East End Cellars Masterclass: 1000 Years of Wine
2.00pm - 3.30pm
South Australia is home to some of the world’s oldest vineyards. This masterclass is set to celebrate their enduring significance both here and around the globe.
Geography and early quarantine restrictions gave our state great advantages; it dodged huge phylloxera plagues that swept North America, Europe and eastern Australia in the mid-19th century and is now a repository for international grape-vine heritage.
The afternoon’s equation is simple: 10 wines on tasting, each of which comes from a vineyard that is more than 100 years old. The Barossa is a major player in the line-up, with wines made from vines dating back as far as the 1840s. Savour these extreme old vine wines alongside those of McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and more in a unique tasting and celebration of South Australian wine heritage.
This homage to South Australia’s wine history will be hosted by Barossa winemakers James Lindner, Reid Bosward and Chris Ringland.