Monday, February 21, 2011

STOP PRESS: extra Masterclass and Forum on Biodynamic Winegrowing announced

As part of Return to Terroir at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in March, Nicolas Joly and the Australian members of the international biodynamic winemakers' group will be holding a day-long masterclass and forum on biodynamic winegrowing at Vue de Monde restaurant in the city on Sunday March 13.

‘What I find fascinating is to see the sensibility created in a vineyard after some years of biodynamic farming: to see how spraying as little as one glass of dynamised tea – a plant stirred in water – can have such a powerful effect. Biodynamic farming is much like pressing keys on a piano – they just have to be the right notes.’
Nicolas Joly

In his only teaching assignment while in Australia, Nicolas Joly will explore Biodynamic Viticulture through the above statement. He will be joined by the Australian Members of Return to Terroir – Julian Castagna, Vanya Cullen, Erinn Klein, Ron Laughton – in an open forum with the audience. Come and listen; come and ask questions. The four Australian members are amongst the most experienced biodynamic vignerons in the southern hemisphere and will help with any questions on growing biodynamic wines.

The cost of the master class includes refreshment, lunch – designed by Vue de Monde’s Shannon Bennett – together with a tasting the of all the presenters’ wines, is $260.00.

There are only 50 places available.

To book a place, email Julian Castagna

Masterclass and Forum on Biodynamic Winegrowing
Vue de Monde
Normanby Chambers
430 Little Collins Street
Sunday 13 March 2011
9.30am to 5.00pm