The Beechworth Vignerons Spring Tasting returns next month, with 31 winemakers getting together in the historic town centre on Saturday, November 17 to exhibit their finest current-release wines.
Now in its fifth year, the event will showcase a comprehensive range of classic and alternative varieties from this small but impressively diverse wine region in the foothills of the Victorian Alps.
President of the Beechworth Vignerons Association, Daniel Balzer from Willem Kurt Wines says: “Our annual Spring Tasting has been gaining momentum over the last few years and is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to meet and chat with our local winemakers, and to taste our wines. Some of our winemakers release their latest vintage wines at the Spring Tasting, so it is also an opportunity for attendees to taste wines that are not yet readily available.”
“Our aim is to promote and celebrate the Beechworth wine-growing region in a relaxed, down-to-earth, personal environment. We hope that people will walk away having first and foremost enjoyed themselves, but also with a greater understanding of the quality of wines from our unique region.”
Alongside well-established names like Giaconda, Pennyweight, Sorrenberg (pictured above), Savaterre and Castagna, attendees of the annual event will be able to sample wines from newer producers such as Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown, Sentio Wines and Haldon Estate, and five-star wineries A.Rodda, Golden Ball, Fighting Gully Road and Piano Piano.
Tasters will receive a Riedel glass on entry, and are encouraged to take advantage of the gourmet cheeses, breads and local snacks on offer along with their samples. Many of the wines can be ordered on the day direct from the makers.
In addition to the region’s renowned chardonnay and shiraz, standout examples of nebbiolo, sangiovese, viognier and marsanne – among others – will be unveiled at the Spring Tasting.
Tickets are limited, so reserve yours now to avoid missing out.
What: Beechworth Vignerons Spring Tasting
Where: Beechworth Memorial Hall, 101 Ford Street, Beechworth, VIC
When: From 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm on Saturday, November 17