Who We Are…

We are one of Greater Toronto’s oldest non-profit wine clubs offering members unrivaled tastings. We keep our cellar which not only gives us a unique selection of properly aged wines to support our tastings but also lets us offer tastings at a very reasonable cost to members, as we do not have to bear the full burden of current market prices for aged wines. 

Our events also allow you to network with other wine enthusiasts and collectors – some of our events begin with a reception, and there is always a discussion of the wines.  In addition, we also hold a couple of wine dinners each year.  The club provides an opportunity to learn more about wine from various wine professionals who lead our tastings.  It is generally recognized that wine-tasting clubs are a great way to learn at a reasonable cost.

WineTasters June 2024 Event

Discovering the White Wines of Italy

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

Blind tasting of eight of Italy’s best white wines.

  • 2022 Quintarelli Giuseppe Bianco Secco
  • 2020 Ornellaia ‘Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia’ Toscana IGT, Tuscany
  • 2022 Brovia Roero Arneis DOCG, Piedmont
  • 2021 Jermann Vintage Tunina
  • 2021 Jermann ‘Where Dreams have no end’ Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • 2021 Azienda Agricola Tornatore ‘Pietrarizzo’ Etna Bianco, Sicily
  • 2020 Kellerei Nals Margreid ‘Sirmian’ Pinot Bianco Sudtirol-Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige
  • 2022 Ronco del Gnemiz Buri Bellaria Colli Orientali del Friuli Friulano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

You read the list correctly!

We secured some really- heavy hitters: Quintarelli, Ornellaia, Brovia, and two examples from Jermann. We hope one or more of these wines will result in an aha moment and a brief pause time for you.

Get away from just Pinot Grigio – Come on a journey to learn and experience some of Italy’s best.

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Location: St. Paul’s Church, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Registration: 6:00 PM
Tasting: 6:30 PM
Cost: Members of Toronto Winetasters or Toronto Vintners Club $99; Non-Members $119 HST Included. The first guest of Toronto Winetasters Member $119 HST Included.

Experience the Journey

Imagine that you and someone extraordinary are vacationing in Italy. You have had a wonderful day of experiences. That evening, you sit down at a lovely restaurant for dinner. Your table is perfect, and the view overlooks the valley below. You hope that your dinner will be as unique as your day.

It’s hot outside, making your interest in wine that evening, not the region’s rich and bold red wines. You are craving a white wine. Suddenly, a blanket of fear covers your body as you realize that cheap and cheerful Pinot Grigio (PG) is all you know about Italian white wine. “Did I fly halfway around the world to drink the same mediocre PG that the LCBO allows you to buy?” you ask yourself. You find religion and are softly praying…please no…the wine list must have something other than PG.

You order something unknown to you. Your sole criterion is that it is not PG. The server expresses pleasant surprise at your choice and smiles reassuringly at you. Lucky for you, the wine you picked is a bottle of Vintage Tunina.

That look only provides temporary relief as your confidence fades when the wine arrives. The bottle has a screw top, something that you had not previously encountered during your travels through the country. Your thoughts turn negative; my selection was poor; my world is ending; I am a fool. Suppressing your sudden sour mood, you power through doubt and try the wine. After you smell and taste, an aha moment begins, time stops, and your thoughts turn dreamy.

The glass contains a rich wine with a hint of acacia blooms, even though you have never seen much less smelled acacia. In the mouth, it is dry without being sharp, still fleshy, and even sensual with exquisite finesse; it has a vivid backbone that fans out like a peacock’s tail.

You realize that this is what Italian white wine can be. Your face now beams as you know your evening will be as unique as your day.

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Wines Served at the Event

Your evening will start with a lovely reception wine, 2022 Famiglia Cotarella Falesco ‘Le Poggere’ Bianco Est Est Est di Montefiascone, Lazio, Italy that will set the stage for the featured wines. As always, ample canopies will be available, and a guest speaker will provide educational information and insight.

The event’s value proposition includes ~35 ML pours of the 8 featured wines and ~60 ML pours of the reception wine, several canopies, expert guidance, and great camaraderie.

This is an event not to be missed!!!


Membership remains at $113 including HST.

As with last year, members are entitled to bring a guest at member rates. The same guest can only come to two events.

This does not apply to our *Ultra Premium Events* for which members enjoy “front of the line” access.

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About our Events

Most of our events will have a maximum attendance of 66 and take place at St. Paul’s Church 227 Bloor St E. M4W 1C8. This is between Church St. and Mt. Pleasant Rd. on the south side. Registration starts at 6:00 PM and with an event starting at 6:30 PM.

Ticket sales/registrations are final. However, if the event is completely sold out and we can sell the ticket to someone on the waiting list, we will issue a refund.

Our Extensive Cellar

Fortunately, our Winetasters know that the wine only gets better with age and our cellar is resting nicely, waiting to re-emerge for us.  In the meantime, our buying committee has put a tremendous amount of work into planning 10 years’ worth of tastings!  They have studied our 3000+ cellar thoroughly and made an enticing 10-year plan for most of our wines.

You can see more of our 10-year plan.  It was developed a little while ago and we are in the process of fine-tuning it.