The New Australia
Walk-around Tasting

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Location: Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in the historic| Maple Leaf Gardens 50 Carlton St., Toronto

Walk-around Tasting: 6:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

Ticket price: $ 95 per person 

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It’s time to rethink what you know (or think you know) about Australian wine.

Turn your notion of the wine scene Down Under upside down as you taste more than 70 wines from far-flung regions across the continent – including new finds available here for the first time – at the first-ever Vintages event in the refurbished Maple Leaf Gardens.

How to order tickets

Online Ticket Ordering

Our convenient online ordering system lets you place your ticket order and print your tickets prior to the event.

Phone Ticket Ordering

To place your ticket order call helloLCBO at 416-365-5900 or toll-free at 1-800-668-5226 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.—9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m., except holidays).

Products poured at this event will be measured and some products may run out. Products will first be available to taste and/or order at the event. Attendance at an event does not guarantee that order requests by event participants will be filled, as products may be limited and/or may sell out. VINTAGES reserves the right to apply limits on any product in the interest of equitable distribution. Prices may change without prior notice.

In order to optimize the tasting experience for all participants, please refrain from wearing any cologne or perfume. Events are restricted to guests 19 years or older. Please drink responsibly. All ticket sales are final.

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JANSZ PREMIUM CUVÉE SPARKLING WHITE

"This is a subtle, pale rose, as the greatest roses always are. Gentle apple and subtle strawberry fruit is underlined by a well-defined, lemon-like acid line and subtle, finely textured tannin mouth feel. Still one of the most reliable everyday rose on the shelves."
Tyson Stelzer (Australian Wine Companion)

REGION: Tasmania
LCBO#: 566828
PRICE: $ 26.95

 

JOSEF CHROMY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

GOLD - 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show

Lifted elderflower, gooseberry and passionfruit aromas with subtle notes of white flowers and melon.

REGION: Tasmania
LCBO#: 482216
PRICE: $ 27.00

TWO HANDS GNARLY DUDES SHIRAZ

"Red Polished, expressive and rich, with black cherry, dark plum and liquorice flavours, merging smoothly against a glassy texture and chocolate notes on the long, sleek finish."
Harvey Steiman (Wine Spectator Magazine)

REGION: Barossa Valley
LCBO#: 660043
PRICE: $ 24.95

YALUMBA THE STRAPPER GSM 2014

"It's a happy coincidence that GSM, the grenache-syrah-mourvèdre blend, works equally well when you call syrah 'shiraz' and mourvèdre 'mataro.' 'The Strapper' is a strapping red, full of ripe fruit that's solid from attack to finish. It's full-bodied and full-flavoured, with good structure and acid-fruit balance." Rod Phillips (rodphillipsonwine.com)

REGION: Barossa Valley
LCBO#: 295873
PRICE: $ 21.95

TWO HANDS SEXY BEAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015

"The 2015 Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon is redolent of crème de cassis, black forest cake and menthol with a waft of cigar boxes. Full-bodied, concentrated and full-on "sexy" as the name suggests, I like the firm, ripe tannins in the mouth that support the generous fruit very nicely through the long finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

REGION: McLaren Vale
LCBO#: 219469
PRICE: $ 29.95

TWO HANDS FIELDS OF JOY SHIRAZ 2014

"There's an air of elegance to the tangy cherry and wild raspberry flavors, with details of anise, espresso and clove. Polished and supple on the finish. Drink now through 2030." Mary-Ann Worobiec (Wine Spectator Magazine)

REGION: Clare Valley
LCBO#: 432963
PRICE: $ 29.95

VASSE FELIX CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

"Interesting, very interesting. The colour, the freshness of the aromas and flavours, the finely sculpted tannins and the overall harmony suggest 13.5% alcohol, not 14.5%. All this conjecture, of course, irrelevant: it is the outcome that matters here is a distillation of elegance." James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

REGION: Margaret River
LCBO#: 686543
PRICE: $ 45.00

YALUMBA THE SIGNATURE CABERNET SAUVIGNON/SHIRAZ 2012

"Blended of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Shiraz, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 The Signature (Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz) is a benchmark example of this classic South Australia blend. Giving scents of ripe black cherries, blackberries and cassis with underlying cloves, vanilla and menthol hints, it fills the mouth with ripe, seductive but never heavy fruit. Medium-bodied and well framed with firm grainy tannins and balanced freshness, it finishes long and youthfully taut. Always a great value Aussie icon, this vintage is right up there with the best and is certainly one for the cellars of Aussie wine lovers!" Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

REGION: Barossa Valley
LCBO#: 528356
PRICE: $ 75.00

MOLLYDOOKER CARNIVAL OF LOVE SHIRAZ 2014

"Bold, expressive, velvety and generous, with ripe cherry and plum flavors at the core. Complex details of vanilla bean, licorice, Earl Grey tea and gingerbread explode on the long finish. Drink now through 2030." Mary-Ann Worobiec (Wine Spectator Magazine)

REGION: McLaren Vale
LCBO#: 242743
PRICE: $ 95.00