Self-confessed “professional wine enthusiast” James Hopkins has a dream – one where quality Aussie wine is accessible to all. This month he jumps the border to WA with Wine Playground.
Almost four years on from its debut, The Fruitful Pursuit has developed into something of a crusade for founder James Hopkins. He has translated his passion for Australia’s fast-evolving wine scene into a venture that connects eager consumers with a thoughtfully curated selection of winemaker-focused experiences. Through winery tours, tastings and wine education sessions, James has been diligently keeping his offering fresh and innovative, while facilitating his State’s introduction to its local grape – one set of taste buds at a time. However, this month The Fruitful Pursuit collective raises its glass to new territory, with a special foray into WA – Wine Playground. The intimate tasting session is an opportunity for wine education and discovery of our neighbouring State’s wines, but it’s also about having a little fun with what has historically been an intimidating industry for the masses to get their heads (and lips) around.
The Fruitful Pursuit are sending a fleet of SA’s freshest talents to share the shenanigans and shine a light on what’s happening over the fence. These winemakers represent a full breadth of varieties, styles and expressions emerging across SA’s greatest regions. They’re all independent. They’re all pushing the movement forward. In addition to the tastings there will be takeaway sales, educational talks and open forums by Emcee Yoko & Emcee Andries to allow the producers to connect with their consumers.
When: Wine Playground Perth ’18 is on Saturday May 5, from 1-6pm (Tasting 1-4pm)
Where: The Bird, 181 William Street, Northbridge.
Tix: $55 (inc. TFP x Riedel glass)
Buy your tickets/get more info at http://thefruitfulpursuit.com
For the full story go to: http://fabricquarterly.com.au/2018/04/a-wine-time/