The Cumulus Estate Wines’ LIMITED TABLE event is set to be one of the highlights of the inaugural Sydney A+ Australian Wine Celebration calendar (.12-29 April 2012). Held on the penultimate day of the celebrations (Saturday 28th April 2- 5pm) it will be an exciting ‘making and matching’ wine and food adventure.
Limited Table, Sydney’s most exclusive provider of rare food experiences, has joined forces with Cumulus Estate Wines’ winemaker Debbie Lauritz to offer guests a unique wine making masterclass.
Debbie says, “I’m often asked if Australia has produced its finest Merlot yet. No - but when it does I bet it will come from the wine region of Orange, NSW! Merlot is a sometimes over-looked grape variety but it holds amazing potential and I’ve been so inspired and impressed by the quality of fruit from our 2011 vintage that I am considering making a new Merlot to enter our flagship range of wines. Join me to taste our current Merlots and discuss what makes a good Merlot. Then learn about the art of blending a great wine and help me decide which batches of our new Merlot work well together to create the perfect 2011 Cumulus Merlot.”
The wine making masterclass will be run in small groups to enable a friendly competition between guests, with a People's Choice Award and Debbie's Choice Award for the best blends. The lucky winners will not only get a prize on the night but when the wine is released later in the year, they will be able to tell their friends and family that they were part of the winemaking team that created the wine.
It’s not all about Merlot though, and alongside the ‘making’ comes the ‘matching’! Cumulus Estate Wines will showcase a range of their new wines at the event, which will be matched to some of NSW’s best local produce.
Learn how to expertly shuck an oyster with a leading oyster specialist, then enjoy them with the award-winning Rolling Sparkling, the Mediterranean inspired Luna Rosa and the new release 2011 Climbing Pinot Gris.
Then, explore the art of wine and cheese matching when you meet Claudia Bowman, a leading cheesemonger and educationalist, who has regularly been invited to represent Australia in International cheese challenges. Savour some of the great artisan cheeses with Climbing Merlot and the two current flagship wines from Cumulus Estate Wines, the Cumulus Shiraz and Cumulus Chardonnay.
All of these exciting experiences will take place at The Design Bar - Surry Hill’s hottest new wine bar. Where else can you design a wine on designer furniture? Finish your afternoon relaxing, drinking and chatting with the event’s experts surrounded by the latest in vogue interior design.
What: Cumulus Estate Wines’ LIMITED TABLE
Where: Design Bar, 423 - 425 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
When: Saturday 28th April 2:00 - 5:00pm
Book: $99 per person Phone: 0414 867 347 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A+ Australian Wine Celebration is a national celebration of Australian wine and the people & places that create it. One of the largest collections of wine events to take place in Australia, it is a unique occasion to celebrate the great wine created in their own backyard, with close to 100 events taking place across the country during April 2012. www.apluswines.com