Autumn Wine Dinner Series


Vancouver, B.C. (October 4th, 2012) –This autumn we are pleased to present five extraordinary wine dinners at Araxi, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin and West. Our award-winning chefs will craft multi-course tasting menus to complement each evening’s progression of wines. Senior representatives from select wineries will speak to the history and terroir of their estates and winemaking methods.

Adami Prosecco Dinner at Blue Water Cafe
Join Wine Director Andrea Vescovi as he hosts Enrico Valleferro, Export Manager for Adami, to Canada’s first Prosecco-themed dinner. Adami has been recognized as the region’s benchmark producer by Gambero Rosso. This sparkling evening will feature an exquisite menu by Executive Chef Frank Pabst with commentary by Enrico Valleferro on the diversity of Prosecco.

Date: Tuesday, October 9th
Time: 6:30 pm
Special Guest: Enrico Valleferro, Adami Export Manager
Price: $105 plus tax and gratuity

Reservations: please contact Stephan Cachard at or 604 688 8078

Township 7 Dinner at Blue Water Cafe
Join Wine Director Andrea Vescovi as he welcomes Mike Raffan, proprietor of Naramata’s Township 7 Winery, to Blue Water Cafe. Township 7’s winemaker Bradley Cooper is known for his artisanal approach to crafting fine wines—whereby minimal intervention in the winemaking process enables wines of character, grace and passion. Mike Raffan will introduce each wine, paired with a sensational ingredient-driven menu crafted by Blue Water Cafe’s renowned Executive Chef, Frank Pabst.

Date: Sunday, November 4th
Time: 6:30 pm
Special Guest: Mike Raffan, Proprietor of Township 7
Price: $105 plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: please contact Stephan Cachard at or 604 688 8078

Big Guns: Icons of the Wine World at Araxi during Cornucopia
Seven stellar wineries from the world’s top wine regions will come together at Araxi for an exclusive one-off dinner event during Whistler’s Cornucopia Festival of Food and Wine. Each critically acclaimed wine has been thoughtfully hand-selected by Wine Director Samantha Rahn and will be married to a bespoke seven-course menu by Araxi Executive Chef James Walt.
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Friday, November 9th
Time: 6:00 pm
Price: $250 per person, all inclusive

Sandhill Winemaker’s Dinner at West 

Restaurant + Wine Director, Owen Knowlton, looks forward to welcoming Sandhill’s legendary Master Winemaker Howard Soon to West. Howard is a 2012 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee and will be presenting reserve wines from Sandhill’s Small Lots Program. The wines will be paired with a unique seasonal menu crafted by West Executive Chef Quang Dang.

Date:Tuesday, November 27th

Time: 6:30 pm
Special Guest: Master Winemaker Howard Soon
Price:  $100 plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: please contact Owen Knowlton at or 604 738 8938

And Stay Tuned…
Antinori Estate Wine Dinner at CinCin (late November)
This spectacular evening will feature some of Antinori’s top wines, including Guado Al Tasso and Tignanello – paired with a dedicated specialty menu from Executive Chef Andrew Richardson. Details to follow.

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