The first rule of Wine Club is you don't miss Wine Club.
This month we're exploring Syrah & Chardonnay!
The spiritual homeland of the Chardonnay & Syrah grape is France. What makes these grapes so exciting is that they both been planted all over the world to great success. They both express themselves differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style, though certain characteristics remain the same.
For those of you who don't drink Chardonnay- challenge you to come and expand your horizons! Chardonnay doesn't just naturally taste like a bad batch of beurre blanc. It's actually one of the most neutral grapes in the world. This neutrality allows Chardonnay to be heavily influenced by where it is grown, picking up flavors and characteristics from its soil and climate (that terroir, babyyy).
For those of you who want to understand the difference between Syrah & Shiraz or an absolutely fabulous glass of Chardonnay versus Chablis - come to wine club this month and let's set the record straight!
Both grapes deserve your love and applause!
At our wine tastings at Fantail & Turtle we pour wines of integrity & authenticity, wines that speak of their terroir, we share stories about the wine-makers that cherish their vineyards and look after the environment. We pour wines for people who care, made by people who care. Sip on a journey through wine on the last Wednesday of every month. Each meeting brings 6 wines, cheese & good company. Hosted by long time wine lover Jemma Grobbelaar.
We stand firmly by our ethos - wine is only as good as the company you drink it with.
June 30th - Syrah & Chardonnay
July 28th - Jemma's Random & Moreish Finds
August 25th - Lucky Reds from around the globe
September 22nd - Taste of South Africa
October 27th - Rosé All Day
November 24th - A Fizz and Bubble Celebration
Fantail & Turtle is at Goodside, Smales Farm - just 11 mins from Auckland CBD.