by Mark Cuff for The Living Vine, a ‘Certified Good Food Fighter


Meet the owners of some of the world’s leading organic and biodynamic wineries, and popular local breweries, while explain the lengths they go to sustainably produce their amazing beverages.* Ever wonder what biodynamic wine is? Or just what kind of TLC goes into locally brewed beers? Participants are urged to ask questions while they sample and taste.*


Tasting tickets $2 each, restricted to guests aged 19 years or older. Trade may gain entry with at Will Call with their Business Card.

Where: Green Living Show

Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Halls B & C

Friday, April 15 – 11 am – 9 pm

Saturday, April 16 – 11 am – 9 pm

Sunday, April 17 – 11 am – 6 pm

Trade can RSVP by emailing:

Featuring wines from:

Monty Waldin –  Monty’s Tuscan Red
Domaine Barmes Buecher – Alsace – France – Certified Biodynamic Estate
Les Clos Perdus – Corbieres – France – Biodynamic/Organic
Frog Pond Farms – Niagara – Certified Organic
Bodegas Familia Cecchin – Argentina – Certified Organic
Domaine des Cognettes, Bourgogne,  Nantes.
Domaine Pierre Frick – Alsace France
Domaine Breton, Bourgueil,  Loire France
Domaine Campinuovi, Tuscany Italy
Southbrook Vineyards – Niagara Canada – Certified Biodynamic/Organic
Temple Bruer Wines – Langhorne Creek Australia – Certified Organic
Ciao Organic wines  – Organic/Light Weight Packaging
Tawse Estate – Niagara – Organic/Biodynamic practices
Richmond Plains – Nelson – NZ – Biodynamic
Cono Sur – Chile
Le Clos Jordanne – Canada
Milton Vineyard, New Zealand
Sangervasio Tuscany Italy
Collefrisio Montelpulciano D’Abruzzo Italy

Special Guest: Wine Writer and Grower Monty Waldin
While working on a conventionally farmed Bordeaux château as a teenager, Monty Waldin realized that the more chemicals were applied to a vineyard, the more corrective treatments became necessary in the winery. When the opportunity arose to write about wine, he specialized in green issues. His first two books on the subject, The Organic Wine Guide (Thorsons, 1999), and Biodynamic Wines (Mitchell Beazley, 2004) were the first guides of their type dedicated to the world’s organic and biodynamic wine producers. Monty’s interest in biodynamism was stimulated in 1999 by seven months working on the Fetzer family’s biodynamic Home Ranch vineyard in California’s Mendocino County. Experience either living or working in Chile, Bordeaux, and Tuscany contributed to his other books: Wines of South America (Mitchell Beazley, 2003), Discovering Wine Country: Bordeaux (Mitchell Beazley, 2005) and Discovering Wine Country: Tuscany (Mitchell Beazley, 2006). Monty’s attempt at making his first wine from biodynamically farmed grapes in Roussillon, France, in 2007 was filmed by British TV as “Château Monty”. This was the first TV series to follow the story of a biodynamic wine from pruning to bottling. Filming took over 18 months. Monty continues to produce wine and is now advising wine producers on biodynamic practices. His current book, Monty Waldin’s Biodynamic Wine Guide 2011 features over 1,500 wineries and will be available for purchase and signing at the 2011 Green Living Show.

Monty will be giving 3 seminars including a Q&A

Friday April 15 – 3:00-4:00

Saturday April 16 – 6:00-7:00

Sunday April 17 – 2:00-3:00

*This is a tasting event with the expectation that alcohol will not be consumed for recreational purposes. Anyone showing signs of intoxication will be asked to leave. Please do not drink and drive.