Brock University, Academic South, Walker Complex

South Academic Room 204 - Campus Map

When: June 11-12, 2013


June 11, 2013

8-9 am

Registration Desk



The Experience of Riesling - Terry Acree, renowned flavor chemist from Cornell University will focus on the odor-active compounds that are significant in Riesling as well as the psycho-sensory physiology involved in experiencing Riesling and wine in general.


Health Break


Ageability of Riesling - Nik Weis, Owner and General Manager of St. Urbans-Hof Family Estate Winery, Germany will speak to the sensory and chemical changes of Riesling as it pertains to ageability.

This session includes a tasting of:  2011 Laurentiuslay Spätlese; 2001 Laurentiuslay Spätlese; 2009 Bockstein Auslese; and 1999 Bockstein Auslese


A Riesling-friendly luncheon paired with a selection of Ontario Rieslings.


Riesling in the World Market - Kathy Cannon, Director, Wines and VINTAGES from the LCBO will discuss the place for Ontario Rieslings on the worlds stage.


3:10-3:30 Summary and Discussion - Share YOUR Riesling Experience



Join us at RAVINE Vineyard for a dinner experience you'll not soon forget! Chef Proprietor Paul Harber and Chef de Cuisine Nathan Young are committed to growing and sourcing local produce and proteins for Ravine's authentically Niagara menu. Inspired by our on-site organic garden and pig farm, Ravine Vineyard holds the greatest respect for organic and sustainable farming practices that our Chef's translate so beautifully onto the plate.


Come, enjoy the brilliant view of the vines while tasting a wide array of Rieslings and a Riesling-inspired feast with friends, old and new, at the Riesling Experience 2013.




June 12, 2013

Our invited speakers will join registrants on a tour through the vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Listen, learn and discuss Riesling's triumphs and tribulations.

Where Meet at Brock University, Academic South, Walker Complex
8:00 a.m.

Registration (outside - inside if inclement weather)


(Participants are expected to travel on the bus to ensure optimum flow and time management.  Participants will not get to choose Bus options other than to travel with their travel mates)


Bus 1-Site 1:  Chateau des Charmes Winery & Vineyard

Bus 2-Site 1:  Buis(Glenlake Vineyards) and Konzelmann Estate Vineyard


Bus 1-Site 2:  Cattail Creek Vineyards

Bus 2-Site 2:  Reif Estate Vineyards

11:30-1:00 pm LUNCH will be hosted by Trius Winery at Hillebrand.  Registrants will enjoy looking out on the vineyards from the Pavilion at Trius Winery with local food and a selection of Ontario Rieslings will be featured.

Bus 1-Site 3:  Triius Vineyards

Bus 2-Site 3:  Seeger Vineyards


Bus 1-Site 4:  Stratus Vineyards

Bus 2-Site 4:  Delaine Vineyards

4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Riesling Experience "Closer" will be hosted at Inniskillin Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Registrants will gather at Inniskillin's Founders' Hall and The Piazza for casual food, wine and craft beer at a modest cost.


Market Grill & Smokehouse

Canadian menu including poutine ($5), east coast oysters ($2.50 for 1; 5 for $15) and everyone's warm weather BBQ favourites from the Burger Bar ($7.50); chicken thighs ($7.50 for 3); salads ($2.50 each).



Niagara-on-the-Lake Craft Beer Bar:  Oast, Silversmith and Niagara College ($5 per glass).

Inniskillin Wine Bar:  Assorted white, red, rose ($5 per glass)


6:00 p.m. The bus will depart to bring everyone back to Brock University at 6:00 p.m.


Registration Options (applicable taxes will be applied):

  • Option 1: Day 1 and Day 2 : $200
  • Option 2: Day 1 only  : $125
  • Option 3: Day 2 only  : $75
  • Optional Dinner at Ravine Vineyard - Day 1 : $65

Registration Opens: January 7, 2013


Refund Policy:  your full conferenceregistration may be refunded (less a $25 Administration fee) if received in writing prior to April 30, 2013.  No refunds may be issued after April 30, 2013.