Grapes for Humanity Special Pre-Auction Event

Join us Thursday, September 29 to Celebrate Our Upcoming Grapes for Humanity Fine Wine Auction 2022!

This special evening will feature the rare Ontario Chardonnay and Pinot Noir “From the Heart” Cuvée Number One and Two blended by Thomas Bachelder, and Number Two “From the Heart” Cuvée from British Columbia blended by Ross Wise MW, Black Hills Estate Winery.

You’ll be the first to preview specially curated wine-centric global experiences, rare RUSH collectables, unique celebrity wines, our exceptional wine collection, and the opportunity to meet Mary Delaney of Bachelder Delaney, “From the Heart” Cuvée.

The evening will include a silent auction and the opportunity to taste some of
the rare wines featured in the auction (for a fee), including:

  • Chateau Pichon Baron 2000
  • Insignia 2002
  • Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2003
  • Felton Road Pinot Noir 2007
  • Il Poggione Brunello 2010
  • Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 2014

About This Special Event

Thank you to our auction partner Dymon Wine Cellar for hosting this event.

Thursday, September 29, 6:00–9:00 pm
Dymon Wine Cellar, 1460 The Queensway, Etobicoke, M8Z 1S4

Limited amount of tickets are available,
please RSVP by Thursday, September 22.

RSVP NOW

About the Auction

Grapes for Humanity remains committed to raise funds to aid in the battle against the threat of climate change and to support global communities in need. Benefactors of this auction are Tree Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and the Halo Trust for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

The auction will be offered online by our auction partner Waddington’s, October 12–19.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 853: Sassicaia and Pentâge

Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta and me

Sunday, September 11th: Invited to a Sassicaia dinner at Sofia restaurant in Yorkville, hosted by Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta of Tenuta San Guido. Our party was served a glass of Cave Spring Dolomite Brut before sitting down for dinner and three vintages of Sassicaia. Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 852: Big Reds

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Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 (Short Hills Bench, $39.95, Vintages #657874, to be released November 5th)
Purple-ruby in colour; cedary, toasty, minty, plum and cherry bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, sour cherry flavour with lively acidity and well-integrated oak. (89)

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet-Merlot 2019 (Short Hills Bench; $44.95, Vintages #16433, to be released on October 22nd)
Purple colour; toasty, plum bouquet with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, well-balanced, plum and blackcurrant flavours with vanilla oak notes; lovely mouth-feel ending on ripe tannins.  (90)

Gérard Bertrand An 560 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel 2020 ($19.95, Vintages #272575, to be released October 22nd)
Grenache/Syrah/Carignan blend. Deep purple in colour; savoury nose of blackberries, wild herbs and a suggestion of pepper; full-bodied, dry, blackberry and licorice flavours. Well-balanced, richly textured, firmly structured, with a warm alcoholic finish. Good value. (90)

Gérard Bertrand An 560 Côtes du Roussillon Villages An 1886 Les Apres 2019 ($19.95, Vintages #413245, to be released November 5th)
Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre. Deep purple in colour; rich fruit-cake nose with oak spice; full-bodied, richly extracted blackberry and dried herbs in flavour backed by oak spice. Beautifully balanced, minty finish. Great value (91)

Ferraton Père et Fils Châteauneuf du Pape “Le Parvis” 2020 ($59.95, Vintages #638551; to be released November 5th)
Dense purple in colour; cedary, toasty, blackberry nose with oak spice; full-bodied, dry, richly extracted black fruit and dark chocolate flavours tinged with wild herbs; firmly structured, beautifully balanced and long in the mouth. (93)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 851: Township 7 in Naramata, Okanagan Valley

Township 7 Pinot Gris 2021
Bright, pale straw colour; minerally, peach pit nose; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, fresh and lively on the palate with a white peach flavour. (90)

Township 7 Benchmark Series Riesling 2019 (Fool’s Gold Estate, North Oliver)
Bright, pale straw colour; minerally, lightly floral, citrus nose with a note of petrol; medium-bodied, dry, grapefruit and green apple flavours; great length. (90) Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 850: Bartier Bros. Okanagan Valley

Bartier Bros. Grüner Veltliner 2021 (Okanagan Valley)
Pale straw in colour; minerally, green pepper and green peach nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, well-balanced, green plum and white pepper flavours. (89)

Bartier Bros. Chardonnay 2021 (Cerqueira Vineyard)
Bright, light straw colour; apple and lemon nose; medium-bodied, dry, apple flavour with crunchy acidity. (89)

Bartier Bros. Rosé 2021 (Okanagan Valley)
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Syrah. Salmon pink in colour; spicy, cherry and candied strawberry on the nose; medium-bodied, dry, nicely balanced; good length. (88.5)

Bartier Bros. The Orchard Row 2020 (Okanagan Valley)
Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc. Light purple colour; cedary, plum bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, juicy red plum flavour, firmly structured and nicely balanced. (90) Continue reading

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