Friday 14 June 2013

Stokehouse brings the Yarra Valley to Brisbane

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Wine lovers will be treated to an evening in the celebrated Yarra Valley, as some of the region’s most exciting winemakers bring their expertise to Brisbane. Stokehouse will host this unique Winemakers Dinner in collaboration with three of Victoria’s most renowned brands, Jamsheed, Hoddles Creek and Mayer.

The Yarra Valley Winemakers Dinner at Stokehouse on Tuesday, 25 June promises to be a food and wine fanatic’s dream, offering guests an indulgent, five-course dinner with matched wines for just $130 per person.

Winemaker Gary Mills, or “Millsy” as his friends know him, creates some of the Valley’s most interesting wines, with a focus on single-vineyard Syrahs and aromatic whites from some of Victoria’s most unique sites. He crafts each varietal into beautiful expressions of the vineyards, giving wine enthusiasts a true taste of the Yarra Valley.

Hoddles Creek Estate is a family owned and run winery, led by Franco D’Anna. Planted on steeply sloped blocks of land in the Upper Yarra Valley, the vineyards must be pruned and harvested by hand. Each Hoddles Creek wine, from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc is single-vineyard, producing wines that are pure, fine and always perfectly balanced.

Mayer winery is a small producer that’s all about personality, creating wines with a point of difference and a true reflection of their site. Timo Mayer’s philosophy is ‘bring back the funk!’ and his winemaking process interferes as little as possible with the natural flavour and state of each variety. From his ‘Bloody Hill’ Chardonnay to ‘Big Betty’ Shiraz, wine dinner guests are in for a truly exceptional experience.

Gary Mills, Franco D’Anna and Timo Mayer will bring their expertise and unique, characteristic wines to Stokehouse, giving guests the opportunity to sample some of the Yarra Valley’s finest. The wines will be paired with a delicious, five-course dinner designed by Head Chef Richard Ousby, to complement and enhance each wine variety.

On arrival, enjoy a Crudo of Kingfish appetiser along with Hoddles Creek Blanc de Blanc 2010; then, after being seated for dinner, the first entrée of Citrus cured ocean trout, horseradish, organic radish, crème fraichewith Jamsheed Westgate Riesling 2010 and Mayer Bloody Hill Chardonnay 2012.

This will be followed by a second entrée of McLeay Valley rabbit, gnocchi, sage, brown butter, guanciale, complemented by Mayer Dr Mayer Riesling 2011and Hoddles Creek 1er Pinot Blanc 2012. For the main course, indulge in a delicious Free range pork cutlet, white beans, pancetta, pumpkin, vegetable crisps, jus alongside Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay 2011 and Mayer Bloody Hill Pinot Noir 2012.

To finish, the menu will be rounded off with a selection of hard cheeses paired with Mayer Big Betty Shiraz 2011 and Jamsheed Garden Gully Syrah 2011.

The Yarra Valley Winemakers Dinner at Stokehouse will begin at 6.30pm and places are limited, so contact Stokehouse to reserve your table for an evening with some of Victoria’s best wineries, matched with some of Queensland’s finest flavours and produce.

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