Upcoming Events

Barossa Valley Regional Tasting with Steak Frites Dinner Faculty Club, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wine has been a way of life in Barossa since 1842. Fast forward to today, and Barossa is home to more than 550 grape growing families, many with the sixth generation still working the same plot of land, supplying quality grapes to more than 170 wine companies.

The best Barossan wines sit comfortably alongside the great wines of the world. Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling have led the way as regional heroes, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, Semillon and Fortified wines all contributing to Barossa's standing as one of the world's great wine regions.

Barossa incorporates both the Barossa Valley and Eden Valleys, making it one of the only wine regions in Australia to have neighbouring warm and cool climate growing conditions. With such a diversity of growing conditions and soil types across both valleys, and vineyards that have been tended by hand for many generations, you are bound to find a wine to call your own. While we are not at the Peter Lehmann winery shown above, we do have his famous Shiraz in the line-up for this Regional Tasting.

We’re pleased to announce that Joe Gentile, ex-LCBO Vintages Product Consultant and a Shiraz lover, will take us through the tasting of the following wines:

2003 Barossa Valley E&E Black Pepper Shiraz
2005 The Colonial Estate Explorateur Shiraz
2005 Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz
2006 Charles Cimicky Trumps Shiraz
2016 Wyndham Bin 555 Shiraz
2016 Lionheart Dandelion Shiraz
2015 Peter Lehmann Barossa Shiraz
2006 Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache

For more information on the Barossa Valley wines and wineries, go to www.barossa.com/wine/wineries-search.

Following the tasting we will be served with the always popular Faculty Club Steak Frites dinner. This is an evening not to be missed, so book early. Event price, with all wines, and Steak Frites dinner is $80.00 for AWS Members and $85.00 for Guests.

As we are upstairs this event is limited to 60 seats, book early. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Wilcocks Street on the U of T Campus, one block south of Harbord and east of Spadina. Reception wine at 6:30 pm. Shiraz Tasting at 7:00 p.m. in the Upstairs Dining Room.

Registration Form is available for download here, complete and mail to Australian Wine Society of Toronto, c/o Bernard Nottage, 71 Old Mill Road, Suite 310, Toronto, ON, M8X 1G9. Telephone 416-207-9976. Or register on-line at https://awsbarossa.eventbrite.ca

Future Events

June 22 - Summer Solstice on the Faculty Club patio.

July - No event.

August 19 - AGM & Aussie BBQ at the Toronto Lawn & Tennis Club.

*Dates are tenative

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