South Australia is coming for you in a big way, Sydney. A whopping 30 Adelaide Hills wineries are headed to Surry Hills next month for a three-hour session of wine, food and tunes. Hills Heist will take over the Ford Sherrington House's new Winebar One on Tuesday, May 8 from 6–9pm.
Expect a massive 70 wines on offer, giving punters a seriously wide ranging taste of the region's best drops. The wine region spans 70 kilometres and is known for its diversity, from sparkling to shiraz to pinot noir, along with gruner veltliner — an Austrian variety that the Adelaide Hills have become known for.
Among the standout winemakers in attendance is Murdoch Hill's Michael Downer, who recently won Best Emerging Talent at the 2017 Young Gun of Wine awards. He's accompanied by Petaluma's Andrew Hardy, Shaw + Smith's Adam Wadewitz and Riposte's Tim Knappstein, to name a few.
Modern European-style snacks will be served alongside the wine and Sydney local DJ Levins will be on the beats. Considering how much wine is on offer, tickets are priced at a pretty reasonable $65.
The full list of wineries represented at the Hills Heist event include: Anderson Hill, ArtWine, Barristers Block, Bird in Hand, Chain of Ponds, Deviation Road, Elderslie, Elysian Springs, Fox Gordon, Golding, Hanhdorf Hill, Henschke, Howard Vineyard, Lobethal Road, Longview, Mike Press Wines, Mt Lofty Ranges, Murdoch Hill, Nepenthe, Paracombe, Penfolds, Petaluma, Red Heads, Riposte, Sew & Sew, Shaw + Smith, Somerled, The Lane Vineyard, The Pawn Wine Co, Tomich and Wicks Estate.
Images: John Kruger.