Australia’s premier food and wine event celebrating the raw, natural and Indigenous. Presenting over 200 natural wines from all over the world, Rootstock provides a unique opportunity to talk with growers and winemakers alongside masterclasses and the very best artisan produce prepared by Australia’s most innovative chef’s. Conceived by Mike Bennie, James Hird, Giorgio de Maria and Linda and Matt Young, Rootstock has been central to sparking a conversation around sustainable food and wine practices in Australia.
We are excited to be part of Ferment the Dinner alongside friends and one of the most exciting chefs we know. This one is going to be special. Come join us!
The inaugural FERMENT the DINNER will be held alfresco, under the stars and the watchful eye of Chef Jock Zonfrillo.
Jock will be presenting a FERMENTED FEAST, he has selected 8 Australian chefs and 8 South Australian winemakers, each course is carefully prepared with fermentation in mind and the wines are all natural ferments!
CHEFS: Karena Armstrong (The Salopian Inn), Adam James (Rough Rice), Jock Zonfrillo (Restaurant Orana), Oliver Edwards (The Summertown Aristologist), Duncan Welgemoed (Africola), Mat Lindsay (Ester), Emma Shearer (Lost Loaf), Mitchell Lloyd (Woodside Cheese Wrights)
8 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WINEMAKERS: Alex Schulkin (The Other Right), Anton Van Klopper (Van Klopper Wines), Wayne Ahrens (Small Fry Wines), Gareth Belton (Gentle Folk), Taras Ochota (Ochota Barrels), Brendan Keys (BK Wines), Charlotte Hardy (Charlotte Dalton Wines), Tom Shobbrook (Shobbrook Wines)
Each duo will be presenting one course of the eight course degustation entirely based around fermentation, matched with natural, minimal intervention wines.
We're so happy to be back to Mental Notes 3!!
Mental Notes is a gathering of people who make wine and people who enjoy tasting it.
Mental Notes 3 will take place on the 23rd of September in 2017 at the world's greatest pub, The Lansdowne in Sydney. You'll have the opportunity to taste over a hundred unique, engaging and just generally excellent wines from all over Australia.
Tickets and info <<HERE>>
We're super excited to share with you this coming event -
Preparation: Foraging, Fermenting & Feasting with the bright-eyed Tiffani of Conscious Lifestyles. A full day in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, mushroom foraging, a long table vegetarian feasting and of course wine! The most perfect way to spend a wintery day! 🍁🍄🍷✨
Please get your tickets FAST if you'd like to join as the shed is small and the places are limited!
'Preparation' refers to the process traditional food cultures went through in the lead up to winter, in order to capture and store Autumns abundance - in this case - the grapes, fruits, wild mushrooms and vegetables of the Adelaide hills & nearby; foraging, fermenting or preserving them to enjoy over winter and beyond. This event celebrates this process and the pending winter solstice.
More info and tickets << H E R E >>
Now in its fourth year Handmade has become one of the most anticipated events on both wine makers and wine lovers calendars, It is definitely one of our most favourite wine gigs!
It's a day dedicated to making wine fun and approachable and learning from producers that put every effort into making their wines outstanding. We've come to think of it as a wine party, uniting like-minded people and providing an opportunity to sample incredible wines from local, interstate and international producers not always accessible to the public.
Ticket price includes access to all corners of the Pub, snacks and of course all the wine tastings you could ask for!
Come join us! Get your tickets <<Here>>
Killer disco bump. Wine as you’ve never tasted it before. A community that’s ready to party down.
That’s what’s on your dance card at Fresh Wine Disco; a nod to the new guard of winemakers in the Adelaide Hills – and Basket Range in particular – who are gaining recognition around the globe for their progressive winemaking techniques and unique flavours.
This is an exclusive insight into the world of low intervention winemaking, and an opportunity to meet the craftsmen at the helm who have precisely blended the season’s pick, no more than weeks off the vine from vineyards around the country
Then, make way for the shiny disco balls as DJ Boogie Monster – actor/DJ Alex Dimitriades – Skin Contact DJs and Driller Jet Armstrong hits the Earth Shaker Sound System for some old school swag and 70s/80s disco smash that is sure to get feet moving and your heartbeat pumping to the rhythm.
With a ticket you can enjoy more than 30 wine tastings throughout the evening along with great beats. Sydney institution Mary’s Burgers will be providing food for purchase on the night.
Pet Nat lovers! A great opportunity to hear and learn more about this winemaking style at this Master Class organised by East End Cellar as part of Tasting Australia
Very limited spaces available to keep the master class small and cozy.
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Naturally sparkling wines have been made for centuries, but these techniques have been lost with the emergence of technology and innovative thinking. This masterclass is focused around the simple, rustic sparklers that are bottled before primary fermentation is finished, which leaves you with a cloudy, unfiltered beauty.
For the progressive wine drinker.
