The Kuitpo region, while being a hugely popular destination, isn’t best known for it’s healthy community of wine producers.
But your chance to see the best of Kuitpo’s wine region is here. As part of Tasting Australia, 12+ passionate Kuitpo wine producers come together to showcase what this hidden gem has to offer.
The first Kuitpo Kollective afternoon wine market will be taking place on April 7.
Hosted by Kuitpo locals Fox Gordon at their stunning cellar door overlooking the vineyards, more than a dozen local producers with over 50 wines available by the glass and bottle will be present.
From classic Chardonnay, cool climate Syrah & elegant Pinot, to emerging varietals and styles: Fiano, Fumé Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, Gamay, + many more.
Masterclasses will be held throughout the day, hosted by Katie Spain and featuring a panel of local winemakers. Topics include: What Makes Kuitpo Special, Alternative Varietals & Styles, Old Hats & Young Guns, and Wine & Food Matching.
Delicious eats from Adelaide food favourites Sunny’s Pizza, Osteria Oggi, and Udaberri, and sweet sounds from talented local singer, songwriter and DJ Surahn “Sid Who” Sidhu. Kick up your heels and boogie until sunset with Kuitpo wines in hand!
Kuitpo pioneer Geoff Hardy says “In the late 1970’s we started hunting through the southern Adelaide Hills for sites to grow ultra-premium Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir as the traditional regions of McLaren Vale and Barossa were too warm for these to give of their best. However over time we also discovered Kuitpo terroir is exceptional for far more than these varieties. It grows brilliant Syrah and a greater range of classy styles and varieties than the very coldest parts of the hills.”
As the most southerly part of the Adelaide Hills wine region, Kuitpo is genuinely cool climate thanks to altitude and freezing southerlies from Antarctica.
Its an event that’ll shine a spotlight on the unknown wealth of wines that come from Kuitpo.
Tickets are $20, and bus transfers from Victoria Square are available for an additional $35. Book here.