From June through to September, The Newport Bottle Shop will hold four intimate round table dinners, hosted by Franck Moreau and featuring a selection of top new world wine estates, and their chief winemakers. Guests will enjoy a four-course bespoke menu courtesy of Executive Chef Jordan Toft with matching wines paired by Franck and each estates respective wine maker.
$125 per head for each event. Seating is limited, so book early to avoid missing out!
Henschke Estate, Wednesday 14 June
with Johann Henschke (chief winemaker)
Henschke is a family-owned, 149-year-old Australian winery, located in Keyneton, South Australia in the Eden Valley wine region. It produces the 'Hill of Grace', one of Australia's top cult wines, and was considered Australia's second best wine by James Halliday in 2009.
Leeuwin Estate, Wednesday 19 July - SOLD OUT
with Phil Hutchinson (head winemaker)
In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine. Enjoying its first commercial vintage in 1979, Leeuwin was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 "Art Series" Chardonnay.
Wynn's Estate, Wednesday 30 August
with Sue Holder (chief winemaker)
Wynns Coonawarra Estate is the region's pre-eminent wine producer and largest single vineyard holder with the best and longest established vineyard sites in Coonawarra. Its wines are regarded as benchmarks for the district, lauded for their consistent quality and depth of flavour.
European Tour, Wednesday 20 September
Experience a Franck Moreau MS curated journey through Europes top wineries. Enjoy a cocktail style event, beginning with a selection of Reisling's paired with seafood, followed by series of spanish wines to match a cured meats platter, before moving into fuller French and Italian reds with a main of suckling pig from the BBQ. Round out the evening with a trio of cheeses, each accompanied with the perfect dessert wine.