After the success of our SOLD OUT first natural wine tastings of the year, we are continuing our 2018 wine event calendar with another night of some of the most dynamic wines available in Australia and abroad.

Natural wine is a term becoming more and more common in the wine world today. From restaurants, bars, and bottle stores across Australia and the rest of the world.

Natural Wine Appreciation is a series of tastings hosted here at the Oak Barrel where will taste a range of 8 different natural wine and discuss the practices and ideologies of the organic and biodynamic wine scene. 

The practices involved around this type of winemaking are done in order to respect the earth and vine as much as possible, ditching the use of harmful herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and other harmful chemical both in the vineyard and in the winery.

Whether it be the process of leaving skins in white wines to create orange wine, or using clay pots as ageing vessels to follow ancient traditions, natural winemaking is seeing a grand resurgence and with the help of incredibly talented winemakers across the world, we are seeing a lot of incredible wines hit our shelves.

Winemakers use careful organic and biodynamic techniques to grow their fruit, letting it be as expressive as possible to the terroir. This is carried through into the winemaking where minimal to no additions are made, allowing the most pure sense of flavour from the fruit to shine. This gives us some of the most unique bottles of wine in the world, difficult to be replicated vintage to vintage.

Natural Wine Appreciation at The Oak Barrel is designed to discuss, share, educate the concepts of natural winemaking around the world. We’ll be tasting a range of 8 wines from Australia and the rest of the world. This event is for wine lovers of all knowledge levels and is a relaxed, informal way to come on down and have a chat with some tasty wines.

They take place at The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney. Please arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for guests.

Dates are listed below, with details underneath. 

2018 TASTINGS

THURSDAY 5 APRIL TICKETS -  SOLD OUT

THURSDAY 24 MAY TICKETS - SOLD OUT

TUESDAY 26 JUNE TICKETS - - SOLD OUT

THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER - - SOLD OUIT

THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER - - [MEMBERS] [GUESTS] 

This tasting will explore a wide range of wines, tackling no less than 8 different varietals, from several different countries.  

The wines 13th September

Delinquente Weeping Juan Pet Nat 2018 (Australia)
Al Di La Del Flume Fricando 2016 (Italy) 
Brave New Wine Magical Animal Chardonnay 2017 (Australia)
Pheasants Tears Kisi 2016 (Georgia)
2Naturkinder Fledermaus Pinot Meunier 2016 (Germany)
Claus Preisinger Zweigelt 2017 (Austria)
Damien Bureau Emilie Golleau 2014 (France)
Dr Mayer Rotwein 2015 (Germany)

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Please note: due to the limited availability of these wines, this list is subject to change should they become unavailable. If this occurs, this list will be updated accordingly. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.