Venue – First Creek Winery for the Tasting, Lunch at Gartelmann Deck
10.30am Tasting, 12pm lunch, $100 Members, $125 Members' Guests
We meet at First Creek Winemaking (600 McDonald's road, Pokolbin 2320) at 10:30am sharp, for a tasting of all wines made in barrel. We look at the difference between French and American oak, young and old barrels and talk about how each affect the wine and aid the journey to becoming a finished, bottled product.
We then make our way back to the Cellar Door for a sumptuous luncheon with matching wines - see below.
2023 Brittany's Blanc de Blancs & 2023 Benjamin Semillon on Arrival
Bruschetta of bresola, candied olives, duetto, crushed pistachio
Served with 2023 Jessica Verdelho
Wood smoked salmon, asparagus, whipped goats cheese, avocado mousse, pickled radish
Served with 2022 Sarah Elizabeth Chardonnay
Confit duck and wild mushroom arancini
Served with 2022 Wilhelm Shiraz
Rosemary, preserved lemon lamb backstrap, kipfler, caponata
Served with 2022 Georg Petit Verdot
Pineapple, mint agave granita, dragonfruit salsa, vanilla mascarpone
Served with 2021 Gracie's Ambrosia