Upcoming Events

Summer Solstice Celebration
Friday June 22, 2018, Faculty Club Patio


The summer solstice is considered to be the longest day of the year because it's when we get the most daylight. The midsummer date is set based on the planet’s rotational axis. It’s decided based on the sun’s tilt towards the sun, which hits its maximum at 23° 26′ and falls between June 20 and June 22 in the northern hemisphere. This year, the summer solstice will take place on June 21 and we are celebrating the event on the 22nd on the Faculty Club Patio. The evening will begin with passed appetizers at 6:30 pm, then sit for dinner at 7:00. A fine selection of wines will be offered starting with a lovely Rose from McPherson Wines in Victoria, plus new menu items for you to choose. 

2018 Summer Solstice Dinner Menu 
A Selection of Hors d’oeuvres Served on the Patio 

Californian Chicken Quesdilla 
Pear Goat Cheese and Mixed Nuts Skewer 
Mini Roasted Grape Tomato Bruschetta with Ricotta Cheese 

Served with La Vue 2016 Grenache Rose, McPherson Wines, Victoria 

First Course, Two Choices 

Chilled Gaspacho Analou 


 Warm Salmon Souffle on Organic Watercress and Green Apple Salad 

Served with d’Arenberg 2016 Money Spider Roussanne, McLaren Vale 

Main Course, Two Choices  

Miso Glazed Arctic Char, plated with Thai Brown Rice and Ontario Asparagus 


Roasted Pork Medallions, Mustard/ Rosemary Provencal Sauce on Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes with French Beans 

Served with Tobacco Road 2012 Pinot Noir and Hancock & Hancock 2015 Shiraz/ Grenache. 

Dessert Course, Two Choices 

Raspberry Charlotte with Freshly Whipped Cream 


Almond & Rice Pudding Topped with Dried Fruit Compote 

Served with Yellow Glen Pink Sparkling Rose 

Coffee and Tea 

NOTE: Please choose your courses in advance. If ordering by Eventbrite, choose your courses. If registering by mail, tick the box on the order form for your choices.  Member cost, all-inclusive is $80.00, Guests $90.00. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Willcocks Street on the U of T Campus, one block south of Harbord and east of Spadina. Dress comfortable summer casual, bright and breezy. Entrance to the patio is on the west side of the building. 

The Registration Form is available for download here for mailing to Australian Wine Society of Toronto, or go online and register at https://awssummersolstice2018.eventbrite.ca

Future Events

July - No event.

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

September, we are in planning stage for a return to the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club for a winemaker dinner. 

October will feature a Regional Tasting of McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, possibly looking at four wines from each region. 

November will feature Australian Wines available at the LCBO, when you will sample eight wines that you can then purchase at your local LCBO store. 

December 9th will be the annual Christmas Holiday dinner at the Faculty Club. 

Friday January 25th, we celebrate Australia Day back at the Albany Club. 

*Dates are tenative

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