Australia has some of the oldest grape vines on the planet, dating back to the 1840s, and grown in some of the oldest geology and most complex soils in the world. Grapevine cuttings from Europe arrived in Australia before phylloxera struck and destroyed many European vineyards. Some of those original vines are still producing grapes today and as a result, Australia is home to some of the world’s oldest Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and other varieties.
In this live, virtual seminar, you’ll get to hear from today's Australian Old Vine experts and taste a broad selection of their old vine treasures. You can decide for yourself: Do old vines matter? Do they make better wines? We’ll discuss these questions and more!
David Glancy, MS, CWE, founder and CEO, San Francisco Wine School
Mark Davidson, Head of Education, Wine Australia
Dean Hewitson, Owner, Winemaker, Hewitson, Barossa Valley
Corrina Wright, Winemaker & Director, Oliver's Taranga Vineyards, McLaren Vale
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
6:00-7:30p - Seminar & Tasting
7:30-8:00p - Q&A
San Francisco Wine School's Zoom Room
Link to be provided via email 2 days prior to the event.
Public: $95 per attendee
Trade & Media: Complimentary*
Registration includes a tasting kit with 10-12, 2-oz samples. Delivery available throughout the United States for an additional fee. Standard delivery is waived for approved Trade & Media.
*Trade & Media registration is a request for complimentary admission and not a guarantee. Verification is required prior to confirmation of admission.
All attendees must be at least 21 years of age