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Terroir 2015’s Wine Program Wine Selections


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Sure, it may have taken a while, but we are most happy with the announcement of this year’s Terroir symposium wine sessions.

In an effort to raise the academic standards of the wine side of our symposium, we have decided to bring in some of the world’s foremost experts upon the topics of Gamay, Terroir, and Clones. Alongside our homegrown talent, these international visitors will add depth and richness to our panels, making for three sessions that will both educate and entertain.

Terroir Wine Program 2015

Curated by Jamie Drummond, Good Food Revolution & Magdalena Kaiser, Wine Country Ontario

In partnership with Wine Country Ontario, the Terroir Symposium (www.terroirsymposium.com) is proud to announce its 2015 Terroir wine program.  The exciting series of wine workshops features a mainstage discussion by internationally respected NYC wine writer, Stuart Pigott on May 11, 2015 at Toronto’s Arcadian Court.   With special thanks to Wine Country Ontario, Terroir Symposium is pleased to bring together the talents of the Canadian wine industry with internationally respected peers to discuss some the wine sector’s most compelling topics.

“Wine Country Ontario is proud to be a partner in the Terroir Symposium, as it’s a perfect opportunity to bring local wine and culinary closer together,” said Magdalena Kaiser, director of public relations for the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario.  “Our hospitality community is vitally important for our VQA wine industry and Terroir provides the stage for sharing the great story of our very own wine region within an international context.”

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A Gamay Masterclass: The Next Little Thing?

An in-depth discussion and tasting concerning the Gamay grape, looking at how it performs both here in Ontario and elsewhere in the world.


  • Winemaker Guillaume de Castelnau, Chief Winemaker/Director, Château des Jacques, Louis Jadot Beaujolais (Beaujolais, France)
  • Vigneron Martin Malivoire (Malivore, Beamsville Bench, Ontario, Canada)
  • Winemaker Shiraz Mottiar (Malivoire)
  • Wine writer/Sommelier Bill Zacharkiw (Montreal Gazette/Wine Align, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Moderator: Wine writer Chris Waters (Vines Magazine/Intervin, Ontario, Canada)

2014 Malivoire “Le Coeur” Gamay
2013 Malivoire “Small Lot” Gamay
2013 Leaning Post Gamay
2013 Fielding Gamay
2013 13th Street “Sandstone” Gamay
2012 Stratus Gamay
2013 Chateau-De-Jacques Morgon
2013 Chateau-De-Jacques Morgon Cote du Py
2010 Chateau-De-Jacques Moulin a Vent
2010 Chateau-De-Jacques Moulin a Vent Clos de Rochegres
2007 Chateau-De-Jacques Moulin a Vent Clos de Rochegres
2007 Malivoire “Courtney” Gamay
2006 Chateau-De-Jacques Morgon Cote du Py

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Different Look At Terroir:  How Much Do Soils Actually Matter?

The term terroir is often thrown about with abandon. In this seminar/tasting we ask what the term really means, and how much do its many different elements actually influence the character of the finished wine?


  • Dr. Kevin Pogue Phd. Geology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington State, USA
  • Dr. Jim Willwerth Phd. Biological Sciences: Plant Sciences; Oenology and Viticulture (CCOVI, Brock University, Niagara, Canada)
  • Winemaker Emma Garner (Thirty Bench, Beamsville Bench, Ontario, Canada)
  • Winewriter Stuart Pigott (Author of Riesling: Best White Wine On Earth, Berlin, Germany)

Moderator: Wine writer/Sommelier Sara d’Amato (Wine Align, Toronto, Canada)

2009 Thirty Bench “triangle” Riesling
2009 Thirty Bench “steel post” Riesling
2009 Thirty Bench “wood post” Riesling
2014 Norm Hardie County Riesling
2009 Flat Rock “Nadja’s” Riesling
2013 Cave Springs “Dolomite Riesling
2013 Chateau des Charmes “old vines” Riesling 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“The Clone Wars”: What Do Different Clones Bring To The Glass & Why?

From Riesling, through Cabernet Franc, to Pinot Noir, the varying clones utilized are a point of pride for some Winemakers, and yet not even mentioned by others. Over the course of this detailed seminar/tasting we hope to answer why this is the case.


  • Dr. Kevin Pogue Phd. Geology Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington State, USA
  • Dr. Jim Willwerth Phd. Biological Sciences: Plant Sciences; Oenology and Viticulture (CCOVI, Brock University, Niagara, Canada)
  • Winemaker Angelo Pavan (Cave Spring, Jordan, Ontario, Canada)
  • Winemaker Jay Johnston (Flat Rock, Beamsville Bench, Ontario, Canada)

Moderator: Sommelier Katy Moore (Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)

2012 2027 Cellars “Foxcroft Block, Wismer Vineyard” Chardonnay
2011 Malivoire, Moira Chardonnay (field selection)
2013 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque
2013 Trius Ghost Creek Riesling (Alsace 49)
2011 Greenlane, Old Vines Riesling Reserve 21B Weiss
2001 Flat Rock “Pond Block” Pinot Noir
2001 Flat Rock “Summit Block” Pinot Noir
2001 Flat Rock “Bruce Block” Pinot Noir

Monday, May 12th, 2015

Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St 8th Floor Toronto, ON

Tickets on sale @ $299 + HST 


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The Wine Marketing Association of Ontario is dedicated to promoting Ontario’s wine-growing regions—from the wines and wineries themselves to the complete experience of each destination:  local cuisine, year-round activities and warm hospitality.  Wine Country Ontario promotes Ontario’s vintners and the unique qualities of our authentic, 100 per cent VQA wines. Wine Country Ontario is a brand trademark of the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario.

Jamie DrummondEdinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he’s looking forward to this year’s sessions a great deal.

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