Tyrrell’s Comes to Toronto! – Winemaker’s Dinner – Oct 24th

Welcome to Tyrrell’s Wines. Still family owned after more than 145 years, Tyrrell’s is a wine company rich in history and pioneering achievements in Australia and recognized around the globe.

Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley NSW to their Heathcote vineyards in Victoria.

Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion.

With fifth generation, Chris Tyrrell, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.

We look forward to sharing with you some of the great wines from this legendary Australian winery at George Restaurant as we feature Australia’s finest wines and pair them with one of Toronto’s best cuisines! WineAlign’s Michael Godel will be assisting Chris as host for the evening.

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About Chris Tyrrell:

Chris began his winery apprenticeship in 2001 at age 18, the first vintage after the passing of his grandfather and Australian winemaking legend Murray Tyrrell. From then on, Chris has worked with his family’s wine company. In between vintages he worked in the sales and marketing department until the end 2005 when he returned to work full time in the winery.

From 2006 through 2014, Chris was the assistant winemaker working with two of the great modern day Hunter Valley winemakers, Chief Winemaker Andrew Spinaze and Red Winemaker Mark Richardson. In May 2012, Chris was named “Rising Star” at the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association Legends Awards – an award which recognizes young talent in the Hunter Valley. In November 2012, Chris was a scholar at the Len Evans Tutorial, what is said to be the “most exclusive wine school in the world”. In late 2014, Chris was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all facets of production at the Hunter Valley winery and vineyard.

In recent years, Chris and the rest of the Tyrrell’s winemaking team have focused heavily on improving, and in some cases reinventing their classic regional styles and single vineyard sites. Specifically the flagship semillon and shiraz wines from some of the worlds oldest vineyards.

Chris is also an active judge in the Australian wine show circuit and has also recently completed the Winemakers Federation of Australia “Future Leaders” Program which focuses on developing the next generation of Australian wine industry leaders.

Now 36, Chris will continue to ensure that the family winemaking legend continues for one of the world’s great wine families.

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Event Details:
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Place: George Restaurant (111C Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1S2)
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Ticket Price: $150 (includes taxes and fees)

Tickets are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.


2017 Hunter Valley Semillon
Sweet potato tempura
Chicken Satay

1st Course:
2013 HVD Semillon
Oysters, Shallot Mignonette

2nd Course:
2018 Hunter Valley Chardonnay
Avocado Profiteroles

3rd Course:
2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz
Miso Beef Tartare
Potato Pakora

4th Course:
2016 Rufus Stone Shiraz
Foie Burgers

Lemon Tyme Pettole

About George Restaurant

Many rave that GEORGE is the best restaurant in Toronto. Under the culinary leadership of renowned Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto, GEORGE has become a top-rated and best restaurant for the city of Toronto’s fine dining. Recently named the 2014 Canadian Culinary Champion, Chef Loseto is widely regarded as the best restaurant Chef in the country today. GEORGE Restaurant is the ultimate Toronto destination for an elevated food experience.