Top Drop Vancouver Returns in May: Get Your Tickets!

If you want to taste top shelf wine from around the world, attend Top Drop Vancouver.  I’ve attended the last two years and can vouch for the wines that you will enjoy.  Here is my review of last year’s event:

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

And here is the announcement of the upcoming Top Drop event, along with the list of wineries that will be in attendance.  Cin cin.

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Unique two-day festival brings together international wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more

While honest wines are the centerpiece of the festival, the restaurant and wine industry professionals behind the event believe craft beer, cider and gastronomical pursuits are all part of the same dynamic conversation, with each playing a key part in the event.

Now in its fifth year, Top Drop Vancouver welcomes New York City-based Wine & Spirits magazine as media sponsor. To celebrate this partnership, those purchasing tickets to The Main Event grand tasting by Monday, April 30th will have the opportunity to be entered into a draw to win one of 12 one-year subscriptions to the magazine; winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1st.

Over the two days, Top Drop offers Vancouver’s wine professionals and enthusiasts unique events and opportunities. As Top Drop’s flagship experience, The Main Event is a walk-around, grazing-style tasting where, alongside enjoying sips and stories from the principals of over 36 international wineries, attendees can visit and taste with a good handful of British Columbian craft breweries, cideries and food purveyors.

The Main Event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18th at Yaletown’s Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews). A full list of event participants follows, and can be found on the festival’s website. Tickets are $75 and available online at TopDrop.caEvent proceeds go to the BC Hospitality Foundation, an organization providing financial support to individuals from the hospitality industry facing a major medical crisis.

The Wineries Attending

Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache 2015

Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache 2015

Alpha Box & Dice – McLaren Vale, Australia
w/ Justin Fairweather, Proprietor

Antech-Limoux – Limoux, France
w/ Alexandre Duffieux, Export Manager

Anthonij Rupert – Western Cape, South Africa
w/ Douglas Elliot, Export Director

Antonelli San Marco – Umbria, Italy
w/ Filippo Antonelli, Proprietor

Azienda Agricola Azelia di Luigi Scavino – Barolo, Italy
w/ Lorenzo Scavino, Co-Proprietor

Bella Wines – Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada
w/ Jay Drysdale, Proprietor & Winemaker

Blackbird Vineyards – Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.
w/ Paul Leary, President

Blandy’s Madeira Wine Company – Madeira, Portugal
w/ Nelson Colado, Commercial and Marketing Director

Blandy’s Madeira Wine Company – Madeira, Portugal
w/ Nelson Colado, Commercial and Marketing Director

Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Alta Chardonnay 2010

Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Alta Chardonnay 2010

Bodega Catena Zapata – Mendoza, Argentina
w/ Luis Reginato, Chief Vineyard Manager

Borgogno – Barolo, Italy
w/ Andrea Cravero, Export Manager

Champagne Vollereaux – Pierry, France
w/ Julien Breuzon, Export Manager

Champagne Vollereaux – Pierry, France
w/ Julien Breuzon, Export Manager

Compañía Bodeguera de Valenciso – Rioja, Spain
w/ Diego Santana, Export Director

Copain Wines – Mendocino, California, U.S.A.
w/ Ryan Zepaltas, General Manager & Winemaker

Coronica Wines – Istria, Croatia
w/ Moreno Coronica, Proprietor

Damilano – Piedmont, Italy
w/ Maurizio Arduino, Export Manager

Domaine Gerard Tremblay – Chablis, France
w/ Vincent Tremblay, Proprietor & Winemaker

Domaine Taupenot-Merme – Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
w/ Virginie Taupenot, Proprietor

Foradori – Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
w/ Elisabetta Foradori, Proprietor & Winemaker

Josko Gravner Breg Anfora 2004

Gravner – Friuli, Italy
w/ Mateja Gravner, Proprietor & Winemaker

G.D. Vajra – Barolo, Italy
w/ Giuseppe Vaira, Family Proprietor & Winemaker

Mathieu et Camille Lapierre – Morgon, Beaujolais, France
w/ Mathieu Lapierre, Proprietor & Winemaker

Marietta – Geyserville, California, U.S.A.
w/ Scot Bilbro, Proprietor & Winemaker

Meyer Family Vineyards – Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada
w/ JAK Meyer, Proprietor

Montalto – Mornington Peninsula, Australia
w/ Simon Black, Winemaker

Paolo Scavino – Barolo, Italy
w/ Riccardo Sgarra, Winery Ambassador

Pascal Bouchard – Chablis, France
w/ Fanny Lemettais, Export Director

Ridge Vineyards – Sonoma County, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.
w/ David Amadia, President  

Rocca di Montegrossi – Chianti Classico, Italy
w/ Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi, Proprietor

St. Innocent – Willamette Valley, Oregon, U.S.A.
w/ Mark Vlossak, Proprietor & Winemaker

Sella & Mosca – Sardinia, Italy
w/ Alfonso Gagliano, Export Manager

Spottswoode Estate Winery – Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.
w/ Beth Milliken, Family Proprietor, President & CEO

Stina – Dalmatia, Croatia
w/ Emil Mehdin, Marketing Director

Tantalus Vineyards – Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada
w/ David Paterson, Winemaker & General Manager

Tedeschi – Veneto, Italy
w/ Riccardo Tedeschi, Proprietor

Tenuta Fanti – Sant’Antimo DOC, Tuscany, Italy
w/ Luca Vitiello, Commercial Director

TH Wines – Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada
w/ Tyler Harlton, Proprietor & Winemaker

Yalumba – Barossa Valley, Australia
w/ Jane Ferarri, Winemaker, Ambassador

For Main Event tickets, along with more information and news, visit TopDrop.ca

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