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It is harvest time! To celebrate, Savvy Company invites you to join us for Ottawas harvest festival that we have been working on all spring & summer.
Mark your calendars from September 22 to 25 & join us at La Vendemmia (Italian word for harvest) for a celebration of wine, food and art. This fun filled 4 day harvest festival takes place in Ottawas Little Italy. Round up colleagues from work, neighbours & friends or bring the whole family there are free & ticketed events as well as charity fundraisers - something fun for everyone.
Thursday September 22 A very popular event! In groups of 12, we will stop in at different Italian & international restaurants where the chefs & owners are waiting to host you with their signature dishes. Each course of your gourmet meal will be paired with delicious wines that have been thoughtfully paired to perfection by the Savvy Team of Sommeliers .
Advance Tickets only: $99 per person includes HST OR gather 4 friends & save $20
Location: All ticketholders gather at one location for appetizers, then each group goes on their designated restaurant tour.
Friday September 23 - Savvy Company is delighted to co-host this fun event with renowned musician Julian Armour and the Music and Beyond Festival. Together we have created a fun evening beginning with an Italian wine tasting led by Savvy Sommeliers. Enjoy hors doeuvres made by the chefs at Trattoria Caffe Italia. Then get your bidding number ready as auctioneers - including Savvy Sommelier Debbie Trenholm!- pick up the hammer to auction off a wide variety of wines - a selection of ready to drink wines while others are collectibles for your wine cellar.
This is an ideal event for first time auction goers as well as serious wine collectors. Your $50 ticket price will be credited towards the purchase of wines at the auction. And Savvy Sommeliers will be on hand to provide insight on purchasing vintage wines. See the wines on auction.
Location: Trattoria Caffe Italia , Ottawa
Sunday September 25 - Ever wanted to crush grapes with your bare feet? Here is your chance! Round up a team four to participate in the hilarious Sakto Corporation Grape Stomp to raise money for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Relay teams are timed as they show off their grape stomping talent, toss pizza dough, scurry to make pasta, then set the table to enjoy an Italian feast theres a catch - your teammates will be blindfolded! Mama Mia!
Register your team now: Only $140 for a team!
Location: In the heart of Preston Street, Ottawa
Sunday September 25 - Dont miss La Vendemmias grand finale event where you will enjoy Italian & international cuisine found on Preston Street. Graze all afternoon with a glass of wine in hand while you discover new favourite dishes, meet the chefs, watch cooking demonstrations & even learn how to create an artistic cappuccino from an accredited barista. Many more fun experiences are in store!
Ticket price: $50 per person online or $60 at the door.
OR bring a group of 4 & save $20. Price includes a donation to Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation & HST
Location: Sala San Marco, Ottawa
Over the weekend, up and down Preston Street, there will be fun talks, tastings and tours including making wine at Preston Hardware, Olive Oil tastings and Italian language lessons at DiVino Wine Studio.
Discover the importance of art in the neighbourhood with guided walking tours Postcards from the Piazzas led by artist cj fleury, as well as walking tours of Little Italys landmarks led by the entertaining local historian Luciano Pradal.
Cest Bon Cooking will lead delicious culinary walks in English and French visiting food shops and restaurants for a nibbles along the way. The Little Italy Farmers Market will bring local produce to the festival with demonstrations of how to make the most of the bounty, while the streets will be lined with an outdoor Plein Aire Art Paint-out and Sale.
For the complete festival calendar go to www.lavendemmiaottawa.com
Savvy Company is pleased to be a returning sponsor at this weekends Feast of Fields a unique gourmet experience. On Sunday September 11, join us at the Central Experimental Farm from 11:30 am to 4pm (tip: come early!) in Ottawa for a delicious afternoon where you will roam from table to table savouring gourmet delights made by 20+ chefs using products harvested that morning from a local organic farmer. New this year is the Savvy Wine Bar where our Savvy Team of Sommeliers will be showcasing local wines for you to enjoy.
Our popular Savvy Selections wine of the month club delivers hard-to-find wines directly to you. Each month, our Savvy Sommeliers will introduce you to premium Ontario wines that are not available at the LCBO. And best of all, get to know the people and the stories behind the wines with the Savvy eZine our mini magazine - filled with our Sommeliers tasting notes and recipes chosen to match each selected wine.
I received my Savvy Selections wine delivery today and we opened the Creekside Undercurrent Malbec to enjoy with dinner. OMG it was the best wine that I have EVER tasted! Heather
At the beginning of each month, you receive 3 wines from a featured Ontario winery personally selected by your Savvy Sommeliers these wines are not available at the LCBO.
This month: Konzelmann Estate Winery - cellar aged reds and white wines await to be enjoyed
October: Riverview Cellars - a small boutique winery with delicious wines with price tags less than $20!
November: Karlo Estates Winery - outstanding wines from this new Prince Edward County winery
The cost? Prices range from $15 to $35 per bottle plus shipping.
We specialize in creative social experiences - whether making the enjoyment of wine accessible to all or exploring the worlds of craft beer and discovering artisan cheeses.
Our team of 11 accredited Sommeliers delight in designing wine, beer and food events. Join us at a Savvy Event where we will introduce you to the people behind some of the best wines, beers and foods youll ever encounter. Enrol in Savvy U appreciation classes to quench your thirst for learning. Our popular Savvy Selections wine of the month club delivers hard-to-find Ontario wines straight to your home or office.
Heres to celebrating the bounty of this years harvest!
- Debbie & the Savvy Team
Accredited Sommelier & President
Savvy Company (formerly The Savvy Grapes)
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