Petaluma wines on a table during a tasting

At its Adelaide Hills Cellar Door, Petaluma winery has designed an intimate space offering drinkers the opportunity to try some of its rarest wines.

‘The Glass Room Experience’, which opened on March 25, is named after a ceiling installation of 540 wine glasses, designed to recall the natural contours of the Adelaide Hills. In ‘The Glass Room’, a maximum of 10 drinkers will be able to enjoy some rare back vintages of Croser and Petaluma, paired to a specially designed menu.

Petaluma & Croser Cellar Door Manager, Linda Popp, said: “We want our visitors to enjoy exclusive use of our beautiful Glass Room, as if the experience is a private event that is curated just for them. Whether they are after an educational experience or simply want to enjoy a wine and food journey.”

“The experience will see guests taste some of the rarest vintages in the Petaluma portfolio that are unavailable to purchase from anywhere except our Cellar Door, where they have been under pristine cellaring conditions for optimum drinking and only available in small releases from our museum wines portfolio,” Linda continued.

There are two different tastings available, the first being: ‘The Glass Room Experience’ at $100 per person, which features ‘the best wines from the Croser and Petaluma portfolio matched with a three-course menu from Woodside Providore.’

At the higher end is ‘The Museum Release Glass Room Experience’ at $150 per person, which includes ‘super-premium current and back vintage wines from the Petaluma portfolio, paired with the three-course menu.’ Some of these vintages date back 25 years and can only be tasted during this experience.

“Guests will be offered generous servings of wine, not simply tasting pours, so that they can savour each flavour. These will be purposefully paired with a three-course tasting menu from Woodside Providore with local baked bread, highlighting the stunning produce available right here in the Adelaide Hills,” Linda concluded.

Accolade Wines moved production of Petaluma and Croser to Tintara in McLaren Value in January 2021, though Cellar Door operations remain at the original Woodside estate.

The Glass Room is located at 254 Pfeiffer Road, Woodside, South Australia 5244, and is available from Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 4PM. Bookings are essential.

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