Uncork Ontario – Explore Niagara Wine Country

LOCATION: The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts 300 Adelaide Street East Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
DEPARTMENT: Continuing Education- Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts
EVENT CONTACT NAME: Continuing Education- Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts
PHONE NUMBER: 416 415 5000 ext 2517
EMAIL: cehospitality@georgebrown.ca


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Niagara grapes

Join us on Sunday, June 24, 2018, for an extraordinary day as we explore winemaking in Niagara. In conjunction with our Wine Symposium, you can join this one-of-a-kind tour where you will get a behind the scenes look at some of the finest wine destinations in Ontario with our expert tour guide, Michael Fagan, a former columnist for the LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine.

Join us as we wine and dine at some of the most renowned wineries in Niagara. For our first stop, we will travel to Southbrook Vineyards to try their biodynamic wines. Celebrated biodynamic winemaker Ann Sperling of Southbrook will be there to give an overview of the biodynamic practices she follows at her vineyards. From there, we’ll travel to Two Sisters Vineyards, where we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and tasting of wines and then head out into the vineyard to learn about grape growing and terroir. After seeing the vines and grapes, we’ll learn more about the wines with a tasting of wines from this celebrated family-run winery. Lastly, we will travel to Tawse Winery will guide us through a curated tasting of their famed Burgundian-inspired cool climate wines. We'll sample some of the finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of their portfolio. Sign up today and see what will unfold for you on our adventure to Niagara!


  • 8:30 am: Meet at George Brown College (300 Adelaide St. East) for coffee and breakfast snacks
  • 9:00 am: Depart for Southbrook Vineyards
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Tasting at Southbrook Vineyards
  • 12:15 pm – 1:35 pm: Enjoy a three-course lunch with wine at Two Sisters Vineyards
  • 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Winery tour and tasting at Two Sisters Vineyards
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Winery tour and tasting at Tawse Winery
  • 5:30 pm: Depart for Toronto
  • 7:00 pm: Approximate arrival time back at George Brown College