The wines made at Merricks Estate are a treat. The Estate range, in particular, is undervalued, bottled-aged gems that I love drinking. The weird thing is, Merricks Estate wines are a ‘best-kept secret” with wine lovers.
But now, I am going to share that love with you and your friends. Merricks Estate owner George Kefford is going to join us. Gus and the team at Tippler & Co are going to host us. Gus’ stunning venue is an East Melbourne institution, and their food is perfect for pairing with wine.
The wines of Merricks are a treat in their own right. But…
…to further illustrate my point, we are going to pair them with some benchmark French wines. After selecting the wines, Gus and the team made a menu to pair happily with the wines. I’m pretty happy with what we’ll enjoy on the night.
Check out the menu and the pairings
Freshly Shucked Oysters, mignonette (gf)
Roast Beetroot & Fennel Arancini orange and honey goats chevre (v, gf)
Collet Brut Champage NV
Orange Cured Ocean Trout roast fennel, peach, dill, seeded mustard and orange dressing (gf)
Merricks Estate Estate Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula 2018
J Moreau & Fils Chablis 2017
Oven-Baked Duck, black garlic, black bean paste, spring onions, roasted pistachio, blueberry coulis (gf)
Merricks Estate Estate Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula 2015
Lucien Muzard Bourgogne Rouge 2016
Pan-Fried Regen Lamb Gnocchi slow-braised sustainable lamb, Warragul potatoes
12 Hour Braised Beef Cheek smoked paprika hummus, salsa verde, bullhorn peppers, capers, red wine sauce, pickled cherries (gf)
Merricks Estate Estate Shiraz Mornington Peninsula 2015
Lunar Apoge Syrah Avignon IGP Pays d’Oc 2018
Merricks Estate Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Mornington Peninsula 2013
Bois de Rolland Bordeaux Superieur 2018
The Tippler & Co 58 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Thursday 29th April. Arrive 6.30pm for Canapes and Champagne. Seated at 7pm for dinner.
$95 per head, including food, wines, notes, everything.
Merricks Estates original vineyard, established in 1982, allows for the production of beautiful wines made from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Bottle ageing before release is the cornerstone of Merricks Estate. Because of this, you get to drink them at their peak. Not only are the wines stunning, but they are a fantastic price for the quality you get.