There is no clear definition of natural wine. Natural wine is an umbrella under which wine producers of self-managed organic and/or biodynamic farming provenance apply a minimal intervention process to their winemaking. In the winery, a less-is-more approach to creating wine is undertaken - no additions, save perhaps a very small amount of sulphur, low or no oak usage, no fining or filtration, and fermentation occurring via ambient yeast. It can be a broad school. Exploration of provenance and process are intrinsic to great wine, and the discovery of wines that sit under the natural wine umbrella is for a consumer of the wine to unravel through this exploration.
If you’re looking to broaden your understanding of natural wine, take in a bit of technical detail and seek out the answers to all of your burning natural wine related questions, then this is the class for you. Led by co-founder of P&V Merchants, wine writer/presenter and natural wine aficionado Mike Bennie, The Natural Wine Course is a deep dive into the nitty gritty details of the natural wine world, and a journey across some of the world’s most compelling producers and styles.
It’s designed to expand horizons and bring nuance into the conversation around local and global contexts and cultures. It’s an opportunity to engage with a range of winemakers from France, Italy, Georgia, Austria and beyond, where some of the most important touchstones of natural wine have emerged and continue to set the standard.
Got no idea? Got some? Got heaps? This is a really fun, discursive and peer led class, with heaps of opportunity to engage in the sharing of knowledge and information in a super relaxed environment.
8-10 wines. 20 seats only!