With a rich history of exploration, pioneering Margaret River winery Cape Mentelle celebrates its 50th anniversary this year by launching a collaborative exhibition and pop-up tasting with Aquabumps this November at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club.
Established by winemaking legend David Hohnen in 1970, Cape Mentelle is one of the founding Margaret River wineries that today sets the region’s benchmark for quality wines.
Over the years, the award-winning winery has cultivated a sustainable winemaking philosophy driven by a thirst for experimentation and a desire to showcase the potential of the pristine Margaret River region.
To mark this momentous milestone, Cape Mentelle has crafted a unique collaboration with leading Australian lifestyle photographer Aquabumps, designed to bring to life the winery’s rich history, showcasing the people and stories throughout the last 50 years.
The Cape Mentelle x Aquabumps Explore Your Horizon interactive exhibition will pop-up at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club in Sydney, from 28 – 29th November 2020, giving visitors the opportunity to experience their inspiring Cape Mentelle story, taste the range of exceptional Margaret River wines and enjoy a specially curated photography series captured by Aquabumps.
Commenting on the partnership, Cape Mentelle Winemaker Ben Cane says, “Not only is Eugene born and bred in Western Australia, with fond childhood memories of the Margaret River region, he shares the same dedication to his craft as the Cape Mentelle winemaking team – an unrelenting pursuit of greatness that drives us to push boundaries and achieve amazing things – whether its capturing that perfect light at sunrise or picking grapes at the perfect moment of ripeness.”
Eugene Tan adds, “I remember many surfing trips to Margaret River as a kid; it was the beginning of my connection to the ocean as well to our diverse land. I was stoked to be able to head back to Margaret River recently to capture one of the most stunning coastlines and wine regions in Australia as part of Cape Mentelle’s 50th celebration.”
Over the past two decades, Aquabumps’ Eugene Tan has become the unofficial Australian photographer of an ocean- inspired lifestyle, continuously searching for the most unique shots and angles. Admired globally for his fine-art prints of iconic Australian landscapes, Eugene is most famous for his aerial images of Bondi Beach. Eugene’s passion for photography and connection to Margaret River makes Aquabumps the ideal partner for a collaboration with Cape Mentelle, sharing an ethos of exploration and experimentation.
The Cape Mentelle x Aquabumps ‘Explore Your Horizon’ exhibition will pop-up at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club in Bondi, Sydney from 28th – 29th November 2020 – with complimentary tickets available to the public. To book, please visit the link here.
Source: Cape Mentelle