We are over the moon to introduce the beautifully crafted wines by Angus Vinden (owner/winemaker) of Vinden Estate Wines, Hunter Valley.
Angus mainly produces wines from the estate vineyard and local old vine sites, in particular the Somerset Vineyard in Pokolbin where Angus was mentored under eighth-generation grower Glen Howard. The Headcase series provides Angus with the freedom to make wines that are a little more eccentric compared to the Vinden Estate wines. We love all the wines which are produced with lots of texture underneath layers of primary fruit.
All the wines are handcrafted (literally not figuratively) on-site at their Hunter Valley vineyard and winery from hand-picked grapes using the traditional methods of open fermentation, hand plunging and basket pressing, as well as incorporating the best of modern wine making techniques.
The 2019 87 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay is incredible and comparable to a young Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru… We kid you not.
We thought it only right for Angus to introduce himself…
“My earliest memories are helping Mum & Dad after school; putting vine-guards on young vines and digging out concrete fermenters. My parents encouraged me to follow a different career path, completing 6 years of architectural study at University; it was a spur of the moment trip to Beaujolais and Burgundy 7 years ago that set me on my current path. After drinking one or three too many bottles of pinot including a 2001 Grand Cru Corton Bressandes (and making myself broke in the process), I called my parents at 3am and told them I was coming home to continue winemaking and put architecture on the backburner, and it has grown from there...
I maintain my families’ traditional label, which embodies a traditional ethos paying homage to my parents legacy as well as the traditional wine styles and produces of the region. The Vinden Headcase was established in 2015 when I took over the family business. The goal was to create great wines, which are as fun and distinctive to drink, as they were to make. The range focuses on producing delicious, unique, progressive styles that both respect and challenge the traditional regionality of the Hunter Valley. I believe it is my responsibility, just as O’Shea did up on the old hill, to continually redefine and reinvent the Hunter Valley. Tradition is not stagnant; it should constantly be redefined as we learn from the previous generation.” – Angus Vinden.
The Hunter Valley is the oldest commercial Wine Region in Australia dating back to 1828. As the current custodians, Angus has taken on the role to not only maintain, but to improve the Hunter Valley. All wines Vinden Wines produce are strictly sourced from Hunter Valley Vineyards, Angus believes when you go to Burgundy, you drink Burgundy. Therefore, when you are in the Hunter Valley, you should drink from the plethora of stunning and ancient viticultural sites we possess.
Vinden Wines sources from two vineyard sites, the estate vineyard and old vine blocks at Somerset Vineyard in Pokolbin where Angus was mentored under the 6th generation grower Glen Howard. The estate vineyard was first planted in 1995, the soil is heavy red clay; Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Gamay and Alicante are currently planted. Angus is in the process of expanding the estate vineyard holdings over the coming two years with Cinsault, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, additional Gamay and new clones of Chardonnay and Tempranillo going in the ground.
Somerset vineyard was originally planted in 1891, unfortunately during WWII the vines were pulled as demand for war time food outweighed grapes. Luckily in 1965 replanting began to re-establish one of the great sites in the original Parish of Pokolbin. As a hillside site it has both fine sandy loam soils and boasts a limestone hillside with granular red volcanic clay. Shiraz, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho, Gewürztraminer and Chenin Blanc are planted.
“Winemaking is an extension of farming for me, each vintage we are dictated to by Mother Nature and our grapes are a reflection of that growing season. That is the beauty and the art of viticulture and winemaking. Each wine and every bottle encapsulates that growing season. It is my role in the winery to guide them as carefully as possible from grapes and into wine, to ensure they are a true representation of that year and the terroir. The wines are made on-site from hand-picked grapes, wild yeast is employed and we ferment and mature in a multitude of vessels; concrete fermenters and eggs, stainless steel tanks, clay amphorae and oak 500L-2000L foudres. I showcase a different side to the Hunter Valley which keeps pace with the current market and new wine trends that are emerging.”
“I hope you enjoy drinking these as much as
I did making them. Cheers!”
