Countries such as Italy, Georgia and Greece have been using natural wine practices for
hundreds of years. In Australia, however, the movement toward natural and minimal
intervention wine has only been on the fringes of drinking culture.
Local pioneer Julz Recsei, who heads The Sun Bottlo, has been educating his customers
on the merits of consciously produced wines since 2016, stocking the largest range in
the region. Now, along with The Sun Bottlo’s Kyle Goodwin and Mathew Swords he has
brought together some of Australia’s most innovative and accomplished natural wine
producers for a one day celebration.
Being held from midday to 5:00pm Saturday 23 rd November at The Sun Bistro, the
Conscious Wine Celebration gives locals the chance to meet with seven wine producers
and try new and interesting styles of Australian wine.
“We want to showcase what’s available now in Australia” said Julz Recsei. “Wines grown
to suit Australian conditions. A lot of them are dry grown, they don’t need much water
for irrigation if any at all. They are made by people not huge factories. The grapes are
predominantly hand picked, the wine is not filtered, fined or temperature controlled and
there are minimal or no preservatives”.
Whistler Wines from the Barossa Valley, Witches Falls from Mount Tambourine and the
Granite Belt, Unico Zelo from the Adelaide Hills, Marions Vineyard from Tamar River
Valley Tasmania, Ricca Terra from Riverland South Australia and Jilly Wines from Clunes
will be among the winemakers sharing their produce and stories on November 23.
“These wines taste like the grapes they are made from” said Julz Recsei. “They tend to be
lighter, easier drinking”.
Local food, gin and beer producers will be a part of the celebration and there will be take away wine sales on the day. The event is family friendly with live entertainment and
children twelve years and under free. Tickets include a return ride on the Byron Solar
“Not everybody can traipse around wineries, especially in a region like this where we
are far from vineyards” said Julz Recsei. “So we are really excited to bring these
winemakers to our customers and the wider community”.
Long and short
Saturday 23 November midday – 5:00pm Sun Bistro
61 Bayshore Drive Byron Bay
Tickets $32 which includes booking fee, five wine tasting samples, live entertainment
and a return trip on the Byron Solar Train.
Family friendly event with children 12 and under free.
Tickets from www.thesunbistro.com or at The Sun Bottlo