Elephant Island Winery: Chardonnay. A Tasting & Behind the Scenes Visit. Virtually

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For this second edition of our new Winery Series sommelier Sasha McCauley will be taking us to Elephant Island Winery in the Naramata Bench in BC to meet winemaker Del Halladay together with Assistant Winemaker and Vineyard Magician Lauren Bunckle to taste with them a selection of their Chardonnays. Del and his wife and partner Miranda founded  the winery in 1999, and have since had four kids, added a couple of farms, and spent 21 years experimenting with fermentation. They craft wines of character, wines that sing with the unconventional voice of vanguard fruit, and wines that are balanced by a reverence for traditional winemaking practices. Their wines are rooted in and inspired by family tradition. We hope that you will join us for this intimate opportunity to meet the people behind the wines and to interact with the stories that they have to share. Lauren will be joining us from the Sideshow Hill Vineyard, showing us the vineyard site, and Del will be situated in the cellar, speaking to all the nuances of barrel and winemaking.

During your winery visit, the team at Get Cooking will be preparing two dishes to pair with your wines. We’ll start with Gougères, then follow with our localized version of a Waldorf Salad. And if you prefer to prepare your own food pairings, we will be providing a list of recommended dishes too.

ORDER YOUR CHARDONNAY: To order your This Way, That Way and the Other Way Chardonnay 3-box selection direct from the vineyard go here. Your wines will be shipped to you direct.

Class Fee: $20 plus GST. We recommend gathering together a group of family or friends to share your tasting experience. Your $20 class fee will cover your entire group for the tasting but we recommend using multiple devices to personalize and get the most out of your tasting. Your Fee Includes: A 90-120 minute virtual tasting and behind the scenes visit, with an integrated cooking demonstration. Your recipe will be delivered in advance, so you can shop for ingredients and cook along with us during your class if you wish.

Software Requirement: We are using Zoom for our virtual classes. If you aren’t already using Zoom you can download their free app for Windows, Mac, Android or Apple iOS here. Upon purchase, your meeting ID and password will be included in your Event Confirmation email – please be sure to save this information as you will need it to join your class.

Please Note: Current Virtual Class Fees are Introductory, and Discounted, as we all confront the financial repercussions of COVID-19.

If you don’t receive your recipes, or if you are experiencing any technical issues on the day of the class, please email marissa@getcookingedmonton.com.

  • September 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Details Price Qty
General Admission $20.00 (CAD)*  
Gift Certificate (enter number during registration) $0.00 (CAD)  

* price does not include taxes



We use Zoom for our virtual classes. If you aren’t already using Zoom you can download their free app for Windows, Mac, Android or Apple iOS here.

Once downloaded Zoom will help you set up your free account then you’re ready to join us. Zoom will prompt you and ask for permission to use your devices camera and audio, please accept the requests. Once logged in click “Join” from the home page and enter your Meeting ID, which will be sent to you by email with your recipes.