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Good Intentions Natural Wine Masterclass With The Winemaker/Owner


Flying in direct from Mount Gambier in South Australia, Andrew Burchell – owner and winemaker of Good Intentions wine co – will be joining us Thursday 18 May for a masterclass through his fascinating wines.

Speak to people involved with the natural wine push in Australia at the moment and Burchell is arguably the new guy to watch at the moment. Passionate, creative and innovative, he’s achieved already some amazing things.

Burchell previously worked for Bress Winery and created his own label few years ago in Mount Gambier, his hometown. He always had the intention (gettit?) to return to where he grew up and prove that Mount Gambier has potential to be a respected name in the wine industry.

All his vineyards are relatively close to one of the few dormant volcanos in Australia (although the most recent eruption date was nearly 6000 years ago!). Burchell believes the proximity explains the high fertility of the soil, a great piece of land to grow vines.

Mount Gambier is one of the coolest wine climates after Tasmania, with warm days and cool night. It could be the new hot spot for Pinot Noir planted on volcanic soil.
Andrew is very attached to his vines and farms everything by organic principals. This new release 2016 vintage is made with no additions of sulphur throughout the entire winemaking process.

Join us for an intimate chat, dissection and tasting of these vibrant labels.

WHEN: Thursday May 18th
TIME: 6:30pm to 8:15pm
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney CBD
PRICE: $20 for members; $30 for non-members

What we’ll be opening to taste:

Relatively White, Semillon Sauvignon 
Pretty in Pink, Pinot Noir Rose
Noir Dee Doot Dah, Pinot Noir
Relatively Red, Syrah Sauvignon Semillon
Gris Diddly Dee, Pinot Gris
Frankie, Cabernet Franc
Ridiculously Red, Petit Verdot Semillon
Ohh La la Noir, Pinot Noir Pinot Gris
The Artful Dodger, Riesling 2015
The Artful Dodger, Riesling (barrel aged) 2015
Frankie Turns 2, Cabernet Franc (1 year in barrel)

 Wines are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets are transferable and non-refundable.

Paul Hervy