A foodie weekend exploring the wineries and produce of the Rutherglen and King Valley regions is right up there on my wishlist! So I’m very excited that those lovely wines and foods are coming to me in Canberra!
Last year’s Taste of Two Regions was brilliant! And this year I am invited again!!
I loved the wines last year, but it was meeting the people behind the wines that was really special! The stories of these passionate families was inspiring. Wendy Killeen and her daughter Natasha (the seventh generation of Stanton & Killeen wine makers) brought along their wonderful range of Muscats….
…. and Tanya from Brown Brothers Wines introduced us to the King Valley Prosecco market leaders in this wine.
This year Taste of Two Regions is promising more than 200 wines and dozens of local foods from more than 25 regional artisans at their expo at Pialligo Estate on Sunday 13th of August. There’s two sessions 10-1pm and 2-5pm. Masterclasses run all day, but these are filling fast.
There’s also a King Valley Prosecco Breakfast, an Italian Family Lunch and Dinner with the wine makers (also very popular).
My favourite wines through life have always come from the Rutherglen of King Valley regions. I can remember the first time I tasted a Durif, from Campbell’s Winery, and a time when my favourite wine was Brown Brothers’ Crouchen Riesling and how I loved All Saints Moscato.
So my expectations are high and I’m looking forward to discovering what my new favourites will be and enjoying a gorgeous relaxed day of fine wine, foods and inspiring wine-makers and producers….a taster for that long awaited foodie weekend!!!
For a quick look check the Brochure Tastes of Two Regions 2017. All the details are on the website.
Program of Events
Tastes of Two Regions Exhibition
Sunday 13 August, Pialligo Estate
Alternative Varieties Dinner with Winemakers of Rutherglen (Booked out sadly)
Saturday 12 August, Otis Dining Hall
King Valley Prosecco Breakfast
Sunday 13 August, Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant
King Valley Italian Family Lunch
Saturday 13 August, Yarralumla Woolshed
Tickets $85pp, children play and eat free