Founded in 2005 by Todd Halpern, Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival is Canada’s premier wine and culinary fundraiser for medical research and innovation, raising more than $63 million in support of UHN programs. Grand Cru assembles the finest wine, gourmet cuisine and the brightest minds in medical research. Each year, proceeds raised at Grand Cru directly support scientific research and fund key program areas at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, UHN.
Grand Cru attendees are the who’s who of Toronto’s corporate and philanthropic elite with influential guests from Canada and the United States. Illustrious in their respective fields, this diverse group of individuals have a passion for philanthropy.
Halpern Portfolio Wine Tasting – OCTOBER 29, 2020
This invitation only wine tasting features internationally acclaimed winemakers pouring a selection of their finest wines for Grand Cru Festival Pass holders and VIP wine enthusiasts.
Grand Cru Live Auction – OCTOBER 29, 2020
Immediately following the Halpern Portfolio Wine Tasting, a select group of guests attend the exciting and highly anticipated Live Auction which boasts premium auction lots and raises more than $1 million.
Grand Cru Exclusive Wine & Dine Experience – OCTOBER 30, 2020
The Exclusive Wine & Dine Experience takes place in a number of private homes and venues. In an intimate setting, guests enjoy an exquisite menu prepared and presented by a top chef paired with wines from a world class vintner. A leading medical professional represents UHN at each dining experience.