Store Tasting Schedule 2017


We are kicking off 2017 with a series of in-store tasting events. Our tastings are always fun and educational, and they provide an excellent opportunity to sample a wide range of wines. Our staff members love talking about wine, and our casual tasting format provides the perfect learning atmosphere! For tickets please contact us @ 403-686-1980.

*Please arrange safe transportation for the evening.

Saturday, February 11th - 7:00 PM (Festival Style)
Varietal 101 - $59
This event will showcase the differences between wines of the same grape varietal that are grown in different regions of the world. Not all wines are created equal; soil type and climate can greatly affect the final product, along with other regional factors and winemaking techniques. In Varietal 101 we will highlight eight classic grape varieties using 3 examples of each and see how characteristics can vary when the same grape is grown in different regions of the world.
Saturday, March 4th - 7:00 PM
Options - $70
This tasting has become a crowd favourite for its fun and relaxed atmosphere. Options is a tasting game where players are asked to answer a series of multiple choice questions about each wine, which is tasted "Blind". Players will have to make use of their nose and palate to navigate through each wine. Take the challenge and play this fun game that is designed for wine drinkers of all skill levels!
Saturday, March 18th - 7:30 PM (Gasoline Alley @ Heritage Park)
19th Annual Wine Stage - $125
Join us for the 18th annual fundraiser for the One Yellow Rabbit Theatre company. This event features Calgary's top wine merchants and restaurants showcasing the best that they have to offer in a fun and casual setting. This is always our favourite off-site event of the year! To purchase tickets or for more info click here.
Saturday April 1st - 7:00 PM (Festival Style)
Staff Picks, Throw Down II - $60 (in-store)
Once again our crew will be putting their wine pride to the test! It's bigger and better this time as our staff members will be competing in various categories such as, "Best value under $20", "Favourite Red and White Between $20-$60", and a wild card of their own choice. Tasters will review all the wines and select a winner in each category. Join us for night of great wines and some friendly competition among the RHW staff!
Saturday April 8th- 7:00 PM (Festival Style)
Fizz Fest - $60 (in-store)
Bubbly, Fizz, Sparkles. However you refer to it, sparkling wine is more than just something we use to celebrate the New Year or a Wedding. With so much variety, from classic French Champagne to rich Sparkling Shiraz from Australia, the opportunities are endless! Join us for a fun evening as we showcase over 20 different Bubbly's from all corners of the globe.
Saturday, April 29th - 7:00 PM (In-Store, Seated)
Revisiting 2010 Bordeaux $139
With the recent success of the 2015 and 2016 vintages in Bordeaux, we thought it would be interesting to look back on the last similar vintage to see how these wines are developing. 2010 was a blockbuster vintage in Bordeaux, and the wines are progressing beautifully in the bottle. Join us for the evening as we check in on 8 of our favourite wines from 2010 in an effort to gauge their progress, and get a glimpse into their future potential.
Saturday, November 4th 7:00-9:30 pm
2014 Bordeaux Festival Tasting (in-store) $69
Join us for the evening as we taste over 20 wines from the 2014 vintage in the historic French wine region of Bordeaux. This event will highlight wines from every major commune in Bordeaux, including many of the top wines of the vintage. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get an in-depth look at this underrated vintage that may prove to be an outstanding value when ranked among recent vintages.

Featured wines at Bordeaux Tasting

2014 Chateau Pontet-Canet, Pauillac $197
2014 Chateau Pape-Clement, Pessac-Leognan $148
2014 Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac $179
2014 Chateau Ducru- Beaucaillou, St. Julien $234
2014 Chateau Clos l'Eglise, Pomerol $137

and many more..!
Saturday, November 18th 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Options Tasting (in-store, seated) $85
Join us for our most popular tasting event. This interactive tasting involves crowd participation, education and lots of fun! There may even be a special surprise in store for participants. The tasting will feature 8 premium wines from undisclosed regions, all poured prior to the event and revealed in a very unique way. If you've never been a part of Richmond Hill Wines options tasting, you don't know what you are missing!

Call 403-686-1980 to purchase tickets for our in-store tastings. Watch for more tastings announcements in our Newsletter!