Canberra District Mini Expo Sydney 2017
Canberra District encompasses not only vines grown in ACT but also a large
proportion are grown in NSW. As a matter of fact, the bulk of the vines are
planted in New South Wales in the areas of Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Yass,
Gundaroo, Collector, Sutton, Wamboin and Lake George. The reason for this comes
down to pre-Federation policies which limit all land in the ACT to 99-year Crown
leases rather than freehold ownership.
Canberra District's Continental climate have cold, crisp winters and hot, dry summers. This high diurnal temperature range is what excites winemakers - long, warm days for grape ripening with a sudden drop in night temperature to give the vines some rest.
At Prince Wine Store, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting winemakers and we have put together a tasting of some of the best wines that we have tasted from Canberra District for this Saturdays free in-store tasting.
Collector Wines, one of last years in-store favourites, are back with their new releases including the almost sold out City West Riesling and their new 2014 Marked Tree Shiraz. Established in 1997, Lerida Estate has made its name producing acid-driven wines from their home at Lake George. We will have their new releases available including the flagship 2015 Shiraz Viognier.
Two of the most talked about new wineries from Canberra District are Nick Spencer and MADA Wines (Hamish Young) who both left positions at Eden Road Wines to set up their own ventures and the results are phenomenal. Exciting, textural wines that has a true sense of place.
Please join us in-store this Saturday between 12-3 for this year's Canberra District Mini Expo.
Jesper and the team at PWS Sydney