Wine Australia Masterclass Area : Indian vs. Southern Ocean; the unique position of Margaret River, an iconic Chardonnay region
The influence from the Southern Ocean to the south and Indian Ocean to the north and west on the Margaret River vineyards is dramatic. In addition to the maritime influence, this master class will provide a comprehensive look at the region’s Chardonnay story, from ancient soils, modern history and unique Gin Gin clone, which all contribute to the region producing world-class Chardonnay.
Join Leeuwin Estate winemaker, Tim Lovett and wine educator, Fongyee Walker MW will as they guide the discussion and tasting of Chardonnay from Clairault Estate, Vasse Felix, McHenry Hohnen, Cape Mentelle and Leeuwin Estate.
From the first commercial vineyard planting in Margaret River in 1967, some of the world’s finest Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons now emerge with impressive frequency.
Located three hours south of Perth in Australia’s South West, the region’s natural assets and pristine environment have blended with the ability of the viticulturists and winemakers to create a premium wine region that is sophisticated yet relaxed, authentic and unique.
Meandering the 100 kilometres from north to south through Margaret River’s many micro-climates is impressive and spectacular with vistas of farmland, forest, vineyards and dramatic coastline