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Artisan Wine Fair

$20 gets you over 50 tastings, a complimentary Riedel wine glass and grazing platters aplenty.
By Marissa Ciampi
March 09, 2019
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Artisan Wine Fair

$20 gets you over 50 tastings, a complimentary Riedel wine glass and grazing platters aplenty.
By Marissa Ciampi
March 09, 2019
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The natural wine trend is bigger than ever, but getting into these rare drops can be a pricey endeavour. If you're looking for a bang-for-your-buck way to explore the world of funky wines, head to Annandale Cellars on Saturday, March 16 from 1–5pm. The family-owned bottle-o is hosting the Artisan Wine Fair, and it's offering up over 50 tastings of small-batch bottles for just $20 bucks.

Like the bottle shop, the festival is all about independently-operated small producers. They'll be slinging the whole range of those natural styles that seem to be everywhere nowadays. Expect plenty of organic, skin contact, orange, pét-nat, wild, minimal intervention and bio-dynamic wines up for grabs.

Both Australian and international winemakers are on the docket, and many of the producers will be on hand for a chat. These include Adelaide Hills' BK Wines and Leko, Tasmania's Two Tonne, Hunter Valley's Thomas Wines and Margaret River's Dormilona. Hailing from Europe, there's cider from Switzerland's Ciderie du Vulcain and raw wines from France's Fond Cypres, whose secluded vineyard is set in the Escales region. There's also quite a few drops from France's Jura wine region — which is known for its out-there varieties — including Domaines des Marnes Blanches, Tony Bornard and Michel Gahier. And this is to name just a very few.

Apart from all the tastings, your incredibly well-priced ticket also includes a complimentary Riedel tasting glass to take home and access to an all-day grazing table provided by The Grazing Co — think charcuterie, cheese, olives and pickles to snack on while you sip.

The event will take place under the marquees just outside the cellars, so be there rain or shine.

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