Fogo Island, NL., Wednesday, June 6, 2018—Toast Canada Day with four of Canada’s most esteemed wine specialists, far away from far away, on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The province joined Canadian Confederation in 1949, and what Newfoundland lacks in a history of winemaking, it makes up for through its connection to great wines from sea to shining sea. Fogo Island Inn celebrates the terroir of its three “new found” sister provinces: British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia over a three-night Canada Day Winemakers’ Weekend on Friday, June 29 through to Monday, July 2, 2018.

Making the Canada Day journey to join Executive Chef Jonathan Gushue on this remote island on the North Atlantic is Brie Dema, one of Ontario’s most knowledgeable sommeliers and a regular contributor to Quench magazine, who will be accompanied by a trio of Canadian winemakers for an extended holiday weekend at Fogo Island Inn. Inspired by the traditional foodways of Fogo Island, David Paterson of Tantalus Vineyards (British Columbia), Ilya Senchuk of Leaning Post Wines (Ontario), and Jean-Benoit Deslauriers of Benjamin Bridge (Nova Scotia), will create wine pairings matched to a feast prepared by Executive Chef Gushue, highlighting the island’s unique outport cuisine and the most prized Canadian wines on the international stage. A special Community Tasting event for invited guests introducing three local wine purveyors to the three visiting winemakers will also take place during the weekend. 

The Fogo Island Inn Canada Day Winemakers’ Weekend will include guided tasting sessions, a movie screening for oenophiles in the Inn’s private cinema, a community wine tasting, Canada Day fireworks, and a variety of immersive experiences exploring Fogo Island’s rich food heritage.

The Canada Day Winemakers’ Weekend itinerary at Fogo Island Inn includes all meals, special wine pairings and programming, an Island Orientation with a Community Host, and a range of special Canada Day festivities. A three-night minimum stay is required.To reserve, call our Reservations team at 709 658 3444 (direct), 1 855 268 9277 (toll-free), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..