Wine Tasting School

Wine Tasting School

The Victoria Highland Games Association is pleased to present “The Wine Tasting School” on both Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at the 161th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival at Topaz Park.

All session will feature premium wines (5 – 6 samples each class) presented by Dustin Truscio from Everything Wine. The registration fee is $35 and includes a one-day field entry (value $20).

Guests must be aged 19 years or older to attend!

Details of the 6 sessions are as follows:

Saturday, May 18th, 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Sunday, May 19th, 1:00 – 1:45 PM

Bubbles! Sparkles!
Price $35 – 30 attendees.

Any sparkling wine can be called Champagne, right? Actually, Champagne is a protected term which can only be used to describe a sparkling wine from the region of Champagne in France. However, there are many different styles of sparkling wine from around the world, such as Prosecco, Cava, Crémant, and many more. These bubbles have various things in common but also demonstrate unique qualities. Come and taste the range, you might leave with a new favourite. Also, Dustin will be showing off his sabering skills!

Saturday, May 18th, 2:30 – 3:15 PM (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, May 19th, 2:30 – 3:15 PM (SOLD OUT)

Summertime Sippers
Price $35 – 30 attendees.

Elevate your summer gatherings with “Summertime Sippers” – a curated selection of refreshing wines perfect for the season. Join us for an exclusive tasting experience featuring vibrant whites, crisp rosés, and light-bodied reds, each carefully chosen to complement the sunny days ahead. Let our knowledgeable sommelier Dustin Truscio guide you through a journey of delightful varietals and regions, inspiring your summer wine selection and enhancing every al fresco moment.

Saturday, May 18th, 4:00 – 4:45 PM (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, May 19th, 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Big, Bold Reds from Around the World
Price $35 – 30 attendees.

Embark on a tasting adventure with “Big Bold Reds from Around the World” – an exploration of powerhouse wines that command attention. Indulge in velvety Cabernet Sauvignons, opulent Syrahs, and robust Malbecs from iconic regions worldwide. Led by our sommelier Dustin Truscio, experience the passion and power of these extraordinary wines in a tasting journey that transcends borders and celebrates the global artistry of winemaking.


May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016