The countryside takes on a whole new personality with the commencement of daylight saving…the sun doesn't wake us up quite so early, and the evenings stretch out to accommodate those tasks we leave till the end of day….watering, some late pruning, examining the vineyard, olive grove and fig orchard to check out the new growth. And the start of the lawn mowing 'season' once again, as we prepare for the Wedding Season!
So far so good in avoiding frost – the danger will remain with us until early November – but our rainfall lately has been well under average. Nevertheless, the grass is greening up, and the sunsets have been glorious.
We have started to prepare for a bottling in November…the wines include the 2014 Moscato, 2013 Nebbiolo and 2013 Lagrein (both for release in 2015), as well as a small amount of 2104 Vino Rosato and a 'secret' wine we’ll release for Christmas!
We’ve released – finally - now with an exceptionally busy Wine Festival at an end - our Spring Menu (available on Fridays and weekends) to match the warmer season – the menu includes salads, spaghetti vongole (my favourite pasta!), a very smart terrine, veal marsala, a couple of ‘springy’ desserts add two new pizza offerings Hopefully, there's plenty of choice for you and your family and friends. View it here.
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 $85, and bookings are essential.
BOOKINGS ~ 02-6373 3125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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