An Exclusive Event with Etude’s Winemaker Jon Priest – May 16th, Sassafraz, Toronto

WineAlign is delighted to offer its members an exclusive tutored tasting and reception with Winemaker Jon Priest of Etude Wines. Join us for a rare opportunity to try Etude’s portfolio of wines – each based on sustainable vineyard management and minimal winemaking intervention.

Jon PriestWith varieties modeled on the best from Burgundy and Bordeaux, these wines speak clearly of their contemporary California origins, combining rich, ripe fruit with an elegant structure and opulent mouthfeel. Etude’s Pinot Noirs, including a highly esteemed bottling made from rare heirloom selections and single-vineyard offerings, are vinified from grapes grown on the Etude Estate Vineyards in the cool Carneros region.  Fruit for the winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the warmer, northern half of the Napa Valley. The consistent high quality of grapes Etude grows and sources, combined with the skill and experience of the winemaking team, explains why Etude wines consistently earn the highest accolades from consumers, trade and wine critics, resulting in wines with authentic varietal expression.

“Is Jon Priest one of California’s great unsung winemaking stars?  On a recent 23 winery tasting tour through California his Etude pinots and chardonnays topped my charts, and his cabernet is mighty fine too.”
– David Lawrason

The sit-down tutored tasting will held at Sassafraz and co-hosted by WineAlign’s Master Sommelier, John Szabo. Enjoy the great Sassafraz food in an informal tapas style.

Etude Event

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IMPORTANT:  Our last few winemaker events have sold out in a matter of hours.  While we’ve increased capacity for this event we still expect it to sell out quickly.  If you are interested in attending then we recommend you purchase tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Event Details: 

Winery: Etude Wines
Winemaker:  Jon Priest
Quote:  “Inspired grape growing diminishes the need for winemaking intervention.”

Date: Wednesday May 16th, 2012
6:00pm Reception with hors d’oeuvres
6:30-7:45pm  Tutored Tasting
7:45-8:30pm  Tapas – served family style
9:00pm  Event concludes.

Venue: Sassafraz restaurant, Yorkville, Toronto
Seats: 60
Fee: $65 (+HST)

Etude Estate Pinot Gris, Carneros
Etude Estate Chardonnay, Carneros
Etude Rosé of Carneros Pinot Noir
Etude Estate Pinot Noir, Carneros
Etude Deer Camp Pinot Noir, Carneros
Etude Heirloom Pinot Noir, Carneros
Etude Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Purchase tickets here.