ivy will host fifty of Australia’s most cutting edge winemakers at the Young Gun of Wine UNCUT event on Wednesday 26 October. This will be the biggest wine tasting of emerging producers held at ivy in its nine year history.

As local wine scribe Mike Bennie points out: “This is a hell of a dynamic wine competition, if you could call it that, as it is more a celebration of generational shift and the excitement that youthful idea brings to Australian wine. The Young Gun of Wine annual event is a distillation of all that is good, thrilling, new and fresh in Australian wine. More importantly, the ‘awards nights’ are always a blast; full of killer wine, new release gear and classics alike, with a young gen audience showing that stuffy wine events are a mile away from this.”

This massive wine event will be held at Ivy Level 2, overlooking Palings where guests will be able to grab a bite whilst they taste their way through 100 wines from 50 winemakers.

Franck Moreau, Merivale’s Group Sommelier, said: “Many of these winemakers are producing such small quantities that they seem to sell out as soon as they’re labeled. To have an opportunity to taste these wines and meet their makers, all in the one venue, is incredibly exciting. We are proud to present this new wave of winemakers, who are truly redefining the Australian industry”.

Fellow sommelier, Stuart Knox of Fix Wine Bar also points out, “Young Gun of Wine provides a great way to discover new wines and winemakers that I’ve never heard of. Every year I’ll check out all the finalists. Yes, some I will already know, but there are always new gems to be found.”

In a “greatest hits” special, each of the top trophy winners from the first ten years of Young Gun of Wine will also feature at the event: First Drop, Spinifex, Adelina/Some Young Punks, Crittenden/Los Hermanos, Ocean Eight, Ruggabellus, Ochota Barrels, Sami Odi, A. Rodda Wines, and Dormilona.

Gourmet Traveller WINE will be there too, gifting digital subscriptions to all guests.

Tickets are $45, and includes all wine tasting plus a gift wineglass from Riedel. Numbers are strictly limited, for bookings, please go to Eventbrite.


Winemaker lineup

All Saints Estate • St Leonards Vineyard • Billy Button • 2×2 • Bobar • Bondar Wines • Born & Raised • Bremerton • Brokenwood Wines • Comyns & Co. • Corduroy Wines • Cradle of Hills • Dal Zotto Wines • De Iuliis Wines • Grandis Wines • Delinquente Wine Co • Eden Road Wines • Wily Trout Wines • Eperosa • First Creek Wines • Silkman Wines • Flor Marché • Ghost Rock Tasmania • Gilbert Family Wines • Gundog Estate • Hart & Hunter • HEAD Wines • Konpira Maru • Meadowbank • Murdoch Hill • Parous Wines • Paxton Wines • Polperro • Even Keel • Proud Primary Produce • Sailor Seeks Horse • Sally’s Paddock • Sally’s Hill • SAMU Wines • Sinapius • Sirromet • Le Sauvage • Stefano Lubiana Wines • Sutton Grange Winery • Swift Sparkling • Swinging Bridge • Taltarni Vineyards • Clover HIll Wines • Unico Zelo • Harvest • Vanguardist Wines • Sanglier • Yelland & Papps

Merivale Sydney

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