The group, who came together in a most organic and democratic way, mostly via social media, share a philosophy that winemaker David Bowley of Vinteloper describes as “essentially being about mixing things up and doing things differently with wine.”
Oliver’s Taranga winemaker Corrina Wright says winemakers without borders is “about bringing wine to the people.”
“From Adelaide Central Market to the Sydney Opera House – this crew is all about taking wine to new and interesting spaces.”
Winemakers without Borders events so far include Shin & Shiraz; The #HEARTYPARTY; and Pinot & Polenta, with Oysters in the House and the V and S Ball planned in October for many members of the winemakers without borders crew.
Yalumba winemaker Louisa Rose says: “it’s a holistic philosophy – no borders means that you can experiment with new everything – from grape varieties, regions and winemaking styles, to wine occasions, food matches and the people and places that ultimately share the experience.”
In the spirit of how it all began – here’s what some people are saying in the twittersphere about tonight’s launch and about previous events:
@OliversTaranga Corrina Wright Going to be a cracker! RT Cant wait for launch nite! @winenoborders @Bosworthwines @Vinteloper @_amanda_jane @OliversTaranga @MitoloWines
oh my so much delicious wine to taste! and many delicious wine makers to meet! hopefully I can find someone who will take me for vintage
@GandTQueen Samantha Connew @_amanda_jane @cogitowine @swellbrewery @winenoborders I’m all about no borders…I cross ‘em all
viticulture sans frontiers?????
@Vinteloper Vinteloper loving the #heartyparty video feat. @stockwine @OliversTaranga @winenoborders. Check out the height different & more! http://bit.ly/lNLNOr
we all need no borders! i’ll be there!
@benmoroney Ben Moroney@winenoborders Hey, as a keen supporter of Medecins Sans Frontieres, great to see someone doing wine-related charity work…
@amanda_jane Amanda J Pritchard @MyCentralMarket you know we have HEAPS of ideas! suffolk lamb & shiraz; classic wine & cheese; fianoagogo; pinot &polenta + @winenoborders
@maxhalliday max halliday @winenoborders @vinteloper @yalumba hey Goodluck fellas, surely without borders holding you back you’re A shoe in!
The blog http://www.winemakerswithoutborders.wordpress.com is still in build mode for launch tonight but will be live later today with the full list of winemakers without borders along with some very non wine related information about them, naturally.
In the meantime – here they are – the inaugural winemakers without borders crew.
Andre Bondar, Mitolo
Brioni Oliver and Corrina Wright, Oliver’s Taranga
Chester Osborn, D’Arenberg
Chris Dix, Madeleines
Chris Ringland, Solita
Darren Golding, Golding
David Bowley, Vinteloper
David Le Mire, La Linea
Greg Clayfield, Zema Estate
John Edwards, The Lane Vineyard
Joch Bosworth, Battle of Bosworth, Spring Seed
Karina Dambergs, Clover Hill
Kim Chalmers, Chalmers
Kevin McCarthy, T’Gallant
Loïc Le Calvez, Taltarni
Louisa Rose, Yalumba
Nick Stock, Solita, Twofold, Bespoke Bros.
Paul Smith, Wirra Wirra
Richard Bate, Arete
Rory Lane, The Story
Samantha Connew, Tower Estate
Sam Wigan, Running with Bulls
Sue Bell, Bellwether
Taras Ochota, Ochota Barrels
Winemakers without Borders launches TONIGHT , Magazine Gallery 6pm 83a Hindley St (Clubhouse Lane)
Media enquiries/rsvps: Amanda Pritchard, Kooki – 0413 44 55 34
Please come with your twitter handle and smart phones at the ready!