Adelaide Hills meets Sydney for trade-wine tasting event

Larry Jacobs of Hahndorf Hills, one of over 25 wineries attending the event.

More than 25 Adelaide Hills wineries are making their way north this May for Winebar One's Hills Heist event.

The Surry Hills venue will host three hours of trade tasting and include three masterclasses: G'Day Gruner, Wild Things and Origins.

Trade guests can expect to taste their way through the 70 kilometre stretch of the Adelaide Hills, exciting their palette with 70 wines on offer, including sparkling wine, gruner veltliner, shiraz and pinor noir.

Winemakers attending include Murdoch Hill's Michael Downer (winner of Australia's best emerging talent at the 2017 Young Gun of Wine awards), Andrew Hardy (Petaluma), Adam Wadewitz (Shaw + Smith) and Tim Knappstein (Riposte).

The event aims to reflect the diversity of the region, featuring household names such as Penfolds and Henschke, alongside producers of the Austrian variety, Nepenthe and Hahndorf Hills.

“The Adelaide Hills is a 70 kilometre stretch with a million different angles, it's all nooks and crannies. Stand in one spot and see a dozen aspects. It's where conventional wisdom is enhanced by elevated thinking,” said Nick Ryan, host, wine writer and South Australian resident.

Hills Heist highlights wine from the Adelaide Hills. Credit: John Kruger.

Attending wineries include:

  • Anderson Hill
  • ArtWine
  • Barristers Block
  • Bird in Hand
  • Chain of Ponds
  • Deviation Road
  • Elderslie
  • Elysian Springs
  • Fox Gordon
  • Golding
  • Hanhdorf Hill
  • Henschke
  • Howard Vineyard
  • Lobethal Road
  • Longview
  • Mike Press Wines
  • Mt Lofty Ranges
  • Murdoch Hill
  • Nepenthe
  • Paracombe
  • Penfolds
  • Petaluma
  • Red Heads
  • Riposte
  • Sew & Sew
  • Shaw + Smith
  • Somerled
  • The Lane Vineyard
  • The Pawn Wine Co
  • Tomich
  • Wicks Estate

The Hills Heist event will be held at Winebar One Surry Hills on Tuesday May 8. Trade tasting will run from 2-5pm. Bookings are essential for masterclass attendance.

Please email wine@liquidideas.com.au to book.