Upcoming Events

Taste the Wines of Western Australia
Faculty Club
Tuesday May 9, 2017


There are many sensational wine regions in the State to sample, each with its own distinctive notes and signatures. Among them are the international premium wine producers of Margaret River and the Great Southern, but venture a little off the well-known wine trails and you’ll find there are so many more bottled treasures to taste.

By far the most well-known and established wine region in the South West, is of course Margaret River, three hours’ drive south of Perth. The signature wines produced by Margaret River wineries include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other regions are Swan Valley in the north, Perth Hills, Peel, Geographe, Blackwood Valley, Manjimup, Mount Barker, Porongrup, Frankland River, Pemberton and the Great Southern.

We will have eight wines, two whites and six reds to explore. They are:

  • Knee Deep 2015 Chenin Blanc, Wilyabrup, Margaret River
  • Alkoomi 2014 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Frankland River, Great Southern
  • Xanadu Next of Kin 2011 Shiraz, Margaret River
  • Sandalford 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Swan Valley
  • Alkoomi Cabernet White Label 2013 Cabernet Merlot, Frankland River, Great Southern
  • Ad Lib 2014 Cool Mistress Pinot Noir, Pemberton
  • Xanadu 2005 Secession Merlot, Boojidup Road, Margaret River.
  • Evans & Tate 2013 Metricup Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River

We are really pleased that Anne Popoff, Professional Sommelier and AWS Member, will be leading this tasting. Price for this event, including tax and gratuity is $65.00 for Members and $70.00 for Guests. Seating is limited to 60, so as always book early if you would like to experience our selection of Western Australia Regional wines. 

We will serve crostinis on seating at 7 pm, with roasted mushroom Bruschetta and goat cheese, and Prosciutto, walnuts and blue cheese. Then a second plate with second four wines, braised beef in red wine sauce with mashed potato and roasted squash.

You can register on-line at http://wawines.eventbrite.ca or download and mail the Registration Form to Cathy Waiten to the address as noted on the Form. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto, 416-978-6325, one block south of Harbord, and east of Spadina Avenue. Metered parking on the surrounding streets, and TTC the Spadina tram stops at Willcocks Street.

Future Events

Wednesday June 21 - Solstice Dinner
On Wednesday June 21, we return to the Faculty Club for our Solstice Dinner.

Sunday August 20 - AGM & Aussie barbeque
On the deck outside at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club.

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