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What’s On

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Amy Northcott
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Courtesy of Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week, Bibo Wine Bar, Barossa Wine Auction and City Wine WA.

Autumn is well and truly here and there's plenty of events on to celebrate. Catch events in the Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Perth and Sydney showcasing the best of Aussie food and wine.
Winery Report

Gourmet Traveller WINE Events

NZ Winemaker of the Year Dinner

SYDNEY DINNER
MaY 26, 2021
Bibo WINE BAR, 7 Bay Street, Double Bay

To celebrate the winners and finalists of the Gourmet Traveller WINE New Zealand Winemaker of the Year Awards 2021, supported by Vintec, we will be holding an intimate four-course dinner hosted by Dom Sweeney at Bibo Wine Bar.

Guests will enjoy wines from this year’s overall winner Jules Taylor, of Jules Taylor Wines; Viticulturists of the Year, Sherwyn Veldhuizen and Marcel Giesen, of Bell Hill and recipient of the
Leadership Award, Ben Glover of Zephyr Wines.

Drops will also be on pour from the fabulous finalists: Clive Jones of Nautilus Vineyard; Kate Radburnd of Radburnd Wines; Sarah-Kate and Dan Dineen of Maude; Hugh Crichton formerly of Vidal, but currently setting up his own label; and Paul Pujol of Prophet’s Rock. Places are strictly limited and tickets are A$175 per head.

To book, email jsarris@gourmettravellerwine.com or call 0408 489 507

Bibo Wine Bar.
Bibo Wine Bar.

Noir Terroir

MELBOURNE Dinner
MAY 19, 2021
The Tea Room Melbourne Supper Club

161 Spring Street, Melbourne
Hosted by Nick Stock

TIME: 6.30 – 10pm
COST: $225 (inc GST) ($202.50 for subscribers)
Four course dinner included.

See the line-up and book your spot here.

The Tea Room at Melbourne Supper Club.
The Tea Room at Melbourne Supper Club.

Wines of Altitude

SYDNEY Dinner
JUNE 1, 2021
THE RESTAURANT PENDOLINo

Shop 100, Level 2, The Strand Arcade, Sydney
Hosted by Peter Bourne

TIME: 6.30 – 10pm
COST: $225 (inc GST) ($202.50 for subscribers)
Four course dinner included.

See the line-up and book your spot here.

The Restaurant Pendolino.
The Restaurant Pendolino.

New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting

➽ 28 APRIL & 3 MAY

If you’re a big fan of pinot noir from our friends across the ditch, this is the tasting for you. Join Peter Bourne as he takes you through the New Zealand pinot noir featured in this edition’s panel tasting (page 46). Sydney-siders can catch the tasting on 28 April at Winespace, and those in Orange on 3 May at Ferment, the Orange Wine Centre. The Sydney tasting is A$80 and Orange is A$60, and both run from 6pm to 8pm.

To book your spot, visit peterbourne.com.au or call (02) 9552 2366.

Barossa Wine Live Auction

➽ 16 April & Sydney, 29 April

The Barossa Wine Live Auction is back and this time with a new offering. Usually only held in the Barossa itself, this year a live auction will also take place in Sydney, at Hyatt Regency on 29 April. The line-up is as impressive as ever, with collector items from names such as Penfolds and Henschke along with travel packages from SA’s best including Eos by Skycity and The Louise. If you can’t make it to the live auction, not to worry – there’ll be an online auction from 9 April to 2 May.

See more at barossawine.com/wine/barossa-wine-auction

CHARDONNAY MAY

➽ WHOLE OF MAY

Chardonnay fans, it’s time to head to the Adelaide Hills with the inaugural Chardonnay May event. Make a toast to the well-known variety with a month-long program of chardonnay-themed celebrations, including long lunches, masterclasses, tastings and more. Some of the highlights include vertical flights at Ashton Hills, cheese and wine pairings at Petaluma Wines, a Chardy Party at Pike & Joyce and the Chardonnay Degustation at Sidewood Estate. Most events are held in the Adelaide Hills, as well as some across the state, so visit chardonnaymay.com.au for the full program.

Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2021.
Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2021.

Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2021

➽ 14-23 May

Usually held as a Gourmet Weekend, this year it’s a week-long celebration in SA’s Clare Valley with the SCA Gourmet Week. Join the locals as they welcome you to their homeland with local wines, produce and smiles aplenty. While the first weekend will feature the much-loved Gourmet Weekend events, the rest of the week will showcase some new additions including the Producer’s Market, Vintage Tasting and Grape to Gourmet.

Find out more info at clarevalley.com.au/whats-on/gourmet-weekend

City Wine Perth

➽  21 & 22 May

Get a taste of WA’s best, with the annual City Wine winter festival held in Perth’s Russell Square. Across the two days, you’ll be spoilt for choice with more than 45 stalls offering goods from your favourite local food, beer, wine and spirit producers. New for 2021, there will also be a VIP Park Lounge, which includes a private bar and catering, for those wanting to splurge.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit wineandfood.com.au/citywine

City Wine Perth.
City Wine Perth.