italy following graduation
from Dubrulle International Culinary Institute. Calling the kitchen
home, this is where Gennaro will be found, or greeting tables in La
Terrazza’s Old World dining room.
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Suthakar Jeyarasa – Executive Chef, Hy’s
Steakhouse
Catena High Altitude at Hy’s
Born and raised in Sri Lanka where he did his
early training in local restaurants, Sutha came
to Vancouver in 1994 and over the years has
had the privilege of working and learning with
chefs in some of Vancouver’s most wellestablished restaurants, including Regis Chung
and Karen Barnaby. He joined the Hy’s group as a member of the
Gotham team in 2000 and since 2006 has been at the helm of the
venerable Hy’s Encore.
Shallaw Kadir – Executive Chef, Fishworks
Restaurant
Pacific Specific
Shallaw began his career on the North Shore,
working his way up the ranks of neighbourhood
kitchens until he opened his first restaurant at
the age of 23. Five years later, after honing his
restaurateurship at the helm of his bistro in
Edgemont Village, Shallow has focused his
efforts on elevating the Lower Lonsdale dining scene with his
critcally acclaimed Fishworks. Shallow continues to study and grow,
drawing inspiration from the most renowned restaurants in the world,
and from the passionate people he surrounds himself with.
Martin Keyer – Kitchen Leader, V Lounge
Yaletown
Raise a Glass for Argentina
Martin’s passion for food ignited when he
started with Earls Restaurants more than a
decade ago. He left his footprint in the kitchens
of Earls locations across British Columbia
before landing in Yaletown, where he operates
the company’s only dedicated event-based
kitchen for its latest lounge concept, V. Martin’s passion is most
evident when crafting any combination of customized plates for the
hundreds of special events hosted at V every year. Willing to try
anything once, his specialty lies in capturing ethnic flavours to create
especially memorable dining experiences.
Scott Kidd – Executive Chef, LIFT
Vintners Brunch
Scott Kidd moved to British Columbia after
graduating from the Cordon Bleu in Sussex,
England. He ended up at the famed Sooke
Harbour House in Victoria. Then it was back to
London and Anthony Worrall Thompson‘s
Ménage à Trois. Kidd has worked in several of
Vancouver’s best restaurants, including
Bishop’s, Le Gavroche, The William Tell, Lola’s, Raincity Grill and
Araxi in Whistler. He has taught at Dubrulle International Culinary
Institute and is an avid racquet sports player at the national and
professional level. He has two children who live in Ireland.
Dobrosav Kovacevic – Executive Chef, Canvas
Lounge
California Cruisin’
Over the past 25 years, Dobrosav has been at
the helm of some of the top professional
Canadian kitchens. Doby entered the industry
with a passion that earned him a Red Seal
certification. He apprenticed under Master
Chef Albert Schnell at Toronto’s Harbour Castle
Hilton Hotel as part of his Culinary Arts Diploma from George Brown
College, where he earned top marks in the 6 Plates / Hot Served Cold
competition. Doby has worked at some of the best restaurants in
Toronto and Vancouver, cooking for famous sports teams, countless
celebrities, politicians, and even the Queen Mother.
Tom Lee – Chef de Cuisine, Edible Canada at
the Market
40 and Fabulous
Tom Lee discovered his love for cooking at the
early age of 15. After high school, he attended
the prestigious Culinary Institute of America
(CIA) in New York. Upon graduating from the
CIA, Tom worked in the 3-Michelin star
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, England.
He worked his way up to Chef de Partie before moving to Chef
Ramsay’s tapas-style 1-Michelin star Le Jardin des Sens in
Montpellier, France. Tom returned to his hometown of Vancouver and
the position of Sous Chef at Goldfish Pacific Kitchen and is now Chef
de Cusine at Edible Canada at the Market.
