Ascari Enoteca hosts Ramon Parera of Cellar Pardas on Monday, April 24.

Last year we were very excited to be introduced to the wines of Cellar Pardas, one of many winemakers who are part of a new facet in Spanish winemaking, creating wines that are pure, expressive, unadulterated and that earnestly reflect their region. Their property, Can Comas estate, is situated between 200 and 300 meters above sea level in the upper Penedes region. Cellar Pardas is taking Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon to new heights, making Xarel-lo elegant, and surprising our palates with the varietal Sumoll, the coolest and most unexpected thing you’ll put in your mouth from Spain (arguably…).

Naturally we are even more excited this year as Ramon Parera will be visiting us on Monday, April 24th, from 6PM onward for our next evening of Up Close & Personal. Ramon will be pouring a range of his wines, from lean to powerful, including some back vintage wines and some other surprises. You will be able to buy wine in flights or by the bottle. And if that wasn’t good enough, this is all happening on a Monday night, so all of the bottles will be HALF PRICE!

This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know another side of Spanish wines and chat with this amazing winemaker in the most casual of settings. As per the usual Up Close & Personal format, you do not need tickets for this event although we highly recommend making a reservation. If you can’t make it to dinner then just drop by and sample some wines and hang out with us.

For reservations please call 416.792.4157. Hope to see you there!

Ascari Enoteca, 1111 Queen St. East, Toronto


Another wine cellar and one more drop in the ocean of wine.  Who are we, Celler Pardas? What makes us different? What motivates us to do our work?

We are inspired by the same passion that has repeated itself throughout history a thousand and one times. The passion that is behind the creation and production of all great wines, those that are unique and that move us. Those that find their meaning and definition within their regional history, cultivated land, accompanying climate and labor.

How do we achieve our goals? Our philosophy resides in allowing our vineyards to resemble and imitate nature. We treat the vineyards we cultivate and care for, as an extension of their larger environment and neighboring woods.  We allow our vineyards to express themselves freely and according to the parameters and limitations placed on them by the land and climate.  We only intervene in this process to direct and add minute but decisive touches.  In keeping with our philosophy, our vineyards are not fertilized allowing the vintages to express themselves. We work the vineyards as little as possible, without ploughing the land, to avoid erosion and encouraging the earth’s life with vegetal covers.

 At Cellar Pardas, we are viticulturists and enologists, winegrowers and winemakers.  We are involved in all steps of production: working and cultivating the land to bottling and packaging the final product.   It is because of this closeness and our relationship to all of the process, that we can commit to our final objective of creating quality wines.  Wines that above all, characterize us and are a reflection of our corner of the world.

We identify closely with the wild boar, our emblem, which symbolizes belonging to a place and identifying with its tradition. We also strive to promote our own roots as viticulturists and enologists in our work and creation. Regional grapes are combined with foreign varieties with the objective of capturing the essence of our estate and sealing it in a bottle.


At Ascari Enoteca we have been fortunate to meet many of the unique personalities behind the wines we pour. We would like you to meet them too. We consider our ‘Up Close & Personal’ wine series as the anti-wine dinner; a continuing series of commitment-free evenings, conceived of as an alternative to expensive, multi-course winemaker dinners. We will be welcoming winemakers from around the world and closer to home. In addition to our regular menu and wine list, we will be offering a selection of their wines by the glass or by the bottle. Our guests will be spending evenings with us pouring their wines at your table, chatting about anything you may find interesting, sharing their passion and having a glass and a plate of food themselves. If you enjoy hearing the winemakers tell you their stories and the stories of their wines, these are rare opportunities to personally meet the people behind the bottles and the labels. Ask them anything, or just relax and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

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