An Exclusive Masterclass and Gourmet Dinner with Winemaker Mark Beringer – Toronto
Please join us on Wednesday, April 19th at Montecito Restaurant for an exclusive winemaker dinner and tasting hosted by Mark Beringer, Chief Winemaker of Beringer Vineyards. Great-great-grandson of winery founder, Jacob Beringer, Mark will guide you through a selection of luxury wines in a tutored tasting that showcases the work of one of Napa Valley’s finest and most iconic wine brands. Mark will be joined by WineAlign’s David Lawrason.
About Mark Beringer
Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards’ founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer’s first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family’s wine store in St. Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.
Beringer’s Roots in Napa Valley
The winery’s history dates back to the year 1868, when Jacob Beringer, enticed by the opportunities of the new world, sailed from his home in Mainz, Germany, to New York. However, after hearing that the rocky hillside soil and fertile valley floor resembled that of vineyards back home in Germany, Jacob made his way to the Napa Valley. Jacob and his brother Frederick purchased 215 acres of land in 1875, and became one of the first wineries in Napa Valley.
Since then, they have honed, deepened, and expanded the art of winemaking. They pursue balance between modern technology and time-tested winemaking traditions, resulting in wines of global recognition.
Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Location: Montecito Restaurant, 299 Adelaide St West, Toronto, ON M5V 1P7
Tickets: $150 per person (includes taxes and fees)
*Please note tickets are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013
Beringer Private Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014
Beringer Waymaker Paso Robles Red Blend 2014
Beringer Quantum Red 2013
Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet 2012
Montecito Restaurant is a modern restaurant collaboration between Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and Toronto-based Innov8 Hospitality. The vision for Montecito has been from the beginning to create an environment that captivates a wide audience and brings them together in an exceptional space.
Like its Southern California namesake, Montecito combines a casual elegance with effortless sophistication in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. The two-storey dining room, lounge and outdoor Adelaide Street-facing patio is located steps away from film festival headquarters at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The restaurants’ Farm-To-Table inspired California cuisine menu changes weekly and highlights the very best in Canadian produce, meats, and seafood from both local purveyors as well as notable Canadian suppliers from coast to coast. Our bar features classic as well as craft cocktails using the finest in artisan spirits, mixers and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Our comprehensive wine list highlights producers and artisan winemakers from afar.
Montecito Restaurant is committed to improving access and opportunities for people with disabilities by identifying, removing, and preventing barriers that might interfere with their ability to make full use of our facility. Please click here to view our Accessible Customer Service Policy.
Our dinner events have been consistently and quickly selling out. If you are interested in attending, we advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.