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100 Nebbiolo Wines On Offer At This Weekend’s Epic Wine Event

More than 100 versions of Italy’s most famous wine can be tasted this weekend at an amazing event held at Mount Lofty House.

More than 100 versions of Italy’s most famous wine can be tasted at ‘CIN CIN NEBBIOLO’ on Sunday November 12, at Mt Lofty House. The event will exclusively feature imports from Italy and locally produced Nebbiolo.

Chris Sarandis, from host Mercato, promises “a strong cross-section of Nebbiolo wines from northern Italy, particularly Piedmont, the grape’s traditional heartland”.

Chris said Mercato had carefully chosen Mt Lofty House as the venue because of its Adelaide Hills backdrop – “so evocative of the hills of La Morra in Italy’s Piedmont, the home of Nebbiolo” – and because the Hills produces some of Australia’s best Nebbiolo. He says at least 20 Australian producers will also be represented including Henschke, Longview & JOSEPH. “Guests will meet importers and local Nebbiolo producers and can also register to attend master-classes”.

Local Italian wine guru David Ridge will lend his great enthusiasm and credibility to the event with other Nebbiolo experts following his lead. And, a live satellite cross will transport our guests to Italy’s Barbaresco Region to meet talented young Italian Nebbiolo producer Riccardo Bera of Azienda Agricola Bera.

“CIN CIN … cheers to … NEBBIOLO offers an exciting opportunity for connoisseurs of this superb wine to taste a wide selection and extend their knowledge,” Chris says. “For all wine lovers it’s an unparalleled opportunity to discover why Nebbiolo is known worldwide as ‘the king of grapes and the grape of kings’”.

“What Pinot Noir is to the French, Nebbiolo is to Italians.”


General Admission $95 per person

Your ticket includes a Riedel ‘Ouverture‘ Red Wine Glass [valued at $19.95ea]

In the main exhibition you meet get to meet the wine makers and distributors of more than 30 individual Nebbiolo from Italy & Australia tasting more than 100 different and exciting Nebbiolos from Italy and Australia

Antipasto, cheese platters & Piedmont inspired morsels will be on tasting throughout the day


In addition to the main exhibition, you can book into any of these masterclasses hosted by Australia’s leading authority in all things Nebb, David Ridge.

A ticket to any one of these masterclasses will includes an upgrade to a Riedel ‘Veritas’ New World Nebbiolo Glass [Valued at $59.95ea]

Nebbiolo – A Wine Made in The Vineyard  
$45 per person
12:00pm – 1:30pm 
No winemaker we know takes much credit for the excellent Nebbiolo wines now being made here in Oz. No, it’s all in the vineyard, the site. So join leading Australian Nebbiolo craftsmen Mario Marson (Vinea Marson) and Peter Saturno (Longview) to taste and discuss with you, verticals of their own Nebbiolo wines, along with some other favourites, as they discuss what we have and can achieve with Nebbiolo and how important the right vineyard is.
The Many Faces of Nebbiolo
$45 per person
2.00pm – 3:30pm  

There is much more to Nebbiolo than the (justifiably) famous wines of Barolo country. Tony Love and David Ridge will delve into the many faces and personalities of Nebbiolo from various parts of northern Italy and see what we’re doing with Nebb here. A fascinating tasting, which maybe introduces you to the wonders of wines called Valtellina, Gattinara and Lessona, while comparing them to the Langhe heartland and wines from the Adelaide Hills, and other Australian Nebbiolo hotspots.

Heavy Weights of Nebbiolo’s Heartland
$100 per person
4.00pm – 5.30pm 

Join two of Australia’s foremost ‘Nebbiologists’ in the Nebbiolo tasting of the year; a look at many of the leading makers of wines from most of the communes of Barbaresco and Barolo. David Ridge will lead you through tasting the heavyweights of both super-zones of Nebbiolo, with wines from the likes of Bruno Giacosa, Ceretto and Castello di Neive, Vietti, the Conternos, Paolo, Aldo and Giacomo, Mauro Marengo, Mascarello, Brezza, Barale and Einaudi

12pm – Masterclass 1 begins
1pm – main exhibition opens to the general public
2pm – Masterclass 2 begins
4pm – Masterclass 3 begins
4:15pm – Live cross via Skype to Riccardo Bera (interview to last 30 minutes)
5pm – main exhibition closes
5:30pm – Masterclass 3 ends
When: Sunday 12 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
Where: Mount Lofty House – 74 Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers 
Presenter: Mercato, Campbelltown
Details & Bookings:
Tickets: $95pp includes all wines and antipasto platters

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