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Masterclasses & Dinners

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 Matter Of Taste Zürich Starts In:
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Grand Bring Your Own Bottle 
Dinner

Saturday  2 April:
7:30 PM- 10:30 PM

After a delightful day of tasting on Saturday, stay with us for great food, wines and company at the "Bring Your Own Bottle Dinner." 


Many great tastings and wine events have winemakers staying behind at the end of the day, sharing bottles among fellow wine lovers over a sumptuous 15-course meal.

Location: The Garden Salon, The Dolder Grand Zürich

Price:

- Single ticket 218 CHF
- 10 Pax ticket 1,960 CHF (10% Discount)

Masterclasses - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Schedule subject to change, please revisit or sign up to our newsletter for latest updates

Meine Neue Wein-Schweiz

Host: Stephan Reinhardt

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Time: Sat 2 April 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

My Switzerland is a very personal masterclass and assembles a lineup of eight wines that stood out to me for many reasons during the tasting of 400 wines in February this year. To me, they represent what I connect with Switzerland in general and for Swiss wine in particular: they are Alpine, cool, fresh, pure and authentic and harbingers or even future icons of a new, self-confident and unique Switzerland that has left former role models behind and is focusing on its own talents.

Featured Wines:

1. 2020 Chanton Weine • Riesling

 

2. 2019 Marie-Thérèse Chappaz • Assemblage Blanc Sylvaner de Charly & Muscat des Claives

 

3. 2021 Ô Faya Farm • Mirage d’Arvine ​

 

4. 2019 Zündel • Sass

 

5. 2020 Henri Cruchon • Nihilo Nature ​

 

6. 2019 Fröhlich Weine • Pinot Noir

 

7. 2019 Litwan Wein • Wittnau Fure

 

8. 2019 Benoît Dorsaz • Syrah de Fully Quintessence

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 58 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

My Switzerland (English)

Host: Stephan Reinhardt

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Time: Sat 2 April 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

My Switzerland is a very personal masterclass and assembles a lineup of eight wines that stood out to me for many reasons during the tasting of 400 wines in February this year. To me, they represent what I connect with Switzerland in general and for Swiss wine in particular: they are Alpine, cool, fresh, pure and authentic and harbingers or even future icons of a new, self-confident and unique Switzerland that has left former role models behind and is focusing on its own talents.

Featured Wines:

1. 2020 Anne-Claire Schott • Blanc Schiller Orange

 

2. 2021 Ô Fâya Farm • Mirage d’Arvine

 

3. 2020 Chanton Weine • Heida Gletscherwein

 

4. 2019 Zündel • Velabona

 

5. 2020 Fröhlich Weine • Pinot Noir

 

6. 2020 Javet & Javet • Pinot Noir Aime Terre Sans Sulfite Ajouté (Black Label)

 

7. 2019 Benoît Dorsaz • Syrah de Fully Quintessence

 

8. 2017 Litwan Wein • Blanc de Noir Extra Brut

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 58 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

A Bordeaux 2010 Retrospective
 

Host: William Kelley

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Time: Sat 2 April 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

In this tasting of the top châteaux from across Bordeaux, we will go through an extraordinary vintage. 2010 produced a bevy of rich, structured wines, which are just beginning to enter their drinking windows yet will cellar for many years to come.

Featured Wines:

Price: 230 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

Quintessence of the Great 2019 Vintage: The Finest Grüner Veltliners from the Danube River

Host: Stephan Reinhardt

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Time: Sat 2 April 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

2019 has been a great and widely praised vintage for Austria. Although the 2020s will be exciting as well and represent a much cooler, fresher and spicier character, the 2019s have everything that a great vintage needs in order to age for decades: ripeness, intensity, drive and tension. For the first time in 20 years, I have often preferred the Veltliners to the Rieslings in 2019. Obviously, the warmth of the vintage was made for Veltliner. The wines are concentrated and rich, but they also have the vitality and mineral freshness that I have missed in so many warm vintages. In the 2019s, which brought the first 100-point Grüner Veltliner in the history of The Wine Advocate, everything you need to have in a great white wine is on the right palate. For this tasting, I have assembled some of my favorites. You are welcome to share my passions!

