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Our Events

The world’s most prestigious wine producers have supported Grapes for Humanity with their most cherished bottles for our events. Many have traveled thousands of miles to be with Grapes for Humanity Canada’s friends and supporters as we enjoy their magnificent wines.

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ROAR: The Great Veggie Cook-Off

6:00pm to 9:00pm
Osgoode Hall, Convocation Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tickets $150

Watch Toronto’s leading chefs go head-to-head competing for the title of King/Queen of Veg. Sample a dozen different veg dishes, accompaniments and the wines to match. Vote on your favourites and see if they are in line with our panel of culinary experts and celebrity judges. See if your palate is in sync with our team of Sommeliers who will determine the best wine matches.

We can’t live on veg alone so there will be other food to enjoy including meats and sweets. Your support will benefit a child's education by supporting a needed school in Tanzania, Amani Children’s Home, Rescuing Street Children. Restoring Hope. Transforming Lives. www.amanikids.org/who-we-are/

For more information,contact Doris Miculan Bradley

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Burgundy UNCORKED

Chaired by Liz Gallery & Cathy Martin


PAST EVENTS


Felton Road Winery
An intimate wine tasting of Felton Road on October 7th 2019 at Chabrol in Yorkville

Blair Walter from Felton Road Winery and Board members from Left - Liz Gallery, Geddy Lee, Cathy Martin, Garrett Herman

Rush Dinner
Rush Dinner raises $40,000 for Amani Home for Street Kids in Moshi, Tanzania

OJoe Canavan, a great supporter of Grapes for Humanity, invited eleven of his friends to join him at Barberian’s Steak House on Elm Street, Toronto, for this fund-raiser dinner. The celebrity guests were Geddy Lee and Alex Liveson of Rush who regaled the company with stories of their touring and recording. The wine flowed…like wine and Barberian’s owner, Arron Barberian pledged $2,000 to the cause: the construction of a new home for street kids in Moshi, Tanzania.

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Gaia Gaja Dinner
An Intimate Dinner with Gaia Gaja

On Monday, October 26th, 2015, Grapes for Humanity held an intimate dinner hosted by Gaia Gaja at George Brown’s The Chef’s House in Toronto. Following a champagne reception, graced by the presence of the Consul General of Italy, Giuseppe Pastorelli, Gaia led off with an eloquent presentation of the family's wineries in Piemonte and Tuscany. (The village of Barbaresco, where the Gaja family lives, has, apparently, 600 inhabitants and 100 wineries!)...

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Geddy Lee Scholarship 2015
Geddy Lee Winemaker Scholarship 2015

In recognition of the contribution that Geddy Lee has made to Grapes for Humanity, the Board of Directors, created a scholarship in his name, in perpetuity, for a second year student in winemaking at Niagara College. The recipient in 2015 was Christian Scagnetti, pictured here with Helen Armstrong, Niagara College Foundation Development Officer.

Access Education Guatemala Trip
Access Education Guatemala Trip

Grapes for Humaity Canada representative experience the Guatemala's Access Education Program...

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Grapes Under Pressure 3
Grapes Under Pressure 3

Building on the phenomenal success and tremendous response from their first two extravaganzas, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson team up again for the third installment of their “not so annual” Excellent Harvest Adventure...

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Grapes Under Pressure 3
South African Wine Tasting Celebration

Wine expert Tony Aspler led us in tasting and enjoying premium South African wines followed by a four course sit-down meal and a performance by Juno award-winning singer and South Africa’s own Lorraine Klaasen accompanied by her band.

Great Lamby Cook-Off
Breaking Bread, 21st Course: Bahhh! The Great Lamby Cook-Off

On Thursday March 21, Grapes for Humanity put together BAHHH! The Great Lamby Cook-Off held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The concept of the evening was simple: 12 chefs, 12 lamb dishes and 12 wine pairings with proceeds all going towards a great cause. That cause being helping children’s education by constructing a needed school in Guatemala....

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Geddy Lee Scholarship 2012
Geddy Lee Winemaker Scholarship Awarded to Julie Debourbon

In recognition for Geddy Lee’s contribution to Grapes For Humanity’s fund-raising efforts, the Board of Directors set up an annual scholarship in his name for a winemaker student at Niagara college. The first recipient of the Geddy Lee Scholarship is Julie deBourbon. Julie is in the second year of the Winery & Viticulture Technician program and received an honours average of 81% after completion of the first year. Julie applied to the program because she has always been interested in wine making, which was introduced to her at home, where her family made wine as a hobby. She has made her own wine and liquors, and learns from successes and failures. She is currently completing her field placement as a lab technician at Jackson-Triggs Winery, where she is learning about wine making on a larger scale, including the fermentation process as well as problem-solving. After graduation, she would like to start a career in Prince Edward County, as many new wineries are opening in that area.