73 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019
97+ to 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey "The title tells you everything - The Chardonnay vines were planted in 1973 and only one barrel produced (circa 600 bottles) therefore, our allocation is limited. I would love to put this into a blind tasting as the nose is deceiving – This has the depth and complexity of a wine at least five years of age. Ripe pear, a waft of fresh grated ginger, yuzu and fresh lemon juice. The palate is packed tightly with stone fruits, super-elegant, tensile and displays searing intensity, which is most satisfying. There is so much energy and it would benefit from 3-5 years in the cellar. Delicious now but the investment is a few years down the line. Remarkable for such a young wine. Drink now to 2030+. Served in Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”
£28.95 per bottle
or £262.75 per case of 12 In Bond
87 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019
97++ to 99 Points - Stuart McCloskey “Sourced from vines planted in 1987 and currently my favourite of the three Chardonnay’s as it combines the richness of the estate Chardonnay, with the finesse of the ’73 but the intensity and complexity is on a different playing field. The density is something quite extraordinary and rarely seen in the new world (for such a young wine) - Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru? Classic ‘Vinden’ yellow stone fruits, lemon, yuzu unfold from the glass with the added complexity of creamed oatmeal, spring flowers, minerals / chalk. Medium to full-bodied and showing a serious degree of class. Tightly wrapped, racy, balanced to perfection and almost perfect which is daft to declare for such a young, modestly priced wine. The purity is humbling as is the mouthfeel, which is easy to fall in love with. Honestly magical and a high point for an Aussie Chardonnay. This should be double the money. Enjoy a few bottles now and hide the rest for 5-10 years when you will be enjoying nirvana. Incredible and I must shut up! Served in Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”
£28.95 per bottle
or £262.75 per case of 12 In Bond
"Oodles of finesse on show. This has the structure to age for a decade and will be magnificent in five years. Epic."
Somerset Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
96++ to 97++ Points - Stuart McCloskey “Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where Angus once worked. The vines were planted in 1973, 1980 and 1987 over red volcanic clay and fine sandy clay loam. The bouquet offers ripe apricot, creme patissiere, spiced apple, fresh squeezed lemons, lemongrass with an undercurrent of minerals. The palate is medium-bodied but offers layer upon layer of ripe, citrus fruit. Tightly wound, tensile whilst offering incredible depth for its age. There’s a lovely creaminess which adds weight to the palate feel, which is beautifully contrasted by a seamless line of acidity. Oodles of finesse on show. This has the structure to age for a decade and will be magnificent in five years. Epic. Served in Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”
£23.95 per bottle
or £212.75 per case of 12 In Bond
Headcase Single Barrel Shiraz #3 2018
Angus Vinden "This wine was one of 3 barrels selected from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. In the stellar 2018 vintage I separated the three aspects of the vineyard; Easterly, Northerly and Westerly to explore the ‘Terroir’. Each block was picked, fermented and vinified separately. The Western Slope was planted in 1970 on orange volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. The fruit was cold soaked, fermented in open concrete fermenters with wild yeast, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French oak for 14 months. Unfined, unfiltered and gravity fed to bottle."
£31.95 per bottle
or £292.75 per case of 12 In Bond
97+ Points - Stuart McCloskey “Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard and a blend of three slopes: Eastern, Northern and Western – planted 1966, 1968, and 1970. Warm earth, dried spices, raspberry, green olives and vanilla waft from the glass. Medium-bodied, layered, elegant and immensely appealing. The tannins are super-fine and meld beautifully with the fruit, which is ripe, crunchy and juicy. I love the subtle star anise, spice, liquorice, touches of violet and toast which I imagine emanates from the French oak in which the wine rested for 16 months. Incredible length and finely polished – sensitive winemaking and will drink beautifully over the next decade. Ideally, leave this in the cellar for 3-5 years. Served in Zalto Bordeaux glassware”
£31.95 per bottle
or £292.75 per case of 12 In Bond
96 points - Stuart McCloskey “A more lavish feel to both the nose and fruit profile. Clearly, made for immediate enjoyment, but with the structure to age well for 8-10 years. That tell-tale warm red clay soil emanates from the glass, with oodles of plush, dark fruits. Ripe, sumptuous with touches of cassis, oak and espresso. The palate is equally friendly and greets you with a wash of crisp, ripe red & dark fruits. The tannins are impeccably balanced and work in harmony with the zap of acidity. There’s heaps to like about this wine as it’s so accessible, flavoursome and friendly. Another 12-24 months in bottle will do it a lot of good. I could even imagine this dunked in an ice bucket for ten minutes and served on a warm, summer evening. Just a joy. Served in Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”
£22.95 per bottle
or £202.75 per case of 12 In Bond
Angus Vinden "Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. Planted in 1969 over fine sandy loam soils, the fruit was hand picked in early February. The juice was fermented on solids in tank/ neutral oak and given extended lees contact to building complexity and texture. The wine shows the character of the old gnarled vines, balancing fruit with minerality."
