Terroir-focused Top Drop Vancouver event returns

Terroir-focused Top Drop Vancouver event returns

 

Unique two-day festival brings together international wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more

 

On September 7 and 8, the annual Top Drop Vancouver event will return, with its continued focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. While honest wines are the centrepiece of the festival, the restaurant and wine industry professionals behind the event believe craft beer, cider and gastronomical pursuits are all part of the same dynamic conversation, with each playing a key part in the event.

Over the two days, Top Drop offers Vancouver’s wine professionals unique educational opportunities and a trade-only tasting, while consumers are invited to attend THE MAIN EVENT tasting in the evening on Thursday, September 8. As Top Drop’s flagship experience, The Main Event is a walk-around, grazing-style tasting where, alongside sips and stories from the principals of 35 international wineries, attendees can visit and taste with a good handful of British Columbian craft breweries, cideries and food purveyors. Top Drop Vancouver has partnered with Everything Wine and Libations Liquor Store to offer a retail component, allowing attendees to purchase a selection of highlights from the tasting line-up directly on site.

THE MAIN EVENT will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th at Yaletown’s Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews). A full list of event participants follows, and can be found on the festival’s website. Tickets are $69 and available online at TopDropVancouver.com. Event proceeds going to the BC Hospitality Foundation, an organization providing financial support to individuals from the hospitality industry facing a major medical crisis.

The festival will also be announcing details on the Top Drop Dinner Series in coming weeks. The dinners will take place on Wednesday, September 7th, with some of Vancouver and Whistler’s most-lauded restaurants hosting casual, family style meals with a collection of Top Drop wineries at each venue.

 

PARTICIPANTS IN THE MAIN EVENT 2016

Wineries

Altos Las Hormigas – Mendoza, Argentina

Angela Estate – Yamhill–Carlton, Oregon

Averill Creek Vineyard – Vancouver Island, BC

Bella Wines – Okanagan Valley, BC

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars – Okanagan Valley, BC

Bodegas Muriel – Rioja Alavesa, Spain

Borgogno – Piedmont, Italy

Bottega – La Cantina dei Poeti – Veneto, Italy

C.C. Jentsch Cellars – Golden Mile Bench, BC

Castello di Ama – Siena, Italy

Château Pesquie – Rhône, France

Corcelettes Estate Winery – Similkameen Valley, BC

Craggy Range – Gimblett Graves, New Zealand

Daydreamer Wines – Okanagan Valley, BC

De Mour Propriétaire et Négociant – Bordeaux, France

Delas Freres – Rhône, France

Domaine Le Soula – Côtes Catalanes, France

Illahe Vineyards – Willamette Valley, Oregon

Justin Vineyards & WInery – Paso Robles, California

La Spinetta – Piedmont, Italy

La Stoppa & Denavolo – Emilia Romagna, Italy

Langmeil Winery – Barossa Valley, Australia

Laughing Stock Vineyards – Naramata, BC

Les Halos de Jupiter & Château de Nages – Rhône, France

M. Chapoutier Domaine Tournon – Victoria, Australia

Maculan – Veneto, Italy

Poderi dal Nespoli – Romagna, Italy

Schug Carneros Estate – Carneros, California

Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery – Sonoma County, California

Soter Vineyards – Yamhill–Carlton AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Stag’s Hollow Winery – Okanagan Valley, BC

Stonestreet Winery – Alexander Valley, California

Terravista Vineyards – Naramata Bench, BC

Teusner – Barossa Valley, Australia

TintoNegro – Mendoza, Argentina

Undurraga – Maipo, Colchagua, Almahue, Leyda, Maule, Chile

Wine Australia Regional Collection

Wines of South Africa Regional Collection

 

Craft Breweries & Cideries

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House – Vancouver Island, B.C

Main Street Brewing Company – Vancouver, B.C.

Ascot Beer Cocktails – Vancouver, B.C.

Food Purveyors

Nelson The Seagull – Vancouver, B.C

Two Rivers Specialty Meats – North Vancouver, B.C.

Benton Brothers Fine Cheese  – Vancouver, B.C.

 

Twitter: @TopDropYVR

Facebook: Top Drop Vancouver

Instagram: topdropyvr

 

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