6 > 8 October: A weekend in Canada!
From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October, La Cité du Vin invites you to travel to Canada for a weekend. Tastings, conference, concert, screening and audiovisual performance will provide the opportunity to discover the cultural riches of a unique wine-producing region.
With winter temperatures easily dropping to -15°C, Canada might not seem like the most suitable country for growing grapes. However, this harsh climate has not discouraged Canadian winemakers, who have made Canada the top producer of ice wines.
Canada is home to 12,150 hectares of vineyards, in 4 different geographical areas. Most of the production is concentrated in the regions of Ontario and British Columbia, where the climate is milder. Canada is primarily known for its ice wines, made from naturally-frozen grapes, but the country also produces red, white and sparkling wines, mostly using French and German grape varieties.
The Canadian market is moving from strength to strength, encouraging many local producers to expand their vineyards towards more northern terroirs, a conquest which should be helped along by global warming...
On the programme
Friday 6 October
7pm: Exceptional ice wine tasting
Tasting & Masterclass
Full rate: €35.00 - Season ticket holders: €28.00
Duration: 1 hour
Saturday 7 October
4.30pm: Discovering Canadian vineyards
Screening - Meeting
Free, ticket available on site, entry subject to availability
6.30pm: Canada, a land of Great Wines
Full rate: €12.00 - Season ticket holders: €9.60
Duration: 1 hour
8.30pm: Tribute to Glenn Gould
Full rate: €25.00 - Season ticket holders: €20.00
Sunday 8 October
3.30pm and 5.30pm: autopsy.glass
Audiovisual performance & tasting
Auditorium & reception rooms
Full rate: €8.00 - Season ticket holders: €6.40
Duration: 25 minutes