The Post Hotel, l’Ordre Mondial
May 20, 2022
Ashley, Vice Chargée de Presse
Photos Courtesy of Mel Miners
This evening featured wines from Australia’s First Families of Wine.
Vice-Echanson Linda Robinson walked us through this evenings wine tasting selection.
Australia’s First Families of Wine include, Brown Brothers, Campbells, d’Arenberg, Henschke, Howard Park, Jim Barry, Tahbilk, Taylors, Tyrrell’s and Yalumba. The AFFW is an Australian wine initiative to raise the profile of Australian wine to the world. It was established by multi-generational family-owned wine producers, these families represent 17 wine growing region across Australia, and 48 generations of wine makers. Their goal is to change the global perception of Australian wine. Believing that they can stem the news stories about Australia producing nothing but cheap industrial wines. They are hoping that together they can present a showcase of terrific regional wines with diversity.
This evening we tasted 9 wines from Pewsey Vale, Jim Barry, Henschke, and Yalumba.
Our tasting wines were as follows:
Pewsey Vale Vineyard Single Vineyard Estate Riesling 2020
Jim Barry The Florita Riesling 2019
Henschke Julius Riesling 2019
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2017
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 2018
Henschke Henry’s Seven 2017
Jim Barry The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2014
The tastings complete we made our way downstairs to dinner.
The room was breathtaking. The Post Hotel is known for its eye for detail, they did not disappoint this evening.
Arriving in the dining room we were greeted with cheese Gougères.
Assyrtiko, Jim Barry 2020
Clare Valley Australia
Seared Hamachi with Asian Crust
Japanese Mustard Vinaigrette, Vegetable Salad
Viognier, “Samuel’s Collection”, Yalumba 2018
Eden Valley, Australia
Porcini Mushroom Tortellini
Parmesan cream Sauce
Grenache, “samuel’s Collection-Bush Vine” 2019
Barossa Valley, Australia
Braised Alberta Lamb Leg
Heirloom Carrots, Garlic Mash Potatoes
Shiraz, “The McRae Wood”, Jim Barry 2017
Clare Valley, Australia
Frozen Key Lime Pie
Greek Yoghurt Ice Cream, Lime Meringue,
Key Lime Mousse
Riesling, “Watervale”, Jim Barry 2021
Clare Valley, Australia
Dinner concluded with coffee or tea, and a very exciting presentation. The Roger Baekeland Award for the Jeunes Sommelier competition, held April 29 at the Ranchmens Club, was presented by Vice-Echanson Linda Robinson to Post Hotels very own Julian Simard-Gillis.
Guests enjoyed an outstanding evening, a sublime start to the May long weekend and a preview of what we were to experience the following evening.
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