Atika Arts Initiative

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

We were thrilled to launch our Atika Arts Initiative program for 2017 with 2 performances of “Shrouded in Silence” last month on the rooftop at Tonic House in Flinders Lane, Melbourne. They were a great success with over 130 people attending.

The Atika Arts Initiative is committed to promoting the creative arts and the development of emerging writers, actors, composers and musicians. We have a number of exciting events planned for 2017 so sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out.

“Shrouded in Silence” under the Stars

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Atika Wines is pleased to present “Shrouded in Silence” By Beata Frey Taylor
Directed by John Wood

A unique opportunity to hear this play reading on the rooftop of Tonic House in Melbourne. Hear this poetic drama that explores the life of a family entangled in a web of consequence, disconnection and inevitability. It reflects on life, relationships and the choices that are made for us.  Enjoy the play, a glass of wine, the summer night air and seeing the lights of the city come alive. This will be a truly unique and memorable evening.

When: Thursday 19th January, 2017, 8pm Drinks & Canapes for 8.30pm Play Reading
Where: Tonic House – 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

$49 per person – includes Play Reading, canapes and a drink or two
Followed by Q and A with actors & playwright

Bookings essential on 0404 020 167 or

Atika Wines invites you to attend a play reading of Shrouded in Silence By Beata Frey Taylor @ Altair

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Atika Wines invites you to attend a play reading of Shrouded in Silence By BeataFrey Taylor @ Altair – Thursday November 17, 2016

“This poetic drama explores the life of a family entangled in a web of consequence, disconnection and inevitability. It reflects on life, relationships and the choices that are made for us.”

When and where: Thursday 17th November @ Altair Restaurant 6:30pm arrival for 7pm Start $95p.p.

The evening will comprise of a glass of Yarra Valley sparkling on arrival with a two course meal, followed by a reading of Shrouded in Silence by talented artists and starring John Wood.

For Reservations please call (03) 9844 5548 or email


Atika pops-up in Melbourne and Bendigo!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Atika is delighted to announce our first pop-up cellar doors for January and February 2014! Our first will take place in conjunction with our Winebank friends in Bendigo. Here are the details.

Place: Winebank on View, Bendigo

Date: Wednesday 29th January, 2014

Time: 5.30 -7.30pm

During February we’ll also be staging our first pop-up event in Melbourne! Bring your friends down for some terrific wines and perhaps, a tasting plate or two.

Place: Imbibe Wine Bar, Port Melbourne

Date: Wednesday 12th February, 2014

Time: 6 – 8.30pm

Please RSVP by email to

Atika Wines win 2 International Wine Awards!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

The winners of the highly regarded International Wine Challenge in London have been released. We’re thrilled to announce that both the Atika wines submitted (2009 Tempranillo and 2010 Chardonnay) received Bronze medals in the challenge! Also, the Atika Temp was the only non-Spanish grown wine to be placed in its section. Look out Spain!

In the coming months, Atika will also sponsor the Personality of Good Food events at Bella Vedere restaurant. The Personality of Good Food is a collaborative project by Damien Pleming and Bella Vedere which is designed to celebrate the people behind all of Bella Vedere’s supplies – people like us! Damien Pleming’s portrait of Atika’s Phillip Taylor (right) will be featured in this exhibition.

The vines, as always, continue to soldier on despite our most recent heat wave!






It’s a shoot-out!

Monday, November 4th, 2013

It’s all about fast and furious shoot growth in the vineyard during November! If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the beautiful new growth on our Tempranillo vine to your right! In the past few weeks we’ve been lifting wires to ensure the vines remain stable during this phase of growth, whilst keeping a watchful eye on the weeds – all to ensure the vines are in tip-top shape for the coming phase of Flowering!

We’d like to extend a huge thank-you to Altair restaurant for the part it played in last month’s phenomenal Atika Wines dinner! Executive Chef, Kelvin Shaw, both surprised and delighted our guests with his incredible creations that perfectly complemented our stable of Atika wines. It was a pleasure to join with such a dynamic and professional team to create such an extraordinary event!

Stay tuned for the Atika Wines podcast coming soon to speakers near you!








The buds have burst!

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

The last few months have been a wild ferment of activity at Atika HQ!

The big news in the vineyard is that the buds have finally burst and the 2014 season is upon us! As you may recall, ‘budburst’ is the all important first stage of the annual growth cycle of the vine. Pretty soon the vineyard will once again be awash with green as a steady sea of new shoots emerge.

Outside of the vineyard, we have been busily preparing for our coming event with Altair restaurant. For this event Executive Chef, Kelvin Shaw, will match Atika Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo with an exceptional six course meal that is rumoured to include white truffles, oysters and duck foie gras! This will be a dinner for serious foodies and wine drinkers!

Limited seats are still available for the Altair event, see details below to book!

When: Thursday 17th October, 2013

Where: Altair Restaurant, 152 Yarra Street, Warrandyte, VIC

Cost: $125 per person

Bookings: (03) 9844 5548





2014 begins here!

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

For those of you that may not know… September is big news in the vineyard!

It’s during September that vines grown in the southern hemisphere kick off their annual growth cycle with ‘budburst’. Last month our vines were busy ‘bleeding’ or ‘weeping’ in preparation for budburst to begin. Despite the melancholy name, this process is the heady first sign that our vines are coming back to life after winter!! During August warmer soils awaken a vine’s root system, driving sap into the upper reaches of the vine. Weeping droplets of water hanging from a vine’s softening cane is the surest sign of the coming revival! Over the next few weeks, green shoots will burst from swelling buds and the 2014 season will have begun!

In recent weeks, Atika teamed with Country Chef of the Year, Gary Cooper, to present the ‘Nostalgia’ dinner at Bella Vedere restaurant. This ingenious dinner saw Atika wine paired with Cooper’s comfort food to arouse sentimental or nostalgic feelings in those eating (and drinking!!). Over 5 sentimental courses with Atika Tempranillo and Chardonnay, Cooper tenderly guided us through the flavours of our past. If transcendent food and wine experiences are what you’re looking for, stay tuned for Atika’s coming events!!





Atika online!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website!!!

We hope you enjoy clicking your way through the site. Be sure to check out the photos in our gallery to see what we have been up to and don’t forget to visit our subscribe page to be first to hear about our launches, specials and events. Subscribe here.

We will be regularly updating the blog to keep you in the loop with all things Atika  – harvest, pruning, bud burst, bottling and tasting – from vineyard to winery to you.

Winter has truly set in with temperatures of minus 5 in the valley. No better time to enjoy a bottle of Atika red. Order here.

We would love to hear your comments on the site.


The Atika Team