An Exclusive Gourmet Dinner Featuring the Critically Acclaimed Wines of Culmina Family Estate Winery

On Thursday, June 25th, WineAlign is pleased to present an exclusive dinner at Toronto’s Canoe restaurant hosted by the Okanagan’s critically acclaimed Culmina Family Estate Winery.

 Due to the tremendous response, a second night has been added
for June 23rd.

Order at [email protected] or phone (250) 498-0789

Culmina Family Estate Winery & Canoe

Culmina Family Estate Winery is thrilled to introduce their unique South Okanagan terroir to Ontario, beginning with a VINTAGES release of their 2012 Hypothesis, a Bordeaux-style red blend made from 100% estate-grown, Golden Mile Bench fruit.

To celebrate, Co-Proprietors Don & Elaine Triggs and Vineyard Manager & Winemaker Pascal Madevon are hosting WineAlign members to an exclusive dinner at renowned restaurant Canoe. Members will have the opportunity to experience Culmina’s critically acclaimed wines, which are expressive of the winery’s vineyard-driven approach and diversity in soil, climate, and elevation, ranging from 380-595 metres.

Please join us for an evening of regionally-inspired cuisine, iconic wines, and of course delightful storytelling from Don, Elaine, and Pascal.

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Event Details:

Thursday, June 25, 2015 *** SOLD OUT *** 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 *** [email protected] or phone (250) 498-0789 ***

Due to the tremendous response, a second night will be added for this event. Those on the waiting list will be given first priority. Details will be posted shortly.

Location:  Canoe (66 Wellington St. West)

Reception: 6:30pm

Dinner: 7:00pm – 9pm

Tickets:  $130 (including taxes, fees and gratuities)

*Please note tickets are limited to 38, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Passed Canapés

West Coast Oyster & Sea Buckthorn
Crispy Pork Belly & Green Tomatoes
Shore Lunch Fried Northern Pike Steam Bun
Wine pairing: 2014 Decora (Riesling)

Dinner Menu:

Yarmouth Lobster
Compressed Watermelon, Licorice Mascarpone & Cucumber
Wine pairing: 2014 Unicus (Grüner Veltliner)

Grandview Farms Pasture Pork
Mixed Charcuterie, Warm Olives & Branston Pickle
Wine pairing: 2014 Saignée (Rosé)

Owen Sound Pheasant
Okanagan Hazelnuts, Apple Butter & Ricotta Gnocchi
Wine pairing: 2013 Dilemma (Chardonnay)

Alberta Waygu Tree Tip
Tree Syrup Glazed Short Rib, Horseradish Greens, Portobello Pickles & Smokey Mustard Aioli
Wine pairing: 2011 & 2012 Hypothesis (Bordeaux-style red) 

Canadian Cheese (TBA)
Raison Buttermilk Biscuit & Crispy Prosciutto
Wine pairing: 2013 Riesling Icewine & 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample (Unreleased)

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About Culmina Family Estate Winery

Culmina_Trigg_Fam_cropCulmina is the result of a lifetime of experience in the wine industry for Don, Elaine and daughter Sara Triggs. Having worked in the industry for a combined 40+ years, Don and Elaine began in 2006 with a simple goal: to make the highest quality wines possible from their own family estate in the Okanagan.

Purchasing raw land in 2007 and joined by their daughter Sara in 2012, the Triggs began developing their new estate, naming it ‘Culmina’.  Translating to the ‘peak‘ or ‘apex’ in Latin, they chose the name to reflect not only their lifetime of efforts in the wine industry, but also their desire to coax the highest possible quality grapes from their incredible Golden Mile Bench terroir.

The family was joined in January 2013 by Vineyard Manager & Winemaker Pascal Madevon. Talented, experienced and passionate, Pascal is a classically trained French viticulturalist and winemaker, with over 10 years of experience managing a number of highly regarded Bordeaux estates. For Pascal, Culmina provided the chance to craft unique wines from exceptional terroir, and the opportunity to work with proprietors with whom he shared a desire to achieve excellence, as well as an appreciation for artistry in the winemaker’s craft.


See what critics are saying about Culmina’s wines:

John Schreiner on Wine: Culmina raises the bar again

Culmina News Story: More accolades from John Schreiner!

Rick Van Sickle: The 2012 Vintage: What a fabulous year for Canadian wines as we look at some stellar wines from the Okanagan Valley

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About Canoe

Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants, Canoe’s unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city. The design is clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish—a brilliant reflection of this country’s rich, raw environment. That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of Chef John Horne’s inspired regional Canadian cuisine and Canoe’s extensive wine list.

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