Wine & Beer

Festival & Symposium

24th, 25th, 26th &27th July

Toronto 2019

What is Holy Waters?

Holy Waters is a four-day decentralized festival devoted to wine and beer culture. There will be events happening all over Toronto ranging from educational symposiums to beer and wine parties. The crescendo of events will conclude with the Holy Waters Wine Festival where people can drink the wines of over 50 natural, biodynamic, organic and low intervention producers from all over the world!

Event Calendar

Wednesday 24 July

ADVANCING WOMEN IN THE BEER INDUSTRY

What: Join us at Bellwoods Brewery for an engaging afternoon with Brienne Allan as she discusses her work in developing the Boston Chapter of the Pink Boots Society and how it has changed both the work and consumer beer culture in Massachusetts. Brienne is the Production Manager and Brewer at Notch Brewing as well as the Boston Chapter Lead of the Pink Boots Society. This event is free and everyone is welcome, make sure to RSVP via info@bellwoodsbrewery.com. 

Where: Bellwoods Brewery, 20 Hafis Road, Toronto

When: July 24th at 12pm

Cost: FREE! Make sure to RSVP via info@bellwoodsbrewery.com

 

MIKKELLER BAGHAVEN BOTTLE FEATURE WITH MASTER BREWER & BLENDER

What: Meet Ehren Schmidt, the Master Brewer and Blender of Mikkeller Baghaven as we pour his beers for the first time ever in Ontario.

Where: Paradise Grapevine, 841 Bloor St W, Toronto

When: July 24th from 5pm

Cost: FREE

BELLWOODS BREWERY CELLAR RAID AND TAP EVENT

What: Join Bellwoods Brewery for a rare and special look back in time at some of their 

favourite cellared beers and some special surprises.

Beers (5oz pours):

Motley Cru #1 2013

Barn Owl #1 2015

Bring Out Your Dead #1 2013

Donkey Venom 2014

Blitzen 2012

No Sleep Till Brooklyn - (Evil Twin Collaboration) - 2013

+ some nice surprises 

Where: Wise Bar, 1007 Bloor St W, Toronto

When: July 24th at 3:30pm

Cost: $75 + HST, Tickets on sale from 7pm Wednesday July 17th. Only 25 tickets available. The Bellwoods Tap Event will run from 5pm at Wise Bar and is free to the public. 

Thursday 25 July

HOLY WATERS BEER SYMPOSIUM

What: Presented by Paradise Grapevine and Escarpment Laboratories the Holy Waters Beer Symposium is a full day of beer and brewing technical seminars presented by leading experts from all over the world. 

Where: Burdock Barrel Warehouse, 201 Geary Ave, Toronto

When: July 25th from 9am-5pm

Cost: $99 +HST       BUY TICKETS

HOLY LAGERS

What: All lagers, all night! A tap takeover event at WVRST that showcases the best lager brewers in Ontario, and some from afar!

Where: WVRST, 609 King St W, Toronto

When: July 25th from 5pm

Cost: FREE

Friday 26 July

HOLY WATERS WINE SYMPOSIUM

What: Presented by Paradise Grapevine and Escarpment Laboratories the Holy Waters Beer Symposium is a full day of wine and winemaking technical seminars presented by leading experts from all over the world.

Where: Burdock Barrel Warehouse, 201 Geary Ave, Toronto

When: July 26th from 9am-5pm

Cost: $99 +HST     BUY TICKETS

HAZY WATERS

What: We asked 20 of the best hoppy brewers in Ontario to brew a one-off hoppy style to be released on the one night, Hazy Waters at Birreria Volo!

Where: Birreria Volo, 612 College St, Toronto,

When: July 26th from 5pm

Cost: FREE

Saturday 27 July

 

HOLY WATERS WINE FESTIVAL - THE MAIN EVENT!

What: Paradise Grapevine presents the Holy Waters Wine Festival! Drink the wines from over 50 different natural, biodynamic, organic and low intervention winemakers from around the world! A ticket gains you admission, your own festival wine glass and ALL YOUR WINE!

