Volcanic Wines Weekend with Master Sommelier John Szabo

Join us at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort July 11-14th as we welcome renowned Master Sommelier John Szabo for an intimate weekend of volcanic wine exploration. Enjoy a fireside chat and guided tasting of spectacular volcanic wines, and a memorable multi-course wine tasting dinner expertly paired with Chef Michael Pataran’s unique take on Pacific Northwest cuisine with a volcanic twist. Take home your personally signed copy of Volcanic Wines.

About John

Master Sommelier John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the “MS” after his name in 2004, and has been called “Canada’s best-known sommelier." John is a partner and principal critic for WineAlign.com, Canada’s largest wine publication, and has authored several books. His latest, Volcanic Wines, Salt, Grit and Power (Jacquie Small, 2016, UK) was the fruit of several years of research around the world, wherever grapes grow on volcanic soils and good wine is made. It earned him the coveted André Simon Award and made the top drink books list in The Guardian, Forbes Magazine, Decanter, Globe & Mail and JancisRobinson.com, among others. It has also earned him the distinction of being "one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject” according to Drinks Business Magazine.

Event Itinerary

Thursday July 11th

  • Arrival day

Friday July 12th

  • Volcanic Wines Masterclass Tasting with Master Sommelier John Szabo in the Cookhouse Restaurant from 3:00-4:00pm
  •  Volcanic Wines Book Signing

Saturday July 13th

  • Sparkling and Canapés from 7:00 – 7:30
  • Six-course Faith tasting menu paired with Volcanic Wine pairings in the Dining Tent 7:45-9:00pm

Sunday July 14th

  • Departure Day 

As an enhancement to your all-inclusive Clayoquot experience, the a la carte price for this special wine event is $175 per person plus taxes and gratuities.

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