2015 Opimian Tastings Events

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No true wine experience is complete without food and great discussion. Opimian's tasting events are the perfect venue to cultivate your palate. Our events allow new members to taste and sample Opimian wine, meet other Opimian members and learn more about the wine world from vintage Opimians. Our vintage Opimians attend to meet up with long-time friends, enjoy new Opimian wines and challenge their palette. Tasting events are organized by Opimian Area Representatives, creative individuals who love to organize memorable events for members. Every year, over 150 events are held from coast to coast to coast, designed, organized and implemented  by these intrepid volunteers.

Opimian members are welcome to attend any Opimian event across the country. If you are planning a vacation or have a business trip coming up, check back here to see if there will be an Opimian event at your destination - a night out on the town with other like-minded wine lovers will be a great way to unwind after your travels.

Guests and non-members are also welcome to attend any Opimian event; in fact, tasting events are the best way to get to know Opimian!

All of our events are listed below. If you are interested in learning more about an event or attending, please click on the link provided for more information. All reservations must be made with the Area Representative organizing the event (contact information can be found on the PDF).

There are TWO ways to send the completed form to your Area Representative:
  1. Complete the form, print, and then mail or fax it to the address provided on the invitation.
  2. Complete the form and save a copy to your computer using one of the following programs:
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    Email the completed form to the address provided on the invitation.

2015 Events

Events in July

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Edmonton, Alberta
Wine, Place & Show

Time: 12:00 pm
Price: Members & First Guest: $109.00** per person

We like the odds that you have been waiting for this big announcement. It is time to head to the track for our annual day of summer fun at Northlands Park Racetrack. Take part in the running of the Opimian Society Feature stakes race, and maybe your horse will come in! Gather a small party together and join us at the track for our Wine, Place and Show experience. As Western Canada's largest and premier horse racing facility, Northlands Park has a great venue for our special event with the glamour and excitement of the thoroughbreds viewed from the private patio of the Chairman's Suite. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of excitement with a sumptuous buffet luncheon and fine wines in the company of your Opimian friends and your newest recruits! You can't lose! Our afternoon will commence at noon with wine and a chance to review your complimentary racing guide to strategize over your picks, including the Opimian Feature Race. The Opimian Cup Race will be one of the highlights of our afternoon with one lucky Opimian couple joining the winners'
circle to present the trophy to the winning horse and jockey and be photographed together for the racing news. To be that lucky couple, all you have to do is pick more winners than your Opimian colleagues. It's a sure thing!

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Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Grand Bend, Ontario
A Taste of Cottage Life

Time: 6:00 pm
Price: Members & First Guest: $65.00** per person

Get a taste of all that Opimian has to offer. We have a special evening planned just for you! Join us for an informal tasting of old and new world wines while enjoying an assortment of hors d’oeuvres. We will also be discussing the benefits of Opimian and how to maximize our memberships. Timing is perfect with our membership dive underway, Summer Heat Waive, so bring friends and introduce them to the Total Wine Experience in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. We also have some special news that we will be sharing that evening, so don't miss out! Space is limited so register as soon as possible.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Winedown Wednesdays - France

Time: 6:00 pm
Price: Members & First Guest: $35.00** per person

Selecting the right wine can be an overwhelming experience. Do I try something new? Do I stick to the old favourites? Join us on select Wednesdays throughout the summer to sample a variety of Opimian wines - an event designed to help you discover new favourites. On July 15th we feature wines from the regions of France: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Languedoc Roussillon, & Champagne along with a selection of hors d’oeuvres to nibble on. New members will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow members in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Join us to exchange notes and delve into excellent wines.

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Pickering, Ontario
California Dreamin' at Port

Time: 6:15 pm
Price: Members & First Guest: $119.00** per person

Join us at the PORT restaurant on beautiful Frenchman's Bay for a spectacular menu prepared by chef Eric Wood complimented with an array of fine wines from California. We will be pairing Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, accompanied by three Cabernet Sauvignon from different wineries and vintages. This five course menu featuring locally sourced ingredients has been specifically prepared by Chef Wood to highlight our Opimian wines. We look forward to celebrating the dog days of summer in California style on the waterfront.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

St. John's, Newfoundland
Spotlight on Warwick Wine Estate

Time: 7:00 pm
Price: Members & First Guest: $35.00** per person

Warwick, located in Stellenbosch, is one of South Africa's leading wine estates. It was named by the commanding officer of the Warwickshire Regiment during the Boer War in honour of his regiment The estate was purchased by the Ratcliffe family in the 1960's and it remains in the family's ownership to this day. The wines and reputation of Warwick are very highly regarded in South Africa and around the world, and Opimian enjoys a special relationship with Warwick and the Ratcliffe family. Please join us for this special tasting, devoted entirely to the wines of Warwick. Cheese, deli meats, bread and finger food will be served. Bring your friends, but reserve early, as space is limited.

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Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Oakville, Ontario
Summer Celebration at Corks

Time: 6:00 pm
Price: Members & First Guest: $100.00** per person

Join us for a special evening of fine Opimian wines from Northern France while dining at Corks Restaurant in the downtown area of Oakville. This restaurant has a wonderful relaxing Mediterranean ambiance and fine food. Come and enjoy the atmosphere while meeting old friends and making new acquaintances. We will start the evening with the opportunity to sip on a selection of red and white Opimian wines from Northern France accompanied by a choice of hors d'oeuvres. We have selected an interesting array of Opimian wines from the Bordeaux, Beaujolais and Alsace regions which have been paired with a delicious dinner designed by Chef Edwin Gonzales.

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Events in August

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Savour Saskatoon - Discover Riversdale

Time: 6:30 pm
Price: Members & First Guest: $110.00** per person

Be part of the excitement as we explore one of Canada’s fastest changing neighbourhoods! Riversdale is the oldest neighbourhood in Saskatoon and one of three original settlements that merged to form the city of Saskatoon in 1906. There have been many transformations over the years and recently there is strong evidence of entrepreneurship as the area has attracted a thriving arts community, unique coffee shops, small independent and co-operative businesses as well as many new stylin’ restaurants. The Banks, a 172 unit residential complex, is well out of the ground across from the farmers’ market, following other loft and infill developments demonstrating strong confidence in the area. The evening is a great opportunity to introduce you and your guests to the eclectic nature of Riversdale, which appeals to all ages. Be sure to reserve early to be a part of this street party!

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Events in September

September 23rd to September 27th, 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
The 4th Annual Okanagan Wine Tour

We are pleased to announce that Opimian is returning to the Okanagan for the 4th Annual Okanagan Wine Tour under the experienced leadership of Southern Alberta Area Representative, Corinne Keddie. The 2015 wine tour promises new wineries, special tastings and signature events created exclusively for Opimian. Enjoy luxury accommodation at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort. If you have not been on an Okanagan wine tour before, this will be a perfect introduction tour to experience one of Canada’s best wine regions. If you are returning, we have an exciting new line-up of wineries to experience as well as wine-paired dinners, special Opimian tastings and signature events. RSVP today and join us for the spectacular wines of the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association, the Okanagan Falls Winery Association and the Similkameen Valley. Reservations are now open and will close at 5:00 pm (MDT) on August 28th, 2015.

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