be cool…

VOLUNTEER at the 1st international cool climate chardonnay celebration

Be a A 3-day celebration in the vineyards of Niagara, Ontario
July 22 – 24, 2011

Looking for a way to get up close and personal with the winemakers, chefs and
special events of the i4c? As a volunteer, you get a unique “behind the scenes”
perspective on one of Canada’s most exclusive wine and food celebrations.

As a volunteer, you will receive a fun and informative training session, cool i4c
volunteer t-shirts, meals and refreshments throughout the day AND a ticket to the
Toronto Taste and Buy event on Sunday*!

In return, we request the following:
• Priority will be given to volunteers who can work the entire weekend (Friday,
Saturday and Sunday)
• Volunteers will be required to work one of the following shifts daily:
7:00am – 2:00pm | 9:00am – 4:00pm | 4:00pm – 11:00pm**
• Volunteer tasks include breakfast service, session support services, server
assistance at dinner events, set-up and tear down, garbage collection and site
beautification, registration and hospitality services. We request that our
volunteers show the same level of enthusiasm for all tasks.
• If you have special skills that can be an asset to the event, we’d love to hear
about them. Use the “comments” section on the application form to tell us if
you speak a second (or third) language, have experience in banquet service,
grew up on a local farm or vineyard…

Some fine print:
Volunteers are responsible for their accommodations and travel expenses throughout the weekend.
* to qualify for the Toronto Taste and Buy ticket, volunteers must work 3 shifts between Wednesday and Sunday
** for the evening events (Friday night Gala, Saturday evening Cochon and Chardonnay celebration) staff may be required to stay past 11:00pm. Flexibility is appreciated.

The i4c at a glance…

3 days of exceptional wine tastings, food experiences, seminars and workshops

Matt Kramer – international wine columnist and author – announced as keynote speaker and emcee

46 wineries from 8 countries will pour up to 100 premium cool climate chardonnays in casual tasting sessions

Exceptional dining experiences, including the Friday’s “All-Star Chef” gala dinner and Saturday’s “Cochon and Chardonnay” gourmet spit-roasted pig event

Interactive wine seminars –
• “How to be Cool” – defining “cool climate” with 5 international winemakers; followed by “Claws and Curds” food paring luncheon
• “Acid Rock” – digging into soils with international winemakers at a Niagara Vineyard, followed by lunch

To sign up as a volunteer click here.

i4c Founding Member Wineries
These 26 Ontario wineries provide the vision and the resources to launch this exceptional event, bringing the world to Niagara:

13th Street Winery
Angels Gate Winery
Cave Spring Cellars
Closson Chase Vineyards
Coyote’s Run Estate Winery
Flat Rock Cellars
Henry of Pelham Estate Winery
Hidden Bench
Huff Estates
Inniskillin Wines
Jackson Triggs
Lailey Vineyard Wines
Le Clos Jordanne
Malivoire Wine Company
Norman Hardie
Pearl Morissette Estate Winery
Peller Estates
Pillitteri Estates Winery
Ravine Vineyards
Rosehall Run Vineyards
Rosewood Estate Winery
Southbrook Vineyards
Stratus Vineyards
Tawse Winery
Vineland Estates Winery