Welcome to Amici dell' Enotria - Edmonton

The ancient Greeks called Italy Enotria - 'the land of wines', a name it still deserves. We are Amici dell' Enotria - Friends of the Land of Wines. More wine is produced in Italy than in any other country in the world. Unfortunately knowledge of the types and quality of Italian wines is limited, with only a few being recognized around the world.

To attempt to overcome this deficit, the Amici dell' Enotria society was founded in Ottawa, in 1977, and opened Chapters across the country. The Edmonton Chapter was founded shortly thereafter and operated until 1989. During the period 1990-1996 the Chapter was inactive but, in 1997, the Chapter was reactivated and continues strongly. After the national office ceased operations in 2000, the Edmonton Chapter incorporated as an independent, not for profit body in 2001.

The mission of the Chapter is to encourage the understanding of Italian wine and food. To this end we host a minimum of five events annually, between September and June. In addition the Chapter has, in the past three years, held a charity event to benefit The Stollery Children's Foundation, The Edmonton School Lunch Program, the Culinary Team NAIT and the Art Gallery of Alberta.