Australia's Emerging Varieties [VIC]

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Bellota Wine Bar

181 Bank Street

South Melbourne, VIC 3205

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"It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change."
Charles Darwin, Naturalist

The Australian wine landscape has been through many changes over recent years. Not only are local producers exploring and working in the most celebrated international wine regions, but climate change is undeniably being experienced on a global scale, modifying the characteristics of many wine regions.

Four local producers, Kim Chalmers (Chalmers wines), Steve Pannell (SC Pannell), Rollo Crittenden (Crittenden wines) and Brad Wehr (Amato Vino), have helped lead the evolution of the Australian oenological landscape through their experimentation with - and belief in - non-traditional or 'emerging' varieties.

During this masterclass they will guide us through an extensive line-up of wines made using these exciting 'emerging' varieties, sharing their observations on Australia's altering terroir and how they have found these varieties better suited to the changing local environmental conditions.

This masterclass aims to showcase the potential of Italian, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese and other traditionally European varieties in the Australian environment, rather than compare local examples to their European counterparts. Although we don’t mind them at all!

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Sommeliers Australia Members – $20 + booking fee

Non-Members – $35 + booking fee

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are essential, and will be taken until 5pm, Friday 31 May unless booked out prior.

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Bellota Wine Bar

181 Bank Street

South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Australia

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