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Wines on the Terrace – d’Arenberg – October 17th, 2019
October 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on October 17th from 4:30pm-8:30pm for our Wines on the Terrace event.
At October’s event, we will be featuring d’Arenberg (Australia) wines, delectable appetizers from our Fowler House Kitchen, and a silent auction. The tasting flight will include GSM (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre), White, and a Pink Moscato from d’Arenberg.
Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Today fourth generation family member, Chester, makes distinctive wines using traditional methods both in the vineyard and the winery.
From entry level to iconic, all d’Arenberg wines have been basket pressed, reds and whites, with all red ferments foot trod during fermentation.
Walking the vineyard rows and tasting grapes, Chester Osborn classifies and determines the ideal picking time for each individual vineyard.
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed, then transferred to five tonne headed-down open fermenters, all batches remain separate until final blending. The red wines are foot trod two thirds of the way through fermentation, and then basket pressed.
d’Arenberg is one of the only wineries in Australia to basket press both white wines as well as reds, making for a labour intensive process, but the quality of the results makes this worthwhile as the action is controlled and extremely gentle.
All proceeds from the silent auction support the 1852 Foundation and allow for the continued restoration work of the Fowler House Mansion.
Tickets (must be 21+, $20) include a sampling of each wine and unlimited appetizers. Our Wines on the Terrace events happen the third Thursday of each month.