Jason Leizert – Head Chef, Boneta
Boneta and Lifford, Family Style
Jason’s culinary career has taken him around the
world and into some of the most demanding
kitchen environments one can find. From fine
dining in London’s La Trompette to off-the-cuff
market cuisine in Asia and India, he is a man on a
mission to constantly expand his horizons. He
believes in the philosophy of nose to tail dining
and gives his full attention to each ingredient he works with, from pork
belly to white truffles. Working directly with many local suppliers and
farmers, Jason’s menu follows the patterns of our seasons and harvests.
Jeremy Luypen – Executive Chef & Proprietor,
Terrafina at Hester Creek
Flavours of the Festival
Chef Jeremy Luypen was born in the Fraser
Valley of BC. It was at home that his passion
for cooking and culinary arts grew. Graduating
top of his class from the Culinary Arts Program
at Okanagan College, Jeremy was chosen to
compete in the Apprentice of the Year program.
Working with great culinary teams through his
career in Executive Chef positions has allowed Jeremy to easily
move into his new role of Executive Chef & Co-Owner of Terrafina
Restaurant at Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver, BC.
Dale MacKay – Executive Chef/Proprietor,
Ensemble Restaurant
Truchard at Ensemble
Before opening ensemble restaurant and
ensemble Tap in 2011, Canada’s first “Top Chef”
Dale MacKay worked for top chefs Gordon
Ramsay and Daniel Boulud, becoming the
youngest Grand Chef in the world at age 27. As
Ramsay’s protégé, he worked in London at
Claridge’s Hotel and the three-Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon
Ramsay, and in Tokyo at The Conrad Tokyo Hotel. Before returning to
Canada, Dale worked as Executive Sous Chef at the London NYC
Hotel. Chef MacKay returned to Vancouver in 2007, becoming
Executive Chef at Lumière and db bistro moderne Vancouver. In 2001
he battled to culinary supremacy on Top Chef Canada.
Ryan Mah — Executive Chef, Chinois
Vintners Brunch
Ryan Mah’s great-grandfather H.Y. Louie
arrived in Vancouver from China in 1898, so
Cantonese cuisine was a mainstay of Mah’s
childhood. Ryan’s palette was further
developed when the family moved to Hong
Kong for a few years in 1986. Before becoming
Executive Chef at Chinois Ryan manned the
stoves at Goldfish Seafood and Chop House, Wild Rice and Joe
Fortes, in addition to completing a training program at Heston
Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck.
Yoshiaki Maniwa – Executive Chef, Zest
Japanese Cuisine
Flavours of the Festival
Born and raised in Kyoto, Chef Maniwa began
a process of layering the skills of an emerging
chef with styles and tastes foreign to his own
after traveling the world. Upon arriving
Vancouver in 1988, he started his
apprenticeship at Shijo, then the best
Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver, with master chef Mr. Tabo. Along
with wine director, Tatsuya Katagiri, he thrives to express his passion
and pride in West Coast influenced Japanese cuisine.
Tim Muehlbauer – Head Pastry Chef,
Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver
Vintners Brunch
After graduating from the culinary program at
VCC, Tim became part of the team that opened
Bishop’s restaurant. After Bishop’s, he joined
the world-class pastry shop at the Pan Pacific
Hotel. Eager to learn more, he bought a oneway ticket to London, where he worked at one
of the world’s most famous royal hotels, Claridge's. After seven years
in Europe, Tim returned to Canada eager to share what he had
learned with others. After working in various locations in Alberta and
BC, he joined the instructional team at Dubrulle International Culinary
Institute and discovered a new passion for teaching.
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Frank Pabst – Executive Chef, Blue Water Cafe
Northern Gem, Southern Icon
One of Canada’s leading chefs, Blue Water
Cafe’s Executive Chef Frank Pabst is
recognized for his creative flair, deft technique
and dedication towards responsible seafood
practices. With tenures in Michelin-starred
restaurants throughout Germany and France,
Chef Pabst’s skills were honed in the classical
discipline that shapes his cooking style today. In 2010, he was
recognized with Vancouver Magazine’s “Chef of the Year” award, an
induction into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame, and the City of
Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award.
