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If you love fine wine, funky cool music, heaps of friendly conversation and tasting delicious home baked empanadas and sweets from Delicias Argentinas, then head on down to Adelaide's East End for the East End Wine Down at East End Cellars in Vardon Avenue (off Rundle Street on Thursday May 3 - 5pm - 8pm.
This exciting event is presented by Radpublic - part of Tasting Australia and Wine Makers Without Borders. East End Wine Down is part the 2012 - Tasting Australia Festival and plans have been made to ensure it will be one heck of a street party. In the words of Louise Radman, Radpublic Director, "I couldn't think of a better place than a laneway in Adelaide's East End for this eclectic mix of winemakers to showcase their wares."
Wine barrels with ageing wine
East End Wine Down will have the following 14 winemakers from across South Australia converge for some new-fashioned fun and frivolity: Arete Wines create wines in the Barossa Valley that tell a story and speak of emotion, pride, love that goes into their production. Battle of Bosworth was established by Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith in 2001 in McLaren Vale where they produce single vineyard, organically grown wines.. www.bespokewinecompany.com" id="ccblink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Bespoke Wine Company sources wines from the world over that meet their clients' individual needs according to price, origin, variety of grape etc. BK Wines.com.au is owned by Brendon and Kirsty Keys and today offers nine wines that come from individual vineyards. There are 3 Syrah, 2 Chardonnay, 1 Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio and 1 Rose. Chapel Hill McLaren Vale has in recent years made significant changes to its vineyards, packaging and personnel, who have produced a quality range of wines from their own vineyards and selected vineyards in the McLaren Vale region.
Golding Wines is a family owned winery located at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. Kata and Vardon Lane is a virtual winery,which sources grapes from a wine region in the Adelaide Hills, while its offices are located in Adelaide. La Linea - sources fruit for its La Linea Rose from the central hills between Echunga and Mt Barker, its dry red Tempranillo from the northern region of the Adelaide Hills and its Riesling fruit for its Vertigo wines from the Mt Lofty Ranges.
Barossa Valley Vineyards
Mitolo Wines - first wines released in 2000, today Mitolo Wines are enjoyed in more than 20 countries around the world. Ochota Barrells was the brain-child of Taras and Amber Ochota; their goal was to make super premium wines using the Grenache variety of McLaren Vale and the Shiraz variety from the Barossa Valley using an old vineyard in each district and produce plush, single batch, single vineyard wines. Oliver Staranga settled at McLaren Vale in 1841. Today the vineyards produce ultra-premium age-worthy wines combining the best techniques and supplies grapes for the the renowned Penfolds Grange.
Some Young Punks - over recent years this crew have gone from strength to strength re-inventing the classic old favourite 'Aussie Claret'. Spinifex Wines began in 2001 in the Barossa Valleys' Western Ridge producing regional wines from traditional Mediterranean grape varieties. Zema Estate - located in the Coonawarra wine district this small family owned and operated winery is renowned for vineyards that produce hand crafted wines from intensely rich fruit with excellent varietal definition.