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Sidewood wines is a privately owned vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, with owners Owen and Cassandra Inglis establishing the estate in 2004. Situated in the cool climate of the Hills, Sidewood wines have won a variety of wine awards.

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The latest vintage was released at Grace the Establishment, Norwood.

Sidewood_01Here we sampled the Sparkling Pinot Noir chardonnay, with strawberry and citrus characteristics;

Sidewood_03 The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of lychee and passionfruit and a bright green/yellow colour;

Sidewood_04 The 2014 Pinot Gris, pale in colour with pear, stonefruit and rockmelon characteristics; Sidewood_05

The 2013 Chardonnay with aromas of mango, apricot and cashews;

Sidewood_07 And the 2014 Shiraz with aromas of cherries, blackberries and spice.

Sidewood_02 Accompanying this beautiful tasting were plates of fresh oysters with a sprinkling of seaweed on the top; Sidewood_09

Fresh South Australian prawns, juicy and brightly coloured; Sidewood_10

Pate on crackers with relish and a scattering of crushed pine nuts;

Sidewood_11And mini lamb tarts with smashed peas. Sidewood_12

Sidewood Wines cellar door is located at Maximilian’s restaurant, in Verdun. Here you can taste at the cellar door, have a casual bite to eat or dine at the amazing Maximilian’s restaurant.

** I was an invited guest.

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