Upcoming Events

McLaren Vale vs Clare Valley Regional Tasting

At the Faculty Club

Thursday October 11, 2018 

Pictured above is the new d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale, our segue into a regional tasting with our Cellar Master, John Macdonald selecting eight wines, four from each region, some older wines and younger for us to take a look at the regional variances.

McLaren Vale is Australia's premium food and wine region centred at the town of McLaren Vale, approximately 38 km south of Adelaide in South Australia. It is internationally renowned for the wines it produces and included within the Great Wine Capitals of the World. There are an estimated 74 cellar doors and over 160 vineyards in the region. The wineries are centered in five main areas: Old Reynella, McLaren Vale, McLaren Flat, Willunga and Aldinga.

The Clare Valley in South Australia is about 100 kilometres north of Adelaide. It is one of Australia’s oldest wine-producing areas, with a winemaking history dating back 150 years. The first vineyards were planted in the 1830s by European settlers. Today, there are more than 5,000 hectares under vine, with over 40 cellar door outlets.

Here are the wines;

Clare Valley Wines

2005 Jim Barry, “The Lodge Hill” Shiraz

2005 Kilikanoon, “The Lackey” Shiraz

2015 Wakefield Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Kilikanoon Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon

McLaren Vale Wines

2005 Mitolo Jester Shiraz

2005 Bendigo Wate rWheel Shiraz

2015 Robert Oatley Shiraz

2015 Penny’s Hill Crackling Black Shiraz

The evening will start at 6:30 as always with a reception wine, upstairs at the Faculty Club, then move into the upstairs dining room to start tasting at 7:00 p.m. We will have food served at the start when we are all seated, and then again with the second four wines.

The Faculty Club is 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 stops at Willcocks on Spadina.

Price for this evening, all inclusive, Members $68.00 and Guests $75.00. Please note that seating is limited to 60, so be sure you book early.

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

Future Events

November -  No official Event (postponed to later 2019). Check out Marrugeku Cut The Sky at Harbourfront. Details in the October newsletter.

December 8th - Annual Christmas Holiday dinner at the Faculty Club

January 25th - Australia Day at the Albany Club

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