£18.95 per bottle
or £162.75 per case of 12 In Bond
Angus Vinden "Sourced from the Trevena Vineyard, planted in 1920 on sandy loam soils, these unirrigated vines are situated along what has become known as the golden mile of Semillon on Hermitage Road. A select portion the hand picked grapes were separated to make this wine. A beautiful wine which whilst young is fresh and zesty, full of citris and refreshing acidity, but will reward those with patience to cellar for up to 10 years."
£26.95 per bottle
or £242.75 per case of 12 In Bond
1 x Vinden Estate 73 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019
1 x Vinden Estate 87 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019
1 x Vinden Estate Somerset Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
2 x Vinden Estate 73 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019
2 x Vinden Estate 87 Block Single Barrel Chardonnay 2019
2 x Vinden Estate Somerset Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
Angus will be pouring his wines at our 2020 Tasting this Summer as well as holding a masterclass at 5:00pm on Saturday 23 May.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the winemaker and ask him any question you have about his wines and winemaking practice. The masterclass will give you a key insight into these magnificent wines and the magic behind what makes them.
£15.00 per Masterclass Ticket
Please note: A Masterclass ticket must be purchased in addition to a tasting ticket for the main room. Please read the T&C's that apply on the tasting ticket.
Musings from HQ
In most parts, the world is obsessed with discounts.
Do we feel the pressure?
In most parts, the world is obsessed with discounts. Some are artificial and some are ‘factual’. The burden on the seller to continually offer price reductions is tempting as a sale with some degree of profit is surely better than nothing - or is it? One of our competitors send weekly discounted offers. In fact, I am yet to see one of their emails without the foundation centred around a sale.
I perfectly understand the rationale as, and in our industry, it is competitive with many merchants listing the same wines and all fighting for that important online order. Across the board, high street sales are struggling which is no different to physical wine shops. Getting people to your store is often the hardest step whilst making a worthwhile sale comes down to the skill of the wine advisor and the thrill of the range. Increasingly, customers turn to the great World Wide Web and seek out the cheapest price, albeit forget to look at the lengthy delivery schedule as most do not carry any stocks.
We have seen a huge surge in customers only purchasing wines when offered as part of a sale. Again, I understand their motivation but it’s a downward spiral for The Vinorium if we fall into the trap of a ‘sale is better than no sale.’ Sales for January 2020 (compared to Jan ’19) dropped by £12.34 which is negligible when sales for the month run into the hundreds of thousands. Online organic sales rose by some 28%, HQ shop sales were equal. New, online customers who have actively looked for The Vinorium or one of our wines increased by 77% which is tremendous. Magda, head of our private clients continues to impress with another 77% increase. However, existing customers returning under their own steam to purchase wines from The Vinorium fell by 30% which is a substantial figure.
Of course, we ask ourselves “why? Have we one something wrong?” Magda is doing a great job and is, to a degree, partly responsible. Our range of wines has changed significantly from January 2019. Many of the old guard are long gone and have no like-for-like replacement. Does the new range not inspire? I would say ‘yes’ as last September’s tasting was a sell-out with many offering enthusiastic responses. Is our range too expensive? Do we need to offer more wines ranging from £10.00 to £20.00? Please feel free to share your thoughts (email the team).
We have some truly exceptional customers and cherish them dearly. As much as commercially possible, we try to offer the same level of loyalty, but without showing too much bias. That said, and when the crunch comes to the crunch, loyal customers will always receive first refusal on important releases or an old returning favourite, which I believe is the correct etiquette.
I took the ultimate decision not to hold a January sale which perhaps resulted in the drop. Maybe many of our customers were looking to restock following the festive frolics, but January being January, expected sale prices. Much of our stock is sourced from new producers and the thought of selling them off cheap does not sit well with me. Perhaps I am getting too old or nostalgic as the thought of selling-off a great bottle of wine before it’s had the opportunity to get out of the blocks appears somehow wrong.
