What do you get when you combine over 50 of the world’s best winemakers, their finest wines, delicious food, and a great cause? An event that makes the average wine tasting seem, well… average.

We are delighted to announce the return of the Lifford Grand Tasting, May 11th 2011.

The tasting showcases a portfolio we are proud to represent- we didn’t win the esteemed VINTAGES Portfolio Award of E xcellence for nothing you know!

With each tasting more finely tuned than the previous, we can safely guarantee that this Grand Tasting will be nothing short of stellar.

In 2009, we had a record number of winemakers/winery principals attend, 45 in total with well over 250 wines. This year we are planning for our best event yet and hope that you will join us at our new venue, Artscape Wychwood Barns, a historical, industrial architectural landmark turned urban Arts and Community Centre in the heart of the city.

You will be pleased that many of your favourite wineries are returning to Toronto and at this moment, we have confirmation from over 50 of them. We expect more. Some big names, and famous wines, along with many gems to discover.

The list includes: 


Alessandro Speri Winery, Finca Decero, Humberto Canale


Brokenwood Wines, Hollick Wines, Mitchell Winery, Mitolo Wines

British Columbia

JoieFarm Winery, Painted Rock Estate Winery


Au Bon Climat, Cakebread Cellars, Diamond Creek Vineyards, Francis Ford Coppola, Freestone Vineyards, Heitz Wine Cellars, Ironstone Vineyards, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Lyeth, Rubicon Estate


Vina Echeverria, Vina La Rosa, Vina Sena 


Bruno Paillard, Chateau du Trignon, Compagnie Medocaine des Grands Crus, Domaine de Nalys, Domaine des Senechaux, Domaine Paul Zinck, Maison Louis Jadot, Joseph Mellot, Laurent Miquel


Ca’ del Bosco, Cabert, Castel Giocondo, Castello di Pomino, Colpertrone, Elena Walch, Fattoria del Cerro, Fattoria di Felsina, Garofoli, Gigi Rosso, Il Borro, Il Poggione, La Poderina, Pio Cesare, Saiagricola, Speri 

New Zealand

Craggy Range Winery, Staete Landt Vineyard


Malivoire Wine Company


Amity Vineyards


Bodegas Pinord, Telmo Rodriguez


K Vitners, Charles Smith Wines

Each winery will be showing their best. You do not want to miss this tasting!

All proceeds will benefit Delisle Youth Services.

For additional information please call Lifford at 416-440-4101.

Tickets:  $150, available online here

Date:  May 11, 2011

Time:  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Place:  Artscape Wychwood Barns

               601 Christie St. (at St. Clair)