Meet The Wine Maker – Jeremy Gordon
On 22 September, myself and twenty others had the chance to meet Jeremy Gordon the wine maker for the Amelia Park label as he hosted the tasting session of premium west Australian wines for the West London Wine School at The Wine Cellars. We enjoyed the quality of the Amelia Park wines on offer and were guided through the tasting process by the wine making legend, Jeremy Gordon himself.
Amelia Park Wines produce five quality wines from one of Western Australia’s most renowned winemaking regions, Margaret River. The tasting session allowed customers to enjoy all five bottles including the Amelia Park Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, 2009 (£18.50). The award-winning La Violetta ‘La Ciornia’ Shiraz Viognier (£30) one of the best Western Australian wines tasted recently at the school was also on offer for guests to try.
For those who don’t know Jeremy Gordon, he is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most highly regarded winemakers and has recently won one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, which is added to his already vast collection of honours. Jeremy believes that the success of a good wine starts with the vine, so he works closely with a select group of premium vineyards to achieve superior and consistent fruit quality resulting in elegant, irresistible wines.
Also included in the event were 8 locally sourced wines with full tasting notes, a tasting sheet, professional tasting glasses and a range of nibbles. Big Yellow’s wine storage facility, The Wine Cellars in Fulham is the host for all of the wine tasting events and wine courses provided by the West London Wine School.
For more information and to book future tasting events and wine courses go to westlondonwineschool.com. All courses and events are open to all (you do not have to be a wine expert), and are designed to be a relaxed and fun environment for enjoying quality wines.
Stay tuned for more reviews of these fantastic events in my wine blog.