After the success of our SOLD OUT first natural wine tasting of teh 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 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. 

2018 TASTINGS

THURSDAY 5 APRIL TICKETS -  SOLD OUT

THURSDAY 24 MAY TICKETS - [MEMBERS] [GUESTS]

TUESDAY 26 JUNE TICKETS - [MEMBERS] [GUESTS]

This tasting will explore a wide range of wines, tackling no less than 8 different varietals, from 5 different countries.  

The wines:

Tom Shobbrook 'Making Space' Pétillant Naturel 2017 (Barossa Valley, Australia)
Kuhling-Gillot Oppenheim Riesling (Reinhessen, Germany)
Le Pas Saint Martin Saumur Blanc La Pierre Frite Chenin Blanc 2016 (Loire Valley, France)
Pheasants Tears Rkatsiteli 2011 (Georgia)
Claus Presinger Puszta Libre Zweiglet/Blaufrankisch 2016 (Austria)
Lammidia Rosso Anfora 2016 (Abruzzo, Italy)
l'absurde génie des fleurs Beguin Cinsault-Carignan 2016 (Herault, France)
Good Intentions Frankie Cabernet Franc 2017 (Mount Gambier, Australia)

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.