Join Australian wine expert and Master of Wine Emma Symington to learn about Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale – two of the Southern Hemisphere's oldest and most revered wine regions.
Barossa and McLaren Vale are two of South Australia’s most historic wine regions. Both are home to vineyards that are over a century old, growing classic grape varieties like Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre.
Although these regions are steeped in history, there is a new generation of winemakers demonstrating a drive to experiment while respecting the traditions of the past.
Join Emma Symington MW for a deep dive into two of Australia’s most important wine regions to learn about their history and hear about some of the exciting wines they’re now producing.
Although this is not a tasting session, please do feel free to join with a glass of your choice!
About the speaker, Emma Symington MW
Emma has worked in the wine trade for the past 15 years in a variety of roles, including buying and selling wine, and even working a vintage in New Zealand. She is now Education Development Manager for Wine Australia's EMEA region, based in their London office, where she organises and hosts a series of tastings, seminars and masterclasses to help increase enthusiasm in and knowledge of Australia’s wines and wine regions.
After winning the Vintners' Cup and Vintners' Scholarship for the top WSET Level 4 Award in Wines Diploma graduates in 2011, Emma embarked on the Master of Wine course, becoming an MW in 2015. A WSET-certified educator, Emma judges at several international wine competitions and also writes for the Wine Monkeys blog, for which she won the Emerging Wine Writer category in the 2014 Louis Roederer Awards.
Intermediate: An in-depth exploration of a particular topic. Some prior knowledge is beneficial – such as a WSET Level 2 qualification – but these sessions will be enjoyable and educational for anyone with an interest in the subject.