For those who have been following for a while, you probably have read a story we wrote in 2012 about the National Wine Centre of Adelaide South Australia. A year later we found ourselves drawn back to the National Wine Centre to see if the first go around was just one of those times when things just fall right, and what is just normally a regular event, turns into a great one. Well lets get that theory out of the way. This current event was just as good and then stepped up a notch. Yeah that's right, stepped it up a notch.
The Meet the Maker and Uncorked evening was with K1 and Pertaringa.
Taking charge of a diverse group from neophytes to ponces, was Shane Harris, Winemaker and Brand Ambassador.
Showcasing three vintages of Gruner Veltliner, Shane walked us through the 2011,2012 and 2013 and we experienced the evolution of the vintages as we were told of each years differences in weather, and some of the changes of approach to the picking and wine making, as each years lessons were absorbed and the new knowledge applied.
Shane then introduced us to some Pertaringa Shiaz. With a lovely 2010 Over The Top as an opener, and then the renown and revered 2010 Yeoman to finish off, it was simply fantastic. It seemed like every one there was very happy and thoroughly enjoying themselves. Shane was expert at talking through the processes and the wines in a way that all were engaged and entertained.
After the Master class it was upstairs to the open Uncorked gathering with lovely acoustic music and song as well as food and wine specials, and to my surprise, Geoff Hardy himself there to greet those who attended. Spent a while having a chat with both Shane and Geoff, and look forward to bringing you a future story of our visit to Geoff's winery.
|Geoff chatting with an attendee.|
Happy Wine Adventures,
Kiwi & Koala
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