Melbourne’s most iconic wine bar, City Wine Shop, is joining us at this unparalleled celebration of Victoria’s wine provenance at City Cellar 4- 6 March. Be charmed by exquisite service and a Victorian-only wine list at their elegant outdoor bar featuring everything from quirky small-batch makers to those with over 150 years of winemaking tradition.
Featured on the Wine List are:
Since 2014, wine maker Jo Marsh has been harnessing the cool-climate conditions of the Alpine Valley to make some of Victoria’s most innovative wines. With fertile soils, high natural rainfall, sunny days and cool evenings, the Alpine region is the perfect place to create unusual, elegant and fruity wines.
The Boomtown Winemaking Co-operative in Castlemaine in Central Victoria is the result of three friends coming together to share an equal love of a drop combined with minimal chemical intervention. Together, they produce wines with a philosophy of ‘liquid literature’, as co-owner Jarad Curwood describes it, where the stories of the vineyards, from the soil to the air, is captured in a glass.
Last year (2015), The Young Gun of Wine award went to Adrian Rodda, a young winemaker recognised for his Chardonnay (amongst a couple of reds). Having produced wine for almost twenty years, Adrian worked with the folks at Oakridge before producing wines from Smiths Vineyard – the oldest established vineyard in Beechworth.
We will be blessed with the boutique drops of Arfion – a small, independent wine company making small batches of deliciously fruity but earthy Pinot. Winemaker Dave Mackintosh produces thoughtful wines that consider the flavours produced by the grapes and soil, with minimal winemaking interference.
Creating Bress in 2001, Adam Marks uses traditional winemaking methods and follows in the footsteps of the French, sourcing grapes that have grown in the best climate and conditions to produce different varietals.
Best has been producing world-class wines for over a century from some of Australia’s oldest vineyards. Expect a complex but balanced Shiraz made using whole cluster open fermentation and basket pressing.