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Friday's FREE Tasting - Taras Ochota and his Ochota Barrels New Releases

  • Old Bridge Cellars 221 Queen Victoria Street North Fremantle, WA, 6159 Australia (map)
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Tomorrow night I will be opening the Young Gun of Wine 2013 Taras Ochota’s ‘Ochota Barrels’ wines for our FREE Friday night tasting. 
 
The Ochota Barrels tale began on a surf trip in late 2000 along the Mexican west coast in a
Volkswagen campervan. After traveling some of the world’s best wine and
surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make super premium wines back home in South Australia.
 
The concept was to concentrate on the zenith variety of Mclaren Vale (Grenache) and the
Barossa Valley (Shiraz), find an exceptional old vineyard site in each region and create plush,
small batch, single vineyard wines.
 
“My idea is to embrace that natural acidity, which is basically from picking early. With that you get lower alcohol than your typical Australian wines. Wines that have energy. Taking a holistic approach to making wines that have an energy, that have a vibrancy. Wines that ‘pop’ when you put them in your mouth!” Taras Ochota

The range has continued to expand with the Ochota Barrels line up now boasting over 10 different wines. 

Taras’s wines sell out within weeks on their release each year and I would like to extend an invitation to come down and try his current available releases and be able to share in this cult wine phenomenon that is OCHOTA BARRELS!!

Open tomorrow night will be…..

2015 Ochota Barrels ‘The Slint’ Chardonnay

2017 Ochota Barrels ‘Texture Like Sun’ Field Blend

2017 Ochota Barrels ‘She’s lost control’ Isabella

2016 Ochota Barrels ‘A Forest Pinot Noir’ 

2017 Ochota Barrels ‘From the North’ Mourvedre

2015 Ochota barrels ‘The Shellac Vineyard’ Syrah

On the CANimal front we have freshly canned Bootleg Brewing Speak Easy IPA. With more hops than a one-legged man, just as bitter as your ex-wife, this U.S. styled IPA has distinct stone fruit and pine flavours from the generous addition of hops, balanced with a slick malt background.

Earlier Event: April 5
Sweet Wines of the World
Later Event: October 17
Wine Essentials Course - October 2017