The New Gippsland


12:00 pm Saturday,
September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017


PWS Bank Street


The landscape of Gippsland is changing – and we aren’t just talking about wind turbines replacing coal power stations. For a long time there was only one producer in Gippsland and we all know their name. Over the past five years a number of new labels have sprung up in the region producing excellent wines from small vineyards. Many of the plantings don’t follow along the Pinot and Chardonnay lines that the region has become famous for: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Cabernet and the aromatic varieties are being experimented with around Leongatha by Fleet and the Wine Farm while the Boys from Onannon and Dirty Three are producing outstanding pinot and chardonnay.

And what Gippsland tasting would be complete without Bass Phillip? We will have three Pinots, Bass Phillip Premium 2015, Estate 2015 and Crown Prince 2015 on tasting this Saturday.

This tasting brings together a collection of small producers forging a new reputation for Gippsland.

We will also have a special add-on in the form of a chocolate tasting by artisan producer, Cacao Hunters. Cacao Hunters is a small batch chocolatier working with the Colombian government to transfer smallholder farmers from the narcotics trade into legitimate farming. James Hird (ex-Essendon FC) is the Australian principal and he is a passionate advocate to the product and some of the less-well known aspects of production, like the affect of site on flavour… just like wine! He’ll be on hand to talk through the range.

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