Cabin Conversations #4 - Alastair Reed (Konpira Maru)

Tuesday, June 25th @ 6.30pm

$40pp, including all wines and snacks throughout

Konpira Maru started, as many great ideas do, as an idea born from two mates having a beer at the pub.

Working in the retail, production and education sectors of the wine industry for many years, Sam and Alastair were searching for their own creative outlet. Sharing similar viticultural, winemaking and beer-drinking values, they set out on our vinous journey and from these humble beginnings, produced the first vintage in 2014, which resulted in just 600 bottles.

They set out to make interesting wines with minimal intervention and maximum care. Wines that were full of character, with a focus on affordability and a high-drinkability factor.

The goal was simple – to produce wines they wanted to drink and to inject a little fun into an industry often accused of taking itself too seriously.

The boys now make wine from the South Burnett and Granite Belt regions in Queensland as well as Kilmore in Victoria, with the help of our crew of amazing growers. In 2016, they took on their own Whitlands vineyard, sitting high above the King Valley, where they farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris organically on beautiful red soil, surrounded by stunning sub-alpine Eucalypt forest. A magical part of the world.