Adelaide Hills wineries head to Surry Hills

More than 25 Adelaide Hills wineries will descend on Winebar One in Sydney’s Surry Hills on May 8 for three hours of tastings and masterclasses.

With around 70 wines on offer, the trade will be able taste their way through the 70km stretch of the Adelaide Hills from sparkling wine and gruner veltliner, to shiraz and pinot noir, experiencing the best of the Adelaide Hills.

A trade tasting hosted by the winemakers will run from 2-5pm while three masterclasses will run consecutively from 3-5pm. Places to the following masterclasses are limited and must be booked in advance by emailing

The winemakers attending include Murdoch Hill’s Michael Downer, crowned the nation’s best emerging talent at the 2017 Young Gun of Wine awards, along with Adelaide Hills’ royalty Andrew Hardy (Petaluma, pictured), Adam Wadewitz (Shaw + Smith) and Tim Knappstein (Riposte) among others.

Situated just 45 minutes outside of Adelaide, the Hills is home to every winemaking approach and philosophy and is currently seen as Australia’s hottest region at the moment.

The Hills Heist event is aimed to reflect the diversity of the region with Adelaide Hills’ originals and household names including Penfolds, Henschke and Shaw + Smith standing alongside The Pawn Wine Co, Nepenthe and Hahndorf Hills, producers of the Austrian variety, Gruner Veltliner, which has found its home in Australia in the Adelaide Hills.

Other Adelaide Hills specialties to discover include sparkling wine, Mediterranean varieties and cool new shiraz.

Attending wineries include:

Anderson Hill; ArtWine; Barristers Block; Bird in Hand; Chain of Ponds; Deviation Road; Elderslie; Elysian Springs; Fox Gordon; Golding; Hanhdorf Hill; Henschke; Howard Vineyard; Lobethal Road; Longview; Mike Press Wines; Mt Lofty Ranges; Murdoch Hill; Nepenthe; Paracombe; Penfolds; Petaluma; Red Heads; Riposte; Sew & Sew; Shaw + Smith; Somerled; The Lane Vineyard; The Pawn Wine Co; Tomich; Wicks Estate