Adelaide Botanic Garden Wine 2017 vintage now on sale

Date posted: 23 August 2017

Two limited edition wines, made from grapes harvested from the vineyard straddling Adelaide Botanic Garden and the National Wine Centre, are now ready to be enjoyed by the public.
 
Adelaide Botanic Garden 2017 Field Blend Rosé and Dry White are the results of a unique collaboration between the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, the National Wine Centre and Jacob’s Creek Winemakers, which began in 2016.
 
It is believed this partnership may have resulted in the world’s first wine produced solely from grapes grown within a botanic garden.
 
Adorning the wine bottles’ labels is the Victoria amazonica (Amazon Waterlily) – arguably Adelaide Botanic Garden’s most iconic resident.

Ben Bryant, Chief Winemaker at Jacob's Creek, said: “The cooler growing season has benefited both the white and rosé wines made from this vintage, with wines showing fantastic flavour and freshness.”

A limited run of 1,266 bottles (733 of the Rosé and 533 of the Dry White) has been produced, with the wine available for purchase at the National Wine Centre ($25) and by the glass at Adelaide Botanic Garden’s Simpson Kiosk and Café Fibonacci.
 
The partnership will produce a third exclusive vintage from the vineyard in 2018.
 
The project is the Botanic Gardens second foray into producing a beverage from plants after Botanic Ale was produced from barley grown at Adelaide Botanic Garden’s City Crop in 2014.