SIGNATURE EVENTS


Friday, July 22 08:30AM – 4:30PM

MAIN EVENT: The School of Cool – Viticultural and Winemaking Sessions

White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa; Grand Room

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$95 (350 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Join special guests Ian D’Agata (Decanter, Vinous.com), John Szabo (MS) and twenty of the brightest talents in the world of Cool Climate viticulture and winemaking as they explore three provocative topics. Includes lunch and trade tasting of all wines of i4C 2016.

Friday, July 22 6:30PM – 11:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Flights of Chardonnay

Niagara District Airport

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$45 (500 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Tour the world with one glass! Meet the sixty winemakers from 9 countries and taste up to 75 different wines at this “boots and blue-jeans” event. The new culinary marché will offer dishes from Niagara’s top chefs and the mainstage will feature live bands as we watch the sun set over the airstrip.


Friday, July 22 08:00AM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Grand Cru Experience – Weekend Pass

Holiday Inn, St. Catharines

Grand Cru
starting at $310.50 (100 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 2016. a 15% savings!

Saturday, July 23 5:00PM – 11:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Cool Chardonnay World Tour Tasting & Dinner

Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario

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$150 (1000 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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The signature event of the i4C weekend, the Cool Chardonnay World Tour showcases every Chardonnay and Blanc de Blanc of the 2016 event and the best culinary talents of the region. And this year, Chardonnay shares the stage with Pinot Noir and Gamay during dinner…


Saturday, July 23 5:01PM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Premier Cru Experience

White Oaks Conference Resort (check-in)

Premier Cru
starts at $202.50 (200 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Immerse yourself in cool at the two most popular events of i4C weekend: The Cool Chardonnay World Tour and Brunch on the Bench, then refresh in a deluxe room at White Oaks Conference Resort, the Host Hotel of i4C. Includes shuttle transportation to and from these events. SAVE 10% off of à la carte prices.

Sunday, July 24 11:00AM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: 2016 Moveable Feast Brunch – Ravine Vineyard

366 York Rd, St. Davids, ON L0S 1P0

Brunch on the Bench
$75.00 (300 tickets available) + More info
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This perennial favourite is returning to the classics. In partnership with local artisan producers, Chef Ross Midgley and the culinary team at Ravine will present a classic brunch menu highlighted by regional flavours that pair perfectly with Cool Climate Chardonnay. This is the final event of i4c weekend and the last opportunity to break bread […]


EXPLORE WINE COUNTRY ONTARIO EVENTS

Saturday, July 23 10:00AM – 2:00PM

A Day with the Nomad Chardonistes

Domaine Queylus Winery

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$85.00 + HST + 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. These “nomad winemakers” have achieved winemaking excellence by carefully selecting single vineyards from different regions – or countries – every vintage. Wander through the vines learning why these sites are coveted and how the terroir and viticultural excellence has resulted in award-winning wines. Then unite with Thomas and Norm’s guest winemakers at Domaine Queylus Winery for lunch and a selection of these winemakers’ favourite Chardonnays.

Saturday, July 23 10:30AM – 2:00PM

House of Chards: i4C Lunch Edition

Trius Winery

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$95.00 + taxes and gratuities per person + More info
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Join us at Trius Winery during i4C weekend for the House of Chards tasting & dining event. We will be welcoming international ‘delegates’ from Hahn Family Wines (Napa, California) and Foxes Island Wines (Marlborough, New Zealand). Starting the celebration off with a Trius Brut sparkling reception, mingle with our international guests, along with Trius Winemaker, […]

Saturday, July 23 10:30AM – 2:00PM

Taste of Terroir: i4C lunch

Peller Estates Winery

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$95.00 plus tax and gratuities per person + More info
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Join us at Peller Estates this i4C weekend to learn about and taste your way through three unique international cool climate regions with our winemaker, Katie Dickieson, as well as international guests from Artesa Vineyards in Napa, California and Domaine Laroche in Chablis, France. Sip on a glass of bubbly while you mingle with fellow […]


Saturday, July 23 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Chardonnay Organic Vineyard Tour

Ravine Estate Vineyard

Woodruff House
$15.00 per person + More info
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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 wines and discover the St. Davids Bench sub-appellation. Reservations Required. Please visit http://www.ravinevineyard.com

Saturday, July 23 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Taste & Talk with the winemakers: Burgundy varietals reimagined in New World terroirs

Flat Rock Cellars

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$40.00 + HST + More info
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Get up close & personal with the Flat Rock Cellars winemaking team and international winemakers from all over the globe including Archangel Wines, Cavit, Domaine Drouhin & Iona. Taste Chardonnays & Pinot Noirs from different regions of the world and join in an interactive discussion with the winemakers about their regional terroir, winemaking philosophies and wine […]

Saturday, July 23 11:00AM – 2:00PM

i4C @ CSV

Cave Spring Cellars

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$60.00 + HST or $45.00 + HST for Cave|Inn Members + More info
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Delve into some amazing global Chardonnay while chatting with the folks behind the wines at Cave Spring Cellars, along with their producer guests from Tenuta Mosole (Veneto, ITA) and Landmark Vineyards (Sonoma, CA). Walk among the vines at the winery’s iconic Cave Spring Vineyard, nestled along the Beamsville Bench overlooking Lake Ontario and take in […]


Saturday, July 23 11:00AM – 12:00AM

Chardonnay 101

Niagara College Teaching Winery, Wine Visitor + Education Centre

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$10.00 + HST + More info
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A one hour seminar as an overview of Chardonnay, including a tasting flight led by one of our of NC wine professionals. $10.00 + HST per person Niagara College Wine Club members free Prebook required: 905-641-2252 ext. 4071 or elvint@niagaracollege.ca

Saturday, July 23 11:30AM – 2:00PM

From Field to Table – A Winemaker and Chef’s take

Redstone Winery

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$70 + taxes and gratuities. + More info
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Winemaker hosted, Chardonnay-themed lunch to showcase the seasonal bounty of Niagara. Chef Sider will treat guests to a 3-course lunch inspired by locally-sourced ingredients and of course Chardonnay. $70 + taxes and gratuities. Includes 3-course lunch with wines paired to course. Please visit http://redstonewines.ca/events/

Saturday, July 23 12:00AM – 2:00PM

Chardonnay Deconstructed

Creekside Estate Winery

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$25.00 per person + More info
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A food and wine exploration of the major components of cool chardonnay- fruit, wood, earth and acid. Join Executive Winemaker Rob Power and wineries Vina Tabali from Chile and Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards from Nova Scotia, for an interactive guided tasting. Food pairing provided by Chef Nathan Young of In the Smoke Cookery. Space is limited. […]


Saturday, July 23 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Chardonnay Workshop

Westcott Vineyards

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$40.00 + HST + More info
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Chardonnay; the ABC Phenomenon. From superstar grape to Anything But Chardonnay. The grape of many faces is now back on top in a new ABC way. Always Buy Chardonnay! It’s cool, it’s hot, it’s oaked, it’s not; discover why this grape is back in style and here to stay. Explore the world of Chardonnay and […]

Saturday, July 23 11:30AM – 2:00PM

VISA Infinite Luncheon: Lobster and Chardonnay at Tawse Winery + Cool Chardonnay World Tour, Tasting & Dinner at Ridley College.

Tawse Winery

VISA lunch
$195.00 + More info
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Apples, pears, vanilla, brioche, citrus, minerality — if you love the luscious flavours of Chardonnay, then this signature experience is the event for you. It starts with a private master class conducted by Master Sommelier John Szabo and Paul Pender, winemaker at the celebrated Tawse Winery. They will discuss the wines you are about to […]


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