Drink Seminar: Land Ho! Discovering Island Wines

Drink Seminar: Land Ho! Discovering Island Wines


Presenter: Rachelle Goudreau. 

Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution after visiting the Galapagos Islands and noticing a particular bird species, the finch, looked and behaved differently on each of the islands.  His ideas unleashed a firestorm of controversy!  But – more importantly – what does this mean for wine?  While all island climates are influenced by the ocean, they vary from lush and fertile to arid and rocky, and vineyard soils can include sand, volcanic ash, and more.  Join Rachelle Goudreau for this one-hour, stand-up seminar on how the island isolation has given rise to unique wines and winemaking styles.  Guests will taste examples from our own Vancouver Island, Sicily, Madeira, Tasmania, and beyond.


  1. Averill Creek Charm de L’lle
  2. The Ned Pinot Gris
  3. Donnafugata Lighea
  4. Kutatas Ortega
  5. Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir
  6. Cusumano Nero d’Avola IGT
  7. Alderlea Clarinet
  8. Blandy’s Duke of Clarence

Room set-up/format:
Classroom style format

Casual, comfortable

Whistler Conference Centre – room assignments will be posted on site


Sun Nov 11, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
Whistler Conference Centre

Whistler Conference Centre

4010 Whistler Way, Whistler
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