The Pirramimma Winery in McLaren Vale was established 126 years ago in 1892, after Alexander Campbell Johnston planted his first small vine cutting. The Johnston family still produce estate grown wines and operate one of Australia's oldest wineries, Pirramimma. The word Pirramimma is aboriginal meaning 'the moon and stars'.
In April we visited the Pirramimma Vineyards in McLaren Vale. We tasted amazing wines, aged ports from barrels and experienced a VIP tour of the vineyard with Mark Conroy. Mark oversees the blending of all the Pirramimma wines as well as traveling the world promoting and marketing. Mark has been involved in the Australian wine industry for 36 yrs, the last 10 of these with Pirramimma.
I convinced Mark to come to NZ to present his wines to our wine club (some of which have been sent over just for us). He will be here for 3 days and only has two events organised, we will be hosting them both. Pirrammima have an extensive range of wines, hence the need for the two events. (Both will be very different)
Event 1: Tuesday August 7, Fairway Conference Centre 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. Cost $60.00pp Wine tasting, buffet Meal and glass of wine with meal
Event 2: Wednesday August 8, Wine Chambers Restaurant 33 Shortland St 6.45pm for 7.00pm start. Cost $135 includes canapes, 4 courses and wine matches (this event is also being promoted through American Express Restaurant Month)
Menus and wines for each event are on my events page, bookings are essential as both events are being extensively advertised.
Click on the link for mor details- Good way to finish Dry July
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