A Private Dinner featuring the wines of Viña Errazuriz – Toronto

WineAlign is pleased to present a private four-course wine pairing dinner at Leña Restaurante on Wednesday, May 3rd with Francisco Baettig, who has been nominated as one of the 5 best winemakers in the world by Wine Enthusiast. WineAlign’s David Lawrason will be joining Francisco to help guide you through the evening.

Founded in 1870, Viña Errazuriz is devoted to making award winning and admired premium wines that are positioned among the world’s most noteworthy. Viña Errazuriz has been ranked among the Top 100 Wineries by Wine & Spirits Magazine for four consecutive years (2013 to 2016).

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Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Location: Leña Restaurante, 176 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5C 2L7

Time: 6:30pm

Tickets: $150 per person (includes taxes and fees)

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

Wine List
2016 Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 95 Points – Decanter Magazine
2014 Don Maximiano ($84.95/bottle) 96 Points – James Suckling
2013 La Cumbre ($89.95/bottle)  95 Points – James Suckling
2013 KAI ($149.95/bottle)  96 Points – James Suckling
2013 Viñedo Chadwick ($249.95/bottle)  98 Points – James Suckling


About Francisco Baettig

Francisco Baettig does not stop at “good enough.” He is passionate and hardworking and constantly looking for ways to make his wines even better. He is a member of a new generation of Chilean oenologists who believe that one of the first priorities in fine winemaking is understanding the vineyards and their terroir to make the best use of their attributes and produce wines that express the personality of their origins.

Over the years he has refined viticultural practices and vinification techniques, in pursuit of wines with greater elegance through the precise balance of fresh acidity, fruit concentration, and tannin maturity. His ultimate goal is to make pleasingly elegant wines with long aging potential, and the fact that his wines have consistently received high praise from international critics and wine lovers alike is clear evidence of his success.

Francisco’s work as a winemaker draws on the knowledge and skills he has developed over the years backed by a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Chile and a Masters in Oenology with highest honours from the University of Bordeaux, France. He also has significant experience working harvests in France (Domaine La Chevaliere, Le Bon Pasteur, Chateau De Sancerre), California (Hallcrest Winery), Argentina (Francois Lurton), and Chile (Santa Carolina, Lapostolle), and has made numerous technical visits to the major wine regions of the world.

In recognition of his professional achievements and the great wines he has crafted, Francisco was named Winemaker of the Year in 2011 by the Chilean Food & Wine Writers Guild. Also under his leadership, the 2014 Viña Errázuriz Las Pizarras Chardonnay won the 2016 Innovative Wine from the Coastal Zone Award from the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.

On May 2016, he achieved a major new milestone for Chilean wine: Viñedo Chadwick 2014 received 100 points from wine critic James Suckling, becoming the first Chilean wine to attain the world’s highest recognition, while Francisco became the first Chilean winemaker to obtain the perfect score for a wine.

Later, on September 2016, he was nominated for Winemaker of the Year by the prestigious U.S. magazine Wine Enthusiast, in its annual Wine Enthusiast 2016 Wine Star Awards. This outstanding nomination positioned Baettig as one of the five best winemakers of the world during 2016.

For more information about Errazurz wines go to www.errazuriz.com.

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About Leña Restaurante

A Chef Anthony Walsh creation, Leña pays homage to his Argentinian mother-in-law, Elena, from whom he has drawn great culinary inspiration, and embodies what he experiences in her kitchen – a passionate food philosophy that brings people together.

Imaginative yet rooted in tradition, Leña’s cuisine showcases the vibrant essence of South American cooking, with unique Spanish and Italian influences. It, along with our stylish design, warm character and lively tunes, promotes a “live to eat” ethos and fosters a convivial spirit at the table. Above all, Leña celebrates authentic, flavourful food and drink, enjoyed amongst old and new friends.

Our 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.