2016 Peeka Boo Grenache
2016 Hitsky New Wave
The Other Right Wines
2016 Bright Young Pink
2016 Bright Side of Life
BK Wines showing wines as well
Photo: The Funky Bunch
Soulfor Wine Melbourne is a big, joyous, one day celebration of organic, additive free wine, incredibly delicious food and brilliant music.
This is a wine tasting and party focussing on what we love most. Wines made by dedicated and brilliant artisans, produced organically and without addtions. Totally pure and totally delicious.
The tasting will run from midday to 4pm and you'll have more than 120 wines from Australia, France, Spain, Italy and even further afield. They'll be presented by some of the world's most exciting winemakers and Australia's most dynamic importers and distributors.
Yes, there's going to some of the most delicious wine on earth to taste and some truly incredible people to meet. But most of all this is going to an impossibly enjoyable party!
<< Further info and tickets >>
Rootstock Sydney’s focus is to promote sustainable farming in food and wine production and no/little additions in winemaking. Rootstock Sydney is a Not For Profit organization and event.
Building upon the enormous success of the past three festivals, Rootstock Sydney 2016 promises to be the most anticipated food and wine festival in the country. This is the only event of its kind – fun, informative, a touch wild, with a focus on organic, biodynamic and natural growing and the beautiful produce that results. Wine Festival over four sessions (ticketed), Food Markets (free), Masterclass Series (ticketed), Night Parties (free) - a comprehensive program is again in place for good times, with amazing wine, beer, spirits, drinks, produce, chefs, food stuffs and more...
Details + tickets << HERE >>
For the first time in it’s eleven year history, Young Gun of Wine comes to Adelaide on Saturday November 19 to unearth the next superstars of wine.
Starting at 7pm, the event, Young Gun of Wine UNCUT, will feature over 60 wines from over 30 (and counting) of Australia’s most cutting edge winemakers. They’ll be transforming a CBD warehouse into a sensory wonderland with the help of Henry Austin, whose celebrated chefs are at the event, preparing dishes from locally sourced wild produce, with a modern spin on yum cha.
It's our first Young Gun of Wine event :) Come party with us!
Following the beautiful day of Fruitful Pursuit's launch with Tasting Australia in May, we're super happy to take part in WINE PLAYGROUND Spring '16 alongside 25 Winemakers + other delectable accompaniments.
Meet South Australia’s next generation of renegade winemakers, who are gaining attention and acclaim for their expressive styles and ‘hands-off’ methods. The Fruitful Pursuit brings this new crop of artisans together for a tasting event like no other—a two-day ‘wine playground’ staged at Fall From Grace. Experience small-batch, organic, biodynamic, natural and minimal intervention wines, and speak to the makers responsible for crafting these exciting directions in Australian winemaking.
<< Click here >> For more details and tickets.
Mental Notes is a gathering of people who make wine and people who enjoy tasting it. The first such gathering will take place on the 30th of April in 2016 at the National Art School in Sydney.
Try over 100 of Australia and the world's most unique and interesting wines along with some of the world’s rarest spirits and saké.
Meet local growers, makers and importers eager to share their knowledge and passion.
Food stalls operated byMary's and Icebergs Dining Room will be operating all day.
Great wines don’t happen overnight, they’re made.
In all seriousness this will be great, please come along.
We're super happy and excited to be part of the amazing Rootstock Sydney 2015.
It will be the first year for us to present our own wine so excitement is thru the roof!
This festival is the crème de la crème celebration of natural wine in Australia and a super duper fun-crazy-good vibes gig. Hope to see as many of you in Sydney this November!
Get your tickets and more info here.
We happy to take part of this year Picnic at Marble Hill - A one-day festival of artisan wine, food and music from the cool heart of the Adelaide Hills! A select group of Adelaide Hills wineries and cider makers will be on hand alongside a range of fabulous, local food producers... all against a stunning backdrop of live music and the historic Marble Hill ruins. The Picnic at Marble Hill is a wonderful day out for wine hipsters, foodies and families alike with proceeds going to the Cora Barclay Centre for deaf and hearing impaired children, the Basket Hill Primary School and the Cherryville CFS.
More info here // Tickets here
The clever wine writer Daniel Honan and sommelier Andrew Clifton-Smith are putting together another tasty event as part of the intriguing In Grapes We Trust initiative;
Run to the Hills. It's an awesome opportunity for all of you in the Newcasle area to taste some mad as hell booze direct from the Adelaide Hills, South Australia! Our wine will be there together with top drops from Jauma, Gentle Folk, BK, Ochota Barrels, Lucy Margaux and more.
Details and tickets here.
Handmade is a one day celebration of delicious wine. Builders Arms Hotel will be hosting a string of Australia's most exciting young vignerons and importers, all of whom will have bottles open for you to taste. We will be there with our latest release of 2014 vintage. Hope to see you there!
More details and tickets here.
It's happening - the annual Sydney's Oak Barrel Wine Fair! We will be pouring our 2014 Spring Release wines there, along with some of the top Australian wine producers. If you're in Sydney on 8th November, 2-6PM, come and taste some, gonna be delicious!
Details and Tickets here.