Are global customers looking for handouts? It would be naive to think otherwise but the retail industry desperately requires a level playing field. Ticket sales for last year’s portfolio tasting were overwhelming and caused no-end of problems. I use the term ‘sales’ loosely as many of the tickets were snapped-up with our compliments.
We can draw direct parallels to the problems being faced by many.
For example, 75% of customers who checked-out with a pair of complimentary tickets have not considered the idea of purchasing a ticket(s) for Australia Unearthed II, which is a revealing statistic. Of course, we are heading into a Bank Holiday which may be the reason however, I wonder how many tickets to Oz Unearthed II would have been snapped-up if they were provided without charge?
After spending the past five years building a database of private customers’ which ran into the thousands, we decided (and trust me, after much deliberation) to erase nearly 50%. It is important to quantify the 50% as some have never purchased from us. A proportion have not purchased for the past eighteen months and some are only stimulated when we have a sale or offer free tickets.
Some may consider my actions of removing 50% of our customers reckless. Other merchants would consider this foolish, but I see things differently. Can we afford to be so brave? Will sales suffer (and back to my opening statements ‘a sale with some degree of profit is surely better than nothing’)? No is my answer, as our list of loyal private customers is strong, combined with the added benefit of our international trade base with is very active and substantial.
We do plan to offer key wine sales throughout the year (we try to offer a little discount each Sunday), dinners, complimentary events and much more… We believe it is only fair that customers who support us throughout the year should receive the benefits, rather than customers who are only interested in wines which are available during a sale, which I am sure you will agree with.
Is the future bright for The Vinorium? I say ‘yes’ with resounding positivity and I very much look forward to every twist and turn. Our international reputation has grown considerably with The Vinorium now seen as one of Europe’s major Australian importers. Not only does this attract international sales, but a string of great winemakers who wish to be represented by The Vinorium.
Who takes priority? All of our customers are important however, and in the first instance, you, our private customers will receive priority over our trade customers and this will continue, as we love the connection to those who enjoy our wines. The trade is less enthusiastic as is the process of selling to them. It’s a quick email and usually a response with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no.’ Commercially, it makes more sense to sell to the trade as the process takes a matter of minutes, there is no picking and packing and no free shipping. The sales margins are in fact higher as the costs involved are minimal. But it is boring and fundamentally the reason why we created The Vinorium (to champion great winemakers and to search out enthusiastic supporters of the same). And to some degree, this is another major reason why we are not forced into selling wines off cheaply. Our trade customers (and particularly when we are having a torrid time against the FX markets) can have a field day with our wine selection…
By way of an example, non-trade buyers of Dan Standish 2017 received a special ‘pre-arrival’ offer last week. The ‘new’ 2018 collection has received huge scores from Robert Parker.com – two wines receiving 98-100 points, and we unveiled the rare Andelmonde. Sales were fabulous (thank you very much indeed). This week, non-trade buyers of Dan’s 2016 received the same offer. Tomorrow, these wines will be released to the trade with one of my customers keen to purchase 192 cases, more than all our private sales combined – They pay the same, pre-arrival price as you.
The EU bans House of Arras Grand Vintage!
Written by Magdalena Sienkiewicz
In June 2019, the EU announced that acceptable residual levels of a contact fungicide called Iprodione, which is the active ingredient in a spray used against botrytis, would drop from 20mg/L to a microscopic 0.01mg/L. The consequences of this drastic drop have been profound in the wine industry.
One of our Tasmanian producers being a perfect example. Last year, we received a kind recommendation from one of our customers who lives in Tasmania; a great producer named Grey Sands, who produces amazing wine in the Tamar Valley. Samples were sent and the entire team relished their uniqueness. We particularly loved their Pinot Blanc, an intriguing Byzantine blend (Chardonnay, Viognier & Malvasia Bianca), cellar releases of Pinot Noir dating back to 2007 and the outstanding still Blanc de Noir, which gave me goose bumps.
We love wines that dare to be different and do so successfully, carrying the rare ‘wow’ factor.
After much discussion, we agreed to be their exclusive agent for the UK. Rita and Bob Richter (the proprietors) confirmed our order was packed however, the export certificates failed as the majority of their wines were rejected on the grounds of the new EU laws. Grey Sands wines were tested for 74 different compounds and all were undetectable except iprodione. Even the iprodione levels were well below the previous maximum acceptable level of 20mg/L...
