2018 FWD Winemakers include:

Adelina (SA), Andrew Seppelt (SA), Arno Wine Co (SA), BK (SA), Basket Range (SA), Blind Corner (WA), Borachio (SA), Brian (Tas), Charlotte Dalton (SA), Commune of Buttons (SA), CRFT (SA), Dandelion Wines (SA), Gentle Folk (SA), Good Intentions (SA), Harkham Wines (NSW), Jamsheed (Vic), Jauma (SA), Jilly Wines (NSW), Koerner (SA), Little Things (SA), Murdoch Hill (SA), Ngeringa (SA), Occam's Razor (Vic), Ochota Barrels (SA), Proud Primary Produce (Vic), Samuel’s Gorge (SA), SC Pannell (SA), Shobbrook (SA), Si Vintners (WA), So Fresh So Clean (SA), William Downie (Vic), Worlds Apart (SA), Xavier (Vic) and Yetti and the Kokonut (SA).


The Wine Tasting

The wine tasting will take place at various locations throughout the venue, including some intimate indoor spaces...
The tasting is included in the ticket price and will run from 4pm to 6:30pm

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A TASTING of freshly made wines from across the country will turn into a huge disco party for more than 700 revellers in one of the biggest and loudest events planned for this year’s Tasting Australia festival.

Fresh Wine Disco, masterminded by music-loving winemaker Taras Ochota, will rock Basket Range on April the 21st.

“It should be ridiculous, off the charts, crazy, hilarious,” Ochota says. “It will be the end of vintage time. Hopefully everything will be finished and there will be a lot of fresh wine.”

Ochota has invited 30+ artisan winemakers, from regions including Margaret River and the Yarra Valley, as well as a strong Hills presence, to bring their favourite wine made from this year’s vintage.

The wine will be stored in a demijohn and siphoned straight into the glass for tasting. “It will be a great experience for people who have never tasted fresh wine from the barrel,” he said.

“Taras is an international rock star of wine,” says Tourism Minister Leon Bignell.

“Tucked away in a small pocket of the Adelaide Hills where a wine revolution is happening, Taras’ winery was the only Australian winery featured in Wine and Spirits’ 2016 Top 100 Wineries.

“Taras helps tell the story of South Australia and Adelaide as one of 10 great wine capitals in the world,” Bignel says, fronting a new wave of winemakers making great wines, which complements the traditional and well known SA brands that are available worldwide.”