22 Jan FEBRUARY WINE PROGRAM FEATURING THE BEECHWORTH REGION
Each month at Edwin, we explore a different wine region, with tastings from a different winemaker each week. In February, our region of choice is Beechworth, and we look forward to giving you the opportunity to get a taste of the region.
The mineral rich hills around Beechworth are home to some of Victoria’s best loved vineyards. Tended by wine growing families with a fierce independence and a passion for making the best possible artisanal wines, Beechworth is a refined wine region, with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir the standout drops of the region. Geographically defined as a hillside wine growing region, with granite, shale and slate gravelly slopes contributing to the concentrated, intense wines produced in this area. Innovation is celebrated by the makers of this region, with local vignerons experimenting with unusual varietals.
THURSDAY, 6 TH FEBRUARY – FIGHTING GULLY ROAD
Different Drop describes Fighting Gully Road wines as & delivering rare value for the region. They are powerful, complex and imbued with a sense of place. In a small region stacked
with some of the biggest names (and price-tags) in Australian wine, it’s nice to find a hidden gem.
Fighting Gully Road is certainly a gem, and we’re really excited to share their wines with you.
THURSDAY, 13 TH FEBRUARY – PENNYWEIGHT WINERY
Pennyweight was established by Stephen Newton Morris, great-grandson of GF Morris, founder of Morris Wines. The 4 hectares each of vines at Beechworth and Rutherglen are not irrigated and are biodynamically grown. The business is run by Stephen, together with his wife Elizabeth and assisted by their three sons.
THURSDAY, 20 TH FEBRUARY – VIGNERONS SCHMÖLZER & BROWN
Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown is the wine and life partnership of Tessa Brown, winemaker and viticulturist & Jeremy Schmölzer, Architect. Their vineyard, Thorley, was planted in the highest altitude of the Beechworth region in 2014 and 2015, producing easy drinking wines such as Prêt-à-Blanc, Prêt-à-Rosé and Prêt-à-Rouge blends.
THURSDAY, 27 TH FEBRUARY – SENTIO
One of the Beechworth region’s most dynamic young winemakers, Chris Catlow crafts Burgundian-inspired wines that are truly impressive. He cites his philosophy as, “Handcrafted wines highlighting regional expression through unique single vineyards and consistent vinification techniques.”
Join us for our wine program each Thursday night, as we explore Victoria, one region at a time. Our wine program is completely free, and you don’t need prior wine knowledge to join
us. If you like wine? You’re welcome.