SANTE: THE BLOOR-YORKVILLE WINE FESTIVAL 2006
This was the website for the Sante Wine Festival held in Toronto's historic Bloor-Yorkville district.
Content is from the site's archived 2006 pages.
PREVIEW: APRIL 29 & MAY 2, 2006
FESTIVAL: MAY 3–7, 2006
Media Launch: Tuesday, May 2, 2006 (Manulife Centre)
Amazing vintages, world famous winemakers, celebrity chefs, gourmet food, Toronto’s best restaurants, shops and venues – what do they all have in common? They all come together to create one of the most spectacular wine festivals in the world – SANTÉ: THE BLOOR-YORKVILLE WINE FESTIVAL.
For five days in May, Bloor-Yorkville and Toronto host a world of sumptuous wonders. Santé uncorks a world of wine, food and events for each guest. From intimate gatherings to large scale tastings, seminars to sipping and shopping, Santé tantalizes every tastebud.
Santé 2006 welcomes back many favourite events as well as some new and exciting highlights:
- 2006 marks the largest number of participating wineries in the
Festival’s history—82 in total.
- The Ultimate Winemakers Dinner is a wonderful and rare opportunity to indulge in a grand dinner prepared by five of Canada’s celebrity chefs and paired with 10 wines that have been awarded the Santé 2006 Award of Excellence.
- The LCBO will once again be setting up a Santé Festival Store at The Carlu so that guests may purchase some of the wines presented during the Festival.
An aside: We were new to Toronto having just moved from New York City. My company offered my a new position with a hefty raise in my salary. I jumped at the opportunity and immediately said yes. Then the reality of moving my family to Canada hit. Fortunately my neighbor suggested a local moving company, FlateRate. Really, I said. I used them to move from Brooklyn to the Upper West Side in Manhattan a couple of years ago. I also used them when we did a gut renovation and had to put all our household goods into storage. This is an international move from the US to Canada. What is a local moving company going to know about that? Well, I admit I was mistaken since FlateRate had a whole division just for international moves. When I called they told me that international relocations take a great deal of time and effort to coordinate and often require two to three months or more of preparation and planning. However, since we weren't going over seas, the move was not as complicated. Thank goodness. FlateRate not only provided us with specialized international packing, wrapping, crating of our household goods, but also took care of the many other details associated with an international relocation which included guiding us through customs requirements. From the initial planning stage and throughout the entire relocation process, we had a great FlateRate move specialist, who assisted us in every detail. However, before the move I decided to have all our carpets cleaned of any pet stains and odors. Again I asked my neighbor who recommended a local oriental rug cleaning nyc company that she swore by. She showed me the great job they did reweaving worn out areas on her Persian carpet. Impressive, I must admit. H&S Rug cleaning and Restoration offers full restoration services along with cleaning. I had all our rugs cleaned. The service was amazing. All the rugs were returned rolled in plastic. They were perfect for the move, just as they were, which was really helpful. After a hectic four months of packing, we were in Toronto. Our new next door neighbors introduced themselves the first day we moved in. Over the following weeks they offered great suggestions and advice. When they mentioned the Sante Wine Festival and then invited us to go with them, we said yes. We had a terrific time. The tastings were educational to say the least. We picked up several bottles of amazing wine. We also gave a particularly lovely vintage to our new friends as a thank you for being such wonderful neighbors.
of these exciting prizes:
Two Night Wine Country Experience for two adults to Niagara Falls, ON, including accomodations at the Inn on the Twenty, breakfast and dinner for two in the dining room, spa treatments and wine tasting.
Taylor Wine Accessory Package, including a wine cooler with digital temperature controls and a cordless wine opener with recharging base.
Deluxe GE Wine Chiller with a 4.3 cu. ft. capacity that holds 29 bottles.
Shop starting May 1, 2006! Don't miss out on your chance to WIN!
Santé: The Bloor-Yorkville Wine Festival invites you to…
Experience one of the world’s truly outstanding wine festivals, featuring amazing vintages, world-famous winemakers, celebrity chefs and spectacular cuisine.
