Raising a glass to South Australian class

31 Oct 2022
Thirty-five of the state’s highly acclaimed food, wine and spirit producers headed to Auckland this October to participate in one of the largest congregations of South Australian food and drink trade to take place in New Zealand.
The Tasting South Australia trade and media event was held on 27 October 2022, with attendees having the opportunity to tantalise their tastebuds with the spectacular premium wine, food, and spirits on offer from South Australian producers.
Producers in attendance included those that are new to market as well as brands seeking to increase distribution. 
Some South Australian producers also participated in a consumer event – Winetopia, the largest and most comprehensive public wine-tasting event in New Zealand which ran from 28-29 October 2022.

DOWIE DOOLE and Macro Meats are just two of the premium producers that attended the event, with one of Australia and New Zealand’s most recognised chefs and restaurateurs, Sean Connolly, and renowned wine journalist and official co-patron of the South Australian Wine Ambassadors Club, Tony Love, also flying the flag for South Australia. 
Tasting South Australia was delivered in partnership with the Department for Trade and Investment, Austrade, and Lemongrass Productions and the push into New Zealand forms part of the South Australian Government’s Wine Export Recovery and Expansion program. 
Tasting South Australia participants include: 

·       Apiwraps Beeswax Wraps 
·       Bleasdale Vineyards
·       Dandelion Vineyards and Sister’s Run
·       DOWIE DOOLE Gemtree Wines
·       Haselgrove Wines
·       Knappstein Wines
·       Levrier Wines by Jo Irvine
·       Macro Meats
·       Mallee Estate
·       Metala Wines
·       Ministry of Clouds
·       Mitchell Wines
·       Never Never Distilling Company
·       Organic Hill
·       Ottelia
·       Paisley Wines
·       Paxton Wines
·       Pendleton Olive Estate
·       Pomigold 
·       Portia Valley Wines
·       Rymill Coonawarra 
·       Salena Estate Wine
·       Seppeltsfield Road Distillers
·       Seppeltsfield Wines
·       Sorby Adams Wines
·       The Hidden Sea Wines Co
·       The Islander Estate Vineyards
·       The Yoghurt Shop
·       Thorn-Clarke Wines
·       Unico Zelo
·       Vanguardist Wines
·       Wangolina
·       Wines by Geoff Hardy
·       Yumbah Aquaculture

Winetopia participants include: 

·       Dandelion Vineyards and Sister’s Run
·       Wines by Geoff Hardy
·       Levrier Wines by Jo Irvine
·       Metala
·       Organic Hill
·       Portia Valley
·       Rymill Coonawarra
·       Thorn-Clarke Wines
·       Unico Zelo 
·       Macro Meats

For more information about Winetopia visit https://www.winetopia.co.nz/winetopia-south-australia  
For more information on the South Australian Government’s Wine Export Recovery and Expansion program visit https://export.sa.gov.au/wine
For more information about the South Australian Wine Ambassador’s Club visit https://export.sa.gov.au/wine-ambassadors-club