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Uncork Canada

Sat June 23

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.
Crystal Palace at the Picton fairgrounds

The Rotary Club of Picton and the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation team up to toast to a new hospital.

The Rotary Club of Picton, in a continuing partnership with the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is inviting wine lovers to come be your own judge at a premier wine tasting event this June.

Uncork Canada is entering its fourth year in Prince Edward County. The event is presented by The All Canadian Wine Championships (ACWC) in concert with sponsors Scotiabank Picton, Picton Elks Lodge and The Waring House.

The tasting takes place on Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the historic Crystal Palace at the Picton fairgrounds. You will not want to miss this spectacular afternoon tasting Canada’s best wines, including medal winners for 2018  The event will feature hundreds of wines, ciders and meads from more than 200 premier wineries and vineyards across Canada. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door for 12 tastings.

What better way to toast the plans for a new hospital in Prince Edward County than by sampling Canada’s best wines? Net proceeds will benefit the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s fundraising efforts for the new hospital project.

“The hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club of Picton are looking forward to raising a glass in support of our County hospital’s redevelopment with all of our attendees this June,” said Monica Alyea, chairperson of the Foundation.

All of the wines, ciders and meads available for tasting are donated by the All Canadian Wine Championships and are sourced from this year’s judging. All wine making provinces are represented.

“This unique event offers the perfect opportunity for avid wine lovers to sample from hundreds of wines not available through the LCBO,” stated ACWC Director Bev Carnahan. “There is only one bottle of each, so it is really a scavenger hunt for wine lovers.”

To see which wineries are participating in the All Canadian Wine Championships this year, go to

Members of the Rotary Club of Picton will be acting as hosts, introducing guests to the great variety of wines available at the Crystal Palace, and offering up to 12 tastings so patrons can judge for themselves which wines they prefer.

The generosity of sponsors, like Scotiabank Picton, helps maximize proceeds for this event. The committee is proud to announce that The Elks Lodge of Picton and The Waring House have also shown their community spirit through sponsoring Uncork Canada.

“The Rotary Club of Picton is delighted to partner with the Prince Edward Memorial Hospital Foundation in hosting this exciting wine event.  Rotary has a history of supporting the great work done by the Foundation, and we look forward to sharing and investing the proceeds back into our community.  It is our hope that wine connoisseurs from across the province will join us in celebrating Canada’s great wines in support of a great cause,” said Rob Leek, past president of the Rotary Club of Picton.

Be sure to mark Saturday, June 23 on your calendar. For more information and tickets, please call 613-476-1008 ext. 4503 or visit Tickets are also available for purchase through the PECMH Foundation office at 403 Main St., Picton or at the Crystal Palace for $40 on event day.

“This walk around tasting of outstanding Canadian wines is becoming a highly recognizable event. For wine-lovers and those working in or associated with the wine industry, it shouldn’t be missed,” said Penny Rolinski, executive director of the PECMH Foundation.

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise money to advance health care for our patients.

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

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Crystal Palace
375 Main St.
Picton, Ontario Canada
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