Urban Winery Sydney is on the move. Winemaker Alex Retief is trading in his St Peter’s digs for a space in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter, with the new venue set to open mid-April.
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After a relocation from the inner west suburb of St Peters, Sydney’s first true urban winery – fittingly called Urban Winery Sydney – is creating and showcasing wines in the most unlikely of locations.
It’s summer and the young riesling and pinot noir plants are flourishing, some with healthy emerald green leaves, some with tender new buds.
Winemaker Alex Retief is moving his winery lock, stock and barrel. If that doesn’t sound equal parts difficult and unusual enough, he’s relocating it next to the dance studio at Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter.
We have a huge year planned in Urban Winery Sydney and hope you can all be part of it in some form. Most importantly, this vintage is shaping up to be a pretty excellent year.
It couldn’t be much steamier tonight, and we’re kicking back after the storm with the new 2016 A.Retief Rose: light cherry, strawberry on the nose, and the usual dry style.
The year seems to be steaming toward the finish line like Usain Bolt! (I was going to say like the Australian cricket team and then we faltered….)
On Monday we held an A.Retief new vintage release in the winery for journalists and sommeliers with a sneak peak of Aaron Teece’s menu for Sunday.
I am very pleased to announce the release of three new A.Retief reds from the terrific 2015 vintage and to celebrate, anyone who buys a mixed case, goes in the draw to win.
Normally I wouldn’t send out e-mails so close together, but after the brilliance of last nights Producer Evening with Pepe Saya, I really wanted to give you the heads up on the next one.