Alana Peckham – Executive Chef, CRU
Restaurant
Discover Piedmont at CRU
Raised in Vancouver, Alana Peckham studied
at the Dubrulle International Culinary Arts
Institute. She worked at Feenie’s and Lumière
before joining the staff at CRU, where she is
now Executive Chef. Alana’s cooking style is
influenced by her training in traditional French
culinary techniques and by her cultural heritage as a Chinese
Canadian. As the Executive Chef of a restaurant that focuses on
pairing food and wine, she enjoys the challenge of preparing cuisine
that works with wine to create a complete sensory experience. Alana
has contributed to Vancouver Cooks and competed in the Gold Medal
Plates competition in 2011.
Pino Posteraro – Executive Chef, Cioppino’s
Mediterranean Grill
Classe Italiana
Giuseppe (Pino) Posteraro was born in Lago,
Italy. After beginning training as a medical
student, Pino changed track and decided to
come to Canada to work for his brother in his
restaurant. Pino later returned to Europe to
study with Armando Zanetti, who became his
mentor. Before returning to Canada he worked in several well-known
restaurants in Europe and Singapore. In 1999, he opened Cioppino’s
Mediterranean Grill in Yaletown, providing Vancouver with an
outstanding Italian-Mediterranean restaurant which has gained many
awards for its food and wine. Year after year, it is classed as one of
Vancouver’s top fine dining restaurants.
Jean-Francis Quaglia – Executive Chef,
Provence Marinaside
BC Paired: Indulge Your Senses
A native of Marseilles, Jean-Francis comes
naturally to the culinary world as his mother is
acclaimed Chef Suzanne Quaglia of Marseilles’
famed Le Patalain. Jean-Francis worked at
many acclaimed restaurants in Europe. In 2002
he opened Provence Marinaside focusing on
seafood featuring a fresh seafood bar, catch of the day and a wide
selection of fish and shellfish. Located on the sea wall in Yaletown
with a view of the marina, you’d swear you were on the Côte d’Azure!
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Blair Rasmussen – Executive Chef, Vancouver
Convention Centre
Celebrate Chile; Vintners Brunch; Trade Days
Lunch, The 9th Annual Awards Lunch
A Vancouver-born chef passionate about West
Coast cuisine, Blair Rasmussen enjoys
showcasing the local culinary experience to
visiting groups from around the world. He has
enjoyed promoting British Columbia food and
wine to conference planners in Tokyo, Beijing and London, and in
Amsterdam, Thailand and Washington, DC. Chef Rasmussen’s brigade
prides itself on preparing a market-based cuisine from scratch,
taking full advantage of the highest quality local ingredients. Sample
some of his creative, “made in BC” cuisine for your next wedding,
corporate or private event.
Dana Reinhardt – Chef/Owner, SOL Kitchen
Consulting
A Sauv Blanc Kitchen Party
Dana began her career in the hospitality
industry at the age of 11, spinning cotton candy
and selling corn dogs at the PNE. She hasn’t
looked back since. Her father was in the wine
importing business for many years and instilled
a love of wine, food and travel. Over the past
few years, Dana has owned three restaurants and became a Red
Seal Certified Chef with a great passion for food and wine. She is
currently running SOL Food Kitchen, a hospitality consulting
company.
Dino Renaerts – Partner, Pier 7
Vintners Brunch
Dino Renaerts has firmly established himself as
one of the West Coast’s culinary leaders. The
first chef in Canada to become a certified
sommelier, his prolific career has seen him
cook in a clutch of the city’s finest restaurants,
such as Diva at the Metropolitan Hotel, West,
and Bistro Pastis. Today, Renaerts applies his
talent, passion and vision to his role as partner
in The Bon Vivant Consulting Group, serving discerning clientele
across the Lower Mainland.
David Robertson – Head Chef/Co-Owner, The
Dirty Apron Cooking School
K.I.S.S.
