Masterclass: Welcome to BC Wine Country
This Masterclass looked 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.
BC’s Wild Side: Natural wines: 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 explored the natural side of BC wine.
Masterclass: Regional Tasting of BC Wines: One hundred wines from around BC grouped by region.
This tasting gave insight into the diversity of BC’s wine regions, varietals and its style.
Chef and Sommelier Pairing Workshop
Sommelier and chef teams created pairings, each dish using a key local BC ingredient and paired with two wines from the regional tasting. Each pairing was served at the dinner the following evening, vying for the prize for Best BC Pairing.
Masterclass: BC’s Best Varietals
What are BC’s best varietals? What will BC be known for in the future? This Masterclass featured a panel which presented and debated what they believe are the best grape varieties for BC and why.
Masterclass: Built to Last: 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 explored the ageability of BC wine and how ageability is something BC wine might be known for in the future.