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Kicking off 2016 with a special event…

Posted by Debbie

Monday, January 4th, 2016

You are in for a treat!  Owner Jeff Aubry & winemaker David Sheppard from Coyote’s Run Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be showcasing a special selection of Estate and Rare Vintage wines for you to taste…and buy at Ottawa’s Orange Art Gallery. Join us to meet the makers and stock up on the extraordinary wines of Coyote’s Run – Tickets are only $25.  This amount is deducted from your order of 6 or more wines showcased at this event.

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Located just outside the village of St. David’s, the estate vineyard is one of the most remarkable locations in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Coyote’s Run enjoys more ripening-friendly heat than almost anywhere in Ontario.

In addition, the property is really two vineyards with two very distinct soil types that they have named ‘Black Paw Vineyard’ and ‘Red Paw Vineyard’.

What a difference the dirt makes

dirtThe soils have tremendous geological differences that are profoundly expressed in the grapes…and the wine. They plant the same grape variety on each of these soils and vinify them separately, resulting in two very unique and distinct wines grown only a few hundred metres apart.

At this event you can taste wines from Red Paw & Black Paw Vineyards side-by-side to taste the difference terroir makes.

Advance Tickets Only
Portfolio Tasting Only: $25 per person*
*This amount will be deducted from your purchase of a mixed case of wine

Sparkling Reception: $25 per person
This ticket is an additional purchase to the Portfolio Tasting ticket

Limited number of tickets available…Order yours & you’ll be added to the guest list.


~ Over a dozen wines to try & buy at special prices ~
FREE Shipping on 6 bottles

A rare & impressive offer.  You can order ANY combination of 6, 12 or more bottles from Coyote’s Run & shipping by courier is FREE.


Meet the dynamic people behind the winery…

Coyote’s Run was founded in 2003 by the Aubry family, with David Sheppard as Winemaker.

Dave & Jeff & ChrisDavid (middle) is a top notch winemaker with over 30 years of experience in the industry.  After working at a small winery in Germany, he returned to Canada to join Inniskillin and learned from pioneers like Karl Kaiser.  Jeff Aubry (right) came to Niagara wine country from his high tech days at Nortel.  He wanted to be a part of something more creative and the wine industry was the perfect choice. David & Jeff will undoubtedly share many more stories about their wines & their boutique winery when you meet them at this portfolio tasting. (on left of this photo is Chris – the assistant winemaker)


Event Details

DATE: Wednesday January 20, 2016
SPECIAL: Sparkling reception with the Winemaker: 5:30 to 6:30pm
LOCATION: Orange Art Gallery, 290 City Centre, Ottawa (free parking available)

Sparkling Wine Reception with the Winemakerwine_tasting_sparkling
Kick off the New Year with a glass of sparkling wine as David explains the intricate step-by-step process of how to craft a delicious sparkling wine that could rival French Champagne.
Only 30 tickets available.

Advance Tickets Only
Portfolio Tasting Only: $25 per person*
*This amount will be deducted from your purchase of a mixed case of wine

Sparkling Reception: $25 per person
This ticket is an additional purchase to the Portfolio Tasting ticket

Sip & Stock up!  

Debbie-bottle-boxThis portfolio tasting will feature impressive wines from Coyote’s Run that rarely are seen outside of the winery – and you definitely won’t find them at the LCBO. Our event is the perfect opportunity to stock up for wines to have on hand and those to lay down in your cellar.

All parcels will be hand delivered by courier to your home or office – now that is convenient! 

FREE Shipping on 6 bottles
A rare & impressive offer.  You can order ANY combination of 6, 12 or more bottles from Coyote’s Run & shipping by courier is FREE.

Unable to join us but want to order?

No problem.  The Savvy Team would be delighted to make arrangements for your wine delivery – simply call us 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926)



Wine & Art – a natural match

Posted by Debbie

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

For years, Ottawa was well known for rolling up the streets at 5 o’clock. Not anymore! This city is hopping with interesting events and cool new venues around town. Whether it is a ‘cinq à sept’ or a cocktail reception or an elaborate fundraising dinner, the venues around towncan be just as interesting as the people you meet.