Featured Wines:

Price: 58 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

A Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Retrospective

Host: Monica Larner

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Time: Sat 2 April 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

One of the world’s favorite Italian wines, Brunello di Montalcino would not exist if not for the efforts of Biondi Santi. Join our Italian wine Reviewer Monica Larner for an in-depth exploration of some of the best wines made at the Il Greppo estate, home to celebrated Biondi-Santi wines, at the heart of Tuscany.

Featured Wines:

Price: 175 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

The Grand 1000-Point
Experience

Host: Robert Parker Wine Advocate Reviewer Team

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Time: Sat 2 April 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

Join the entire team of RPWA reviewers for a tasting like no other—ten 100-point wines, each presented by the expert reviewers who look after those regions. You'll get to experience sheer perfection in several different forms, from a towering dry Austrian white to seven structured and age-worthy red wines, the unctuous richness of Sauternes and the majesty of a very special vintage Port.

Featured Wines:

Price: 195 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

 

Masterclasses - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Schedule subject to change, please revisit or sign up to our newsletter for latest updates

A Homage to the Genius of Philippe Cambie

Host: Joe Czerwinski

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Time: Sun 3 April 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

Although he worked in a number of countries, consultant Philippe Cambie made his reputation by helping to revolutionize winemaking in the Rhône Valley. While consultant is considered a bad word in some quarters—suggesting a certain style or sense of uniformity—Cambie always put his clients' terroirs, grape varieties and house styles first. As we'll see in this tasting, these terrific wines all retain strong senses of individuality—they're not all the same.

Featured Wines:

Price: 100 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

Donatsch Pinot Noir Unique –
20-Year Anniversary Vertical

Host: Martin Donatsch & Stephan Reinhardt 

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Time: Sun 3 April 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

Weingut Donatsch is among the most famous wineries in Switzerland, hailing from the “Bündner Herrschaften” in the southeastern canton of Grisons, which produces some of the finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of the country and holds the only four hectares of the native “Completer” grape variety in the world. Current winemaker Martin Donatsch now heads up the family estate in the fifth generation. His wines are very sought after internationally and receive top ratings regularly; unfortunately, due to the small production of just over 30,000 bottles annually, the wines are very rare and hard to obtain.

 

For the 20th anniversary of the flagship “Unique” series, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our guests to taste a complete vertical of 20 years of Donatsch Pinot Noir Unique—all the way from the inaugural 2000 vintage, all served from magnums directly from the family’s wine library. Join Martin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate reviewer for Switzerland Stephan Reinhardt on this exciting and special journey into Swiss winemaking history.

Featured Wines:

1. 2000 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

 

2. 2001 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP94​

 

3. 2002 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

 

4. 2003 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

 

5. 2004 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique​

 

6. 2005 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

 

7. 2006 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

 

8. 2007 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

 

9. 2008 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

 

10. 2009 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique​

 

11. 2010 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique​

 

12. 2011 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP95

 

13. 2012 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

 

14. 2013 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP95

 

15. 2014 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP92

 

16. 2015 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP94

 

17. 2016 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP93

 

18. 2017 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP94

 

19. 2018 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique​

 

20. 2019 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

Price: 200 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

Burgundy's Viticultural Revolution

Host: William Kelley

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Time: Sun 3 April 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand 

Contemporary Burgundy is witnessing a viticultural revolution of impressive proportions, as many of the region's best producers rethink the fundamentals of canopy management, planting density, vine genetics and soil cultivation—with profound consequences for wine quality. Rather than focusing on any single appellation, vintage or producer, this tasting takes this viticultural revolution as its theme, ranging all the way from the Mâconnais to the Côte de Nuits, from communal appellations to grands crus. What all the producers featured in this tasting have in common is an innovative approach to viticulture that marks them out as leaders in Burgundy today. William Kelley, The Wine Advocate's Burgundy reviewer, will explain the basics of viticulture and why it matters today—and why it will matter even more in the future. And he'll be joined by Santenay winegrowing pioneer Jean-Marc Vincent, who'll offer personal insights from a career of innovation spanning more than two decades.

Featured Wines:

Price: 98 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket