Enjoy one of the year’s signature wine, beer, and gastronomy events over two days at Top Drop Vancouver, bringing together international, terroir-focused wineries, cideries, breweries, and more September 10th and 11th.
Top Drop Vancouver focuses on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. While honest wines are the centrepiece of Top Drop, the group of restaurant and wine industry professionals behind the event believe craft beer, cider and gastronomical pursuits are all part of the same dynamic conversation, and each play a key part in the event.
The Top Drop Dinner Series takes place on Thursday, September 10th at four venues from Vancouver to Whistler. Plan your evening with chefs and wineries at Cinara (350 West Pender), Edible Canada (Granville Island), Wildebeest (120 West Hastings), or at Alta Bistro (4319 Main St) in Whistler. Menus, wine pairings, tickets, and dinner series event info is available here.
The Main Event, benefitting the BC Hospitality Foundation, features a walk-around tasting room with sips and stories from the principals of 33 international wineries. Attendees can visit and taste with a good handful of British Columbian craft breweries, cideries and food purveyors. If you like what you taste, you can make purchases right on site with Everything Wine and Libations Liquor Store.
What The Main Event
When Friday, September 11, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where Yaletown Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)
Tickets Available online for $59, with event proceeds going to the BC Hospitality Foundation, which provides financial support to individuals from the hospitality industry facing a major medical crisis.
Alderlea Vineyards – Vancouver Island, B.C.
Alta Alella – Alella, Spain
Anthonij Rupert – Cape Winelands, South Africa
Badia a Coltibuono – Tuscany, Italy
Baillie-Grohman – Creston, B.C.
Benjamin Bridge – Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia
Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard – Vancouver Island, B.C.
Champagne Lallier – Champagne, France
Champagne Philipponnat – Champagne, France
Château Le Puy – Bordeaux, France
Château Musar – Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cline Family Cellars – Sonoma, California
Elio Altare – Barolo, Italy
Elk Cove Vineyards – Gaston, Oregon
Frank Cornelissen – Sicily, Italy
Giusti Wine – Veneto, Italy
Inglenook – Napa, California
Kangarilla Road – McLaren Vale, Australia
La Rioja Alta – Rioja, Spain
Latta Wines – Walla Walla, Washington
Lock & Worth – Okanagan Valley, Canada
Montenidoli – Tuscany, Italy
Orofino – Similkameen Valley, B.C.
Scribe – Sonoma, California
Spottswoode Estate – Napa, California
Stina – Dalmatia, Croatia
Synchromesh Wines – Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Tabali – Limari, Chile
TH Wines – Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Truchard Vineyard – Carneros, California
Vaglio Wines – Uco Valley, Argentina
Viña Cousiño Macul – Maipo Valley, Chile
Viña Falernia – Elqui Valley Chile
Wine Australia Regional Collection
B.C. Tree Fruits Cider – Kelowna, B.C
Howling Moon Cider House – Oliver, B.C
Tod Creek Craft Cider – Victoria, B.C.
Naramata Cider Co. – Naramata, B.C.