“You’re doing this experience alongside barrels that were reparation payments from WW1, tasting wines two generations in the making and smelling the ‘angels’ share’ that’s evaporating from the barrels while you’re there. They say Rutherglen winemakers are going to heaven because they’ve been looking after the angels for all those years…”
The magic of Muscat is seemingly endless, especially for the Pfeiffer family of Rutherglen. Rutherglen is known for producing arguably the best Muscat in the world thanks to perfect growing conditions and a handful of families who caretake it for generations. But behind this complex, elegant fortified is wine stained clothes, hot days working the vines and constant checks on dusty barrels.
The Pfeiffers want you to experience ‘the real Muscat’ by welcoming you to their century old barrel room where you will begin by syphoning Muscat straight from the barrel using a ‘wine thief.’ After tasting your way through the four Muscat classifications it’s your turn to experiment with your sample and a mystery sample to see how close you can get to an officially classified Muscat!
- Polaroid of you using the wine thief
- 200ml personalised blended Muscat