With winter now well and truly upon us, and the bottling of our 2014 white wines, our tasks at this time of the year relate to farm maintenance– the pruning of vines, olives and figs in particular, but also to repairing or replacing the inevitable wear and tear of vineyard posts, wires etc.
This job will take us through to August, when we start preparing for both the Balmoral Wine Fair and the September Wine Festival here in Mudgee.
The new wines now released following the May bottling are :
2013 Barbera Reserve (our first reserve style of this great variety)
2013 il Palio (a blend of Barbera, Sangiovese, Cabernet and Shiraz)
2013 Muscat Dopo Cena (our first fortified Muscat – for 'after dinner' enjoyment).
The 2014 Pinot Grigio will be released in August or September.
The Tasting Notes for these wines are now on-line, and these new releases are now available either at cellar or through our Web Shop.
We’ve released our Winter Menu (available on Fridays and weekends) to match the colder season – the menu includes warming soups, risotto, lamb stew, chicken pot pie. Hopefully, there's plenty of choice for you and your family and friends. View it here.
The 2014 Mudgee Wine Celebration has suddenly become close, starting on Friday 19th September and ending on the Long Weekend 4th, 5th, 6th October.
Two feature events will be a celebration dinner of Italian ‘Michelin Star” dishes and wines of Saturday 27th September, and a Cinema di Lusso evening on Sunday 5th October.
For the Michelin Star dinner, we have chosen signature dishes from a handful of 3-star northern Italian restaurants, ‘tweaked’ these dishes to suit our different climate, and offer a banquet which includes dishes such as black cardamom risotto, candied suckling pig, peach sorbet with pistachio, basil and sour cherries…and of course, matching di Lusso Estate wines.
And now for something completely different! On Saturday 15th November, we'll be hosting the truly unique Italian/Australian song cycle Tra Parole e Silenzio (‘Through Words and Silence'), performed by World/Jazz ensemble Mara together with the Martenitsa choir…celebrating the poetry and life of the human rights lawyer Eduardo di Giovanni Jr. experience and enjoy an evening of music, Italian canapés, fine food and di Lusso Estate wine in our Barrel Room. The all-inclusive price is $95, and bookings are essential.
BOOKINGS ~ 02-6373 3125 or email email@example.com
At di Lusso Estate vineyards, we specialize in Italian varieties and blends. We grow eight varieties of grapes;
Dry white varieties, Arneis and Vermentino.
Dry red varieties Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Lagrein.
At any one time, we might have seventeen wine styles on offer. White wines Pinot Grigio and Vermentino (two styles each), a varietal Arneis, two white blends Adagio and Allegro, and a sparkling Vivo!
We usually have two rosé styles in our range (both ‘dry’ but with a small amount of residual sugar)
Our red wine range includes Sangiovese, Lagrein and Barbera (sometimes two styles of each), a premium red blend (‘il Palio’) and a ‘ verandah’ Rosso version
Dessert wine varieties are Aleatico and Picolit (and we use Vermentino as a source grape for our sweet Appassimento style wine).
Restaurant: open Friday to Sunday 12pm-2.30pm for a la carte and pizza menu. Other weekdays our Chef's Special, Antipasto & Cheese Platters (and in winter, soup and pasta) Please note: Cucina di Lusso is a Trattoria-style restaurant intended to allow potential wine buyers the opportunity to taste our Italian varietal wines in their very best environment – in the company of food!
Ours is a very busy cellar door, with wine sales our main activity, and our small kitchen and pizza oven are just not suited to large groups wanting fast service during weekends. There are necessary constraints on the number or pizzas per table, and if we can accommodate a large booking the a la carte menu is not always available. We like to think that our offering, whilst simple, uses the best produce – local where possible – and is well cooked.
Welcome to our Winter Menu. It's intended – in both the pizza and a la carte versions – to be a blend of some traditional Italian favourites and a few dishes we haven't offered before. We invite you all to come out, taste some, and give us your thoughts!
We are pleased to present our new Wedding e-brochure – with all the information you need to plan a beautiful wedding at di Lusso Estate. Imagine your special wedding day in our vineyard setting with the gorgeous lake as a backdrop! Click here to go to our Wedding page.
We’ve thought long and hard about ways to offer more and better Loyalty Club options and service, and here is what we’ve come up with!
Existing Comune members may of course remain where they are…receiving a 10% discount on purchases, free freight for case purchases and the opportunity to increase their discount through frequent (uncommitted) purchases. ‘New’ Comune membership is available to those who purchase a case or more at cellar door, other locations or on our webshop.
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