We are really excited to bring you an online tasting of d'Arenberg Wines with iconic winemaker Chester Osborne. Australia is
ripe with visionaries, mavericks and colourful characters with a bullheaded commitment to creating world-class wine. They are after all farmers and, by definition, toil season after season, crop after crop, and harvest after harvest in hopes - and often failures - of creating liquid gold from each uncertain vintage. Arguably South Australia’s most colorful winemaker, literally, is Chester Osbourne of McLaren Vale’s d’Arenberg Wines. Known for his flamboyant shirts that tastefully manage to fit more colors on one garment than you’ll find in a crayon box, he is a true wine icon of the region. His boisterous personality is as bold and colorful as his shirts which ironically can be said of his wines as well. Beyond their outstanding wines, d'Arenberg has also put McLaren Vale on the international oenophile map with their creation of one of the most unusual, and of course colorful, cellar doors that you’ll find anywhere in the world, the d’Arenberg Cube.
We want to bring you, our customers closer to the most influential people in wine, and online tastings with attendees anywhere in the world are easier now, than ever before. With a willingness from the best in the business to engage online with wine drinkers, now is the time for you to hear from people like Chester Osborne for yourself. He is a living legend in the wine World, has been a founding force for the Australian wine industry since inception and we are humbled to have him face to face with us for a 60 - 75 minute tasting of his best wines.
D'arenberg wines were crowned winery of the year at the London International Wine Competition in 2020. The Dead Arm Shiraz, named International Wine of the Year, scoring a phenomenal 97 points and beating every other wine in contention. Chester has asked us to include a decanted 187ml bottle with 1 full glass of the Dead Arm Shiraz citing it as a must taste wine at any tasting he is involved with.(RRP€55 per bottle)
He is the Willie Wonka of Australian wine and he will bring us through 7 wines. This will be a tasting like no other, and we have just 90 Tasting Boxes available for this tasting, limited by the availability of his best wines in Ireland.
'If you have an interest in wine and a willingness to learn, this is a tasting you really will enjoy, and shouldn't miss. Chester makes his wines in his own style, with one eye on Southern France and the Rhone Valley. His is the art of a New World take on Old World blends & i'm privileged to have secured him to host this tasting'
Will Mullin, WineOnline.ie
How it Works?
Once you purchase the D'arenberg Tasting Case, we will ship it to you approximately one week from the Tasting. We will email you a link for the online tasting. The tasting will take place on Thursday 18th February at 8.30pm
We will include a host of Australian food recipes in your tasting Case. So plan ahead and cook Aussie on the 18th February. We have chosen this date so that you can open more than one of the wines, and still have a full weekend ahead to enjoy them. These wines will all last well stored for 5 - 7 days in the fridge.
d’Arry’s Original Shiraz Grenache 2016
The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2018
The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2016
Lucky Lizard Chardonnay 2017
The Dead Arm Shiraz 2017
The Stump Jump Red 2017