Upcoming Events

Paracombe Winery Dinner
Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club
Thursday September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us on September 21st for a four course dinner with wines, and meet the Kathy Drogemuller, owner and Chief Storyteller at Paracombe Winery that is family owned, ecologically crafted, and award winning, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The remarkable Paracombe wines story started in 1983 following the Ash Wednesday bushfires when Paul and Kathy Drogemuller bought an old dairy farm at Paracombe. With no background or experience in grape growing or winemaking, they planted a vineyard and so began their dream. In typical Australian style, they started making wine in a tin shed with a couple of old milk tanks, a small crusher and home built basket press. Paracombe Wines was launched in 1992. 

Together with hard work, passion and vision Paul and Kathy expanded the vineyard, designed and built a winery with facility to crush up to 2000 tonnes of fruit, underground cellars and stunning cellar door. Son Ben works in the family business and daughter Sarah in hospitality, helping out with events. The Drogemuller family and Paracombe’s dedicated, dynamic team have worked together to build a very successful, award winning, family business.

The evening will start at 6:30 with Paracombe 2016 Sparkling Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay for our reception wine with passed Hors d’oeuvres, then we sit for dinner at 7:00 p.m. 

Here is our menu with the wines: 

First Course 

Green Leaf and Red Oak Salad,  

Roasted Macadamia, Roasted Squash, Pickled Vidalia Onion, in a Sherry Vinaigrette 

Served with Paracombe 2016 Chardonnay, 91 Points Rob Geddes 

Second Course 

Deconstructed Beef Wellington, Mushroom Duxelle Puff Pastry, Red Wine Jus 

Served with Paracombe 2012 The Rueben Red, 93 Points James Halliday and Blue Gold Sydney International Wine Competition 2017 

Third Course 

Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb, Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Fennel, Rapini, Mint Gastrique

Served with Paracombe 2012 Shiraz, Gold Medal Winner Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 

Dessert Course 

Classic Australian Lamingtons, Toasted Coconut, Callebaut Chocolate, Raspberry Jam  

Coffee and Tea 

Price for this special event, all inclusive, dinner and wines, Members and Guests $85.00 

You can register on-line at http://awsparacombe.eventbrite.ca or download and mail the Registration Form to Bernard Nottage to the address as noted on the Form.  

Parking is available on the property at 141 Wilson Avenue, east of Avenue Road.

Or by TTC, Take the subway to York Mills Station, Board the 96, 165 or 319 Bus, get off at Belgrave Ave. Cross the street to the Club on the south side of Wilson Avenue. 

Future Events

November 2 - "S"elebration of 2005 Shiraz
Upstairs at the Faculty Club.

December 9 - Christmas Holiday Dinner
Main Lounge at the Faculty Club.

January 26 (2018) - Australia Day Dinner and Celebration
Albany Club

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