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As British MWs and winemakers, Giles Cooke and David Gleave could have decided to make wine anywhere in the world from any grape variety. So why did they both independently decide to set up wineries half a world away in McLaren Vale and focus on Grenache, a variety that had been long overlooked?
Wine writer and educator Sarah Ahmed has been closely following the renaissance of Australian Grenache since 2010, including the latest developments in McLaren Vale, judging at the pan-Australian James Halliday Grenache Challenge in McLaren Vale in 2019.
Join us the day before International Grenache Day to celebrate this grape variety and discover more about McLaren Vale. Giles and David will reveal why they’re so passionate about this corner of South Australia and the old Grenache vines it is home to, whilst Sarah Ahmed moderates and fields questions.
Explore the history and evolution of McLaren Vale Grenache, and find out about the change in style over the past decade and the diversity between sub-regions. This is also your chance to discover the versatility of Grenache, why it is suited to the region, its climate and wide range of food.
For more information and to register, please visit https://www.wineaustralia.com/whats-happening/events/mclaren-vale-grenache-old-vines-new-ways