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Somms of the World - Inspired Tasting

A tasting inspired by the Somms of the World program
Image of the Somms of the World - Inspired Tasting
Somms of the World – Inspired Tasting 05 Jun 2017
Chiswick at the Gallery
Art Gallery of New South Wales
1 Art Gallery Road, Sydney

The Somms of the World inspired tasting showcased over 50 Australian wines that some of the world’s best sommeliers enjoyed when they visited Australia 

In April this year, Wine Australia hosted 50 sommeliers in Australia to coincide with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Over 650 Australian wines from 42 regions were showcased to the group, which included sommeliers from some of the best restaurants and bars in the world. At the end of the trip, each of the sommeliers nominated wines that excited and astonished them, bottles that they wanted to take home with them and some wines that they were just thrilled to have the opportunity to try.

Wine Australia sourced these wines to create the Somms of the World – Inspired Tasting and invited sommeliers, trade and media to discover the exciting collection of Australian wine. Over 58 bottles of wine were presented at the events and each was put forward by a sommelier on the Somms of the World trip. There was great feedback on the selection of wines available to taste and over 70 people attended event at Chiswick at The Gallery. Wine Australia also partnered with Wine Communicators to showcase the wines to their members and consumers later in the evening. 

The Somms of the World – Inspired Tasting was a great representation of modern Australian winemaking, giving trade a chance to try some of Australia’s most coveted wines – from the classics to the experimental.

List of wines

  • Bekkers McLaren Vale Grenache 2015
  • Best's Great Western 'Old Vine' Pinot Meunier Great Western Pinot Meunier 1992
  • By Farr Geelong Syrah 2015
  • Campbells Wines The Merchant Prince Rare Rutherglen Muscat Rutherglen Muscat a petits grains rouges
  • Castagna Beechworth Sangiovese/Syrah 2012
  • Clonakilla  Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2015
  • Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz Canberra District Shiraz 2015
  • Cobaw Ridge il pinko Macedon Ranges Syrah 2016
  • De Iuliis  Hunter Semillon 2016
  • Domaine Simha Paysan Pet Nat 2016 Tasmania Riesling 2016
  • Domaine Simha Rao Chardonnay Tasmania Chardonnay 2016
  • Grosset Wines  Clare Valley Riesling 2006
  • Grosset Wines  Clare Valley Riesling 2016
  • Helm Wine Classic Dry Canberra District Riesling 2016
  • Henschke ‘Hill of Grace’ Eden Valley Shiraz 2010
  • Henschke Cellars Hill of Grace Eden Valley Shiraz 2012
  • House of Arras Tasmania Chardonnay Chardonnay 58% Pinot Noir 42% 2002
  • House of Arras  Tasmania Chardonnay Chardonnay 61% Pinot Noir 39% 2003
  • House of Arras Blanc de Blancs Tasmania Chardonnay 2007
  • Jasper Hill Georgia's Paddock Heathcote Shiraz  2015
  • Jauma like rain drops Grenache McLaren Vale Grenache 2016
  • Jauma sand on schist chenin McLaren Vale Chenin Blanc 2016
  • Jilly Wines ‘Big Cats’ New England Australia Touriga Nacional Tinta Cao Tempranillo 2016
  • Jilly Wines Lone Ranger New England Australia Chardonnay 2016
  • Latta Vino ‘Quartz Bianco’ Savagnin Blanc 2016
  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2005
  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2013
  • Lucy Margaux Vineyards Wildman Blanc Adelaide Hills Savagnin Blanc    2016
  • Mac Forbes Wesburn Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015
  • Manon Peaches Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris Savagnin 2016
  • McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Lovedale Hunter Valley Semillon 2011
  • Mount Majura Vineyard Canberra District Tempranillo Shiraz Graciano 2015
  • Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Ochota Barrels ‘The Price of Silence’ Adelaide Hills Gamay 2016
  • Oliver's Taranga Vineyards Small Batch McLaren Vale Mencia 2016
  • Patrick Sullivan Windy Cottage Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2016
  • Brian Tasmania  Pinot Gris 2016
  • Ravensworth Wines Canberra District Riesling 2016
  • Rockford Basket Press Barossa Shiraz 2012
  • Ruggabellus Eden Valley Riesling Semillon 32% Muscat 8% 2014
  • Sami-Odi Little Wine #6 Barossa Valley Syrah 2016 (47%), 2015 (44%), 2013 (5%) & 2012 (4%)
  • Seppeltsfield Solero DP116 Aged Flor Apera
  • Seppeltsfield Solero DP117 Pale Dry For
  • Sorrenberg  Beechworth Gamay 2016
  • Stoney Rise Wine Company Holyman Tasmania Chardonnay 2015
  • Ten Minutes by Tractor McCutcheon Vineyard Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2015
  • Tolpuddle Vineyard  Tasmania Chardonnay 2014
  • Tolpuddle Vineyard  Tasmania Chardonnay 2015
  • Topper's Mountain Gewurztraminer New England Australia Gewurztraminer 2015
  • Topper's Mountain wild ferment New England Australia Tempranillo 2012
  • Tyrrell's Wines Vat 1 Hunter Semillon Hunter Valley Semillon 2009
  • Wendouree Clare Valley Shiraz Malbec 2013
  • Woodlands Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Yarra Yering Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015
  • Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No. 1 2014 Cabernet Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot 2014
  • Zarephath Wines Great Southern Porongurup Pinot Noir 2106


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