White Truffle Dinner
White Truffle Dinner

On Wednesday, November 7th Grapes for Humanity Canada held a White Truffle Dinner at Sopra in Toronto, prepared by Chef Massimo Capra and his team. Each course was served with truffles or infused with them. The room smelled divine. With the fine wine auction we raised close to $60,000. Adrienne Rosen, the head of Access Education Guatemala (and incidentally, the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world alone), gave a moving address about the need for schools in that country. Proceeds from this dinner will be directed to the building of a secondary school in La Union...

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White Truffle Dinner
Grapes for Humanity Uncorks California

The sleek, minimalist lines of Toronto’s Gardiner Museum and the exquisitely crafted ceramics inside provided a classy and elegant backdrop for a sold-out Grapes For Humanity event on the evening of May 10, 2012....

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Great Toronto Tartare Off
RAW! The Great Toronto Tartare-Off Winners

RAW! The Great Toronto Tartare-Off, March 29th, The Imperial York. A fund raiser to construct a high school in Basico, Guatemala...

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Niagara College GFH Donation
Niagara College Press Conference Held for GFH Donation

On Friday, November 25th, Niagara College held a press conference to witness Grapes for Humanity Canada’s donation of $26,500 to create a scholarship in perpetuity in the name of Geddy Lee. GFH’s directors wished to honour Geddy Lee for his on-going contributions to the foundation and its projects...

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Excellent County Adventure
Alex and Geddy's Excellent County Adventure

Some 60 wine lovers joined Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at Union Station on September 17th to take a Via Rail train to Belleville on a beautiful – and early – Saturday morning; and then they were bussed from there to Huff Estate Winery in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County. The event was a ton of fun and Chef Michael Potters really outdid himself with a spectacular lunch using all locally-grown County ingredients and accompanied by the local wines....

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Minefield Marking
Grapes for Humanity's Ambulance and its "Combined Team" Conducting Minefield Marking Work in Benguela, Angola

Grapes for Humanity (Canada)’s ambulance and its “combined team” conducting minefield marking work in Benguela, Angola. So far, during the project period, the team has removed 2,037 dangerous items reported by locals and delivered mine risk education to 3,047 community members.

Cambodian Donation
Grapes for Humanity Donates $30,000 US to the Children's Advocacy Foundation in Phnom Phen, Cambodia

The Children’s Advocacy Foundation will use the funds for the following immediate objectives, including, six new pre-schools will be established in the project target areas, services of nutrition and healthcare programs for students, awareness of Children’s Rights and educational program will be implemented through media programs and community meetings, ten deep wells will be dug for communities, and eye examination and treatment will be conducted for elderly in target area.

Halo Team
Halo's Mine Risk Education in Nagorno Karabakh

In October 2008, Grapes for Humanity held a fund-raiser dinner at The Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. The proceeds were donated to HALO’s Mine Risk Education team in Nagorno Karabakh to purchase two ambulances to carry landmine victims in hospital...

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The Best of Bordeaux - $125,000 Raised For Lavalla School

The evening was spectacular and sold out 6 weeks prior. The food and wine were savoured by all the guests. Guest Chef Didier Leroy outdid himself with the Foie Gras matched with the Chateau Suduiraut. Wines included were “S”Suduiraut, Chateau Petit Village, Chateau Pibron, Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron and Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos. Congratulations to all involved with the organization.

Department Of State Salutes Grapes For Humanity And Primum Familiae Vini For Supporting Landmine Survivors Assistance In Angola And Ethiopia

Some Angolan and Ethiopian landmine survivors will have better access to clinical care and physical rehabilitation thanks to Grapes for Humanity, a charitable foundation that funds mine survivors assistance, and Primum Familiae Vini (first families of wine), a group of leading international family-owned vintners, working together to support Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation survivors assistance efforts in both countries...

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Opus One Dinner
Opus One Dinner and Auction Raises $250,000

Sponsored by Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Ltd. A rare opportunity to taste the great wines of Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi with dinner prepared by Toronto’s finest chefs – Jamie Kennedy and Didier Leroy. Meet Peter Ventura and Douglas Morton – CEO’s of OPUS ONE. Dinner wines to include: Three top vintages of Opus One, Robert Mondavi Chardonnay Reserve and the great white of Chateau Mouton Rothschild – Aile d’Argent.

The Wines Of Primum Familiae Vini – $80,000 Us Dollars Raised

Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Limited were the proud sponsors of “The First Families of Wine” dinner in support of Grapes for Humanity. A mahogany case containing one bottle of each of the wines of the PFV was auctioned at this extraordinary event in addition to a vineyard painting by world renowned Artist, Philip Craig. The evening was sold out and a huge success. Monies raised at this event will go to support the Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.