Masterclass: Welcome to BC Wine Country
This overview will look at BC’s unique history, wine regions, and terroir, giving a foundation of knowledge to build on over the rest of BootCamp.
Masterclass: Soils & Geology
Each wine region has a unique terroir. Its soils and geology shape the taste, structure and character of its wines. With soil scientist Scott Smith, P. Ag, this session appeals to the inner geologist hidden in all wine lovers.
Super ‘Natural’ BC: Orange, Wild Ferments, Concrete, Ancestral…
Like in many cutting-edge regions of the wine world, BC winemaking is full of experimentation, but with a growing movement toward low manipulation winemaking and organic and biodynamic growing. This Masterclass explores the natural side of BC wine.
Masterclass: Regional Tasting of BC Wines
This tasting will give insight into the diversity of BC’s wine regions, varietals and its style by bringing together one hundred wines from around BC.
Chef and Sommelier Pairing Workshop
Sommelier and chef teams will create pairings, each dish using a key local BC ingredient and paired with two wines from the regional tasting. Each pairing will be served at dinner the following evening, vying for the prize for Best BC Pairing.
Masterclass: BC’s Top Varietals
What are BC’s top varietals? What will BC be known for in the future? This Masterclass will feature a panel of winemakers and experts to debate what they believe are the best grape varieties for BC and why.
Masterclass: Built to Last – The Ageability of BC Wine
The unique Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley climates are perfectly suited to making wines built to age, with intense flavour, natural acidity and lots of structure. This Masterclass explores the ageability of BC wine and how ageability is something BC wine might be known for in the future.
Masterclass: Digging Deep
It is often said wine is made in the vineyard. But what goes into making the vineyard? This Masterclass will explore a vineyard currently under development and learn what goes into all aspects of soil testing, planning and planting.