Blue Water Cafe Hosts Two Extraordinary Winemaker’s Dinners

Advent of Autumn – Two Extraordinary Winemaker’s Dinners

Blue Water Cafe welcomes Viña Errázuriz and
Maison Joseph Drouhin/Domaine Drouhin


Vancouver, B.C. (September 21, 2011) – Blue Water Cafe will welcome two leading wineries in two separate events during the month of October: Viña Errázuriz (Chile), as well as Maison Joseph Drouhin (Burgundy) and Domaine Drouhin (Oregon). Please join us for multi-course menus designed by executive chef Frank Pabst to complement each wine, and to hear from two legendary winemakers, who will provide expert commentary on their histories, and winemaking philosophies and techniques.

Discover the wines of Viña Errázuriz
An Evening with Chief Winemaker, Francisco Baettig

Date: Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Time: Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.
Special Guest: Chief Winemaker, Francisco Baettig
Price: $135 plus tax and gratuity

When wine director Andrea Vescovi toured Chile’s leading wineries in 2009, he made sure to visit Viña Errázuriz. Although he had enjoyed their wines for many years, this was his first opportunity to meet with their winemaking team. Andrea says, “These wines represent Chile at its finest – there is finesse, elegance and complexity in every bottle.” Indeed, the 130-year old winery, located 100 kilometres north of Santiago, is now operated by fifth generation Eduardo Chadwick, who practices natural, modern viticulture in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curicó valleys.

Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2010
Wild Ferment Chardonnay, 2009
Single Vineyard Carmenére, 2009
La Cumbre Syrah, 2007
Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve, 2008
Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, 2008

From Burgundy to Oregon: The Ultimate Horizontal
An Evening with Véronique Drouhin-Boss
Maison Joseph Drouhin (Burgundy) and Domaine Drouhin (Oregon)

Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Time: Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.
Special Guest: Head Winemaker, Véronique Drouhin-Boss
Price: $148 plus tax and gratuity

Old World meets New in this fascinating comparison of Drouhin wines from both their Burgundy and Willamette Valley estates. And while more than 6,000 kilometres separate the terroirs, some similarities—gained over four generations of fine winemaking—will resonate in this ‘ultimate horizontal’ evening of side-by-side tastings.

The Drouhin’s roots go deep under Burgundy. Founded in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin is centered in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits domaines and is known around the world for its Premier and Grand Crus. Following their inaugural Oregon vintage in 1988, they became equally adept at expressing the best of New World pinot noir and chardonnay. Véronique Drouhin-Boss received her National Diploma of Œnology from the Université de Bourgogne-Dijon and obtained an advanced degree (Diplôme Supérieur de Recherche) for her work on the pinot noir grape varietal. She now divides her time between Burgundy and Oregon.


Please email Stephan Cachard at Seating is limited.

Awarded Gold for ‘Best Seafood’ by critics in Vancouver magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards, Blue Water Cafe is celebrated as the city’s definitive destination for seafood. From the dynamic ‘East meets West’ kitchen, Chef Frank Pabst crafts captivating seafood dishes using the freshest wild fish. Enhanced by one of the country’s finest wine collections and intuitive service from Stephan Cachard’s all-star team, Blue Water Cafe is housed in a handsome brick and beam warehouse conversion in the heart of historic Yaletown.

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