2019 Festivals, Workshops and Events10 December 2018,
Let me know if you're interested in attending any of these wonderful events we have planned for 2019. They're guaranteed to be fun and we'll have plenty of wine for you try including some delicious new vintages.
Saturday 23 February, 2019
10.00 am - 8.00pm
Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street, Northcote, VIC
Organised by none other than the Prosecco Queen, Melissa Brauer. This year the Prosecco Festival moves to the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre giving more space for wine stands and food stalls, better parking and proximity to a plethora of groovy wine bars and restaurants near by. Samples of Australian and Italian Prosecco will be being poured, making the festival a really interesting tasting opportunity for those who enjoy this increasingly popular, delightful, fresh wine.
THE AVENEL BUNCH
Saturday 16 March, 2019
12 noon for 12.30pm
Harvest Home Hotel
1/3 Bank St, Avenel VIC
Part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's 2019 Regional Weekend Activities.
The idea for the lunch, which will be held in the garden of the newly restored, historic Harvest Home Hotel, came from Sam Lewis the new owner. She realised as she was putting her wine list for the Hotel together that the backbone of the list came from local winemakers, all women. She decided to get them all together and serve some of their finest at a lunch in her garden - the perfect way to celebrate the reopening of the Grande Dame of the area.
Join the winemakers from Box Grove Vineyard, Tar and Roses, Pacha Mama, Maygar's Hill, Brave Goose and McPhersons over a three course lunch to celebrate the re-opening of this regional icon and enjoy a long and leisurely lunch in the Hotel's garden enjoying the region's finest wines and best regional produce.
SPOTLIGHT ON ROUSSANNE
Scheduled for late March/early April, 2019
The City Wine Store
159 Spring Street Melbourne VIC
Join Australia's most passionate Roussanne producers - Sarah Gough from Box Grove Vineyard, Peter Fraser from Yangarra in McLaren Vale (Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Winemaker of the Year a couple of years ago), and some other smaller boutique producers who adore the variety, love the hauntingly beautiful wines it produces, how well it goes with food, how remarkably it ages. Learn how they tease the varietal flavours and minerality out of the fruit with different winemaking and viticultural techniques and enjoy a beautiful three course meal along the way.