(Posted March 13, 2020)
— As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat to public health, Brock University is taking necessary steps to protect the safety of our students and staff, but also of our neighbours and community partners, including our guests and friends of Cuvée.
As Brock monitors the advice of public health experts at the regional, provincial and national level, it has announced it is suspending all University-hosted events through June 1.
As a result, Cuvée 2020 has been cancelled. This difficult decision is taken out of concern and regard for the wellbeing of all members of the public.
We will be reaching out to all of our partners and ticket holders in the coming days with further information, and we sincerely thank everyone for the continued support of Cuvée.
We appreciate your patience and ongoing support. Stay safe, and watch our website for further information — including the date for Cuvée 2021.
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About the event:
The Cuvée weekend wine experience kicks off en Route on Friday and Saturday leading to the marquis event – the Grand Tasting on Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Guests of the Grand Tasting will have the opportunity to taste wines selected by the winemakers themselves as their favourite. What wine will each winemaker choose? Their selections will be revealed at the tasting. The Après Cuvée Party will keep the celebration going with dancing and will feature sparkling wine, Icewine as well as local craft beer and cider stations. To complement the VQA wine selection, guests will also have the opportunity to sample signature dishes created at live cooking stations by local and guest chefs. Grand Tasting 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Après Cuvée party 9:30 p.m. to midnight.
Cuvée En Route Passport: Tour and taste your way along Niagara’s wine route all weekend. Guests can travel the wine route Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as the wineries roll out the red carpet to feature special tasting flights embodying the best of Ontario wines during Cuvée en Route. Guests have the exclusive opportunity to shop featured Cuvée wines direct from the wineries.
Your Grand Tasting ticket includes Cuvée en Route or Cuvée en Route can be purchased separately for just $30 plus HST.