The National Wine Centre hosts Grampians and Pyrenees wine tasting

National Wine Centre NWC at HomeThe National Wine Centre is giving wine lovers the chance to visit Australia’s wine regions from home with online masterclasses.

Throughout 2020, the NWC at Home program will work through the A-Z of Australian Wine Regions with masterclasses featuring six wines from six wineries.

Tonight’s event features the Grampians and Pyrenees and SubRosa’s winemaker Adam Louder along with Grampians Wine Cellar’s Simon Freeman will be available as part of the Zoom experience to answer questions.

The wines featured are:

  • 2019 Fallen Giants ‘FG’ Riesling $30
  • 2017 The Story Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier $29
  • 2017 Best’s Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir $45
  • 2018 Pyren Vineyard ‘Franc’ Cabernet Franc $35
  • 2015 Sally’s Paddock ‘Sally’s Hill Cabernets’ Cabernet Sauvignon Blend $38
  • 2015 SubRosa ‘Aristocracy’ Grampians Shiraz $45 – Contact winery direct for purchase
  • Mystery Wine $25

The National Wine Centre is located in Adelaide and is the national showcase for the Australian wine industry.

Winter warmer

Ahhh winter…warm fires, cosy jumpers, brisk morning walks, hearty soups and stews…and delicious Shiraz.

Does it get much better?  We’re certainly enjoying the cooler weather here in the Grampians.

It’s been an action-packed year so far for SubRosa. Harvest kept Adam busy seven days a week from February – the beginning of May. He has crafted Grampians Viognier, Pyrenees Nebbiolo, Grampians Shiraz and Grampians Sangiovese Rosé (for release Summer 2018) this year.

Halliday review w wineAdam is happy with the 2018 harvest, “We had plenty of sunshine and cool nights which strung out the ripening season this will add to the complexity of our wines”.

We’ve introduced our wines to new faces and old friends as we hosted lunches, dinners and in-store tastings and attended wine festivals in Halls Gap, Warrnambool and Daylesford.

Adam took our Aristocracy Shiraz to Sydney for a Gourmet Traveller Wine dinner hosted by renowned wine journalist Peter Bourne and I hosted a Ladies Lunch at Eclectic Tastes Ballarat as part of the inaugural Plate Up Ballarat festival.

Yes, we’ve had a lot going on, but the greatest highlight of the year has been a little write-up by James Halliday in the Australian in May. We sent him our wines for the first time for inclusion in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion and he chose to feature us in the Australian Weekend Magazine.

Halliday review The AustralianJames Halliday scored our Malakoff Estate Pyrenees Shiraz 96 points, he described our Aristocracy Grampians Shiraz (95 points) as “mouthfeel, balance and studied length are on another level…vibrant red fruits, spices and feather like tannins” and our Pyrenees Nebbiolo (95 points) as having “millimetre perfect tannins”. We’re proud as punch.

We’ve had great feedback from our Wine Club members and love pulling together the orders each season.

Our Winter Wine Club delivery is red, all red! It’s not too late to join The Club for Winter. All the details can be found here.

Enjoy the cooler winter months…it will be Spring before you know it!

Cheers,
Nancy