may-20-2022

The Post Hotel, l’Order 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.

Gougères

Assyrtiko, Jim Barry               2020
Clare Valley Australia

First Course

Seared Hamachi with Asian Crust
Japanese Mustard Vinaigrette, Vegetable Salad

Viognier, “Samuel’s Collection”, Yalumba              2018
Eden Valley, Australia

Second Course

Porcini Mushroom Tortellini
Parmesan cream Sauce

Grenache, “samuel’s Collection-Bush Vine”           2019
Barossa Valley, Australia

Third Course

Braised Alberta Lamb Leg
Heirloom Carrots, Garlic Mash Potatoes

Shiraz, “The McRae Wood”, Jim Barry       2017
Clare Valley, Australia

Fourth Course

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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