An understandably distressed email from Rita reads as follows:
“Bob has always followed the protocols for EU spray regimens as the EU residual levels limits are lower than Australian limits. Up until November 2017, the recommendations for the use of this spray were up to 7 days prior to harvest, to meet the maximum residual level of 20mg/L. We have never sprayed any closer than 6 weeks prior to harvest, as once the bird netting is put out we can't spray (or use any machinery in the vineyard).
In November 2017 the EU flagged that they were 'looking at this compound,' so Bob stopped using it (from the 2018 vintage onwards). We were shocked by these results, but we can't do anything about them.
The Wine Federation of Australia asked Wine Australia to approach the World Wine Trade Group to ask that wines that met the criteria that were in force when they were made should be allowed entry, but their request was denied.”
Unfortunately, and until the EU regulations change (or until we are no longer subject to EU’s laws), we are unable to import any of the fabulous wines from Grey Sands, which is a great shame…
Furthermore, this also means that we are no longer able to import older releases, which used to meet the criteria prior to the recent changes. The biggest repercussions are noticeable in the Accolade brands.
During our last month’s Accolade meeting, it came to light that House of Arras has also fallen victim of the new EU laws. Europe will not see their fabulous Grand Vintage releases for at least another 18-24 months, or simply until the next Grand Vintage releases are made in accordance with the altered regulations. It is going to be a very long wait once UK stocks (and those which arrived ahead of the change) have been exhausted.
Of course, this may cause trouble for Accolade's older releases. Mature wines from Reynella, Thomas and Eileen Hardy wines, Grant Burge and more, all of which have been thoroughly enjoyed by Vinorium customers in the past, are now an uncertainty and we may not be seeing these returning to the UK for the foreseeable future. Of course, unlike the above, the situation does not affect any older stocks which are already in the UK however, we may face a few hurdles when exporting more of the same wines out of Australia going forward.
For now, this is our offering of the great Tassie wines from House of Arras.
House of Arras A By Arras Premium Cuvée NV
This elegantly structured wine has a great persistence of flavour and exquisite balance of dosage and acidity. An excellent example of non-vintage style exhibiting beautiful poise and a refreshing natural acidity on the finish.
Predominantly Pinot Noir, which gives the wine red fruit plushness gives the wine lychee like characters, richness and a great backbone. Chardonnay is blended which creates a great elegance of structure and finesse, balancing the rich nature of Pinot Noir. Chardonnay (with age and some degree of oak) expresses the toast, mushroom, biscuit characters whilst the Pinot Noir is forward with flora/aromatic softness and tends to fill the middle palate. It matures relatively rapidly compared to the other varieties and enhances wine aged/complexity, often described as having 'soft acidity' which means more fruit driven and soft/approachable notes.
£19.95 per bottle
House of Arras Vintage Rosé 2007
97 Points - James Halliday "First fermentation 92% in stainless steel, 8% in new French barriques; disgorged Dec '17. It immediately proclaims its class; the flowery/spicy/biscuity bouquet translates directly into the elegant, finely detailed palate. The flavours seem airborne in the mouth before landing on and driving the long finish."
£34.95 per bottle
House of Arras Late Disgorged 2004
99 Points - James Halliday "Well done for putting this price on it. What 15yo Australian table wine at the peak of its powers could offer as much complexity and perfection as this? The balance is perfect."
98 Points - Decanter (Susie Barrie MW) "Following 12 years on lees, this blend of two-thirds Chardonnay with Pinot Noir is a truly magnificent wine. Incredibly fresh for its age, it is intensely savoury, with notes of truffle, cream and lemon curd. Long, with the capacity to age for several years, this is a special occasion wine with a price-tag to match."
£84.50 per bottle
My email is well timed as on Thursday, the Drinks business emailed a press release stating that the “Luxury drinks company Moët Hennessy has announced that its entire wine division will be herbicide-free by the end of the year and it intends to invest €20 million in research into sustainable viticulture” which got us thinking about one of our Champagne producers.
We’ve been championing the amazing wines from Egly Ouriet since 2015 who is one of the few growers who follow biodynamic, organic or 'living soil' principals of viticulture. Francis Egly does not use chemical fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides or chemical anti-fungal sprays. The Egly family is one of the very few growers in Champagne who have always refused to use gadoux (ground city rubbish) as fertiliser on their precious vineyards.
