Monday 13 May 2013

Wine Showdown at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff

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Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in the picturesque seaside village of Kingscliff in Northern New South Wales is spicing up their next series of Peppers Gourmet Food Trail events with a showdown between 'rival' winemakers at their inaugural 'Wine Wars' event at Season restaurant on Friday 7 June.

Ensuring an entertaining evening of light-hearted rivalry, the event will see two South Australian wine greats - Petaluma from the Adelaide Hills and St Hallet from the Barossa Valley - bring the vineyards to the coast.

Guests will savour two masked wines per course and palates will be put to the test with guests asked to vote on their favourite. At the end of the evening, the winning 'Wine Wars' winemaker will be revealed.

Accompanying the wines, guests will enjoy a degustation dinner hosted by celebrated wine critic Nick Stock and designed by Peppers Salt Resort & Spa's newly appointed Executive Chef Martin Glutz and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Watt - the resort's new dynamic duo of creative cuisine.

Swiss-born Martin Glutz has over 15 years experience cooking in some of the world's finest restaurants including Vanitas Restaurant at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast, La Fontaine Restaurant at Hayman Island, and Tony Bilson's former Ampersand Restaurant in Sydney - bringing a world of flavour to each and every dish he serves.

New Chef de Cuisine Daniel Watt will oversee the day-to-day culinary operations of the resort's acclaimed Season restaurant.

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa General Manager Scott Lynch said Martin and Daniel will work together to create a whole new culinary experience at Season.

"Both chefs are renowned for beautifully crafted and technically brilliant cuisine and have a passion for cooking with seasonal and local ingredients.

"They're a perfect fit for Peppers and our commitment to showcasing regional food and wine, from the paddock to the plate, with gourmet dining experiences," said Scott.

Tickets to the Wine Wars event are $135 per person and include a pre-dinner drink and canapés, a stunning three-course dinner matched with wines selected from both wineries, a decadent dessert and coffee and petit fours to complete the evening.

For guests wanting to linger longer, overnight accommodation starts from $178* per night in a Resort Room including breakfast for two at Season, unlimited new release movies and Wi-Fi internet access.

For bookings call  02 6674 7777  or email

When guests aren't savouring fine food and wine, they can step out into nature and enjoy a network of beachside walking and bicycle tracks, the resort's large sandy beach lagoon pool, unspoilt surf beaches, or head to The Golden Door Spa for a menu of soul soothing spa treatments.

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa's Wine Wars event is just one of many Wine Wars events taking place at Peppers properties in foodie locales such as the Hunter Valley wine country in NSW, the picturesque Southern Highlands of NSW and Palm Cove in Tropical North Queensland. For more information visit

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