We’re kicking off our 2018 wine event calendar with a new night of some of the most dynamic wines available in Australia and abroad.

Natural wines are fast becoming commonplace in restaurants, bars, and bottle shops around the world. But what exactly are natural wines? And what makes them different?

Vin Nature: An Evening Of Natural Wine is a series of tastings at The Oak Barrel, designed to discover, educate and explore these wines.

While there is no hard and fast definition, natural wines are generally made with the shared philosophy of minimal intervention. They differ from conventional wine in a few distinct ways: the volume of their production (smaller scale), they often employ organic or biodynamic farming practices, and they experiment with production methods (the use of clay pots instead of oak barrels), and styles, such as the highly sought after orange wine.

Natural wines are also set apart by their preference for little or no additives during the winemaking process (those pesky preservatives, but also acids and sugars).

This event is suited to anyone interested in knowing a little more about natural wines, or rediscovering an old flame. It won’t be overly technical – there is no assumed knowledge – rather, it will be a fun and informal night of discovery.

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. 


This tasting will explore a wide range of wines, tackling no less than 7 different varietals, from 6 different countries.  

The wines:

The Other Right ‘White Young Thing’ Chardonnay Pétillant Naturel 2017 (Adelaide Hills, Australia)
Peter Wetzer Furmint 2016 (Sopron, Hungary)
Didier Grappe Savagnin Ouille 2016 (Jura, France)
Iago Chinuri Amber Wine 2015 (Georgia)
Patrick Sullivan ‘Windy Cottage’ Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, Australia) 2017
Occhipinti SP68 Frappato / Nero d’Avola 2016 (Sicily, Italy)
Testalonga Baby Bandito 'Follow Your Dreams' Carignan (Swartland, South Africa) 2017
La Stoppa Barbera della Stoppa 2009 (Emilia-Romagna, Italy)


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.