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Phil 2015/4/7

Preview Of An Evening With Fourth Generation Winemaker

Chester Osborn

On Thursday,May 14, at 7:00 p.m. Cheers will host fourth-generation Australian winemaker Chester Osborn at JJ’s Coffee Bar and Wine Bistro in Eden Prairie.  The cost for this is only $25.00 per person, which includes a wine tasting, appetizers, tax and gratuity. There are only 40 seats available for this event, so book your spot here today. The evening is a unique opportunity to personally get to know a pioneer in Australian wine making and taste his creations. We will sample eight wines, some of which were exclusively  selected by Chester for this event. You can see a preview of the wines we will taste below.  Chester is not a wall flower, prepare to be entertained.

 

Here is a video that introduces you to the d’Arnberg family and their vineyard:

 

 

Here is a preview of the wine we will taste

 

The Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre - McLaren Vale

 

The Story Behind The Name

The name ‘Stump Jump’ pays homage to a significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough. As well as clearing the land around McLaren Vale, it was adopted worldwide in the late 19th century because of its ability to ride over stumps and gnarled roots, saving valuable time and energy.

http://www.darenberg.com.au/wine/38/2011-The-Stump-Jump-Grenache-Shiraz-Mourv%C3%A8dre

2013 Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne

McLaren Vale, Viognier (55%) Marsanne (45%)

 

The Story Behind The Name

Many of McLaren Vale’s vineyards are on free-draining soils underlain with limestone, formed by the calcareous remains of the local marine fauna. One such creature was the Hermit Crab, a reclusive little crustacean that inhabits the cast-off shells of others. The Osborn family thought the name appropriate for this, McLaren Vale’s first ever blend of Viognier and Marsanne. “Hermit” is also an abbreviation for the French appellation of Hermitage, where the Marsanne grape variety dominates.

http://www.darenberg.com.au/wine/32/2013-The-Hermit-Crab-Viognier-Marsanne

2010 d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache

McLaren Vale Shiraz (50%) Grenache (50%)

 

The Story Behind The Name

This wine is named in honour of d’Arenberg principal, Francis d’Arenberg Osborn, who is universally known as d’Arry. A lifetime in wine has seen d’Arry recognised as a Winemakers Federation of Australia Patron and a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the wine industry.

http://www.darenberg.com.au/sites/default/files/TastingNotes/2010%20d%27Arry%27s%20Original%20Shiraz%20Grenache.pdf

2012 The Custodian Grenache

100% McLaren Vale Grenache

 

The Story Behind The Name

During the vine pull scheme of the early 1980’s d’Arry Osborn refused to touch his old Grenache vineyards. When his son Chester started in the business as Chief Winemaker in 1984 he set about acquiring  more old vine Grenache grapes and vineyards at a time when it was considered un-fashionable. Today d’Arenberg is the keeper of nearly one third of McLaren Vale’s old bush vine Grenache and has earned the title of ‘Custodian’ of the variety. 

http://www.darenberg.com.au/wine/7/2012-The-Custodian-Grenache

2008 AND 2010 The Galvo Garage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot

McLaren Vale (85%) Adelaide Hills (15%) Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Merlot (16%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (10%)

 

The Story Behind The Name

Garagist’ is a French term used to describe producers in Bordeaux that make wine in their garage outside of the strict ‘Appellation Controlee’ system. d’Arenberg wines are all made in a small-batch processing, very hands-on way (or feet, as the reds are all foot-trod) as the garagists’ do. Our reds are all made in the old galvanized garage/shed/winery, hence ‘Galvo’.

http://www.darenberg.com.au/sites/default/files/TastingNotes/2008%20The%20Galvo%20Garage.pdf

 

2010 The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

100% McLaren Vale - Shiraz (92%), Viognier (8%)

 

The Story Behind The Name

The vineyards and bushland that surround the d’Arenberg winery are home to the native Australian bird, the Kookaburra, famous for its distinctive laughing call. Much to the amusement of the family, Chester Osborn’s daughters, Alicia and Ruby, named two wild Kookaburras who regularly visited their house the “Laughing Magpies”. The Magpie plumage is black with a stripe of white feathers and bears no resemblance to its famous cousin, but to this day the name has stuck. The Osborn’s thought the name was a good choice for McLaren Vale’s first ever Shiraz Viognier blend combining the (black) Shiraz and its white partner, Viognier.

http://www.darenberg.com.au/wine/15/2010-The-Laughing-Magpie-Shiraz-Viognier

Non Vintage DADD Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier

52% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 8% Pinot Meunier Adelaide Hills

 

The Story Behind The Name

Since 1912, four generations of the Osborn family has tended the 19th century vineyards at their d'Arenberg winery in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Joseph Osborn purchased the property and vineyard, Frank built the winery and d'Arry created the red stripe adorning each bottle. The current Chief winemaker, Chester Osborn draws inspiration from his Great Grand-Dad, his Grand-Dad and his Dad to make the winery's first sparkling white wine. Their contributions have been so significant he felt they each Dad deserved their own D in the title.

http://www.darenberg.com.au/wine/56/NV-DADD-Sparkling-Chardonnay-Pinot-Noir-Pinot-Meunier

 

Click Here To Book Your Spot Today!

Phil 2015/3/30

You’re Invited!

Thursday, May 14th, 7:00pm

JJ’S Coffee co. & Wine Bistro

7942 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie

Meet Fourth Generation Winemaker Chester Osborn

$25.00

Includes Tax & Gratuity

Only 40 seats available, book your spot today!

Click Here To Book Your Tickets

Cheers Wine & Spirits and Old Bridge Cellars present an evening with fourth generation winemaker Chester Osborn. The evening will feature light appetizers and a tasting of d’Arenberg’s most acclaimed current releases. d’Arenberg has 100 years of winemaking history shared among four generations of the Osborn family who have tended the family’s vineyards and made wines with the distinctive red striped label. One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with its range of idiosyncratic wines that consistently offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale, South Australia. Chester is not a wall flower, prepare to be entertained.

 

This event is by invitation only and space is limited to the first 40 people