Calling All Oyster Lovers!

After a two-year hiatus, the Ontario Oyster Festival is back! The Vine is happy to be participating in this great event celebrating the oyster and raising funds for the Ecology Action Centre’s important shoreline preservation efforts.

The event will feature delicious food from Rodney’s Oyster House, Woofdawg and John & Sons and The Vine will be pouring some perfectly matched wines, including:

  • PRÀ 2021 ‘Otto’ Soave Classico, Veneto
  • Cave Spring 2021 Sea Legs Oyster White, Niagara Peninsula (exclusive to Rodney’s Oyster house)
  • Cave Spring 2020 Estate Riesling, Beamsville Bench
  • Cave Spring  2020 Estate Rosé, Beamsville Bench
  • Cave Spring 2020 Gamay, Beamsville Bench

This fun and family-friendly day will also feature live music from Horshack and the best oyster shuckers in the province competing in the Ontario Oyster Opening Championships.

When: Sunday, July 17 from 1:00-9:00 PM
Where: Locomotive Hall at Steam Whistle Brewery
255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON

For more information and tickets, please click HERE.

About Ecology Action Centre

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is a member based environmental charity in Nova Scotia taking leadership on critical issues from biodiversity to climate change to environmental justics. It came into existence in the 1970s from a Dalhousie course called Living Ecology and initially worked to promote recycling in Halifax. By the end of the decade, urban development, transportation and energy issues were added to the EAC’s roster. Over the next five decades, the EAC expanded its focus to include agriculture, forestry, hazardous waste and mining and today, membership is over 5000, with more than 300 volunteers and 40 full-and part-time staff.

In 2005, the EAC bought an old house on Fern Lane in Halifax’s North End. It took 10 months and hundreds of volunteer hours to make it a beautiful home and a public demonstration of a green office building. The building was renovated in 2016, increasing office space by 50 per cent while reducing energy consumption by 65 per cent. The renovation has received a 2018 Canada Green Building Award from Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine, a 2018 Bright Business Innovation Award and has been named one of Canada’s Clean50 ( Top Projects for 2019.