For almost 20 years David Robertson has
successfully pursued a career in the culinary
industry, building a strong reputation as a
passionate engaging chef, an outstanding food
stylist, and an excellent and inspiring tutor. He
was a member of the Gold-winning team in the
1996 Culinary Olympics in Switzerland and worked under renowned
chef Thomas Henkelman at the Homestead Inn for two years, before
returning to Vancouver in 2004 to become Chef de Cuisine at
Chambar. David realized that not only does he love food, he loves
teaching people about food, leading him to open The Dirty Apron
Cooking School.
Pilar Rodriguez – Culinary Ambassador of
Chile
Celebrate Chile; Celebrating Excellence: 9th
Annual Awards Lunch; Taste Chile
Pilar attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, after
which she worked with the prominent French
chef Christian Le Squer at Ledoyen, awarded
three Michelin stars. She now works closely
with the wine and food industry, selling and
promoting Chile culinary culture to the world. Her work includes highend events like Plácido Domingo – Cafritz Young Artist Gala, The
James Beard Foundation Food & Wine Dinner, The Organization of
American States 2009 Annual Gala, Memphis in May Festival, and
several “Week of Chile” events around the world. She is a founding
member of Conservatorio de la Cultura Culinaria de Chile.
Wayne Sych – Executive Chef, Joe Fortes
Seafood & Chop House
Vintners Brunch
Wayne Sych joined Joe Fortes as Executive
Chef after saying goodbye to the former
Cannery Seafood Restaurant in 2010. At Joe’s,
Wayne continues the tradition of serving up a
variety of regional and imported seafood and
chops, blending his vibrant West Coast style
with the freshest local ingredients. After attending the Culinary Arts
programs at BCIT, VCC, and Dubrulle, Wayne spent many years
honing his skills at local restaurants. Prior to The Cannery, Wayne
was chef at The Fish House in Stanley Park. Wayne spends several
evenings a month teaching cooking classes across the Lower
Mainland.
Hamid Salimian – Executive Chef, Diva at the
Met
Diva(s) at the Met
Chef Hamid Salimian brings to Diva a true
respect for ingredients and a reputation for
highlighting them through both traditional and
modern cooking techniques. He focuses on
working with the region’s best farmers, fishers
and artisanal producers, resulting in creative,
contemporary menus with a unique sense of place. Chef Salimian
spent time at Diva early in his career, and has worked at some of
BC’s most respected kitchens while competing at an international
level in four Culinary World Cups.
Neil Taylor – Executive Chef, Cibo Trattoria
Vintners Brunch
A native of England, Chef Neil Taylor worked at
some of London’s finest dining establishments,
including the legendary River Café. In 2008, Neil
joined Vancouver’s trendy Cibo Trattoria as the
Executive Chef, bringing his signature
combination of fresh, local ingredients and
Italian techniques to West Coast Canada. Neil
has developed close relationships with local
organic suppliers to ensure the quality and integrity of all the
ingredients in his culinary creations. Neil has been featured in
Canadian House & Home Magazine, and Cibo Trattoria was named
Best New Restaurant in Canada by Enroute Magazine and WHERE
Canada’s Best New Restaurant in 2009.
Teja Sangha – Chef, Chop Steakhouse & Bar
Flavours of the Festival
Chef Teja Sangha was inspired to pursue the
culinary arts at a young age. Having worked as
a chef in both private and corporate
environments, he always played a key role of
excellence in every position held. Upon
arriving in Vancouver more than ten years ago,
Chef Sangha quickly climbed the ranks of
Moxie’s restaurants to become BC Regional Chef. In 2011, his love of
the culinary arts found its home at Chop Steakhouse & Bar.
