Tutored Tasting with Yalumba Winemaker Jane Ferrari
WineAlign is pleased to present an exclusive tutored tasting with Yalumba Winemaker Jane Ferrari
“A Barossa Tour: a new take on old vines”
As Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, Yalumba is a custodian of Barossa’s revered old vines. After more than 160 years and five generations, we remain passionate about protecting our viticultural heritage while crafting the best wines these vines have to offer.
Join the dynamic Jane Ferrari, a 2013 Baron of Barossa, on the Toronto stop of her 2013 North American tour. Through a range of wines including The Octavius Shiraz and The Signature Cabernet Shiraz, Jane will guide you through the patchwork of vineyards that make up the venerable Barossa region.
Wines to be tasted:
Jansz Premium Cuvée NV
Pewsey Vale Riesling 2013
Hill Smith Estate Chardonnay 2010
Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2011
Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012
Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2011
Yalumba The Octavius Barossa Old Vine Shiraz 2008
Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Shiraz 2010
Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2009
Jane will be joined by WineAlign’s Sara d’Amato.
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Tutored tasting: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy remaining wines with appetizers: 8:30pm – 9:00pm
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch “Yalumba” – aboriginal for “all the land around”.
Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.
With uncompromising focus on quality and innovation, Yalumba has consistently produced highly awarded wines. The winery is rated five red stars by James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion 2014). Visit: www.yalumba.com
About Jane Ferrari
The job title of ‘Winemaker – Communications’ scarcely indicates the scope of Jane Ferrari’s role at Yalumba Wines and still less of her expansive personality. Her passion is as infectious as it is heartfelt. If you spend an hour or so with Jane, be it in a London boardroom, a New York tasting or at the Angaston winery, you will learn more about the heritage and culture of Yalumba and the wider Barossa region than most locals learn in a lifetime.
Jane received a winemaking degree at Roseworthy Agricultural College, where she undertook her required vintage experience with the legendary red wine magician John Glaetzer at the then fledgling Wolf Blass Wines in 1983. Once fully graduated, Jane worked for Tollana Wines, United Distillers, Yalumba, then Rockford Wines. By 1996 Jane was back at Yalumba to stay, accumulating an extraordinary array of tales from experiences on the road, talking of the wine, food and people of the Barossa in a storytelling style that is her established trademark. There is never a dull moment and it is always a good story to be heard when Jane is around, which is perhaps why she was awarded the title of ‘Australian Wine Communicator of the Year’ in 2012 and Baron of Barossa in 2013.
When Jane is asked what she does for a living, she simply replies “storyteller….and it’s a top job.”
About Crush Wine Bar
Located in Toronto’s trendy King West entertainment district, CRUSH Wine Bar offers a blend of casual fine food and winning wines in a vibrant atmosphere.
From organic meat, fresh fruits and vegetables from surrounding local farms, Executive Chef Trista Sheen constructs a menu rooted in the French style but highlighted with continental flair. Sommelier Tiffany Jamieson-Horne is on hand to guide guests through the extensive wine collection to enhance the flavours of Chef Sheen’s simple yet stunning dishes.
Why not book dinner at Crush for after the tasting?
Yalumba, Jansz, Hill Smith Estate and Pewsey Vale are represented in Ontario by B&W Wines.
Our winemaker events have been consistently and quickly selling out. If you are interested in attending then we advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.