Friday, July 17 09:00AM – 5:00PM

MAIN EVENT: The School of Cool – Viticultural and Winemaking Sessions (SOLD OUT)

White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa; Grand Room

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Wine Spectator contributor Matt Kramer returns to Niagara this July and will join over fifteen Ontario and international panelists at the School of Cool industry session on Friday, July 17 at White Oaks Resort.

Friday, July 17 09:02AM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Grand Cru Experience – Weekend Pass (SOLD OUT)

White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa

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$325 (0 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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This weekend pass is the perfect blend of cool and comfort. Sip your way through the all four signature events of i4c weekend. Either day-trip it or relax in luxury at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa – the host hotel of the international winemakers, media and oeno-celebrities of 2015. a 15% savings!

Friday, July 17 09:03AM – 11:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Premier Cru Experience – Friday Package (SOLD OUT!)

White Oaks Conference Resort (School of Cool and overnight), 13th Street Winery (Friday night)

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$150.00 (0 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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From seminar to vineyard…immerse yourself in a Friday of Chardonnay. Save 10%!

Friday, July 17 5:00PM – 1:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Premier Cru Experience – Saturday Package

White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, Ridley College, Ravine Vineyard

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$200 (8 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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The i4c in all its splendour – enjoy the Signature Event of i4c weekend, and the farewell brunch with our international winemakers. Save 10%

Friday, July 17 7:00PM – 10:30PM

MAIN EVENT: Barrels & Bonfires (SOLD OUT)

13th Street Winery, St. Catharines Ontario

$80 (0 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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A new style of cool…this “boots & blue jeans” event is the perfect combination of amazing chardonnay, a delicious smoke-inspired feast, live music and cozy bonfires set amongst the vines.

Saturday, July 18 5:00PM – 11:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Cool Chardonnay World Tour Grand Tasting & Dinner

Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario

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$150 (52 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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The signature event of the i4c weekend, the Cool Chardonnay World Tour showcases the world’s best Chardonnay and Ontario’s best cuisine. The evening begins with the Grand Tasting – the only public tasting event that showcases all of the wines of the i4c. Taste your way through the realm of Cool Climate Chardonnays  – from […]

Sunday, July 19 11:00AM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: The Moveable Feast – Brunch on the Bench

Ravine Vineyard, St. David’s Ontario

$75 (15 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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This perennial favourite venue will once again host the Moveable Feast event, returning to a classic Brunch menu.

Friday, July 31 AM – AM


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Thursday, May 21 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Summer of Chardonnay Passport

23 participating wineries in Wine Country Ontario

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$25.00 (1000 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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100 days of Chardonnay…The new Summer of Chardonnay Passport is your gateway to special tastings and experiences in Wine Country Ontario.

Saturday, July 18 AM – AM

Experience the i4C with VISA Infinite

Stratus and Ridley College

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The Ultimate i4C Experience with J-L Groux, Stephen Treadwell, and Wine Spectator’s Matt Kramer with a gourmet lunch exclusive to VISA Infinite cardholders at Stratus. Guests will experiences the nuances of Cool Climate Chardonnay while tasting exemplar wines from Ontario, France and the New World. The Master Class will be enhanced with selected ultra-premium Chardonnays […]

Saturday, July 18 10:00AM – 2:00PM

A Day with the Nomad Chardonistes (SOLD OUT)

Niagara College Teaching Winery Parking Lot

$75 (0 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Join Thomas Bachelder and Norman Hardie on a late-morning tour of two of their favourite Niagara Chardonnay vineyards. Then unite with three of Thomas and Norm’s guest winemakers at the stunning Mountainview Vineyard of Domaine Queylus for an al fresco picnic luncheon with winemakers’ selections of their favourite Chardonnays.

Saturday, July 18 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Go Vertical with Le Clos

Le Clos Jordanne

$10 (32 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Experience the Le Clos Vineyard Chardonnays from 2007, 2009 and 2011. Taste the difference between warm vintages (2007) and cooler, more ‘traditional’ vintages like 2009 and 2011. Seminars take place at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00. Complimentary with Summer of Chardonnay passport, $10.00 per person without. Appointment required, please contact the concierge at 905-468-4637, x 5616

Saturday, July 18 10:45AM – 2:30PM

Sabre and Savour: An i4C Lunch at Trius Winery

Trius Winery at Hillebrand

$95 +HST (80 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Celebrate all things Chardonnay with us at Trius Winery during the 5th annual i4c weekend! Join Trius winemaker, Craig McDonald, along international guests from Josef Chromy (Tasmania) and Caves Jean Bourdy (France), for this Chardonnay and sparkling wine-centric tasting and lunch experience. Kick off the day with a sparkling tasting led by each winemaker and […]

Saturday, July 18 11:00AM – 2:30PM

“George-Ous” Chardonnay Luncheon with Westcott

Westcott Vineyards

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Join Westcott Vineyards for divine luncheon with acclaimed Chef, Lorenzo Loseto of Toronto’s George Restaurant as he presents a 4-course lunch that pairs beautifully with Westcott’s Chardonnays. Reservations required.  