Cool spots to host a party

Savvy-Company-Event-Erin-Sue-Bolling-serving-Denise-Yaternick-709x532When I started Savvy Company over 13 years ago, I intentionally built the business without our own venue, taking the approach of seeking out unique places in Ottawa to host our wine, craft beer and food events. Finding these hidden gems where we can host private & corporate events or large scale Taste and Buys is becoming less of a challenge in our city.

This week alone – and it is only Wednesday – I have discovered four places that I’ve never set foot inside the door. I eagerly returned to our office and exclaimed to my team “Wait till you see the amazing place I’ve discovered. I can’t wait to host do an event there!”

A working brewery, a private revolving room showcasing the entire city, a TV studio, cool art galleries, a loft packed from floor to ceiling with boxes of board games, Ottawa’s oldest wooden building, the best venue to see the sunset over the Ottawa River, a fire hall transformed into a gourmet kitchen, a new museum at a working farm, the most striking roof top patio in the city and a bank vault that is 7 stories underground. Have you been to an event at any of these places?

Mark my words, Ottawa definitely has more than hotel ballrooms and restaurant backrooms when you are looking for venue with cachet that will impress your guests. Call me if you need tips!

What’s new with Orange Art Gallery




One of the newest places on my list is Orange Art Gallery. It’s located amongst the community of hip new businesses in the City Centre and when I walked into the gallery I knew instantly that I wanted to host a Savvy Event there….and soon!

1aOrange Art Gallery quickly outgrew their original space near the Parkdale Market. A year ago, owners Ingrid Hollander and her husband Matthew Jeffery hung out their shingle at a 100 year old building that was once the bank for CN Rail. “When we found this place we knew it was going to be perfect for our gallery”, remembers Ingrid. “The building is full of history which adds to the cool character of the space – perfect for art and special events.”

A perfect place for a pop-up wine shop!

While old on the outside, the rooms inside are now full of stunning contemporary artwork. “When Debbie shortlisted venues to host our portfolio wine tasting in Ottawa, the Orange Art Gallery fit perfectly”, stated Marcel Morgenstern, director of sales at Pondview Estates Winery located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. “They showcase the talent of local artists and our wine event was all about showcasing the winemaking talent at our winery.This venue was a natural choice.”

Tasting with family wineries

Sue Ann Staff of Sue Ann Staff Estates WineryPondview Estates Winery and Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery, also located in Niagara, made a special trip to Ottawa to host an evening where 250+ consumers were invited to sample their wines and order their new favorites.

Few of the wineries’ products are available at the LCBO, so this event organized by Savvy Company provided ticket-holders with the opportunity to meet the winery owners and winemakers, try their hard-to-find-wines and order their favorite wines to be delivered to their home or office.

What’s a Taste & Buy?

Marcel Morgenstern - Jennifer Hanniman and Mathieu Deshaies“It is the new way to buy Ontario wine. It is like trying on clothes, you feel the material, try on various sizes, then buy what you like and what fits you best.

At our events you can sample any of the wines – sparkling, whites, roses, reds and dessert wines, even barrel samples of wines that are not released yet,talk with our winemaker and then order the wines you really liked. It is definitely a more personal and enjoyable way to shop than buying wines at the LCBO by reviews or reading shelf talkers,” Morgenstern (in photos at right) explains.

Most importantly, guests at this Savvy Taste & Buy Event enjoyed being at the Orange Gallery too. “I’ve never been here before and coincidentally, my office is nearby. It’s a cool space, there is free parking, it’s near Little Italy and Chinatown so we went to dinner after having enjoyed all the great wines”, raved Don Cook, investment advisor at RBC Wealth Management. “I’m definitely keeping this place in mind to host an event for my investment clients.”

More about Orange Art Gallery
290 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa (steps away from Artisan Bakery)

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