Jan 25, new time format: 5-7:30 with Chateau representatives, then LCBO servers to 9pm.
I met the Vintages Events Manager a couple of times last week at events and discussed the UGC,early finish time last year, and limited time to taste so many wines with her.
Apparently the reason for the early finish was so the Chateau owners and reps could make their plane to get to Montreal for the next leg on their tour.
On our next meeting she told me this year they are planning to end the event even earlier this year for the same reason. However, they will start earlier - with the chateau personnel and finish up with LCBO servers - with more total time for those who can get their earlier.
This is still unofficial but mark off Jan 25 on the calendar and watch for the start/finish times that are posted when it is announced.