The Oak Barrel is excited to announce our next virtual wine tasting! In an effort to promote social distancing, we're bringing the Oak Barrel tasting experience to a virtual space.
Our next installment will focus on the unique Italian varietes of the Chalmers vineyard with Kim Chalmers.
In the late ‘90s the Chalmers family imported around 70 selections of new wine grape varieties and clones into Australia through their nursery business. It was a bold move and took years of hard work and passion to come to fruition. They enthusiastically promoted those varieties and shared the vines with hundreds of growers across Australia – in fact, more than 2 million vines from these original importations are now planted in the nation’s vineyards.
This modest, hardworking family of pioneering growers has firmly planted a flag as all-round vignerons at the top of their game. It’s all aligned: the grapes and parcels they’ve chosen; styles they’ve mastered; and no-adds winemaking in their skilful, sensitive hands.
What We’ll Be Trying
Chalmers Vermentino 2019
Chalmers Rosato 2019
Chalmers Nero d'Avola 2018
How The Tasting Will Work
Each ticket includes 1 bottle each of these wines. Tickets will be sold for $80, $72 for Oak Barrel members, including delivery to your door. (the wines in store retail for $82 so that's a pretty good deal on it's own!)
We’ll be sending out those packs from Thursday 25 June, to ensure that we can get them everywhere they need to be.
Then on Thursday 2 July we’ll go live with Kim Chalmers, Cellarhand's Ed Merrison, and the Oak Barrel's Joe Perry
That will be live streamed through Zoom and The Oak Barrel’s Facebook and Youtube page as we field your comments and questions from around Australia.
We recommend between 90-120ml pours for the tasting event, so you’ll have plenty of wine left over after the night.
The live stream video will be posted after the live event concludes - so you can do the tasting at your leisure. But if you want to follow along live, we recommend ordering by Thursday 25 June.
WHAT: Italian Varieties in Australia Virtual Tasting with Kim Chalmers (Thurs 2 July)
WHERE: Your house
WHEN: Thursday 2 July, 7.00pm
PRICE: $72 for members and $80 guests