Camenere, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. All wonderful varietals poured at last nights Wines of Chile Event. Inside the beautiful, historic Royal Ontario Museum, wineries from around Chile came together for a wine and food festival.
Showcasing 20 wineries with more than 120 different wines, where some were featured for the first time in Canada, the hall was packed with industry folk, guests and wine makers. Each table carried their own brand name wines and poured for guests while educating them about the regions and wineries the different varietals came from.
Themed tables were set up around the room promoting Sparkling wine options as well as innovative new wines that were available to sample.
Hors d’oeuvres and cheese platters were elegantly set up in the centre of the room served by chefs who prepared food on site and in front of guests. There were also very talented musicians and dancers who provided excellent entertainment throughout the evening.
I tried some amazing different wines and met some pretty incredible people! It was really interesting to compare the same grape between different vineyards within different parts of Chile and see how unique they were!
I listed some of my favourites below:
Emiliana Coyam Red Blend
(Both of these wines are organic by the way!)
Arboleda Carmenere- which will be listed in the LCBO within the next couple of months
Concha y Toro Pinot Noir
Santa Alicia Carmenere
Indomita Sauvignon Blanc
Cono Sur Sparkling Rose- new to market!
There were lots of good options and I know what I am picking up the next time I go to the LCBO!