***Visitors please note, Shands road - one of the roads into the winery - is periodically closed for the next few months while the road is remade. Follow the signs, or take Tucks road.***
We are pleased to announce that good mates and talented young winemakers Sam Coverdale (Polperro by Even Keel) and Mike Aylward (Ocean Eight) will be hosting a much anticipated wine dinner this August on the Mornington Peninsula.
Working closely with Andy Doughton (Head Chef @Polperro) a progressive banquet will be matched with this fantastic range of wines from these two producers. Mornington Peninsula food and wine at its best!
... and during the day
Mike Aylward will also be opening up the underground barrel room at Ocean Eight. Come and visit and taste our Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay straight from barrel. A great opportunity to preview and get some insight into the wines from 2014 vintage directly from the winemaker.
Where: Polperro Bistro
150 Red Hill Road, Red Hill
When: 7pm - Saturday 30th August 2014
Cost: $95 per head (9 wines with 3 courses) Limited seats
Bookings: Polperro Bistro – (03) 5989 2471
Where: Ocean Eight Underground Barrel Room
271 Tucks Road, Shoreham
When: Between 11am and 4pm Saturday 30th August 2014
Cost: Free to Mailing List
No Booking required (for this day only).
Decanter July 2014
2012 Ocean Eight, Pinot Noir
"Ocean Eight's ascent to greatness continues here with a decidedly fragrant Pinot Noir. It has aromas of violets, blueberry, vivid cherry and plum, as well as more savoury underlying earth and spice tones. The palate has immediate flesh and weight, showing impressive volume and depth. It lunges through to a vibrant, driving finish which is fresh, silky and balanced." Nick Stock
2013 Wine Rules
2010 Aylward by Ocean Eight, Pinot Noir
"Mike Aylward raises the bar with his eponymous label increasing the fruit intensity and also the oak impact and the results are staggering. At three years old, this wine is still only a baby, as you would expect, but it shows signs of greatness in the glass. We are privileged to be able to pour this wine at Wine Rules, giving hundreds of people the opportunity to see what only a handful of journos and restaurateurs would ordinarily experience. Aylward proves that Grand Vin Pinot is alive and kicking in Victoria and I would be happy to pour this alongside New Zealand, Oregon and Burgundy's best bottles." Matthew Jukes
I am outta here before dad finds out what I've done to the Pinot!
A great Australian line up of wines to display in the UK Will make for a great tasting!