Saturday, July 18 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Snack and Chard at Château des Charmes

Chateau des Charmes

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Celebrate Chardonnay at Château des Charmes! We’re mixing things up with our Barrel Fermented Chardonnay & Chardonnay Musqué paired alongside popcorn & potato chips. So what are you waiting for? Come get your snack on and discover which Chardonnay is the ultimate snack match!

Saturday, July 18 11:00AM – 12:00AM

Chardonnay Organic Vineyard Tour at Ravine Vineyard

Ravine Vineyard

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Ravine Vineyard is a home steeped in history and a farm that is cared for by its family since 1867.  Join Winemaker Martin Werner on a 1 hour walking vineyard tour that explores our award winning organic and bio-dynamic Chardonnay vineyards.  Taste 3 Estate wines and discover the St. Davids Bench sub-appellation. $10 per person […]

Saturday, July 18 11:00AM – 2:30PM

Chardonnay Summer BBQ at Peller Estates

Peller Estates

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Join Winemaker, Katie Dickieson, at Peller Estates this i4c weekend for an interactive and comprehensive experience that follows our Chardonnay grapes from vine to bottle at the Canadian Winery of the Year! Kick off the day with a visit to our onsite Chardonnay vineyard and follow the harvest, barrel ageing and blending process that our […]

Saturday, July 18 11:00AM – 2:00PM

Wine and Dine in the Vines at Niagara College Teaching Winery (SOLD OUT)

Niagara College Teaching Winery

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$25 (20 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Your experience begins with a tour through Niagara College Teaching Winery’s Chardonnay vineyard and down into our barrel cellar for a special tasting.  Following the tour take a seat on our patio and relax with the view of the Niagara Escarpment in the background. A  delicious light lunch will be served by the Canadian Food […]

Saturday, July 18 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Exploring Chardonnay at Malivoire

Malivoire Winery

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$40 (15 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Experience the passion of Malivoire’s winemaker, Shiraz Mottiar, through this interactive and engaging afternoon of Chardonnay. Begin in the vineyard before heading to the barrel cellar. There, you will have the opportunity to taste and blend a series of barrels samples, to explore the many expressions of Chardonnay. A gourmet cheese and charcuterie plate will be provided. Sessions […]

Saturday, July 18 11:00AM – 12:30AM

Taste & Talk to the Winemakers at Flat Rock Cellars

Flat Rock Cellars

$40 (50 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Get up close & personal with the Flat Rock Cellars winemaking team and other international winemakers. Taste Chardonnays from different regions of the world and join in an interactive discussion with the winemakers about their regional terroir, winemaking philosophies and wine styles. Mingle afterwards with some great local food and surprises from our cellars.

Saturday, July 18 11:30AM – 2:30PM

i 4 Seafood at Cave Spring Cellars

Cave Spring Cellars Winery

$60 (75 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Join Cave Spring Cellars and their producer guests Maycas del Limari (Chile) and Vie di Romans (Italy) to taste the full line-up of Cave Spring Chardonnays along with selections from our international guest wineries.  We’re bringing together some of the world’s best Chardonnays paired with the exquisite seafood of Toronto’s Rodney’s Oyster House and regional […]

Saturday, July 18 12:00AM – 2:00PM

Chardonnay Through the Ages… at Inniskillin

Inniskillin Winery

$15 (12 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Inniskillin’s Niagara vineyards give grapes what they need to develop intense fruit flavour, elegant textures, and bright acid that complement food beautifully. Come experience our Chardonnay from 2009, 2011 and 2013 vintages paired with Chef Tim Mackiddie’s excellent culinary creations:  Oak smoked Canadian spring salmon with foraged greens, charred onion and potato blini. Pre-booking required. Please […]

Saturday, July 18 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Lucky Number 13! at Reif Estates

Reif Estates

$50 (13 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Only 13 lucky individuals will be able to sit at the round table in the winemaker’s loft at Reif Estates, representing 13 generations of winemaking in the Reif Family. A once in a lifetime retrospective tasting of Chardonnays from one of our oldest vineyard blocks planted in 1981 all paired with local culinary creations. 25% […]


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