6 May 2023 Once Only Event
Old vineyards, new energy. This is the Barossa 2.0: modern, exciting, coveted.
Wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie will welcome Tasting Australia drinks curator Meira Harel, plus two leading local winemakers, for a masterclass celebrating all that’s fresh from this world-class region. Amelia Nolan and Callum Powell are changing the game, opting for less oak, less alcohol and more floral expressions of the Barossa. These are wines capturing South Australia’s heart and soul.
Nolan is managing director of Greenock’s Alkina, an organic and biodynamic vineyard focused on expressing the nuances of its ancient soils. Artisanal craft and cutting-edge technology both have their place here; the resulting wines are elegant and delicate.
Winemaking is a family tradition for Powell. His father, David, steered Torbreck to success before the pair began making wines under their Powell & Son banner. This next-gen star then founded Agricola Vintners, with its range of lower alcohol Shiraz quickly turning heads.
Harel, meanwhile, is a wine and restaurant professional who has managed top Australian venues including The Town Mouse and Daylesford’s famed Lake House. Harel relocated to Adelaide in 2019 and is today general manager of the reinvigorated Press Food and Wine, along with Peel Street Restaurant and Leigh Street Wine Room.
Wines from the Barossa’s Sami Odi, Shobbrook, Rasa and Riley Harrison are also set to feature during this evening masterclass.
Once Only Event
6 May 2023