Alpine Wine Festival
Thanks to all and we will see you tonight!
Our annual Alpine Wine Festival at the Raven Lodge on Friday August 8, and a delicious gourmet Wine Pairing Dinner at the Alpine Lodge on Saturday August 9. Sound good? Read on!
ALPINE WINE FESTIVAL - Friday August 8, 2014
Guests will taste a variety of wine while interacting directly with the vintners and local distributors. Delicious light snacks will be provided, or you can choose to enjoy a gourmet BBQ dinner in the courtyard at an additional cost, all to the sound of live music with stunning mountain views.
- Peacock and Martin BC Wineries
- Stile Wines
- Blue Moon Estate Winery
- Coastal Black Estate Winery
- The Grape Devine
- Beaumont Family Estate Winery
- Mark Anthony Brands
- 40 Knots Estate Winery & Vineyard
- Andrew Peller
Entertainment: Jilli Martini Band
Wine Conversation with Jeff Lucas, Cascadia Liquor Stores
Jeff Lucas / email Jeff
Courtenay Store Manager / Prud'homme level 1 / WSET level 1
Jeff will help you find the perfect wine to make your night an experience.
- Saputo cheeses on crackers
- Gourmet appetizers courtesy of Thrifty Foods
- Kusshi oysters courtesy of the BCSGA and Stellar Bay Shellfish
- Artisan chocolate courtesy of Dark Side Chocolates
Gourmet BBQ dinner $17.95(additional cost):
- Main entrees: 8oz New York steak, supreme chicken breast, filet of salmon
- Salad choices: tossed house greens, spinach & strawberry salad, fresh potato & yam salad
- Sides: rice pilaf, green bean almondine
Return transportation from Courtenay is available via online registration. Priority seating goes to those who register online. Shuttle leave at 5:15pm sharp from the A&W parking lot, 2840 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, and will arrive at the Raven Lodge at 6pm.
Tickets to Friday evening’s Wine Festival are $30 per person. This includes 10 tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass. Additional tokens are available for $1 each.
All net proceeds go to the Vancouver Island Mountain Centre (www.vimountaincentre.com)
SOLD OUT $10 - PURCHASE SHUTTLE ONLY
WINE PAIRING DINNER - Saturday August 9, 2014
Guest Chef Daniele Mereu
Daniele Mereu grew up at his family's farm and vineyard in the province of Asti in the Piedmont Region of northern Italy, where his father Cosimo and his mother Celestina grew Barbera and Moscato grapes. This is where Daniele's passion for food and wine was born and where he received his initial introduction to the hard work involved in the production of excellent ingredients and products.
Further up, he took his passion for wine into professional kitchens and pursued two complementary careers. He had consulted many restaurants regarding the projection of their kitchens, their food preparation, their food safety (HACCP) and the effects of nutritional content of food. Daniele has more than twenty years experience cooking around the world, including cruise ships, some of the best restaurants in Europe and one of the best wineries of Sicily.
In 2007 he graduated with full marks from the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy. This university, the first of its kind, was founded in 2004 by the Slow Food movement in collaboration with the regions of Piedmont and Emilia Romagna.
Daniele now lives in Victoria BC with his lovely family of four kids and girlfriend Katie, still growing vegetables, making wine and cider (from real fruit) and conducting cheese classes and wine-tasting around Vancouver Island. He works for Sysco Victoria as a culinary specialist and product developer, as well as a Sysco Brand Manager.
Tickets to Saturday evening's Wine Pairing Dinner are $89 per person, which includes a multi-course meal with wine pairing by sommelier Jason Hyde from Peacock and Martin.