2011 COONAWARRA CABERNET CELEBRATIONS 14 – 16 OCTOBER 2011
The Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations. Spanning the weekend of 14 – 16 October, this celebration of Coonawarra Cabernet showcases and celebrates the quality of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and the skill and dedication of the region's winemaking community. The weekend includes Coonawarra 's most prestigious event, the 14th Annual Barrel Series Auction where the finest barriques of Coonawarra Cabernet from the 2010 vintage will go under the hammer!
This three day festival is filled with tastings, masterclasses, tutorials, live music, entertainment, gourmet food and of course, fantastic Coonawarra wines. Events include:
Retrospective Barrel Series Tasting – Zema Estate
Friday, 14 October: 4pm – 6pm ($25)
Find out how past Barrel Series wines have matured. This year we will taste the exceptional 2001 vintage from Barrel Series 6.
Coonawarra Masterclass – Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Saturday, 15 October: 10am – 12pm ($250)
A selection of 6 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignons from the highly regarded 2008 vintage will be compared with Cabernets from around the world. Event chaired by Master of Wine and Madame Lily Bollinger Medalist Toni Patterson.
Barrel Series 14 Tasting – Katnook Estate
Saturday, 15 October: 6pm – 7pm ($25)
This is your last chance to taste this year's Barrel Series wines before they go up for auction!
Barrel Series 14 Dinner & Auction – Katnook Estate
Saturday, 15 October: 7pm - 12am ($130)
Join the Vignerons for a night of fantastic Coonawarra wines, fine fare, dancing and of course the chance to bid on the best Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra 's 2010 vintage.
Coonawarra Tutorial – Brand's Laira Coonawarra
Sunday 16 October: 11am – 1pm ($45)
This tutorial is for the novice wine lover. Join Qwoff Boys, Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry, in a fun and informal setting to learn about wine tasting and the magnificent array of Coonawarra wine varietals.
To purchase tickets or to download a Program of Events visit www.coonawarra.org or call the Coonawarra Vignerons Association on 08 8737 2392.