Urban Winery Sydney offers the opportunity for Sydney-siders to get excited about how fantastic the NSW wine country can be!
Join us for a a day at the winery.. take a tour of the facilities, getting an up close look at how grapes are processed and prepared for their journey from fruit to vino!
The tour will include a discussion of different grape varieties and characteristics, and different winemaking treatment. You will learn about the NSW wine regions and how climate impacts grape growing, and most importantly, get a chance to taste!!!
You will also get the opportunity to blend your own wine, experimenting with different varieties.
Don't miss out!
About Alex Reteif
Alex fell in love with winemaking when he helped his parents plant a biodynamic vineyard just outside of Wagga Wagga in 1997. He immediately left his university course to sign up for a winemaking degree, which he finished in 2000. Since then, he has worked in the Hunter Valley, California's Sonoma Valley, France's Bordeaux and Languedoc regions and Spain's Rioja regions. He started his own label A.Retief in 2008, sourcing grapes from the Gundagai, Hilltops and Tumbarumba regions, which is on the wine lists of restaurants including Quay, Aria and Guillame. He was selected as one of 12 wine industry professionals in 2013 to take part in the prestigious Len Evans Scholarship Tutorial. He is considered one of NSW's more adventurous winemakers, with a focus on making sure each wine expresses the characteristics of each vineyard, region and year.