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The di Lusso Team


From the vineyard to the restaurant, di Lusso Estate has quite a team!



Our two Chiefs behind the counter are Paul Burk, from Thursday through the week to Sunday, and Clitie Murdoch, from Monday to Wednesday.


Our Head Chef is Ali McCarthy.


Our winemaker since 2018 vintage is Tony Hewitt.


I contract out the mechanical work to local legend Glen Sargeant. Tony Hweit makes some beautiful wines (and doubles as our CIO!). I look after the vines, figs and olives, while Luanne Hill is responsible for the beautiful gardens that are such a feature of di Lusso Estate, and also for our Loyalty Membership Clubs.

Saturday 20th July 7pm
Join us for our third annual multi sensual experience dinner.

Where we get to test our palates, sense of smell, sight and hearing shills, as we indulge in a four course dinner, with eight wines and twelve great music videos from the 80’s $100pp

Saturday 24th August  10am
Truffle Brunch Time!

Our Menu
Truffle eggs benedict, topped with crisp parma ham, served with a truffle-buttered muffin.  $35
Scrambled eggs with shaved truffles (5g) and chives.   $30
Served with truffle-buttered pane de casa.   $10
Bruschetta with quail egg, truffle & asparagus.   $40
Truffle fettuccine with cream and white wine.   $30
Grilled scallops with black truffles and green salad.   $35
Espresso coffee with truffle-infused cappuccino balls.   $8
Freshly-squeezed orange juice.   $8
The brunch is served with complementary (up to three glasses!) of our Vivo! Sparkling wine

Friday 20th September 2019, at 7.00pm
An Evening of di Lusso Estate Museum Wines

I have a limited range of Museum wines, dating back to 2003, that I have decided to offer to Members of di Lussso Estate and their friends in an evening of tastings – with matching food – as a feature of the 2019 Mudgee Wine and Food Month. Museum wines will be offered for sale during the course of the evening.

The format will be based around a six-course menu of Italian regional food favourites

Bagna cauda.   Arancini     Salsa Tonnata.   Chicken Fegatini
Served with a selection of museum Pinot Grigio

Zuppa Toscana
Served with a selection of museum Rosato

Fresh Fettucini with Baby Clams in White Wine
Served with a selection of museum Vermentino

Veal Scallopini with Marsala, Zucchini Carpaccio and Mushrooms
Served with a selection of museum reds

Platters of Italian DOP cheeses, with a range of our Fig Pastes
Served with a selection of museum reds

Served with a selection of museum Aleatico and Picolit

Our price is $110 per person.  Telephone us on 6373 3125 to book

Saturday 16th November 6.30pm
An evening of communal cooking at di Lusso Estate
Get to know a few basics about the Italian way of cooking, in the course of a fun eventing learning about the preparing Italian Street Food.

Friday  13th December 5.30pm
Members’ Christmas Cocktails
Aperitivi on the lawns of di Lusso Estate Free

January 2020
Saturday 25th January

Cinema di Lusso
An evening of light entertainment, good food and good wine as we watch an Italian movie
$70 per person

March 2020
Saturday 7th March, 10 am

Fig Festival Brunch
Celebrate the beautiful fig, served in all sorts of delicious ways!
$60 ($50 for Members)

Saturday 14th March, 7 pm

Fig Festival Dinner
The first night of our annual fig dinners, where every dish in our six - course banquet draws its inspiration from the glorious fig!  $130 per person ($115 for Members)

Saturday 21st March, 7pm

The second night of our Fig Dinner Season, 2020
$130 per person ($115 for Members)

April  2020

Sunday 12th April
Pasqua Festival Lunch
Our version of Italy’s favourite Easter Sunday Feast. 
A four- course banquet of Italian Easter goodies, served with matching wine

Two sittings – 12 noon and 2 pm
$120 per person ($110 for Members)