Date posted: 23 August 2017
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.