Where: The 918 Bathurst Centre, Toronto

When: Session 1 runs 1pm-5pm, Session 2 runs 7pm-11pm

Cost: $120 +HST    BUY TICKETS

 

Wine Festival

- 27 July 2019 -

Paradise Grapevine presents the Holy Waters Wine Festival! Drink the wines from over 50 different natural, biodynamic, organic and low intervention winemakers from around the world! 

 

A ticket gets you a glass and all the wine you'd like to drink (safely)!  

 

From the eclectic to the elegant and everything in between, Holy Waters is about soulful wines that are made with integrity, provoke thought and are above all delicious!

 

Featuring Wine From

- First Announcement -

Alta Alella • Alvear • Arnaud Lambert • Barco del Corneta • Benjamin Bridge • Bodegas y Viñedos Mengoba • Broc Cellars • Cantina Giardino • Cascina Iuli • Cellar Comunica • Chateau Megyer • Christian Binner • Clos des Mourres • Domaine Brand & Fils • Domaine des Aubusières • Domaine Sérol • Envínate • Fattoria di Sammontana • Fattoria Sardi • Frédéric Brouca • Gilvesy • Giró Ribot • Günter Steinmetz • Gut Oggau • Jean Bourdy • Jean-Claude Lapalu • Karim Vionnet • Lamoresca • Laurent Cazottes • Leaning Post • Luis Seabra • Luna Beberide • Meinklang • Menade • Milan Nestarec • Millton • Pardas • Pearl Morissette • Radikon • Ribela • Strekov • Troupis Winery • Vincent Caillé • Weingut Brand

 

Symposium

Presented by Escarpment Laboratories and Paradise Grapevine, the Holy Waters Symposium is a two day program of technical, scientific and sensorial seminars that explore some of the most relevant and least understood topics facing producers and consumers of wine and beer today. Leading professionals from around the world will gather in Toronto to address challenges and present ideas and solutions in the pursuit of creating better wine and beer. See the full list of presenters and topics below 

Beer Symposium

Thursday - 25th July, 9am - 5pm

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Hidden Secrets of the New England IPA

Dr. John Paul Maye - Technical Director

at Hopsteiner

Evolution of Dry Hopping

Luke Pestl

Bellwoods Brewery

 

Wild Production with Mikkeller Baghaven

Ehren Schmidt - Master Blender and Brewer

at Mikkeller Baghaven

Open Top Fermentation

Mary Beth Keefe - Brewmaster

at Granite Brewery

 Wine Symposium

Friday - 26th July, 9am - 5pm

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Tasting Terroir

Brenna J. Quigley, MSc - Geologist, 

Illustrator and Terroir Specialist 

THP, the mouse in the room

Richard Preiss, MSc - Microbiologist

at Escarpment Laboratories

Sulphur and low intervention winemaking

François Morissette - Vigneron

at Pearl Morissette

Wild Production with Mikkeller Baghaven

Ehren Schmidt - Master Blender and Brewer

at Mikkeller Baghaven

The Path to Lacto 2.0

Iz Netto - R&D Biologist

at Escarpment Laboratories

Modern Piquette

Todd Cavallo - Owner and Winemaker

at Wild Arc Farms

THP, the mouse in the room

Richard Preiss, MSc - Microbiologist

at Escarpment Laboratories

Lager Stars

Luc 'Bim' Lafontaine - Owner and Brewmaster

at Godspeed Brewery

Michael Fava - Head Brewer

at Oxbow Brewing Company

Olivier Dupras - Owner and Head Brewer

at Brasserie Isle de Grade

Modern Piquette

Todd Cavallo - Owner and Winemaker

at Wild Arc Farms

Under the ‘Velo de Flor’

Caitlin Ferguson - Sherry Educator and wine importer 

at Bogie's Best Imports

Removing Context - An Unguided Tasting

Amy Blake, MSc - Senior Research Technician

at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Svetlana Atcheva - Partner and Brand Ambassador

at Pearl Morissette Centre

Lexi Wolkowski - Sommelier 

at Burdock