Sean said ‘The idea for the Sparkling Room came about after making the decision to specialize in sparkling wines and hand disgorge in small batches a number of years ago. Unlike larger commercial operations, we are in the unique position of offering a range of small batch recently disgorged (RD) wines to the sparkling wine lover, allowing the balance of each vintage to enjoy the full benefits of bottle age on lees. Our new sparkling room will enable us to provide unique, meaningful and authentic experiences for our guests, allowing us to really look after our wine club members who have followed and supported us over the years.'
Sean went on to say ‘We have had a lot of people following the build of the Rubida Room from the start. From the sourcing of the massive cypress pine 200X200 beams and recycled jarrah doors, through to the restoration of the 170 year old rise and fall lamps, the project has generated a great deal of interest and expectation. The Rubida Room has a number of functions but it is primarily a private and intimate facility to be used by our wine club members.‘
Sue said ’We are thrilled to officially release our 'Kyle' sparkling shiraz and 'Talia' sparkling blanc de blanc to launch the opening of the sparkling house. These two outstanding Adelaide hills’ sparklings join our highly acclaimed 94 point sparkling 'Rubida' which made James Halliday’s 2012 Top 40 Best Australian Sparkling Wines. We will be selling sparkling tasting flights to showcase our sparkling range. All of our sparkling wines are Methode Traditionelle bottle fermented wines, disgorged and dosaged by hand at cellar door. As a cool climate
area, arguably producing the country’s best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it stands to reason we should be producing sensational sparkling wines.’
TO CELBRATE THE OPENING OF THE RUBIDA ROOM, SINCLAIR’S GULLY IS HOSTING A NUMBER OF EVENTS STARTING ON AUSTRALIA DAY AND RUNNING OVER CRUSH – THE ADELAIDE HILLS WINE FESTIVAL.
AUSTRALIA DAY BUSH PICNIC & ART EXHIBITION. THURS 26 JANUARY 12-4PM
Activities throughout the afternoon will include whip cracking, thong tossing and Australian poetry reading. Guests are welcome to bring along an Aussie bush picnic to share with friends under the towering candlebark gums, as they tap their toes to bush music throughout the afternoon.
The 'Australia' art exhibition by local hills artist Hilary Brookes will be officially opened at 2pm, and will be on display in the Rubida Room every weekend from 26 January to 18 March 2012 between 12 & 4pm.
Local artist Hilary Brookes lived in the hills as a teenager and returned with her family to live at Norton Summit five years ago. Hilary's art has blossomed since moving to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Finding inspiration in her natural surroundings and the native fauna which abounds in the area, Hilary has developed and focussed her talent in bringing to life some of the lesser known native locals. Through this impressive body of work, Hilary engages the viewer with the beauty and character of her subject.
So dust off your akubra and RMs and head for Sinclair’s Gully to celebrate the opening of Sinclair’s Gully’s new sparkling house on Australia Day. Don’t forget to bring along a picnic and your favourite Aussie poem to share. It’s going to be a fabulous afternoon! Book your table on 83901995 or [email protected]
OYSTERS & SPARKLING AT SUNSET. CRUSH – ADELAIDE HILLS WINE FESTIVAL. Sat 28th Jan 6-9pm
Celebrate the opening of 'The Rubida Room' with an evening of Oysters & Fizz!.
Ashley and Lynda from BTS Oysters, Cowell will be joining us again to prepare fresh oysters during the evening and guide us through the finer gastronomic points of oyster cuisine.
To complete an evening of sensory indulgence, Kelly will sooth your soul with her dolcett tones as the black cockatoos fly through the candlebark forest at dusk. So if you love fresh oysters & great sparkling, come and celebrate the opening of our sparkling room with us – it will be a great night!!
Prices; Fresh Cowell oysters (6/12 oysters $10/$20). Vietnamese Platters for two ($35). Homemade tarts $10. Truffles.
Wine for sale by the glass/bottle (from $5-$10/$20-$40)
RSVP by 19 January required for catering. Ph 83901995 or email [email protected] Bookings essential.
BERETS, BAGUETTES & BRIE! CRUSH – ADELAIDE HILLS WINE FESTIVAL Sun 29 Jan 11am to 5pm
Wear your favourite beret. Enjoy a game of petanque, a sparkling tasting flight or picnic under our towering
candlebark gums while listening to classic French music. Don't miss the napoleonic tradition of sabering a bottle of
Sparkling on the hour!
Food. 11am Brunch Oysters and Fizz. Fresh Cowell oysters (6/12 oysters $10/$20 booking essential).
From 12pm baguette and brie picnics ($15- $30). Homemade tarts $10. Truffles.
Enquiries Ph 83901995 or email [email protected]
Venue: Sinclair’s Gully. 288 Colonial Drive Norton Summit SA 5136