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Battle of the Winemakers: Mike vs. Thommo
June 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Two of the Hunter’s most lovable larrikins, Mike De Iuliis and Andrew Thomas, are known for their quick wit (except after a few Peroni’s), cheeky banter and most of all producing exceptional Hunter Valley wines. Join us for a showdown in the Battle of the Winemakers that explores iconic Hunter varieties, semillon and shiraz from Thomas and De Iuliis wines.
There will be five brackets of wines going head-to-head, and you’ll be in charge of picking the winning wine from each round.
The rounds are:
Young Semillon Scrum
Pani Puri with chickpeas, chilli & mango pickle
Iconic Semillon Standoff
Cured salmon on blinis with creme fraiche
Single Vineyard Shiraz Showdown
Pecorino arancini with saffron aioli
Flagship Shiraz Feud
Petite lamb pithivier
The Sweetest Contest
Local cheeses & crackers
Each bracket will be served with a tasting bite from Pokolbin Catering Co and Hunter Belle Dairy.
Afterwards, join both Mike & Thommo for a glass around the fire pit on the De Iuliis verandah.