Date: Wednesday 24th June
Time: 12pm - 1pm
To register, and be able to ask questions, simply click on the Waiting List button (ignore the Out of Stock message) and a member of the Tastings and Events team will be in touch with details of how to log in the day before the event (or 1 hour before if registering within 24 hours).
Please note you do not need a Zoom account to attend and all events will be streamed live to our Youtube Channel and will be available to watch at a later date.
Vanya Cullen is one of the original pioneers of Western Australia's top wine region, Margaret River and the name is synonymous with small-winery excellence. In the 1960s Kevin and Diana Cullen, owners of a sheep and cattle farm at Willyabrup, planted a trial acre of vines here on the advice of scientists, whose studies indicated that Margaret River had some very special qualities for grape-growing. The encouraging results of the trial led to the planting of a further 18 acres in 1971, making the Cullen vineyards some of the oldest in the region.
Fast forward 50 years and Cullen has evolved into a top-quality estate, specialising in premium wines from single vineyard sites, where yields are kept extremely low.
Today, Vanya Cullen, Kevin and Diana's daughter, is firmly in charge and has established the estate in the top tier of the Australian fine wine scene. In 2000, Vanya became the first woman to receive the accolade of Australian Winemaker of The Year and is admired by her peers for her remarkable tasting abilities. Under Vanya's guidance, there have been significant developments and improvements in the vineyard, where a rigorously sustainable approach is now followed. Biodynamic practices have also been introduced and Cullen was the first vineyard and winery in Australia to be certified as carbon neutral.
So join us as we chat to Vanya about what makes her tick and what makes her wines so special!
Wines to be tasted: Cullen Diana Madeline Margaret River Cabernet-Merlot 2010
Other Cullen wines currently available