Stu informed me that he first came across Francis Egly in Bordeaux and well before his fame. He was pouring Grand Cru Brut Tradition at a Bordeaux Château during an En-Primeur tasting (either the ’08 or ‘09 Bordeaux vintage – Stu couldn’t quite remember which one!). How time changes, as Francis / Egly Ouriet wines are recognised as some of the best produced in France. His Blanc de Noir sourced from the same vines planted in 1946 is very special indeed. To steal a phrase from Tyson Stelzer “The mineral character of the site speaks articulately in softly salty tones that will stir the depths of your soul." It’s more than special. Unavoidably, great wines create a lot of press. In August 2019, William Kelley of Robert Parker.com scored the unreleased 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millésimé 100 points.
Much of our stock has sold and we have found it difficult to replace. The Euro exchange rate is a constant problem, but the battle comes more from new pricing. For now, we say a fond farewell to Francis Egly.
We are not discounting any of our remaining Egly Ouriet wines – our offer simply exposes the scale of recent price increases. For this purpose, we have listed our full prices (based on lower costs of purchase in 2017) against the current market prices.
Egly Ouriet VP Extra Brut Grand Cru NV
Our Price - £69.95 per bottle
Nearest Competitors’ price and are future RRP - £98.00 per bottle
98+ Points - Stuart McCloskey "Disgorged July 2015, Lees: 72 months. Egly’s extended aged Grand Cru is simply sensational and is a beautifully crafted blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, coming from the 1998 vintage. 72 months on the lees has produced a wine of immense complexity and power however, this is an extraordinarily elegant Champagne. Egly’s tell-tale Pinot notes soar from the glass after a little aeration with mineral notes framing the endless finish. Magnificent! VP stands for 'vieillissement prolongée' (extended ageing)."
20 bottles remain
Egly Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru NV
Our Price - £105.00 per bottle
Nearest Competitors’ price and are future RRP - £139.95 per bottle
99 Points - Stuart McCloskey "Disgorged July 2015, Lees: 72 months. In short, this is simply the greatest Blanc de Noir (100% Pinot Noir) which money can buy. Produced from an ancient vineyard planted in 1946 and spends an incredible 72 months on its lees, which adds considerable complexity to what is already something quite extraordinary. This is truly a treat and stirs the depths of your soul (if you are one of the lucky few)."
71 bottles remain
Brut Rosé Grand Cru NV – RRP £89.95
Our price - £49.95 per bottle - WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT
Nearest Competitors’ price and are future RRP - £64.95 per bottle
Brut Tradition Grand Cru NV – RRP £64.95
Our price - £66.95 per bottle - WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT
Nearest Competitors’ price and are future RRP - £89.95 per bottle
I firmly believe that Egly Ouriet champagne are some of the very best money can buy in the rather exuberant world of Champagne. What do you think? Would you like to see Egly’s full range returning to our shelves and more importantly, are you prepared to pay for the price with significant increases? Or perhaps you would like to continue seeing more introductions from the New World?
I would love to hear your own thoughts, so please do drop me an email and share your views…
Have a great weekend, Magda
The UK's largest Australian wine tasting for private customers
OXO2, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, Level Two, London SE1 9PH
Date & Time:
Friday 22 May, 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday 23 May, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 23 May:
A series of special Masterclasses all priced at £15.00 each will be running throughout the day. A Masterclass ticket must be purchased in addition to a tasting ticket for the main room. A tasting ticket does not entitle you to attend a Masterclass. Please read the T&C's that apply on the tasting ticket.
The outstanding list of winemakers who will be attending
Artisans of Barossa, Dan Standish, Jaysen Collins (JC’s Own), Massena, Nick Glaetzer, John Pooley, Nav Singh from Domaine Simha, team Greenock Creek, Owen Latta from Eastern Peake, Stuart Angas from Hutton Vale Farm, Julian & Alana Langworthy from Nocturne, Stuart Pym from Flowstone, Greg Hobbs, Kay Brothers, Craig Stansborough from Purple Hands / After Five Wine Co, the boys from Wild Duck Creek, Soumah are back, Angus Vinden from Vinden Estate, Paul & Gilli Lipscombe from Sailor Seeks Horse, Franco D’Anna from Hoddles Creek, Grant Taylor from Valli Vineyards (New Zealand)… and we are waiting on confirmation from Domaine Naturaliste. All-in-all, a very impressive line-up.