Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting with Andrew Watson (Thurs 19 Mar)

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Easily one of the most iconic wines produced in the country, the Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon sits among the very best every vintage. Named after a different family member or friend each year, the Cabernet Sauvignon is still made from the same planting originally made by David and Heather in 1973, the best block in the vineyard. 

Woodlands was established in 1973 by David & Heather Watson on Caves Road in the Wilyabrup Valley, and was one of the original six vineyards planted in Margaret River.

The first planting comprised 1.2 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon in rows heading east-west along the contour of the property. A further 2 hectares were planted between 1974 and 1976, comprising Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Woodlands Vineyard now has 10 hectares of vines in total.

The Woodlands Brook Vineyard, established in 1999, is located on Puzey Road in the Wilyabrup Valley. This vineyard covers 14.3 hectares comprised of selection massale vine cuttings from Woodlands. David’s son Stuart took the reins as Woodlands’ Winemaker in 2002. Andrew Watson joined Woodlands full time in 2005.

Stuart and Andrew carry on the family love for Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends, and seek to make wines that speak of the individuality of the Woodlands vineyards. Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon continues to garner awards and critical acclaim, including being listed in the Langtons Classification of Fine Wines.

On the Thursday 19th of March we welcome Andrew Watson for a very special vertical tasting of the Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon in what will be a rare opportunity to taste multiple vintages of this magnificent expression of Australian Cabernet, as Andrew gives us an indepth look at what goes into crafting one of Australia's best wines.

Wines to be tasted - 

Woodlands Chloe Chardonnay 2018

Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon 'Clementine Elouise' 2016 
Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon 'Russell' 2015 
Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon 'Matthew' 2014 
Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon 'Benjamin' 2013
Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon 'Thomas' 2012
Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon 'Shelley Anne' 2008

plus one more mystery vintage to be revealed..

WHAT: Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting with Andrew Watson
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney, 2000
WHEN: Thursday 19th March, 2020, doors open 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: $45 for members, $55 for guests

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