Join us on the evening of 26 September for a unique – first of its kind – wine tasting in the special setting of Australia House on The Strand, a government building not usually open to the public and one that features in various films including this year’s Wonder Woman.
Over 50 female winemakers and winery principals will be flying in from Australia to be part of this unique Women in Wine event in September. We’ve teamed up with Wine Australia, the marketing body for Australian wine, who are hosting the Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) on 26 September in London to bring you this ultra-special event.
Meet over 50 Aussie women in wine and taste the quality and diversity of Australian wine.
In the evening of 26 September, these Aussie winemakers and winery principals will be running a special tasting for us, showcasing over 100 wines. You’ll get to meet Australia’s most prominent women in wine, taste their wines and hear their stories. The winemakers will be pouring you their wines and demonstrating the quality, diversity and innovation of Australian wine.
This event will be the largest gathering of Australian women winemakers and winery principals outside Australia. Attending winemakers and winery principals include Prue Henschke (Henschke), Virginia Willcock (Vasse Felix), Louisa Rose (Yalumba), Sandra de Pury (Yeringberg), Christie Schulz (Turkey Flat), Corrina Wright (Oliver’s Taranga), Samantha Connew (Stargazer), Stephanie Toole (Mount Horrocks) and Rebekah Richardson (Irvine Wines).
The wineries are from over 20 wine regions across Australia – including Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Margaret River, McLaren Vale and Tasmania.
At the tasting, you’ll get to meet Australia’s most prominent women in wine, try their wines and hear their stories. Winemakers that will be pouring you their wines include Sarah Fagan (De Bortoli), Louisa Rose (Yalumba), Virginia Willcock (Vasse Felix) and Prue Henschke (Henschke). These winemaker stars only come to the UK every few years and having them all under one roof is a first.
Sips in the City – just my cuppa tea!
Programme: 26 September 2017
Cost: £35 +vat per person (£25 if booked and paid before 31 July)
|6.30pm||Mix and Mingle Reception with bubbles and canapés|
|7.00pm||Welcome from Nicky Downer, wife of Alexander Downer, Australia’s High Commissioner to Britain.|
|Panel discussion led by Laura Jewell MW, Wine Australia.
The five winemakers on the panel are:
|7.30pm||Tasting and canapés|
Cost: £35 (+vat) per person
- Wine, canapés
- Opportunity to enter prize draw
- Taste up to 100 wines (!!!!)
- Tasting booklet
- Guest list
This event is a partnership between Wine Australia and Women in the City