ONLINE TASTING – BANNOCKBURN TASTING WITH WINEMAKER MATT HOLMES

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Date(s) - June 18, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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ONLINE TASTING – BANNOCKBURN OF GEELONG TASTING WITH WINEMAKER MATT HOLMES

https://www.unitedcellars.com/au/online-tasting-pack-bannockburn-of-geelong-tasting-with-winemaker-matt-holmes

This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 18th of June 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we will be running a series of online, interactive tastings so you can still get to try wines while keeping safe, healthy and at home.

25 kilometres northwest of Geelong along the Midland Highway, the Bannockburn Vineyards estate is located in the Moorabool Valley sub-region, just outside the township of Bannockburn. Since 1995, this estate has been creating exceptional wines built for ageing. At this special tasting, we will taste back through time, and celebrate 25 years of this Estate with wines from several different older vintages, as well as some younger ones.

Matt Holmes commenced making the wines at Bannockburn Vineyards in 2015. He sees his role as a servant to the vineyard, growing season and fruit to produce wines representative of style and site. Above all, gentle inputs and minimal additions are his goal. In his words, “Well-nourished vines grown in a suitable spot, picked on the right day, transcribed as wine.”

Previously, Matt had been making wine in the Okanagan wine region of British Columbia, Canada. During these 10 years he also gained a broad range of experience working additional vintages in the U.S., France, Italy, New Zealand as well as Australia.

This tasting will be done completely online, and questions are definitely encouraged. You can use your phone or laptop, you do not need a camera or microphone to take part.

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HOW DOES IT WORK? You buy a pre-organised box of wines, the morning of the event, we will send you the login details for the event, which will start at 6:30pm that night. We will be opening 3 bottles of wine (enough to get a good taste and comparison, but not too many that it’s wasteful!) and discussing them.

WHO RUNS THEM? Our Head Wine Buyer Mark Faber will run these events for the first few evenings (he already ran the majority of our events, so there’s no real change there) however we are actively looking to expand the guests we have along to host. We will be roping in our mates from around the industry, both here and overseas to host events depending on what the topic is!

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS? The best news is, these are FREE! You’ve got to buy the wines to taste along with our team, but we all need some wine at home during this period, don’t we? We’ll be offering 6 packs and dozen boxes, depending on the tasting.