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Attend Off the Vine London 2018

20 Sep 2018 London Free Drinks trade and media only
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20 Sep 2018
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Drinks trade and media only

The event will take place at a cool new venue, The Steel Yard, a cavernous vaulted bar located in central London under the Cannon Street railway arches. We’re trekking into uncharted land – this is the first wine tasting to be held at The Steel Yard!

The 36 winemakers and winery owners will be pouring the wines and sharing their stories. The line-up will feature 200 wines: alternative varieties, exciting new styles and wines with little or no intervention.

11.00am-5.00pm: Trade Only. Invitation Only. Open Minds Only. 

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20 Sep 2018
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The Steel Yard, 13 – 16 Allhallows Lane, London EC4R 3UE
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Meet the Makers

Not beholden by tradition and always experimenting, the producers are a bit ‘off the vine’. And whilst they’re very diverse and don’t fit into just one box, they can be loosely grouped into:

The Terroir Hunters

It's all about place for these guys. The producers have found exceptional sites and their wines, often small batches and single vineyards, convey a real sense of place. Get a glass and taste the diversity and regionality of Australia.

  • An Approach To Relaxation
  • Bekkers
  • BK Wines
  • Mac Forbes
  • Ministry of Clouds
  • The Other Wine Co/Tolpuddle
  • Thistledown
  • Timo Mayer
  • Tomfoolery

The Minimalists

Our winemakers are curious by nature, perfecting old concepts and playing with new ideas to create something extraordinary. This group combines minimal winery intervention with old-style techniques such as the use of wild yeasts and little oak, whilst some go one step further and advocate a completely natural approach.   

  • Blackwood Hill
  • Bobar
  • Flor Marché
  • Jauma
  • LAS Vino
  • Lethbridge
  • Ochota Barrels
  • Payten & Jones
  • Santolin
  • Small Fry

The Alternatives

If you think Australia is only about Chardonnay, Cabernet and Shiraz, then think again. From Arneis to Zibibbo, Australia is bursting with new arrivals and lesser known grape varieties. Meet the winemakers who are challenging convention and experimenting with alternative varieties.

  • Adelina
  • Chalmers Wine
  • Dal Zotto
  • Delinquente Wine Co
  • Frederick Stevenson
  • Koerner
  • Pizzini

The Sustainables

By embracing organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices, these winemakers believe that they can best express their unique terroir. Their wines, both classic and alternative varieties, are made with as little intervention as possible.

  • Brash Higgins
  • Castagna

The Newcomers

This is your chance to make discoveries and meet new faces. You might not have heard of these guys, some are showcasing their wines here for the first time and some aren’t yet distributed in the UK.

  • Byrne Wines/Liquid Rock n Roll Wines
  • Charlotte Dalton Wines
  • Cooke Brothers Wines
  • Gilbert Family Wines
  • Konpira Maru
  • One Block
  • The Hairy Arm Co
  • Vanguardist Wines

Download the full list of participating winemakers and attending winemakers/winery owners.

Tasting booklet

Download the Off the Vine London 2018 Tasting booklet