The BCWAS is delighted to announce our first winemaker’s dinner of 2018! For this event, we’ll be tasting the fabulous wines from Bench 1775, located in picturesque Naramata. The name comes from the address – 1775 Naramata Road. The winery team is led by Viticulturalist/Winemaker/GM Valeria Tait, with support from Alain Sutre, the famous Bordeaux wine consultant.
Formerly known as Soaring Eagle, the winery was re-named in 2013. Val came on board in 2014, and their reputation has continued to grow. The winery makes so many delicious wines, including Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, sparkling and dessert wines, that we had a hard time choosing what to serve with our dinner! Make sure you include a stop there on your next Okanagan trip – you will love the wines, the view, and the food from their bistro, all of which can be enjoyed from their lovely patio.
The Water St. Cafe has a special place in Vancouver history. Originally the Edwards Hotel, it was built in 1906, and has fed and sheltered people ever since. In the 1980s it was a restaurant called Brasserie de L’Horloge. Horloge is French for clock, a nod to the famous Steam Clock directly across the street. It was purchased by Dominique Sabatino in 1988, who renamed it the Water St. Cafe. After 30 years, Dominique sold last fall to Eli Brennan and Alan Tse, who are determined to keep the café’s iconic status. Your Society is lucky enough to have landed here as our home for our regular tastings, and this will be our first winemaker’s dinner. The Chef at the Water Street Cafe has crafted a menu especially for us which looks fabulous!
And just to sweeten the pot - we’ll be having a draw for a 5-course dinner at the Water Street Cafe with wine pairing for two!
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - please arrive earlier to be seated
Place: Water Street Cafe (Main Dining Room), 300 Water Street, Vancouver
Price: $135 members / $150 guests via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or via Paypal (below). Cheques can be mailed to: BC Wine Appreciation Society, PO Box 48912 Bentall Station, Vancouver, BC, V7X 1A8 (please let us know via e-mail when to expect your cheque).
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