David Eng’s Grand Cru is a beautiful portrait of legendary winemaker Pascal Marchand. As a twenty-something aspiring poet from Montreal, Marchand became so enchanted by the Burgundy region that he picked up and left to work the Harvest—and never looked back. Three decades later, his passion and innovative techniques—including biodynamic winemaking—have propelled him to international stardom. Shot over his most difficult year, the 2016 season, the film is both a love letter to the art of wine and a cautionary tale as winemakers like Pascal must face the unpredictable forces of climate change.
6:00 PM - Wine Tasting
7:30 PM - Screening
Filmmaker David Eng and Producer Katarina Soukup will take part in a post-screening Q&A
The screening will be preceded by a wine tasting curated in collaboration with Pascal Marchand's Canadian partner Moray Tawse, proprietor of Marchand-Tawse in Burgundy and founder of Niagara's Tawse Winery. Enjoy a sampling of Tawse's most interesting biodynamically-produced wines.