Monday, 16 February 2009

Great Southern Dinner

Wineaway's first tasting for 2009 is a Great Southern region dinner. For those of you that don't know every nook & cranny of Australia's wine regions, the Great Southern region surrounds Albany, Denmark and Mt Barker in Western Australia.

I was lucky enough to visit the region a few years ago on a fantastic driving trip from Perth. For a long time Western Australian wines have been overshadowed by Margaret River, but Great Southern is starting to make more people notice its excellent wines. Pick of the Great Southern wines for me is the Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard riesling, which is a perfect wine to open on a steamy Brisbane summer night.

The Wineaway dinner will feature wines from West Cape Howe, Howard Park and Harewood Estate. Here's a list of the wines that we be opened on the night:

2008 West Cape Howe Riesling
2007 West Cape Howe Styx Gully Chardonnay
2007 West Cape Howe Book Ends Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 West Cape Howe Two Steps Shiraz Viognier
2005 Harewood Estate Riesling
2005 Harewood Estate Chardonnay
2005 Harewood Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Harewood Estate Frankland River Shiraz
2008 Howard Park Riesling
2006 Howard Park Chardonnay
2005 Howard Park Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz

Gavin Berry, a winemaker from West Cape Howe, will be in attendance to guide you through the wines. And Brent Farrell from Brent’s The Dining Experience will be putting together the food for the evening. Tickets are $85, including dinner, wine and cheese to round off the night.

Great Southern Dinner
Friday 20 February 2009, 6.45pm
Unit 3, 276 Abbotsford Road (entry via Taylor Street)
Bowen Hills 4006
P - 07 3852 1891
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