6th Annual Ontario Consumers' Choice Icewine Challenge (O.C.C.I.C.) 2012
Saturday November 24th 2012
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
LCBO store, 615 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph
An opportunity to discover great local Ontario icewines, such as Vidal, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chenin Blanc, sparkling and even red varietals.
There will be only two categories awarded trophies in this challenge – white and red. The winery which with the most ticket stubs from participants in each category wins. It's that simple.
$10 admission provides four tasting tickets.
Proceeds will support The Guelph Wish Fund for Children.
Local food purveyors donating time and samples are:
- Cassoulet Catering
- Edible Arrangements
- I Love Chocolate
- Killer Cupcakes
- Lucie's Bakery & Deli
- Nestle Waters Canada
- Rootham Gourmet Preserves
Bread and coffee yet to be determined.
Invited but not all confirmed Wineries are:
- Cave Springs Cellars
- Château des Charmes
- Henry of Pelham
- Inniskillin Wines
- Jackson-Triggs Winery
- Joseph's Estate
- Konzelmann Estate Winery
- Lailey Vineyard
- Palatine Hills Estate Winery
- Peller Estates
- Reif Estates
- Stoney Ridge Estate Winery
- Stratus Wines
- Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
- Tawse Winery
The participating public will pay a $10 admission fee, which allows them to taste four samples. All proceeds from the admission fee will go directly go to the Guelph Wish Fund for Children (Registration Number 898 543 863 RR0001).
The Guelph Wish Fund for Children was founded by former NHL linesman Ron Asselstine in 1984. The charity is a totally volunteer organization so 100 per cent of the funds raised by our event go directly towards the charity's mandated programs for deserving children in our community.
The charity grants a favourite "wish" to a teen or child, 19 years of age or under, who has a serious or life-threatening illness, a severe handicap, or who has been critically injured. The recipient must reside in Guelph or South Wellington County.
The Guelph Wish Fund for Children also provides support to deserving children and their families who must travel outside the Guelph or South Wellington community for treatment and therapy.
The Guelph Wish Fund for Children granted its first "wish" in May 1985 and the most recent "wish" was granted this past April. To date, this charity has raised over $2.5 million and has been involved with 245 children and their families. Some of the recipients' "wishes" have been for assistance to make treatments a little easier. Others have required a lot more work and planning. All have brought joy and hope to the "wish" recipients and their families.