Joseph Schefer — Chef de Cuisine, The
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction
Chef de Cuisine Joseph Schefer has been an
instrumental leader within the culinary team at
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the past 23
years. The Vancouver Playhouse International
Wine Festival’s Bacchanalia Gala has been one
of the yearly highlights for Schefer and his
team for many years. Schefer strongly believes in using the best of
local produce, where freshness is paramount and tastes are kept
natural to expose their flavour. While this year’s Bacchanalia menu
takes its inspiration from Chile, Chef Schefer is incorporating some of
his favourite ingredients, carefully sourced here in bountiful British
Columbia.
Hiroyuki Uenishi – Chef, Whole
Foods Market Kitsilano
Lisa “Lu” Gardin – Chocolatier,
Whole Foods Market Kitsilano
Vintners Brunch
From Shiga, Japan, Hiro started his
career in Kyoto, Japan and Victoria,
BC; after moving to Vancouver, he earned the Lentia Enterprises
Award for his graduating class at VCC. In 2009 he won the gold medal
in the student chocolate competition at EAT Vancouver. Hiro has
been an intricate part of the Production Bakery since 2008. Lisa
started her pastry apprentice with Thomas Haas. After a period at
Catch Restaurant in Calgary under Executive Chef Michael Noble and
finding her true passion with chocolate, Lisa began eight years at
Chocolate Arts. During this time, she staged in Tokyo at Decadence
du Chocolat. Lisa then moved to Dubai to design a line of artisan
chocolates for ChoCo’a. In August of 2011 she joined the team leading
the Production Bakery.
Jason Vallee – Executive Chef, Glowbal Grill
Prime Cuts & Appellations
Jason’s interest in cooking was fostered from
an early age by his Quebecois grandmother,
whom he helped in the kitchen at family
gatherings. With a Culinary Diploma under his
belt and an innate flair for French cuisine,
Jason worked at Val d‘Isere in Whistler, where
he learned the finer details involved with
executing meals. Upon moving to Vancouver, Jason honed his skills
further at Raincity Grill and Global Collection restaurants – Coast and
Society. In his role as Executive Chef at glowbal, Jason is able to
combine his formal training with a limitless sense of culinary
curiosity, resulting in exceptional, globally-inspired cuisine.
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Chris Van Hooydonk – Executive Chef, The
Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Flavours of the Festival
Chris Van Hooydonk was born and raised in
Sherwood Park, Alberta. In 2001 he was Red
Seal certified with top marks. After a brief
tenure aboard Holland America Cruise Lines,
Chris relocated to Whistler, BC, and was
promoted to Sous Chef at Ciao Thyme Bistro
under Chef Bernard Casavant. Chris then moved to Boston,
Massachusetts, and worked at The Four Seasons Hotel, where he
was trained on all stations in the fine dining room, finishing as
Saucier. Chris re-joined Chef Bernard at the Sonora Room Restaurant
in 2008 and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2010.
Jeff Van Geest – Executive Chef, Miradoro
Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Flavours of the Festival
When it comes to modern, local and
sustainable cuisine, Chef Jeff Van Geest is one
of BC’s most celebrated chefs. Jeff owned and
operated Aurora Bistro until 2008, winning
several prestigious awards: one of enRoute
magazine’s top new restaurants, Gold (Best
Regional Restaurant) and Silver (Chef of the Year) at the 2006
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, and the 2008 Vancouver
Magazine Green Award. Jeff completed his culinary training at
Vancouver Community College and his apprenticeship at Bishop’s –
one of Canada’s finest restaurants and a pioneer in sustainability.
Now heading the kitchen at Miradoro, Jeff is truly in his element.
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Taryn Wa – Founder/Executive Chef, Savoury
Chef Foods
Vintners Brunch
The roots of Taryn Wa’s passion for cooking
can be easily traced: growing up around two
amazing cooks, her mother and grandmother,
instilled an early love of food within Taryn. It
came as little surprise, then, that Taryn decided
to forge a career path out of her love of
cooking. Personal chef work piqued Taryn’s interest while cooking in
restaurants. After a stint with the Channel M multicultural cooking
show, Fusion Fare, she focused her full attention on simply elegant
entertaining and catering.
