Cuvée passport is a ticket to rare wine tastings this weekend



23 February 2015

Brock University — Communications & Public Affairs

Cuvée passport is a ticket to rare wine tastings this weekend

More than 30 Ontario wineries will be rolling out the red carpet this weekend to showcase exclusive tasting flights as part of the Cuvée en Route passport program.

Cuvée en Route runs Feb. 27 to March 1 and is part of the 2015 Cuvée wine weekend organized by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI). The weekend kicks off with the Cuvée Grand Tasting which is one of the largest celebrations of Ontario VQA wine Feb. 27 at Fallsview Casino Resort.

All Cuvée en Route passport holders can travel the Wine Route enjoying complimentary rare tastings.  Each participating winery has put careful consideration into showcasing wines that highlight their winery and wouldn’t normally be available to the public for tasting. Tasting flights include limited edition wines, horizontal tastings where participants can taste multiple varietals from the same vintage and vertical flights where the same wine from a variety of vintages is showcased.

Saturday and Sunday, participants will also be able to purchase each winemaker’s favourite wine that was featured at the Cuvée Grand Tasting Feb. 27.

Five unique dining opportunities are also available to participants looking for lunch or dinner along the wine route. Dining options are not included in the Cuvée en Route fee; however meal prices are outlined in the Cuvée en Route brochure.

Cuvée en Route passports are included with Grand Tasting tickets or can be purchased at participating wineries for $30.

The lineup of tasting flights and dining opportunities can be viewed here.

Proceeds from the Cuvée 2015 wine weekend will fund student scholarships and support research needs that are identified by the Ontario grape and wine industry.

For more information about the Cuvée weekend visit


The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University was developed in partnership with the Grape Growers of Ontario and the Wine Council of Ontario. Established in 1996, CCOVI is an internationally recognized research institute focused on research priorities of the Canadian grape and wine industry, and on the education and outreach service needs of that community.

For more information contact Barb Tatarnic, CCOVI Outreach Manager at  905-688-5550 x 4652