Delve Into Austrian Wine With An Austrian Master Of Wine.


How much do you know about Austrian wine? How often do you get to sit and talk with a Master of Wine during an intimate dinner?

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How much do you know about Austrian wine? How often do you get to sit and talk with a Master of Wine during an intimate dinner? A dinner at one of the best new restaurants in Melbourne no less!

Since Austrian wine is awesome more people should know of its charms and complexity. Rather than me tell you, Roman Horvath MW from Domane Wachau is coming to Melbourne. Roman is going to sit down with us so we can talk about his work and the quality factors that make the Wachau one of the greatest regions in the world.

Domane Wachau

One of the leading co-operative wineries in the world. Rather staggering is the fact they exploit 30 percent of the entire Wachau vineyard area. Rather than churning out bulk wine they use close to 440 hectares of vineyards to make beautiful Austrian wine. As a result of this resource of grapes, all grown on steep terraces reinforced by old dry stone walled vineyards, they can afford to carefully choose what makes it into the bottle.  Famous names like Achleiten, Kollmitz, Loibenberg and Tausend-Eimer-Berg are all produced. Almost all of their production is Riesling and Gruner Veltliner, for good reason too.

Roman Horvath MW Winery Director

Concentrated Grüner Veltliners from Kellerberg are his favourite wines, but Roman also appreciates elegant white Burgundies. Before making his home in the Wachau, he worked in wine trade as well as wineries in Chile and France. He was the second Austrian to successfully complete the prestigious Master of Wine. Roman joined the Domäne Wachau as Winery Director in 2004. He has been responsible for the successful quality-oriented restructuring and strategic positioning of the winery.

On Tasting

On arrival
Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner VDN 2015

Bracket One
Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Terrassen 2015
Domane Wachau Riesling Terrassen 2015

Bracket Two
Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Achleiten Smaragd 2015
Domane Wachau Riesling Singerriedel Smaragd 2015

Bracket Three
Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Kellerberg Smaragd 2000
Domane Wachau Riesling Kellerberg Smaragd 2008

To Finish
Mystery Wine
Domane Wachau Beerenauslese 2010

To Complement

We’ve got beautiful wine, therefore we’ll need a beautiful meal. The Recreation is newly (re-)opened and as a result of a recent visit for dinner I’m looking forward to seeing what they pair with these wonderful wines. A menu will appear here in due course.

Important Details

Date: 8th March 2017
Address: The Recreation, 162-170 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Arrive at: 7pm
Cost: $200
Seat: Max 10 places available.

To Book Your Place

Via the  website, simply scroll down below.
Call me on 0418 230 482

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