SPLIT is a brand belonging to the Vinko company which, in turn, is the result of the partnership between three entrepreneurial friends and a group of companies belonging to a family linked to the wine sector for the past fifteen generations.
It’s not hard to see why South Australia holds a place among nine other Great Wine Capitals of the World.
The first European settlers to Adelaide and surrounding regions recognised the potential to produce wines from its soils, aided by a Mediterranean climate which encompassed the spectrum from freezing winters to hot, arid summers. Vineyards were planted in and around the colony soon after its establishment, and further afield in the fertile valleys of Clare and the Barossa.
‘Terroir’ is a popular buzzword in the wine world. One of the Oxford dictionaries’ definitions of terroir is “the characteristic taste and flavour imparted to a wine by the environment in which it is produced”.
Making wines from a specific terroir is popular at the top end of the wine spectrum but is a relatively new concept in Rioja. Until recently, Rioja wineries have followed two main directions: making blends of different grape varieties from all over the region and single varietal wines.
The innovative “Natural Alchemy” of Zýmē in Valpolicella.
The name Zýmē, from Greek, means “yeast”, which is an indispensible element in the world of oenology, but it also relates itself to the concept of naturalness, a fundamental value in Celestino Gaspari’s professional and personal life.
San Francisco and the Napa Valley are renowned for their food and wine culture, but its pleasures don’t stop there. Tucked within its streets, hotels, and wineries are pockets of inspiration where you can stumble upon moments of beauty and works of astonishing art. Find your way to the following spots and prepare to be delighted with these innovative works.
Innovation requires creativity, vision and energy. And the wine grower Eva Vollmer from Mainz-Ebersheim is bursting with just all of that. So it is no surprise that the calender of her winery, is loaded with singular wine events that mirror her creative mind. The Eva Vollmer winery offers its guests two unique concepts – Wine & Yoga and Blind Wine Tasting in the Dark – this way reinventing wine through innovative ideas of wine experiences.
Bordeaux may be an historical wine region, grapes have been grown and wine made here since Roman times, but rooted in the past does not mean stuck in it. There is a long history of innovation here, from introducing new aging techniques to produce the ‘New French Claret’ in the 17th century, to solving challenges such as mildew with the Bordeaux mixture in 1878 or the introduction of stainless steel tanks in the 1960’s.
An opportunity to be immersed in the Great Wine Capitals and learn from the world’s best is on offer for five lucky South Australians.
Adelaide | South Australia: A Great Wine Capital is offering five $5,000 bursaries to support South Australians travelling to and learning from one or more Great Wine Capitals, as part of the Great Wine Capitals Knowledge Exchange Bursary.