Matt Wilson – Pastry Chef, The Pointe
Restaurant at The Wickaninnish Inn
Flavours of the Festival
Pastry Chef Matt Wilson currently manages the
Wickaninnish Inn’s pastry kitchen and oversees
the main kitchen with Chef de Cuisine Nick
Nutting. After graduating from the Illawarra
Institute of Technology, Chef Matt worked at
Australian luxury establishments such as the
Peppers Manor House in New South Wales and the Mercure Grand
Hotel Bowral Heritage Park. Chef Matt next became the Junior Sous
Chef Pastry at England’s Michelin-starred and now Relais & Châteaux
member, The Bath Priory Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. In 2007, he
moved across several time zones to take on the position of Pastry
Chef at Vancouver’s acclaimed NU Restaurant.
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Andrew Peller
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Terrafina at Hester Creek
Appellation Wine Marketing
Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar
V Lounge Yaletown
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants
C Restaurant
Vancouver Art Gallery
The Bacchus Group
Cactus Club Cafe English Bay
Vancouver Convention Centre East
Blue Note Wine & Spirits
Caffe Umbria
Vancouver Convention Centre West
CMC Sake + Wine Merchants
Canvas Lounge
Vancouver Rowing Club
Charton-Hobbs
Chinois
The Waldorf Hotel
Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits
Chop Steakhouse & Bar
West Restaurant
Corby Distilleries
Cibo Trattoria
Whistler Cooks Catering Company
David Herman & Son
CinCin
Whole Foods – Kitsilano
The Delf Group
Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill
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Diageo Canada
CRU Restaurant
YEW restaurant + bar at the Four Seasons Hotel
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits
Culinary Capers Catering
Zest Japanese Cuisine
DSI Wines
Deloitte & Touche
E & J Gallo Winery Canada
The Dirty Apron Cooking School
Evolution Fine Wines
District 319
Free House Wine + Spirits
Edible Canada at the Market
British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch
Grady Wine Marketing
Ensemble Restaurant
ContainerWorld
Icon Fine Wine & Spirits
Executive Hotel Vintage Park
JF Hillebrand
International Cellars
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver Convention Centre
The Kirkwood Group
The Fairmont Waterfront
Pedersen’s Rentals – Exclusive Rentals Sponsor
Landmark Selections
Fishworks Restaurant
Puddifoot
Liberty Merchant Company
Fraâche Restaurant
St. John Ambulance – Official Safety Partner
Lifford Wine Agency
Glowbal Grill
Mark Anthony Brands
Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
Consulates
Mondia Alliance Canada
Grapevine Restaurant at Gray Monk Estate
Consulate General of Argentina
Oyster Bay Wines (Canada)
The Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate
Winery
Industry Partners:
Australian Consulate
Winery
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Hawksworth Restaurant
Consulate General of Chile
Patagonia Imports
Herons West Coast Kitchen & Bar at The
Consulate General of France
Peacock & Martin
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of
Fairmont Waterfront
Germany
Philippe Dandurand Wines
Hy’s Steakhouse
Select Wine Merchants
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Consulate General of Israel
Serendipity Wine Company
Kale & Nori Culinary Arts
Consulate General of Italy
Stile Wines
La Terrazza
Consulate General of Japan
Summit Fine Wines
LIFT
Consulate General of Mexico
Terrarosa Imports
Lupo Restaurant
New Zealand Consulate General
Treasury Wine Estates
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
Consulate General of Portugal
Trialto Wine Group
Miele Showroom
South African High Commission
Vincor, a Constellation Company
Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek
Consulate General of Spain
Vino Allegro Wine Imports
Consulate General of the United States of
Vineyards
Vintage West Wine Marketing
Monk McQueens Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar
VonAlbrecht & Associates
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Whitehall Agencies
Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver
The Wine Syndicate
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
WineRunners
Provence Marinaside
Venues
Arla Foods
The Import Vintners & Spirits Association of
British Columbia is a non-profit association
Savoury Chef Foods
formed in 1975 by a small group of liquor agents
The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate
Winery
Beachside Forno
The Sutton Place Hotel
Bella Gelateria
Terminal City Club
Blue Water Cafe
Terra Breads
Special thanks to:
Import Vintners & Spirits Association of BC:
The Salmon House
Participating Restaurants, Hotels, Caterers &
America
who felt a united voice should be heard when
communicating with the B.C. Liquor Distribution
Branch. The agent members account for
approximately 85% of all imported beverage
alcohol in British Columbia.
