Nomad Wine Store is bringing all of the 2016 Young Gun of Wine finalists to Sydney on Saturday June 25 for a once only event at the heritage listed Cleveland&Co in Redfern where attendees will decide who wins the People’s Choice Award.
This will be the only time the winemakers are together in Sydney, and it’s also the only time an event will be held in Cleveland&Co ahead of its retail and restaurant fit-outs.
Cleveland&Co uniquely comprises two heritage listed properties, the 1889 “New York and Brooklyn Tobacco” and the 1937 “Demco Machinery” buildings, owned by Cornerstone Property Group. Director Michael Grant says this event provides a rare opportunity:
“The Cleveland&Co buildings are a treasure of federation and bauhaus style architecture of a bygone era. We’re very proud to lift the skirt and show the bare bones of the building.
“Our tenants in other buildings include Chin Chin, MoVida, and 121BC, so it’s also exciting to host these winemakers, who are at the forefront of wine styles championed by these venues. It’s going to be a very cool event.”
The historic “bones” of Cleveland&Co will be complemented by contemporary furniture from MCM House, who are styling the event installation.
Nomad Wine Store, who offer a curated selection of wines from small producers normally only seen at restaurants, will have all the finalist wines available for sale matching the producer’s cellar door prices.
Al Yazbek, co-owner at Nomad, said, “The finalists in the Young Gun of Wine Awards have proven to be the cutting edge of Australian wine. We are delighted to bring them to Sydney, in the competition’s tenth year.”
“Attendees will meet the winemakers, try their product, and help determine who wins the People’s Choice Award.”
The People’s Choice is one of four trophies up for grabs for the winemakers. The others being the “Wine Australia Best New Act”, “Ocean Eight Winemaker’s Choice”, and the “Riedel Young Gun of Wine”. Trophy winners will be announced the Friday following the event.
The People’s Choice Decider will run from 2pm-5pm. A limited number of early bird free bookings are available, with the remainder at $20. Tickets via Eventbrite.
You can see more about the top 12 young Australian winemakers of 2016 and judging process here.