Now in its fourth year, Top Drop Vancouver is a two-day trade and consumer festival that brings together a collection of small, hands-on wineries, craft breweries, cideries and food purveyors who are passionate about their craft.
On May 23, we are excited to collaborate with Top Drop and a duo of wineries — BC's Roche Wines & Ontario's Tawse Winery — to create a cross-Canada wine and food experience. Chefs Alessandro Vianello and Ian McHale and Wine Director Justin Everett have teamed up to craft an exclusive menu that highlights fresh spring ingredients alongside these exemplary wines.
Established in 2005 as one of Canada's first organic and biodynamic wineries, Tawse is a relative newcomer to the Niagara wine scene. Their combination of traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology has propelled them to the forefront of the Canadian wine scene with four 'Winery of the Year' wins since 2010.
Roche Wines, the project of Dylan and Pénélope Roche, is still in its infancy but is already making waves with Vancouver's top sommeliers. Originally from Vancouver, Dylan found his passion for wine while living in Burgundy, while Pénélope counts five generations of viticulture and winemaking at Château Les Charmes Haut-Brion, her family estate.
Tickets are $150 including tax and gratuity, as well as a $10 donation to the BC Hospitality Foundation.