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Drop in Tasting: Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Join Brandon James, President of Summerhill Pyramid Winery, for a tasting of a cross-sections of Summerhill Pyramid's offerings. Summerhill Pyramid Winery's holistic approach to winemaking, its role in founding the VQA, and its beautiful, setting make it a unique and memorable place to visit.

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Drop in Tasting: Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Drop in Tasting: Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Time & Location

Jul 03, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

VC King, 224 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1K4, Canada

About the Event

About the Winery

Summerhill Pyramid Winery, located in Kelowna, British Columbia, is renowned for its organic and biodynamic wines. Founded in 1991 by Stephen Cipes, the winery has gained acclaim for its commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, holding Demeter certification for biodynamic farming. The winery's most distinctive feature is its pyramid-shaped wine cellar, believed to enhance the aging process through sacred geometry.

As a founding member of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA), Summerhill has been instrumental in establishing standards for Canadian wine quality. The winery offers a wide range of wines, including sparkling wines, reds, whites, and ice wines, all crafted with a focus on purity and quality. Summerhill's wines have received numerous awards, reflecting the winery's dedication to excellence.

Summerhill Pyramid Winery's holistic approach to winemaking, its role in founding the VQA, and its beautiful, tranquil setting make it a unique and memorable place to visit in the heart of British Columbia's wine country.

About Brandon

Brandon James, the President of Summerhill Pyramid Winery, has an extensive background in hospitality and a profound passion for wine and sake. Originally from Toronto, Brandon relocated to Alberta during the 2010s before making his way to Kelowna three years ago. His career in the hospitality industry began at a young age, leading him to work in various roles within numerous fine dining establishments to gain a comprehensive understanding of the business. Brandon holds WSET Level 3 certifications in Wines and Spirits, as well as Sake. His leadership at Summerhill is characterized by a commitment to sustainability, excellence in winemaking, and innovative farming practices. Brandon also bats cleanup for Summerhill's slo-pitch team, where his speed on the base paths, slugging ability, and style are unmatched.

Wines to be poured:

  • Cipes Brut
  • Summerhill Biodynamic Pinot Gris 2021
  • Summerhill Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Cipes Traditional Cuvee 2004

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