THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
Behind closed doors, a daring initiative took place over the past four years. The goal: To make new world chardonnay and merlot with old world elegance in North America.
Australian-born lawyer turned intellectual winemaker, Philip McGahan, left Sonoma, to take up the challenge at CheckMate Artisanal Winery. In partnership with a couple talented individuals formerly of Mission Hill, Phil set out to make sophisticated wines meticulously focusing on family-owned and farmed estate vineyards. These sites, natural yeasts and artisanal winemaking resulted in a collection of remarkable chardonnays and outstanding Merlots. They let nature take its course, with no fining or filtration to allow for the full potential of flavour expression.
The evening includes an exclusive selection of wines from CheckMate Artisanal Winery paired with a family-style dinner prepared by the Club’s talented kitchen team.
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner on the Rooftop (weather permitting)
$100. per person
Includes dinner with wine pairings
By Reservation 604 685 9321