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ONLINE MASTERCLASS: Winemaker Focus with Brendan Carter of Unico Zelo
June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About this Event
Brendan and Laura Carter are the duo behind the ground-breaking Unico Zelo winery in the Adelaide Hills (Australia). Working with both local grapes and those sourced a little farther afield, they have recalibrated the potential for new varieties and even unglamorous sites like few before them. Nero’ d’avola, fiano, barbera, dolcetto, nebbiolo, zibbibo and moscato giallo get decent airtime here, with single-site bottlings upping the flavour and structure stakes, while the entry-level drops stake their claims with vibrant drinkability. Some whites see a little skins, some a lot – no rules here. Brendan and Laura won the Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Award in 2014.
Brendan arrived in Adelaide from Queensland in 2010, via a stint at Veuve Clicquot. A good few years in retail in Brisbane had instilled him a love for wine, but it was that extended visit to Champagne that crystallised a desire to try his hand at making it. While studying Oenology at the University of Adelaide, he met Laura, who was studying Agricultural Science. Brendan passed that wine passion on to Laura, and she finished her degree with a work placement in the lab at Henschke, where she stayed until Unico Zelo took shape not so long later.Brendan finished his degree in 2014, the same year that they established their label, setting up a winery in a converted 1920s industrial cold store in Gumeracha, which now also acts as their cellar door. Although the pair gained plenty of experience with other makers during their studies, this skipping of a working apprenticeship is unusual, but then again Laura and Brendan aren’t ones to walk a well-worn path.
Speaker: Brendan Carter
Company: Unico Zelo
Included in your registration:
6 sample bottles (50ml ea, 1 sample bottle of 6 different wines)
Online Masterclass with the winemaker
Hosted by a Cork & Fork Logan Team Member
20% discount on all featured wines (minimum purchase of 3 bottles)
Access to the online class, password protected (emailed after registration)
Sample pack available for pick up after online event registration
Sample pack available for delivery for $20 within a 10-mile radius
Sample pack available for shipping within the USA for $30 via FedEx