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Tue, Jun 04


VC Yorkville

Exploring Oregon Pinot Noir: Vintages from the Willamette Valley

Sommelier Alex Abbott Boyd, Insider Wines, will lead a dinner highlighting wines sourced from leading producers in the Willamette Valley, showcasing diverse AVAs and vintages.

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Exploring Oregon Pinot Noir: Vintages from the Willamette Valley
Exploring Oregon Pinot Noir: Vintages from the Willamette Valley

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT

VC Yorkville, 87 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 3R9, Canada

About the Event

About the Agency:

Insider Wine is a boutique agency in Ontario dedicated to showcasing iconic small-production wineries and hidden gem wine regions. Their mission is to discover wineries producing exceptional wines that set the standard for their regions, sharing their stories and delicious wines. Founded in 2022 by Sommelier Alex Abbott Boyd, their agency is headquartered in Toronto.

The Evening:

The emphasis will be on exploring how the distinct terroir of different subregions within the Willamette Valley manifests in Pinot Noir. Featured AVAs will include Ribbon Ridge, Chehalem Mountains, Yamhill-Carlton, and Eola-Amity Hills, with vintages ranging back to 2015, offering participants the opportunity to experience mature Oregon Pinot alongside recent releases. Additionally, we will sample a delightful dry Riesling from a producer redefining the traditional expectations of Willamette Valley wines.

Wines to be Poured:

2021 Suzor Wines "The Tower" Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley of Oregon 

2022 Joshua GSM Blend - Barossa Valley Australia 

2021 Guillaume Chanudet Fleurie - Burgundy France

2019 Ca' du Leria Nebbiolo Blend - Piedmont Italy

2022 By Farr GC Chardonnay - Geelong Australia 

2018 Schloss Vollrads GG Riesling


Veal Carpaccio 

stracciatella, pickled ramp, wild onion dust, puffed wild rice  

Heirloom Tomato Salad 

pomegranate, pistachio, feta, black cherry vinaigrette  

Mushroom Risotto 

wild mushrooms, crispy garlic, parmesan  Salmon white asparagus, peas, hollandaise  

Strawberry Panna Cotta 

brown butter crumble, strawberry gel, macerated strawberries, vanilla

Ticket Price: $160 pp + HST + grat

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