Wine valley in Barossa, South Australia

Wine valley in Barossa, South AustraliaPhoto: Getty Images

The 2019 Australian Wine Tasting takes place in a couple of weeks on Wednesday, 30th January in The Round Room at The Mansion House in Dublin 2.This event is an ideal way to discover what makes Aussie wine unique. You’ll taste many different styles of wines, from classic to contemporary, rogue to the refined.

Australia has one of the most diverse wine scenes in the world. Quite simply, there’s nothing like it. With 100 different grape varieties grown across 65 wine regions, their wines are an expression of the distinctive terroirs and vibrant communities that cultivate them.

Australian winemakers are curious by nature, perfecting old concepts and playing with new ideas to create something extraordinary. No technique goes untested and no convention goes unchallenged. In fact, you could say they have a proud tradition of starting new traditions.

Find out what makes Aussie wine so exciting at the Australian Wine Tasting in Dublin. There will be over 250 wines from 40 wineries across Australia. This is your chance to meet the people behind the wines, hear their stories and try a diverse range of wines. There really is always something new to discover: at the tasting try new styles and alternative grape varieties like Fiano, Tempranillo, Montepulciano, Mencia and Gewurztraminer and explore less familiar regions like Grampians, Great Southern and Wrattonbully.

One of the Aussies coming over to Dublin is Scott McWilliam, a sixth generation winemaker at McWilliam's Wines. Scott’s first job was in the cellar at the age of fourteen, he went on to study winemaking at the University of Adelaide, then after experience in vineyards in France, he went on to join McWilliam’s prestigious Mount Pleasant winery in the Hunter Valley. Scott will be pouring their unique Hunter Valley Semillon and fresh, fruity styles of Chardonnay and Shiraz from cool climate regions Hilltops and Tumbarumba.

Scott McWilliam from McWilliam's Wines

Scott McWilliam from McWilliam's Wines

Some of the producers at the event may be familiar names like De Bortoli, d’Arenberg, McGuigan and Peter Lehmann, but other wineries will be new discoveries. Pouring their wines in Dublin for the first time is Patritti with traditional and alternative wine styles from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, and Kirrihill Wines who are introducing their premium cool climate styles from the Clare Valley.

Alongside a great range of wines, Sheridans Cheesemongers will be offering a selection of Irish farmhouse cheeses and charcuterie. With shops in the Dublin area and Galway, Sheridans Cheesemongers also stock olive oils, cured meats, condiments and pasta.

Cheese from Sheridans Cheesemongers

Cheese from Sheridans Cheesemongers


Australian Wine Tasting

Date: 30 January 2019

Time: 6pm-8pm

Place: The Round Room, The Mansion House, 2 Dawson Street, Dublin

Tickets available here.

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