Trade and media in Belgium and The Netherlands discovered how Australian winemakers are experimenting with alternative varieties and new styles to create something extraordinary.
Australia has old vines and over 200 years of winemaking experience, but there’s a new generation of winemakers that are pushing boundaries and starting new traditions.
Guests explored the diversity of Australian wine and the innovative spirit of Australia’s winemakers in this master class, presented by The Wine Detective Sarah Ahmed. The master class showcased Mediterranean grape varieties and their unique style in Australia, as well as unusual and rare varieties.
The master class was followed by a free pour tasting of classic whites and summer reds. The line-up featured 50 wines - different regions, grape varieties and styles. Guests tasted fresh, elegant and iconic styles of Australian wine, from Hunter Valley Semillon to Clare Valley Riesling, Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir to McLaren Vale Grenache.
11.00 - 13.00 Master class: Alternative and Extraordinary Australia
13.30 - 16.30 Free pour tasting: Australia's classic whites and summer reds
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