Tin Dragon Cottages are pleased to announce that Doug Cox will host a wine tasting at this year’s Renewable Energy Long-Table Event.
About Swinging Gate Vineyard
Swinging Gate Vineyard is located in the premium wine-growing district of the Tamar Valley and sits just above the mists. So it’s cool nights and sunny aspect creates the perfect conditions for premium wine.
When Doug and Corrie Cox bought a vineyard in the rolling hills of Sidmouth, people told them they were crazy. We knew Doug as a talented horticulturist and Corrie as our visiting masseuse here at Tin Dragon Cottages. So we had no doubt they would breathe new life into the old vineyard.
Swinging Gate started life as Buchanan Vineyard in 1985. But although the fruit had been finding its way into some of Tasmania’s iconic brands, the vineyard was virtually anonymous. It had no cellar door and no label. Then all this changed in 2014 when Doug and Corrie purchased the vineyard and made their first batch of estate-grown wine in 2015. So once more you can sample the complex wines from vines that were planted 25 years ago! Read more about Swinging Gate Vineyard.
About the Wines
If you have old vines, perfect environmental conditions and some unusual grape varieties, then you can produce a stunning collection of Tasmanian wines. In fact Swinging gate has the only Frontenac, sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and Amarone grown in Tasmania.
About the Event
A feature of the renewable energy workshop to be conducted at Tin Dragon Cottages is a long-table dinner. Local resident foodies have put together a menu featuring the best of North East Tasmanian produce and wines.
Tin Dragon Cottage hosts, Christine and Graham are excited that Doug Cox has offered to lead guests through a wine-tasting to complement the foods being served on the menu. You will be guaranteed an evening of epicurean delights!
So put the first weekend 6th to 8th of September 2019 in your diary.