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C U R TA I N C A L L
Sandhill Small Lots Dinner: Ladawne Shelstad
Sherry Renaissance: Mireille Sauvé
Speaking Frankly About Franc: Michelle Bouffard
Sun and ‘C’ with Spain: Mireille Sauvé
Taste Chile: Julian Scholefield & Alana Dickson
The Next Star Grape: Syrah: Julian Scholefield &
Alana Dickson
Trade Days Lunch: Michelle Delf
Truchard at Ensemble: Jeff Curry
Vintners Brunch: Trish Metcalfe
Wagner Family at Cactus Club: Josephine Poon
West Coast Montes: Jennifer Smythe
You’ll Tell Two Friends...: Dana Lee Harris
You & Me and the S.O.B.: Mark Davidson
Wine Festival Board of Directors: Randy Kaardal
(Chair), Carmen D’Onofrio, Jr., David Hopgood,
Art Kendall, Tony Kirschner, Gordon Love, Jim
Marion, Simon Mortimer-Lamb, Michael Shuster,
Jeff Schulz, James Terry, Tony Ryan, Garth
Thurber, Vicki Prince-Wright
Past Chairs: Sue Adams, Bill Dickson, Tony Ryan,
Kathy Swangard, Bob Wallace
Founding Chair: John Levine
Planning Committee: Carmen D’Onofrio Jr. (Chair),
Judy Arcand, Michelle Bouffard, Richard Carras,
David Hopgood, Randy Kaardal, Kurtis Kolt, Jim
Marion, Paul Martin, Michael Shuster, Mark
Taylor, Daenna Van Mulligen
Winery Selection Committee: David Hopgood
(Chair), Tony Beatty, Mark Davidson, Tim Pawsey,
Jim Robertson, Stephen Schiedel, Mark Taylor,
Terry Threlfall
Bacchanalia Gala Committee: Vicki Prince-Wright,
Brenda McAllister (Chairs), Wine Committee:
Lawrence Burr (Chair), Joan Cross, Blair Curtis,
Tim Ellison, Mark Hicken, Mike Johnson, Deborah
Markle, Katherine McEachnie, Jim Robertson,
Milena Robertson, Wendy Spicknell, Dave
Spurrell, Gordon Wilcox General Committee:
Marta Chiavacci, Margaret Hemingson, Frances
Hui, Marion Van Keken-Rietker
Wine Festival Staff
Executive Director: Harry Hertscheg
Festival Administrator: Visnja Vukelich
Director of Operations: Trish Metcalfe
Marketing Manager: Matthew Pinch
Gala Manager: Kelly Snider
Box Office Coordinator: Jackie Schwarz
Office Coordinator: Tina Forster
Symposium / Awards Producers: Dana Lee Harris
& Karen Madsen
Publicists: Shannon Heth & Kate MacDougall
Volunteer Logistics Manager: Susan Lewis &
Jeannie Hamilton
Festival Sommelier: Terry Threlfall
Wine Logistics Manager: Dan Threlfall
Wine Logistics Coordinators: Josh Clark & Brian
Epp
Publications Editor: Meredith Elliott
Event Chairs
25 Under $25: Michelle Delf
40 and Fabulous: Laura Sousa
9th Annual Awards Lunch: Julian Scholefield &
Alana Dickson
A Sauv Blanc Kitchen Party: Dana Reinhardt
A Star Rises in South Africa!: Brian Heck
Added Value!: Paul Martin
Aussie Barbie: Shelley Hamer-Jackson
BC Paired: Indulge Your Senses: Maggie Anderson
Blind Tasting Challenge: Aimee Williams
Boneta & Lifford Family Style: Brian Berry
Cabernet International: Anne Woodruff
California Cruisin’: Rick Slomka
Catena High Altitude at Hy’s: Jennifer Smythe
Caymus Vertical Tasting: Josephine Poon
