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Hewitson Wines: A Back Vintage Vertical Tasting

27/10/2018

Since 1998, Hewitson has established themselves as an icon, not only of the Barossa but Australian wine as a whole. Nestled on Seppeltsfield road, Hewitson crafts classic Australian wines that express the soil and terroir of South Australia. Home to some of the worlds oldest vines, all the fruit is dry grown and sourced from single sites across Barossa valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, and the Adelaide Hills.

One of the key points for the wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale is their ability to age in both good and bad vintages, Hewitson is no exception to this rule. Due to the low yielding, old vines that the fruit is sourced, the grapes hold great complexity and balance, retaining great natural acidity and tannin.

Sourced from the private cellar of Oak Barrel Owner and Wine Expert Paul Downie, we have sourced some extremely exciting vertical flights to be discovered and enjoyed here at the Oak Barrel, including 2 wines from the famous 2005 vintage. This will be an tasting to discover how the wines of Hewitson age differently over time and how the vintages change the wines.

We will be tasting through vintages over ten years old of the highly acclaimed ‘The Mad Hatter Shiraz’, and from very old Mourvedre vines the ‘Old Garden Mourvedre’, join us for what will be a unique tasting of these historic Australian Wines.

Wines to be tasted on the night

Hewitson The Mad Hatter Shiraz 2002
Hewitson The Mad Hatter Shiraz 2003
Hewitson The Mad Hatter Shiraz 2004
Hewitson The Mad Hatter Shiraz 2005

Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre 2002
Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre 2003
Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre 2004
Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre 2005
Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre 2006

WHAT: Hewitson Wines Back Vintage Vertical Tasting 
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney
WHEN: Wednesday 21 November, doors open 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $35 / Guest $45
TICKETS: [MEMBERS][GUEST]

Joe Perry