Oh what a night! Winedown in Adelaide

WineDown wines and wine drinkers

Wines for tasting. Photo by @ashsimmonds

Last night in Adelaide a bunch of Twitter users and their friends gathered for WineDown, a Twitter “meetup”. Adelaide has Twitter gatherings frequently but this was the first dedicated to tasting wine from local winemakers, and sampling boutique beer and fine food.

The function was organised and promoted on Twitter by @RubinaCarlson and @Sprigggy, and was held at the latter’s HomeStyle Solutions premises in Malvern; if you need quality outdoor furniture or Riedel glassware check out HomeStyle Solutions one weekend.

About 40 people attended WineDown and were treated to Vale Ale by McLaren Vale Beer Company, delicious smallgoods (including an amazing bresaola) provided by Feast! Fine Foods, divine cheeses from Bottega Rotolo and The Barossa Valley Cheese Company, and wines by Madeleines, Vinteloper Wines and Zusammen Fine Wines.

My wine highlights were:

  • Vinteloper’s 2009 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. A zesty wine, with tropical fruit character and well-balanced acidity.
  • Madeleine’s 2008 Primitivo. From this Zinfandel-like grape Chris Dix has crafted a vivacious medium bodied wine with a jammy palate bursting with cherry fruit.
  • Zusammen 2008 Shiraz. Well integrated French oak and dark berry flavours. A bold but elegant Barossa shiraz.

If you missed WineDown, you can sample “leftovers” at HomeStyle Solutions, 45 Winchester St, Malvern, this Sunday at 2pm. There will be another WineDown in Adelaide this November. You can find out about future events by following @WineDownAdl on Twitter or going to the WineDown Page on Facebook!

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4 Responses to Oh what a night! Winedown in Adelaide

  1. James Hook says:

    I agree with Madeline Wines 2008 Primativo being a highlight. That is a rich, textural wine and is a credit to the maker.

    I can only see good things from future #winedowns.


  2. Ash Simmonds says:

    Great event – fantastic to meet a bunch of new tweeters with a taste for the good life.

    The Homestyle SA website will be up and running in the next week or so, but right now has basic details of the venue and a live feed of Winedown tweets.

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  4. Richard says:

    Thanks to Spriggy and Rubina for organising a great event

    An update for any blog readers here – the Coorong Angus Beef Bresaola won a gold medal at the 2010 Smallgoods King awards held this last weekend (the salami we had won a bronze)

    See you at the next one!

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