The global biodynamic wine movement returns to Australia

We’re thrilled to bring Return to Terroir back to Australia for only the second time ever.

A stand out event in the 2011 Festival, Return to Terroir is an international forum for the global biodynamic wine movement that travels the globe showcasing the world's very best biodynamic wineries, providing a rare opportunity to meet with the winemakers themselves.

Biodynamic winemaking is a complex agricultural process that takes a holistic approach to the environment of the vineyard. The French word 'terroir' has no direct English translation, but rather it encompasses all of the characteristics of a specific place including the climate, geology and soil-water relations.

Only the cream of the crop can showcase their wines through Return to Terroir, and appearing in Australia will be esteemed European vineyards Domaine Leflaive, Domaine Marcel Deiss, Nikolaihof Wachau, Domaine Ostertag, Domaine Josmeyer, Weingut Wittmann, and Domaine Zind Humbrecht – an Alsatian winery mostly managed by Olivier Humbrecht, the first Frenchman to ever qualify as a Master of Wine.

Founder of Return to Terroir, Nicolas Joly will also be present with his Clos de la Coulée de Serrant,regarded by many critics as one of the world's top dry white wines.

In recent years the Australasian biodynamic wine industry has flourished. Return to Terroir also offers the opportunity to sample wines from exceptional local producers including Castagna, Jasper Hill, Cullen Wines, Ngeringa, Cobaw Ridge and New Zealand’s Milton Vineyard.

This is a truly unique opportunity to experience for yourself the difference that biodynamic processes can make to the finish of a wine, and discuss your discoveries with the winemakers themselves.

Whether you're a connoisseur, an industry insider or a casual enthusiast, come and learn about the future of wine in the best way possible – by tasting.

You do not want to miss this global symphony of biodynamic wines. Book your ticket now.


Return to Terroir
12pm – 6pm
Saturday 28 February - Sunday 1 March
Melbourne Town Hall
$65 including Ouverture Riedel glass and tasting notes

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