Join us from May 8th to 12th for five magnificent days in May, Toronto’s most elite shopping and dining neighbourhood plays host to the 9th Annual Santé: The Bloor-Yorkville Wine Festival.
Vintners from South Africa are among a record setting 90 international wineries arriving in Toronto to uncrate their finest vintages. At Santé, you don’t just sip the wine – you live it, through international tasting events, casual afternoon seminars, shopping and dining experiences.
For 2007, Santé has added so much more:
- Bon Appétit Magazine joins Santé as the Festival’s first international media partner. Festival guests will have the opportunity to meet legendary New Orleans chef, John Besh; and world renowned pastry chef, author and Bon Appétit contributor, Dorie Greenspan.
- Deconstructing Dinner Events: 5 top chefs will create multi-course meals, each course expertly paired with Santé wines. How do they do it? And, which will you choose?
- Santé in the Park: food and fun in the Village of Yorkville Park adds to the excitement of the Festival’s traditional Sip, Savour & Shop events.
- Cool Wines & Hot Sounds: The ROM is the setting for a fabulous Festival Finale featuring incredible wines and the hottest jazz north of New Orleans.
2006 Santé Wineries
SANTÉ FESTIVAL STORE
444 Yonge St., 7th Floor
May 3 to May 5
Find your favourite Santé Festival wine on sale and take it home with you. Once again, Santé and the LCBO will be operating a boutique LCBO store at The Carlu during the following events:
The Ultimate Winemakers Dinner
Wednesday, May 3: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 4: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 4: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wines & Food Of The World
Friday, May 5: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This special store will carry a selection of wines featured at this year’s Festival; however, due to availability and space limitations, some labels will not be offered.
SANTÉ 2006 WINERY LIST
Angels Gate Winery Canada Anselmi Italy Ascheri Italy Beringer USA Bertani Italy Bodega Miguel Merino Spain Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro Spain Byrne & Smith Wines Australia Carmela Estates Winery Canada Champagne Gardet France Champagne Louis de Sacy France Champagne Taittinger France Château des Charmes Canada Concha y Toro Chile Coyote's Run Estate Winery Canada Creekside Estate Winery Canada Delicato Family Vineyards USA DogRidge Vineyard Australia Domaine de Belle Mare S.A. France Domaine Dereskos S.A. Greece Domaine Hatzimichalis Greece Domaine Porto Carras S.A. Greece Domaine Spiropoulos Greece E.& J. Gallo Winery USA EastDell Estates Winery Canada El Lagar S.R.L. Argentina Fanti San Filippo Italy Fielding Estate Winery Canada Flat Rock Cellars Canada Fonseca Guimaraens Portugal Gaia Winery Greece Geyser Peak Winery USA Goundrey Wines Australia The Grange of Prince Edward Canada Hardy Wine Company Australia Heath Wines Pty Ltd. Australia Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery Canada The Hess Collection USA Ironstone Vineyards USA Jacob's Creek Australia Katnook Estate Australia Katogi & Strofilia S.A. Greece Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates USA Kim Crawford Wines New Zealand Kir Yianni Greece KWV International South Africa Lakeview Cellars Canada Le Freak France Lungarotti Italy Macaw Creek Wines Australia Mad Dogs & Englishmen Spain Malivoire Wine Company Canada Masi Agricola SPA Italy McWilliam's Winery Australia Miguel Torres S.A. Spain Mike Weir Estate Winery Canada Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery USA Peller Estates Canada Pillitteri Estates Winery Canada 60 R.H. Phillips Winery USA Robert Mondavi Winery USA Rutherford Hill USA Saint Germain S.A. Argentina Santo Wines, Union of Thiraikon Greece St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery USA Stoney Ridge Estate Winery Canada Stratus Vineyards Canada Strewn Canada Tawse Winery Canada Taylor Fladgate Portugal The Tiers Wine Co. LTD. Australia Trius Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada Tsantali Greece Twin Fin USA Vaeni Naoussa COOP. Greece Vendange USA Villa Sandi Italy Viña Cono Sur Chile Viña Errazuriz S.A. Chile Viña La Rosa Chile Viña Seña Chile Wyndham Estate Australia