The ADT in London on 24 January was the UK’s biggest trade tasting of Australian wine to date, with nearly 1100 wines from 230 wineries.
Over 900 visitors from across the UK and Europe attended. 30 winery principals also flew in from Australia to pour their wines - Tim Adams, Kym Milne MW, Jane Campbell, Franklin Tate, Rory Lane, Damian North and Trina Smith amongst others.
The tasting showcased the quality, diversity and innovation of Australian wine. All styles of Australian wine were on show and prices (£RRP) ranged from £3.75 up to £160 a bottle. Visitors tried the latest vintages of Australia’s most iconic fine wines, including Penfold’s St Henri Shiraz, Clonakilla’s Shiraz Viognier and Henschke’s Julius Riesling, as well as new-wave artisan wines from the likes of Gembrook Hill, Mac Forbes and Ministry of Clouds.
With more exhibitors, new wineries, product launches and a new venue, there was a lot to talk about at this year’s exciting ADT.
Laura Jewell MW, Wine Australia Head of Market EMEA, said:
“This Australia Day Tasting in London really highlighted the diversity of Australian wine and reinforced the country’s reputation as a premium wine producer. As our biggest UK event to date, it was a great success and I’d like to raise a toast to the 230 wineries that joined us.”