Chardonnay May with TAPANAPPA

This year for Chardonnay May we would like to honour the small but significant 2023 Tapanappa Chardonnays by hosting a pair of Chardonnay focused events. 

The 2023 Vintage
 
All three of our cool climate, Piccadilly Valley 2023 Chardonnays are showing incredible high quality, concentrated full flavours and layers of complexity. Of the past four cold vintages, 2023 was the coolest. In Brian’s words:
 
 “Despite the lack of warmth, in 2023 the Tiers Vineyard has reflected its trademark viscosity and length of flavour on the palate, to go with the nectarine and grapefruit cool expression of Chardonnay aroma and flavour.”
 
The late ripening of a small crop in cool, dry and sunny conditions, has defined a “near perfect” expression of Chardonnay from the unique and distinguished Tiers and Tiers 1.5M Vineyard terroir as well as our Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay harvested from a single Vineyard owned by Brian’s late parents.

Chardonnay Celebration Tasting

$30 pp, Friday 3 – Sunday 5 May, 11am to 4pm 

For one weekend only, we will be celebrating Chardonnay May with a special Chardonnay tasting at the Tapanappa Cellar Door. You will be guided through a comparison of six releases, including the new high quality 2023 wines, plus a couple of very rare back vintages.
 
– DAOSA Blanc de Blancs 2019
– Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023 
– Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2017
– Tiers 1.5M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023
– Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023
– Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Tapanappa x Patch – Chardonnay & Succulent Pig Feast

$195 pp, Thursday 23rd May, from 6pm 

Join Tapanappa and Patch – the restaurant of well-loved South Australian chef Andrew Davies (formerly of Osteria Oggi & Press) to feast on Chardonnay and succulent pig. Enjoy a four-course dinner in the lovely Patch cottage matched to our highly lauded 2023 Chardonnay releases and some rarely seen back vintages. 
 
Tables for 1 – 8 pax available. 

Not able to join us for the events? – Chardonnay at Home 

RRP – $596   |    Chardonnay May Special Offer: $480

If you are unable to join us in person for these events, we have an exclusive Chardonnay pack available for the duration of May. 
Get a group of Chardonnay lovers in your life and enjoy a Chardonnay party at home! 
 
1 x  DAOSA Blanc de Blancs 2019
1 x Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2023 
1 x Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2017
1 x Tiers 1.5M Vineyard Chardonnay 2023
1 x Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023
1 x Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Our Distinguished Site Chardonnays…

Planted in 1979 by Brian Croser, the Tiers Vineyard is the birthplace of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.
 
The cool and wet climate of the Piccadilly Valley suits Chardonnay perfectly, and the Tiers is in every way a Distinguished site, with its gentle slope to the north and east and being situated in a sheltered valley surrounded by forest, thus forming a true “clos” environment.
 
Planted with a unique Chardonnay clone – possibly related to some of the first introductions of Chardonnay to New South Wales in the early to mid 1800’s – this vineyard is now over 40-years-old, and with this great age, as expected, the vines are slowly devigorating and the grape quality ever increasing.
 
Next door to the Tiers, is our Tiers 1.5M Vineyard, which was planted 20 over years ago, giving us a Chardonnay that stands alongside its older sibling as an equal, but with the subtle differences induced by its close spaced, French clone, earlier ripening habit. 

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