The Barossa Valley, the heart-beat of Australian wine, is primarily known for its red wine, in particular Shiraz. Other main grape varieties grown include Riesling, Semillon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with some fortified wines also produced in the region. The climate is warm and dry, with low humidity and rainfall, with harvests from the end of February until late April. The twisting sub-valleys and result in varied slopes and aspects for vines, many of which are over 120 years old.
A little more than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the Barossa is the first place wine-tourists want to visit and with an abundance of good restaurants, the Barossa experience never fails. For our Barossa Regional Tasting we have eight rich and generous examples that will include;
1999 Yalumba Signature Cabernet Shiraz
Event price, all inclusive, tips and taxes, with all wines, and Sliders is $59.00 for AWS Members and $70.00 for Guests. As this event is limited to 60 seats, book early. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Wilcocks Street on the U of T Campus, one block south of Harbord and east of Spadina.
Registration Form is available here, please complete and mail to Australian Wine Society of Toronto, c/o Barbara Barde, 900 Yonge Street, Suite 503, Toronto, ON, M4W 3P5.
The link to on line registration is http://barossa2013.eventbrite.com
The Summer Solstice Dinner on the Faculty Club Patio.