Gastrology bloggers attended the launch of The Wine Baptism of Fire last night. Wine Baptism of Fire is the first of its kind - a new winemaking competition for non-winemakers.
The competition gives wine lovers the chance to make wine from the best grapes and be mentored by the best, in a new city winery.
From a list of over 50 applicants, five diverse finalists have been chosen to compete. The finalists now have the opportunity to make their own wine. The finished wines will be released through Vintage Cellars nationally in October, with the winner determined by the wine most popular with consumers.
As expected from an event catered by the Melbourne Pub Group, the food was delicious.
The wines at the launch were provided by the mentor wineries: Bannockburn, De bortoli, Mac Forbes, Port Phillip Estate, Save our souls, Shadowfax and Sutton Grange.
Circa, The Prince and Young Guns of Wine are hosting a free public launch for The Wine Baptism on Saturday 29th June. Hosted in a pop up winery in the basement level carpark, the event will offer tasting glasses for $15 and Paul Wilson's Vietnamese sticky pork buns for $6. Tacos by Rafael Rashid from The Taco Truck and Beatbox Kitchen will also be available. DJ David Bowley, winemaker of Vinteloper and Young Guns of Wine finalist the past two years, will hit the decks.
What: Public launch of The Wine Baptism
Where: Prince of Wales, Carpark Basement 2 Acland St, St Kilda
When: Saturday 29th June, from 6pm
No bookings required.Images courtesy of Anthony Licuria of APL Photography