Cuvée Weekend 2014
The 2014 annual Cuvée Weekend (February 28 to March 2) will have at least 50 wineries and 10 culinary stations participating in the Cuvée Weekend Celebration, which includes the Grand Tasting and Après Cuvée and continues with Cuvée en Route.
The hallmark of the Cuvée Weekend Wine Experience will be the Cuvée Grand Tasting at the Fallsview Casino Resort on Friday, February 28, 2014. Guests will sample some of Ontario's best wines while celebrated chefs and food purveyors wow food lovers with live cooking stations. Participating winemakers will pour a singular, very special VQA wine – one that they have chosen themselves as their personal favourite, ensuring that guests can taste the true highlights of what the Ontario wine industry has to offer and gain a unique insight into the stories behind the wines and a glimpse of the personalities of the winemakers who make them.
The Grand Tasting flows into Après Cuvée, sponsored by Sun Media, where guests can enjoy Icewine, Sparkling and Craft Beer Bars while dancing the night away to live music.
Cuvée en Route passport program runs from Friday through Sunday. Weekend guests can tour, taste and shop along the wine route and enjoy the best of the best with special Cuvée flights chosen by the winemakers.
Cuvée Grand Tasting Tickets are now available for $200, which includes the Cuvée en Route passport, at www.cuvee.ca or by calling 905-684-8688. Cuvée en Route passports can be purchased separately for $30 per person, via the same outlets or at participating wineries on or before Cuvée Weekend. Ticket and event information and announcements about participating wineries and chefs, details about each winery's Cuvée en Route tastings, and overnight accommodation packages, can all be found on the Cuvée web site, www.cuvee.ca.
Proceeds from the Cuvée Weekend go to the Niagara Community Foundation. Established in 2000, the Foundation has raised more than $23.5 million and granted over $5.7 million from its endowment fund created to support local charities working in the arts, heritage, environment, social services, health, education and community development. Community foundations are one of the world's fastest growing philanthropic movements, with more than 1,100 similar organizations in 42 countries.