Tuesday August 17, 2021   Winemaker’s Dinner

This event is sold out. It was originally scheduled for June 16 and was totally sold out. There was also a small waiting list. Those who booked for the original dinner had their payments refunded in full and were given the opportunity to rebook (along with those on the waiting list in order of booking) before places were made available for others. 

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, complete the online booking form but don’t pay.  You will be notified if a place becomes available and payment will be requested if you are able to attend.

Le Galois Restaurant, 260 Blackburn Road, Syndal

Guest Speaker: Dominique Portet

The French Influence on Australian Wines

Dominique Portet, a 9th generation winemaker, was introduced to wine at Château Lafite-Rothschild, in Médoc, which is  situated in northern Bordeaux, where his father worked as vineyard and winery manager. He trained at Montpellier University of Oenology before taking on a role as wine-buying adviser during compulsory military service. Dominique later worked vintages in the Médoc, Rhône Valley, Provence and with Champagne giant Moët et Chandon, as well as in the Napa Valley at his brother Bernard’s Clos du Val estate.

Since 1976 Dominique has been a pioneer of the renaissance of Australia’s cool-climate wine industry, founding renowned sparkling wine house Taltarni in the Pyrenees and Clover Hill in Tasmania.
In 2000 Dominique embarked on his greatest adventure: the Dominique Portet winery at Coldstream in the Yarra Valley

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start
Sparkling served on arrival: Dominique Portet NV Brut Rosé 

Cost: Members $95.00   Non-members $110.00

The menu
A three-course menu of traditional French dishes
Tea or coffee

The wines
Dominique Portet 2018 Origine Chardonnay
Dominique Portet 2019 Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon
Peter Lehman 2017 Barossa Botrytis Semillon 
Morris Vintage Port 1999






AGM and Winemaker’s Dinner
Guest Speaker: Robbie Potts, Bleasdale Vineyards, Home of the 2019 Jimmy Watson Trophy
Tuesday September 14 at Zest Restaurant, Holmesglen TAFE

Tasmanian Tour, October 17 2021 – October 23, 2021
The Tasmanian Tour will take place from Sunday night October 17, 2021 to Saturday morning October 23, 2021. A waiting list has be established to cater for any cancellations. If you would like to put yourself on the waiting list just complete the online booking form. You won’t need to pay anything until a place becomes available due to one or more cancellations. The new Function Notice, Itinerary and Online Booking Form can be accessed using the buttons below. Any available places will be filled in order of receipt of the booking.

Taste n Talk: Topic to be announced
November: Date and venue to be announced

End of Year Luncheon
Early December: Date and venue to be announced

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