Winemaker Emma Garner at Thirty Bench (replete with Xmas tree).

Winemaker Emma Garner at Thirty Bench (replete with Xmas tree).

This week we catch up with our good friend Winemaker Emma Garner as she gives us a breakdown of the 2014 vintage at Thirty Bench.

This coming Monday Emma will be participating in this year’s Terroir symposium as part of a panel discussion/tasting around the concept of Terroir.

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)

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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 tasting Emma’s 2014s as they come online.