What do you get when you take six larrikin Hunter Valley winemakers, a round of beers, 24 new vintage wines and little more than a social media budget? Some would safely say 'trouble' yet this October as part of the Crave Festival it's actually a very cool Pop Up Wine Bar...
The New Generation Hunter Valley winemakers are 'not your usual suspects' – they're not the usual Hunter heavy weights either but they're happy to pay homage to them. They pride themselves on their ability to make serious wine and at the same time have a bit of fun, but they don't take themselves too seriously in a world that is often associated with 'wine wank'. In fact they can regularly be seen traipsing the nation and popping up in mysterious locations in weird and wonderful modes of transport peddling their wares.
On Friday 5 October in a sassy secret inner city location this #semsational sextet including David Hook – David Hook Wines, Andrew Thomas –Thomas Wines, Rhys Eather – Meerea Park Wines, Nick Paterson – Mistletoe Wines, Mike De Iuliis – De Iuliis Wines and Andrew Margan – Margan Wines will again pop up from 6-9pm and do their thing as part of the world famous Crave Sydney Morning Herald Sydney International Food Festival.
For the first time you'll also have the chance to get up close and personal with David Hook Wines, Mistletoe Wines, De Iuliis Wines and Thomas Wines as the pop ups get intimate. These guys will be showing off their individual wares with exclusive pop ups throughout the month of October, for their own loyal fans. You won't leave empty handed either, as you'll receive your very own Riedel glass (valued at $30) as a memento when you buy tickets to their individual tastings.
New Generation Hunter Valley Pop Up Wine Bar Friday 5 October 6-9pm
Up Close and Personal with David Hook Wines Saturday 6 October 4-7pm
Up Close and Personal with Mistletoe Wines Sunday 14 October 2-5pm
Up Close and Personal with De Iuliis Wines Thursday 18 October 6-9pm
Up Close and Personal with Thomas Wines Thursday 25 October 6-9pm
These formidable characters are bringing a fresh new energy and vibrancy back into the Hunter. Yet the New Generation Hunter Valley initiative isn't necessarily about age, (let's be honest these boys are no spring chickens) it instead is about using the best vineyard sites and winemaking techniques available at their fingertips to craft excellent wines that reflect their personalities and celebrate the Hunter Valley's rich history.
Tickets are limited and only $30 so be quick to secure your spot and meet these lovable larrikins as they return to Sydney this October.
EXCLUSIVE PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY 13 AUGUST 9AM via www.newgenerationhuntervalley.com.au.
Details of the secret venue will be released in the weeks prior to the event – all ticket holders will be notified by email.
Make sure you're following @NewGenHV on Twitter and check out facebook.com/newgenerationhuntervalley for more clues and giveaways.