Canadian Wine Awards Lunch: Dana Lee Harris
Celebrate Casa Real: Aimee Williams
Celebrate Chile: Julian Scholefield & Alana
Dickson
Chadwick’s Iconic Quest: Rodrigo Rodero
Chile, the Natural Choice: Julian Scholefield &
Alana Dickson
Chilean Crush: Laura Sousa
Chile’s Diversity: Julian Scholefield & Alana
Dickson
Cinq-à-Sept: Mireille Sauvé
Classe Italiana: Aimee Williams
Curtain Raiser: Julian Scholefield & Alana Dickson
Dine Italia: Carmen D’Onofrio
Discover Piedmont at CRU: Carmen D’Onofrio
Diva(s) at the Met: Daenna Van Mulligen
Don Melchor: Behind the Blend: Judy Arcand
Excellence of Nature: Dick Doorman
Excitement in a Glass: Mark Davidson
Flavours of the Festival: Trish Metcalfe
Food & Wine in Balance: Megan Bounds
Gold Pass Tasting Lounge: Trish Metcalfe
K.I.S.S: Julian Scholefield & Alana Dickson
Kings of Cabernet Sauvignon: Barbara Philip
Meet Your Match: Judy Arcand
Modern Italian, Classic BC: Melanie Ritchie
New World Expressions: Megan Bounds
Northern Gem, Southern Icon: Judy Arcand
New Zealand - Passionate Pairings!: Robert
Ketchin
Pacific Specific: Carmen D’Onofrio
Pingus Perfect: Anne Woodhouse
Prime Cuts & Appellations: Aimee Williams
Raise a Glass for Argentina: Dana Lee Harris
Volunteer Leaders: Marcena Croy, Dennis
Goodridge, Robert Whyte, Lily Bragg, and the
hundreds of volunteers who helped make this
Festival a great success!
Event Hosts:
Georgina Bradley, Gillian Connelly, Michele d’Eon,
Neely Dhanoa, Heather Fulcher, Trent Gustafson,
Maeghan Kenney, Ashli Komaryk-De Lucio,
Jonathan Lai, Raymond Milne, Raja Sabbagha,
Samantha Servis, Valerie van der Gracht, Marion
Van Keken-Rietkerk, Gillian Wilson-Haffenden
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Artistic Managing Director: Max Reimer
CFO: Wendy Aaron
Head of Props: Kevin Cockell
Artistic Development Manager: Meredith Elliott
Production Driver: Aemil Folgizan
Head Scenic Carpenter: Vince Folgizan
Head Scenic Artist: Justus Hayes
Head of Wardrobe: Jodi Jacyk
Senior Accounting Manager: Alex Mathieson
Marketing & Communications Manager: John
McHenry
Box Office Manager: Michael McNair
Company Manager: Chelsea McPeake
Box Office Representative: David Milner
Patron Services: Katie Nichols
Manager, Individual Giving: Marla Norrad
Director of Development: Jodi Norrison
Production Manager: Dan Paterson
Building Services: Lisa Peters
Manager, Corporate Sponsorship: Lisa Rasmussen
Telephone Campaign Manager: Robert Rose
Assistant Box Office Manager: Lisa Walker
Education & Groups/Web Strategy Manager:
Melanie Wickes
Wardrobe Assistant: Patrice Yapp
Bookkeeper: Judi Yeadon Leger
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival
305-456 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 1R3
604.872.6623
PlayhouseWinefest.com
Save the Dates for next year’s Festival:
February 25-March 3, 2013
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