A Four-Course Gourmet Dinner with William Hardy of Hardys Wines – Montreal
On Wednesday, March 4th, Chacun son vin is pleased to present a four-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from the iconic Australian producer, Hardys.
Join wine agents Mondia Alliance for an exclusive gourmet dinner at O’Thym Restaurant and meet Hardys‘ Brand Ambassador and 5th generation family member, William Hardy.
Nadia Fournier, partner and principal critic at Chacun son vin will be your host for the evening. Please note that the event will be in English.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Location: O’Thym (1112 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montreal)
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Tickets: $75 + taxes and fees (includes 4-course meal and wines)
*Please note tickets are limited to 50, so book early to avoid disappointment.
List of Wines to be Served:
Hardys Butcher’s Gold 2012
Hardys The Gamble 2013
William Hardys Sauvignon Blanc 2013
HRB Riesling 2014
Eileen Chardonnay 2013
William Hardy Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Eileen Shiraz 2010
William David Hardy, or Bill as he prefers to be known, is the 5th generation of Hardys involved in Hardys wines. As the current champion for the Hardys family of wines, Bill continues to build on the legacy started in 1853 by Thomas Hardy. The Hardys global wine business grew under the stewardship of a line of Hardys, arguably none more famous than Eileen Hardy, Bill’s grandmother.
Bill commenced work with the family business as a Trainee Winemaker in 1972, and after an initial vintage at the company’s Tintara Cellars in McLaren Vale, he travelled to Bordeaux, France to undertake the Diplome National d’Oenologue at the Université de Bordeaux, graduating Majeur (dux) of his year. He continued in his winemaking career at several of the Hardys’ properties.
At the same time, Bill continued his commitment to the Australian wine industry on both a national and regional basis, serving as President of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology and Chairman of the McLaren Vale Winemakers’ Association.
In total, as a winemaker, Bill completed 12 vintages in South Australia, six in Western Australia and eight in France before handing over the winemaking reins to the next generation, and in 2012, Bill achieved an even greater milestone when he reached 40 years of continuous service to the company.
Most recently, Bill was paid the great compliment of having the William Hardy range of wines added to the Hardys’ portfolio this year..
Bill has maintained a family commitment to both the Australian wine industry and the environment. In recent years, he has been a member of the Australian Wine Industry Technical Advisory Committee, Australian Delegate to the Oenology Commission of the International Organization of Vine and Wine, and Chairman of Wetland Care Australia.