Our Summer Menu (available on Fridays and weekends) has been launched! View it here.
Several new Wine releases are in final stages of preparation. In addition to the re-release of our 2013 Pinot Grigio, we will by month end November have bottled our second 2013 Vino Rosato, our exciting 2013 Barbera, 2013 Picolit, and a gentle white blend we have called Allegro. These wines will be checked for release thereafter, but most should be available in December.
With the ‘frost season’ belatedly behind us, and a sprinkling of rain to help, both the crops and the gardens are looking less strained than they looked in October. Here’s hoping that the summer is dry (but only for we irrigated vignerons!) so as to limit the risk of disease to our somewhat battered vines up to harvest in February and March.
Our di Lusso calendar for 2014 events is detailed in the What’s On section of our web site.
Due to a clash with the Huntington Music Festival, our 23rd November Regional Dinner – featuring the brilliant food of Emilia-Romagna – has been postponed to a date in March (yet to be finalized).
Visitors to the Winery have asked about the extent of damage caused by the several frost ‘events’ experienced in Mudgee in October – and into November as well (which is almost unheard of!). The facts are that several of our blocks have been damaged – in particular the Nebbiolo, Aleatico and the Barbera (less so, but fruit will be down by about half. But we have a plan – there’s always a plan – to press about 80 tons of fruit, a little less than the extraordinary 2013 but enough interesting wines to keep customers happy!
And finally, on a sad note, we lost cellar door pup Leo, very suddenly, of what we think was a heart attack. He’s been fondly remembered in Facebook dispatches.
Dry whites Greco, Arneis and Vermentino. Dry reds Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Lagrein. Dessert wines Aleatico and Picolit (and we use Vermentino as a source grape for our sweet passito style wine). In addition to these, we offer varietal wines Pinot Grigio (using cool climate fruit from the Orange region) and Moscato (using Mudgee region fruit). We are now producing a reserve range of dry white wines, Vermentino Reserve and Pinot Grigio Elegante, as well as a (yet to be released) Adagio premium white blend. Red blends include il Palio (using Sangiovese, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon), Vino Rosso. Our sparkling wine style Vivo! completes the range.
Restaurant: open Friday to Sunday 12pm-2.30pm for a la carte and pizza menu. Other weekdays our Chef’s Special, Antipasto & Cheese Platters.
Welcome to our Summer menu! It’s intended – in both the pizza and a la carte versions – to be a blend of some traditional 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 proud 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.
If you're thinking of celebrating an anniversary or even getting married, please remember that di Lusso Estate members can use reward points for a function, and benefit from the membership 10% discount! More…
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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