Trade Seminar: Beyond the Bottle

How important of a market is BC considered in the world? Why is that? What is the difference in approach between the efforts of a large winery producing more conservative wines vs. a small winery producing more idiosyncratic styles? Here we go beyond the bottle to showcase a panel of proprietors, export directors and sales managers, illuminating topics that would typically elude the wine buyer in BC. This discussion will run concurrently with a guided tasting of these producer’s authentic wines of place.


Villa Wolf – Pfalz, Germany
w/ Kirk Wille, General Manager 
Pouring: Wachenheimer Riesling & Wachenheimer Bels Riesling

Marchesi di Barolo – Piedmont, Italy
w/ Valentina Abbona, Family Proprietor/Marketing Manager
Pouring: Gavi del Comune di Gavi & Barolo del Comune del Barolo

Bartier Bros – Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
w/ Michael Bartier, Owner/Winemaker
Pouring: Semillon & Merlot

Roche Wines – Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
w/ Pénélope Roche, Winemaker/Viticulturalist/Owner
Pouring: Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir

Culmina Family Estate Winery – Okanagan Valley, BC
w/ Don Triggs, Co-Proprietor
Pouring: ‘Unicus’ Gruner Veltliner & Hypothesis (Bordeaux-style blend)

Domaine Boutinot – Rhône Valley, France
w/ Eric Monnin, Winemaker
Pouring: Côtes du Rhône Blanc & Cairanne

Moderated by:

Lisa Cook & Mark McNeil

*Please note: Due to limited space, we kindly request that all trade seminar attendees are actively employed in the wine, restaurant, hotel or wine-retail industry. Sign-in with place of employment will be required upon entry. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for supporting the B.C. Hospitality Foundation!

Lisa Cook & Mark McNeil
Savio Volpe
615 Kingsway
Vancouver, B.C.
$20 w/ 100% of your ticket price going to the B.C. Hospitality Foundation