Last week I was fortunate enough to be a guest of Peter Muscet of Australian Wine Showcase Magazine at the 14th Annual Langhorne Creek Winemaker’s Luncheon.
Held in a marquee in the middle of Langhorne Creek Oval, not even the coldest start to May in Adelaide EVER could dampen the spirits of the packed house all waiting to sample the winning wines at the inaugural wine show.
The sensational menu was put together by Two Brothers Catering who I happen to be able to recommend personally having used them a couple of times for significant family events including a Christening and 60th hosted at home. The stand out of the generous shared platter lunch for me was the grass fed beef fillet with avocado mousse and sesame jus. Cooked without fault, the flavours were superb and paired perfectly with award winning reds. MC Michael Keelan ran the show with his usual aplomb and Chairman of Judges, Nigel Dolan was happy to let us know that this is one of the best shows in years with over 200 entries! “The standard of the blends and the shiraz was very strong, with four gold medals awarded in that class. Mr Dolan said. Lake Breeze Winery cleaned up with 5 trophies including their 2004 Cab Sav for Best Museum or Fortified Wine sponsored by Australian Wine Showcase Magazine and Producer of the Year. Rounding out the awards were Metala Wines and Wolf Blass Wines, with both picking up badges for their reds.
A full list of results from the 2019 Langhorne Creek Wine Show can be found here.
Jon Paior of Geek Pty Ltd, sponsors of the Champion Wine of the Show award, with winner Greg Follett of Lake Breeze Wines