Join Barossa winemaker Kym Teusner for a rollicking night of insider stories, good food and exceptional wine. Kym will share award-winning vintages, paired to a sumptuous 5-course degustation upstairs in the private dining room at The Bishop.
This is a hosted, shared table event starting at 7pm.
Teusner “MC” Sparkling Shiraz 2010 Barossa Valley SA
Heirloom beetroot + smoked hazelnut + pickled eshallot + toma della roca
Teusner ‘Empress’ Riesling 2018 Eden Valley SA
Hutton Vale Farm Riesling 2017 Eden Valley SA
Cured kingfish + peach + yuzu + jamon + wakame
Teusner ‘Salsa’ Rose Grenache/Mataro 2018 Barossa Valley SA
Teusner ‘Gabrielle’ Old Vine’ Semillon 2011 Barossa Valley SA
Pork loin + confit octopus + ginger + XO + apple
Teusner ‘Avatar’ Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz 2016 Barossa Valley SA
Hutton Vale Farm Grenache Mataro 2012 Eden Valley SA
Beef flank + fermented onion + broccoli + black pepper
Teusner ‘Big Jim’ Shiraz 2016 Barossa Valley SA
Hutton Vale Farm Shiraz 2013 Eden Valley SA
Selection of cheeses + quince + lavoche
Teusner ‘Riebke’ Shiraz 2008 Barossa Valley SA
Wines enjoyed on the night will be available to purchase for home delivery.
Kym’s values as a winemaker? Being true to the growers, making righteous wines from old Barossa vines, bringing pleasure to the globe! Unsurprisingly, beer played a major role in Kym’s decision to start Teusner Wines with business partner, Mick Page, in 2001. After a few cold ones, they overheard a couple of grape growers contemplating removal of their 85-year-old Grenache vines. Kym and Mick stepped up to the plate and offered them four times what they’d been paid by ‘the big guys’ for the crop if they’d keep the vineyard in the ground. The offer was accepted, the vines stayed in the ground, Teusner Wines came to life with a singular mission – to make the kind of wines they liked to drink!
In the winery, a lot of faith is placed in having a set of human eyes and hands (and sometimes feet) on the job…believing that having a person with a feel for what is and isn’t working will win out over a machine any day. Everything is crushed one small picking bin at a time, which makes for plenty of long days at the peak of vintage. At all times the focus is on keeping close watch to ensure everything – colour, flavour, aroma and structure – is as it should be, whilst taking it easy with the oak to let the righteous flavours found in old Barossa vineyards take center stage in the wines. Winemaking at Teusner Wines is powered by people…so you know that it’s been done right and it’s been done well.
Stepping into the winery, you’re met with an immediate sense that everyone at Teusner Wines gets enormous pleasure from doing what they do, and that they want for nothing more than people to get pleasure when they put their hand in their pocket to buy a bottle of Teusner wine. By sticking to making the kind of wines they like to drink, Kym and Mick have amassed an army of fans and the applause of the commentators. Keeping it simple has paid off!