Finnish Annual Tasting
Finnish Annual Tasting
Finnish Annual Tasting 2017 02 Oct 2017
Vanha Ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 3, 00100 Helsinki
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The quality and diversity of Australian wine was celebrated at our largest ever Nordic Roadshow, held in Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden in October 2017.

More than 900 trade and consumers attended the Nordic Roadshow, which took place in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm across two weeks.  Attracting a record number of guests, this year’s roadshow also showcased a record number of wines: over 1100 wines from 104 producers, representing more than half of Australia’s 65 wine regions.

The events programme comprised a trade-only master class, ‘Sustainable Australia’ hosted by Wine Australia’s Education Manager Mark Davidson, followed by a trade tasting and a consumer tasting.

The event in Finland took place in Helsinki’s Vanha Ylioppilastalo on 2 October and featured nearly 300 wines from 50 wineries. Some of the wineries were familiar names, but others were new discoveries, with 17 producers not yet in the Finnish market and seeking distribution. Winemakers that flew over from Australia to pour their wines in Helsinki included Sarah Fagan (De Bortoli), Emma Norbiato (Calabria Family Wines), Ben Heide (Patritti), Andrew Watson (Woodlands Wines) and Hamish MacGowan (Angus The Bull).

New to this year’s roadshow was a focus table on Artisans and Sustainable Australia, hotly discussed topics and trends that are gaining momentum across the world. Guests got a sneaky peak into how the artisans and pioneering young guns are shaking up the Australian wine scene and learnt more about organic, biodynamic and sustainable winemaking.

With a broad range of styles and grape varieties, the reaction to the wines was very positive from guests who were impressed with the high quality and diversity.

The trade tasting booklet can be viewed here.

Activities

2 October 2017
11:00-12:30 Sustainable Australia Master Class
Sustainable Australia Master Class
When
Monday, 11:00-12:30
Presented by
Mark Davidson

Led by Wine Australia’s Mark Davidson, this master class will explore organic, biodynamic and sustainable wine production. With growing interest amongst trade and consumers, this is a thriving category across the Nordic countries.

  • Taste wines from Alpha Box & Dice, Angove Family Winemakers, Battle of Bosworth and Paxton amongst others
  • Compare and contrast organic and biodynamic wines
  • Find out how water management and alternative varieties are combatting climate change
  • Learn more about sustainable vineyard practices

Places are limited. Please see invitation here.

13:00-16:00 Australian Wine Trade Tasting
Australian Wine Trade Tasting
When
Monday, 13:00-16:00
Presented by
See participating wineries

  • Taste over 250 wines from 50 producers, some already in market and some seeking distribution
  • Compare and contrast organic, biodynamic and natural wines
  • Discover which varieties, styles and pioneering methods are exciting the artisans
  • Find out how water management and alternative varieties are combatting climate change

Please see invitation here.

16:30-19:00 Australian Wine Consumer Tasting
Australian Wine Consumer Tasting
When
Monday, 16:30-19:00
Presented by
See participating wineries

  • Wines from 50 wineries across 28 regions
  • Alternative grape varieties, pioneering winemaking and diverse wine styles
  • Compare and contrast organic and biodynamic wines

Think you know Australian wine? Taste the change and think again.

Please see invitation here.

Click here for tickets - 15.00 EUR

 

Participating wineries

  • Aberdeen Wine Company
  • Alpha Box & Dice
  • Angove Family Winemakers
  • Atkins Family Vineyards
  • Audrey Wilkinson
  • Battle of Bosworth
  • Bird in Hand
  • Brookford
  • Brown Brothers
  • Calabria Family Wines
  • Cockfighter's Ghost
  • Cranswick
  • d'Arenberg
  • De Bortoli Wines
  • Devil's Corner
  • Frankland Estate
  • G Patritti & Co.
  • Grant Burge Wines
  • Innocent Bystander
  • Jacob´s Creek
  • Leconfield
  • Macaw Creek Wines
  • McGuigan
  • Mount Langi Ghiran
  • Natural Wine Co
  • Nepenthe
  • Paulett Wines
  • Pepper Tree
  • PLAN B! WINES
  • Portia Valley Wines
  • Qualia Wines
  • Richard Hamilton
  • Route du Van
  • Sidewood Estate
  • Simon Hackett
  • Tamar Ridge
  • Tempus Two
  • The Hedonist
  • Trentham Estate
  • Ulupna Winery
  • Viviana Ferrari Collection
  • Wakefield
  • Watson Family Wines
  • Windowrie Wines
  • Wine Insights
  • Wines by Geoff Hardy
  • Woodlands Wines
  • Woodstock Wine
  • Xanadu
  • Yering Station

Participating wineries seeking distribution

  • Alpha Box & Dice
  • Atkins Family Vineyards
  • Battle of Bosworth
  • Calabria Family Wines
  • G Patritti & Co.
  • Leconfield
  • Paulett Wines
  • Portia Valley Wines
  • Richard Hamilton
  • Sidewood Estate
  • Trentham Estate
  • Ulupna Winery
  • Viviana Ferrari Collection
  • Watson Family Wines
  • Windowrie Wines
  • Woodlands Wines
  • Woodstock Wine


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