Are you heading to Cornucopia in Whistler next month? If you are going or thinking of going then this is an event you are surely not going to want to miss.

Exclusive winemakers’ dinner celebrates a unique collection of wines.

On Friday, November 12th at 6:30pm, Whistler’s premier restaurant, Araxi, will celebrate a compelling collection of wines in an exclusive winemakers’ dinner during Cornucopia: Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food.

Big Guns: Small Producers

These five extraordinary wineries—four from the Napa Valley and one from Walla Walla—are all small, family-owned properties engaged in sustainable farming practices. Each of the wineries has achieved critical acclaim and international followings, and through the course of the evening, introductions to each wine will be led by winery principals, including discussion on technique and terroir. This insider’s tour of excellence in winemaking promises to be Cornucopia’s tour de force.

Executive Chef James Walt has created a distinctive five-course menu that highlights the excellence of the Pemberton Valley’s autumn harvest—alongside globally-sourced ingredients—with each plate married to these prized wines:

Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 2009

Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon “1886”, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 2006

‘Top-Rated’ Gayot

Miner Family Vineyards “Wild Yeast” Chardonnay, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2007

91 Points, Connoisseurs’ Guide

Miner Family Vineyards “The Oracle”, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2006

93 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2007

95 Points, Robert Parker

Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley, 2007

96 Points, Robert Parker

Pepper Bridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, 2007

92 Points, Robert Parker

Pepper Bridge Winery ‘Reserve’, Walla Walla Valley, 2006

93 Points, Robert Parker

Merryvale “Profile”, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 1999

93 Points, Wine Spectator

Merryvale “Antigua” NV (Dessert Wine)

91 Points, San Francisco Chronicle

Gold Medal, Wine Enthusiast

For tickets, visit $225, all inclusive. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Whistler Health Care Foundation.