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elwood tasting and dinner with South Australian winery Chapel Hill – 19th March

March 2, 2013

With the cold embrace of winter firmly still upon us, some antipodean sunshine is surely welcome about now.  We’re delighted to be hosting a wine tasting and dinner at Drakes Hotel in Brighton to showcase the superb wines from South Australian winery Chapel Hill.  Furthermore, elwood are fortunate to have Marc Allgrove, CEO of Chapel Hill, joining us whilst he is here in the UK on business.  Marc will be able to talk us through the wines and bring us a little closer to actually being there amongst the vines!

Our three course tasting menu has yet to be finalised, but after a glass of Champagne Deutz Classic on arrival, we will be tasting the following six wines over the course of the meal:

  • Unoaked Chardonnay 2010
  • Verdelho 2009
  • Parson Nose Shiraz 2011
  • McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • McLaren Vale Shiraz 2010
  • McLaren Vale Grenache 2010

Places are very limited and cost £65 per person inclusive of food and wineBook online now or please contact or telephone 01273 242535 if you would like more information.

Further details will be announced soon.

About Chapel Hill

McLaren Vale was the birthplace of the South Australian wine industry and is home not only to some of the world’s oldest vines, but many characters recognised as the fathers of Australian wine.  Nestled between rolling hills and a picturesque coastline, McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate has created ideal conditions for wine production and ensured that the region is recognised as a leader in environmentally sustainable viticulture.

Chapel Hill winery takes its name from the historic ironstone chapel built on the property in 1865. It has served as a local church, parish school, and now the cellar door.  In line with many leading wine producers in Australia today, Chapel Hill is extremely conscious of their environmental responsibility. As well as closely monitoring their water and energy uses, they follow bio-dynamic principals in their vineyard work.  The exceptional quality of fruit this delivers at harvest time rewards them with beautifully pure wines that have excellent texture,  complexity and ageing potential.

In short, Chapel Hill produces exceptionally well made wines that are accessible in youth, very reasonably priced and a great example of the shift in Australian wine making from the massive, fruit-driven styles of old to the more complex and stylish wines that we are enjoying today.

Hope you can join us!

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