Kuitpo Kollective: Tickets on sale now
Rolling hills, giant gum trees straight from a Heysen painting, a dark and verdant forest, virgin scrub, black cockatoos and kangaroos. Kuitpo has been a favourite destination for years but a relatively well-kept secret in the world of wine.
Not for much longer. As part of Tasting Australia 12 passionate Kuitpo wine producers are coming together to showcase what this hidden gem has to offer.
Kuitpo pioneer Geoff Hardy says “In the late 1970’s we started hunting through the southern Adelaide Hills for sites to grow ultra-premium Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir as the traditional regions of McLaren Vale and Barossa were too warm for these to give of their best. However over time we also discovered Kuitpo terroir is exceptional for far more than these varieties. It grows brilliant Syrah and a greater range of classy styles and varieties than the very coldest parts of the hills.”
As the most southerly part of the Adelaide Hills wine region, Kuitpo is genuinely cool climate thanks to altitude and freezing southerlies from Antarctica. However slightly warmer days in autumn give a greater diurnal range which results in slow, autumnal ripening leading to a balance of flavour and spice in lower alcohol and food friendly wines.
Come and share this diversity on Sunday April 7 for Tasting Australia’s first Kuitpo Kollective afternoon wine market. Hosted by Kuitpo locals Fox Gordon at their stunning cellar door overlooking the vineyards meet more than a dozen local producers with over 50 wines available by the glass and bottle. From classic Chardonnay, cool climate Syrah & elegant Pinot, to emerging varietals and styles: Fiano, Fumé Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, Gamay, + many more…
Masterclasses will be held throughout the day, hosted by Katie Spain and featuring a panel of local winemakers. Topics include: What Makes Kuitpo Special, Alternative Varietals & Styles, Old Hats & Young Guns, and Wine & Food Matching.
Delicious eats from Adelaide food favourites Sunny's Pizza, Osteria Oggi, and Udaberri, and sweet sounds from talented local singer, songwriter and DJ Surahn "Sid Who” Sidhu. Kick up your heels and boogie until sunset with Kuitpo wines in hand!
Bus transfers available at an additional cost of $35 per person from Victoria Square.
When: Sunday April 7th 12-8pm
Where: Fox Gordon
473 Badgers Road, the Range, SA 5172
Tickets: $20 (includes commemorative Speigelau glass)