A brand-new celebration of one of Australia’s most loved wine grapes, Chardonnay May is launching in the Adelaide Hills this Autumn.
Throughout the whole of May, wineries, restaurants and bottle shops will be honouring this vibrant and versatile grape variety with tastings, paired dinners, promotions and immersive experiences. 2021 will be the first ever ‘Chardonnay May’ festival with the view that every year, South Australians will get together to enjoy this elegant and complex grape variety, which thrives in the Adelaide Hills.
Think whiling away a beautiful Autumn afternoon in a Cellar Door, tasting different styles of Chardonnay that might challenge your misconceptions around this historic grape variety – from the crisp and acid-driven ‘Chablis’ aperitif style through to those that show complex characters that are the perfect food match.
Or settle in for an indulgent lunch at one of your favourite restaurants, in the Hills or Adelaide CBD, pairing museum Chardonnays with seasonal, local produce that make it sing.
Chardonnay vines were first planted in the Adelaide Hills in the 1970s, its cool climate and elevation providing the ideal conditions for this French variety. The diversity of the Adelaide Hills’ micro-climates and winemaking styles results in a range of different Chardonnays that appeal to all tastes – there’s a wine for everyone. In particular, the Adelaide Hills is a leader in ‘New Australian – New Wave’ Chardonnay, wines which are elegant, textured and lean but which have the acid structure to age and evolve.
Family Friendly Highlights:
Landhaus Estate wines – International Cheese platter & Chardonnay | Various dates | BOOK TICKETS HERE
$49 per couple – share an international cheese platter with a bottle of Landhaus Adelaide Hills
Barristers Block ‘A Taste of France’ | every Saturday and Sunday | BOOK TICKETS HERE
Barristers Block will be varying their 2-course offering to incorporate plenty of French specialities such as cheese focus, tapas items and patisseries. It’s lunch as usual at The Block featuring delicious pizzas (but with a twist). $49 Adults | $20 Children.
Cobb’s Hill Estate – Chardonnay May Day | Sunday 2 May 10am – 4pm | (no tickets required)
‘Relax, unwind and enjoy live music playing under the gum trees at Bundaleer, while feasting on Cobb’s Hill Chardonnay, Lenswood Cider and traditional Flammekueche’.
Pike & Joyce – Chardy Party | Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May | (no tickets required)
Book your seat in their state-of-the-art Tasting Room for a food and wine flight showcasing the best of Lenswood Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 11am – 3pm. $40pp.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Chardonnay May website here
What: Chardonnay May
When: 1 – 31 May 2021
Where: Various locations in the Adelaide Hills
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: supplied (credit: Ben MacMahon) & Chardonnay May Facebook page
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