“Rebel winemaker” and founder of Sonoma Valley’s Ravenswood Winery, Joel Peterson returned to Toronto for the second summer in a row to treat us to an evening of great wine, and good eats. Celebrity Chef Rob Rainford was there working some serious magic on the BBQ grills, serving up some GOOD food inspired by a summer backyard BBQ. One doesn’t usually associate wine with a BBQ, but Ravenswood definitely proved to us that BBQ’s are not just for beer-drinkers, as the wines definitely held their own.
We got to try 6 Ravenswood Wines: Vintners Blend Zinfandel 2010, Sonoma County Zinfandel 2009, Tedelschi Zinfandel 2008, Chauvet Zinfandel2008, Old Hill Zinfandel 2008, and the Pickberry Merlot-Cabernet 2007. I’m not a big red wine drinker, as I find they are usually hard to swallow and too acidic for my liking, but I thoroughly enjoyed all of the wines that were showcased last night, especially the Sonoma County Zinfandel 2009, and the Old Hill Zinfandel 2008.
Thank you for inviting us!
ps: Did you know that Joel Peterson is an award-winning winemaker and 2011 inductee to the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintner’s Hall of Fame? Now you do 🙂
Last night, a bunch of us headed over to the Thompson Hotel to celebrate the launch of Apothic Red; a new and “epic” wine from California. I’m not a fan of red wine, but the Apothic Red wines are soooooo GOOD. There was lots of wine, food and good vibes. Overall, t’was a fun night!
peace and love
“Canadian wine consumers have discerning tastes… They know good wines when they find them, and at Ravenswood we make good wines.”- Joel Peterson
It was super sunny yesterday; perfect weather for the Ravenswood Wine and Food tasting experience. “Rebel” winemaker Joel Peterson (The Godfather of Zin), treated us to a wide selection of his bold and “unapologetic” wines, while Celebrity Chef Rob Rainford served up some seriously good food! Canadian Rock Star Ian Thornley also debuted songs from his upcoming acoustic album, while we sipped wine and chowed down!
Wine. Food. Music. Sunshine. Good times.
Thank you so much for inviting the HeyDoYou team!
peace, love and health
Have you ever had any of the Ravenswood wines? What do you think?