This year marks the 25th year of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Food and wine lovers in their hundreds and thousands each year indulge in bespoke events that fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements, dizzying rooftops as well as spilling into spectacular regional Victoria.
This year Mount Langi Ghiran is involved in a variety of events over the festival period:
Makers and Muses
Join us at the Makers & Muses event on Sunday April 9th. A unique opportunity to chat face to face with our winemaker, Ben Haines and taste some Mount Langi wines! Find out more
50 Best Sommeliers
Wine Australia has invited 50 sommeliers from leading restaurants around the world to visit Australia from 31 March to 8 April this year. The trip will coincide with The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants awards in Melbourne on 5 April 2017 and the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival will be in full swing as well.
Our 2014 Langi Shiraz was selected to participate in the following events:
1. The ‘Wall of Wine’
Guests in the Somms of the World Program will have exclusive access to a dedicated ‘somm space’ at their hotel in Melbourne which will only be open to winemakers and sommeliers. This area will be home to a pop up boutique wine shop which will showcase a ‘Wall of Wine’ allowing sommeliers a place to convene, taste and discover wines from across Australia.
2.Sommelier’s lunch at Quay
On Saturday 1 April, Wine Australia is hosting a lunch for the 50 sommeliers at Quay restaurant. The tasting will be hosted by Wine Australia’s Global Education Manager Mark Davidson and Wine and Drinks writer and presenter, Mike Bennie. The event is an exciting start to the Somms of the World program and opportunity to introduce the sommeliers to our wine, perfectly matched with exquisite Australian cuisine.
3.Benchmarking regional and subregional influences on Shiraz fine wines, run by Charles Sturt University and AWRI.
During the program, the sommeliers will undertake an exercise that will provide research information for this Wine Australia funded project. This will also highlight the sophistication and range of Australian Shiraz/Syrah and expose them to wine R&D. A wine sorting exercise will be conducted with the sommeliers to determine the sensory attributes of the wines as perceived by the sommelier group and contextualise benchmark Australian and International Shiraz/Syrah wines. The identity of the wines will be subsequently revealed during a discussion of the wines that will be facilitated by a leading Australian wine journalist.