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Fifth Annual Toronto Chilean Wine Festival at The Distillery Historic District 

Experience Chilean wines like never before! Claiming several victories at the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards, and with triumphant success at many international wine fairs, Chile continues to take the wine world by storm. Recognized as a producer of some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chile's signature grape Carmenère, the Chilean Wine Festival invites wine fans to taste the best the New World has to offer.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience an incredible array of vinos from 31 Chilean wineries:

  • Viña Anakena
  • Viña Botalcura
  • Viña Caliterra
  • Viña Carmen
  • Viña Carta Vieja
  • Viña Casa Tamaya
  • Viña Chocalán
  • Viña Concha y Toro
  • Viña Cono Sur
  • Viña Cousiño Macul
  • Viña Emiliana
  • Viña Errazuriz
  • Viña Estampa
  • Viña La Rosa
  • Viña Luis Felipe Edwards
  • Viña Maipo
  • Viña Montes
  • Viña MontGras
  • Viña Nativa
  • Viña Pérez Cruz
  • Viña San Pedro Tarapacá
  • Viña Santa Alicia
  • Viña Santa Carolina
  • Viña Santa Rita
  • Viña Seña (Arboleda)
  • Viña Terra Andina
  • Viña Undurraga
  • Viña Valdivieso
  • Viña Ventisquero
  • Viña Veramonte
  • Viña Viu Manent

Touring through the festival, wine fans can continue their experience by visiting the new "LAN Airlines Lounge," featuring live culinary demonstrations by one of Chile's most distinguished chefs, Christopher Carpentier, and wine pairings by top Chilean winemakers. LAN Airlines will not only be flying a guest chef in from Chile for the Festival, but will also be offering the chance for Festival goers to purchase tickets to win a trip for two to Chile, sponsored by LAN Airlines and Metropolitan Touring. All contest proceeds will go to Second Harvest.

This year, interactive culinary demonstrations, Irene Morales' famous Jumbo Empanadas, Chilean appetizers by L'EAT Catering, and the live music of Grupo Encuentro ultimately create a unique experience in fine Chilean wine, food and culture.

Following the Festival, an intimate Winemaker's Dinner will be held on October 8th at Crush Wine Bar & Restaurant. Winemakers from seven Chilean wineries will be sharing their distinctive winemaking techniques and stories as Executive Chef Michael Wilson, and Chilean guest Chef Christopher Carpentier, expertly pair each wine with one of the five-courses being served throughout the evening. Limited seating is available.

To find out more about these extraordinary events, please visit . For more information, contact Sandy Kurbis, The Forefront Communications Network Inc. at 416.398.3335 Ext. 2#, by email at

Wednesday, October 7th at The Distillery Historic District

Location for both Trade and Consumer Events:
The Distillery Historic District
Fermenting Cellar, Building #6
55 Mill Street, Toronto
(1st parking entrance south of Mill Street off of Parliament)
Visit for more information.

Trade & Media Wine Tasting Event – Wednesday, October 7, 2:00–4:30 pm
This "trade and media only" tasting will showcase the wines, vineyards, and characteristics from many Chilean wine regions. Experience the passion and enthusiasm for the quality wines being produced from 100% Chilean grown grapes.
Cost: Trade/media only. No charge. Business card required for entry.

Consumer Wine Tasting Event – Wednesday, October 7, 7:00–9:30 pm
Hundreds of Toronto wine lovers will experience firsthand some of the finest wines that Chile has to offer. You are invited to indulge in the fabulous Chilean wine, food, entertainment, and arts.
Ticket prices: $65.00; $60.00 for wine club members.

Complimentary shuttle between The Distillery and Union Station available from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm for the trade and from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm for the consumer. Pick-up location will be in front of Union Station by the main entrance. Sponsored by Niagara Airbus,

Event Sponsors: LAN Airlines, Metropolitan Touring, Niagara Airbus

Chilean Winemaker's Dinner – Thursday, October 8, 6:00–10:30 pm
Crush Wine Bar & Restaurant
455 King Street West, Toronto
416-977-1234 /
Cost per person $130.00, all inclusive

Joined by seven Chilean Winemakers, Executive Chef Michael Wilson and Chilean guest Chef Christopher Carpentier, will expertly pair each wine with one of the five-courses being served throughout the evening. Limited seating is available.

This Year's Participating Winemakers:
Viña Undurraga – Hugo Silvestrani
Viña Carmen – Sebastian Labbe
Viña Emiliana – Antonio Bravo
Viña Santa Carolina – Andrés Caballero
Viña Montes – Aurelio Montes Jr.
Viña Estampa – Ricardo Baettig Hidalgo
Viña Luis Felipe Edwards – Ignacio Edwards




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