Vinteloper Urban Winery Project - 2013

Posted by Isaac Forman on

4th February 2013. 

Some big news can today finally be revealed completely.

After the success of 2012
, it's back;


The idea for the Vinteloper Urban Winery Project (“The Project”) was born sometime in the year 2010. I had processed small batches of wine for Vinteloper in my back yard during that vintage with the help of my housemates Tim & Georgie. The purity of their excitement and interest in the process of making wine and their willingness to get their hands dirty planted the seed. 


After a false start for Vintage 2011, I made sure I was ready to make it happen the following season,  so in 2012 a unique concept, the Pop-Up Winery was born. One of only a few Urban Wineries around the world and the only Pop-Up I have been able to find record of, the perfect home is also my home Adelaide, South Australia, the epicentre of wine production in Australia. 


The idea:

Install a working micro winery in the Adelaide CBD for Vintage (approx. 4 to 6 weeks).


The genuine intention is to open the space for the public to sit, observe, soak up the cultural and artistic experience that is boutique winemaking. The smells, the sights, the interaction with the winemaker are all unique and attractive concepts. 


Do What?:

Produce wine using premium wine grapes sourced from McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills & Clare Valley wine growing regions. Receive grapes, crush, ferment, foot-tred, basket press and mature in oak. 



Culture and education - a working art installation. 


2013 Details:

When: February 14th to April 1st. Open daily from 11am to late. 

Where: Courtyard of 188 Grenfell St Adelaide (Enter via Union St).


What’s new?:

Where do I begin? Sharing the space at 188 Grenfell St in 2013 will be the Vinteloper Urban Winery Project and Little Miss Mexico - Mexican Cantina. This means in 2013 we will have fully operational food and bar service to add to the wine production and tastings. The atmosphere promises to be electric with an open air Taqueria operating daily, funky tunes and of course, live winemaking.   


South Australia is such a strong wine state yet reasons to celebrate this are often limited. As Australia’s largest producer of wine, by volume, residents of Adelaide & greater South Australia can connect to more than just Food & Wine festivals. This Project provides them the opportunity to connect on a more basic level with the concepts of wine production.


Cellar Door Tasting flights of Vinteloper Wines will again be a feature. For $15* customers can taste any 5 of the available wines from the Vinteloper range & discuss them with friends & with David. 

(*redeemable off take away cellar door purchases/orders)


Bookings and enquiries to David via:


M. 0415 297 787

T: @Vinteloper


Use and follow the twitter hashtag: #VUWP

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