Top Australian Wines “Boutique Wine Tasting” Dinner at Lamaro’s Bar Dining Room on Friday May 3


We’re inviting one of today’s top wine connoisseurs

— YOU —

to decide which wines — which country — WINS!





WHERE: LAMARO’S BAR DINING ROOM, 273-279 Cecil Street, South Melbourne


Savour THIRTEEN premium and original wines… PLUS FOUR delectable courses for ONLY $150.00


Yes, you will savour new tastes.

Yes, you will talk, laugh and have fun.

And yes, you will decide which country — Australia or USA — makes the world’s premier wines.

A Hero’s Welcome

Every guest is served 2005 Peregrine Ridge Winemaker’s Reserve Sparkling Heathcote Shiraz — Gold trophy winner in Australia for 2012

Entrée One: Duo of quail. Half quail prepared with Tempura five spice and refreshing Asian herb salad.
Half quail wrapped in Pancetta and grilled to perfection. Served with luscious cauliflower and grape salsa.

Australia Vs. America
A River of Distinctive Whites

2012 Peel Estate Rose (WA)  Vs.  2011 Cypress Vineyard White Zinfandel, California
2011 By Farr Chardonnay (Bannockburn, VIC)  Vs.  2010 Benovia Chardonnay Russian River, Sonoma County

Entrée Two: Succulent creations. A flavour-forward Szechuan-spiced roast duck breast.
Palate-cleansing sautéed Asian greens, with soy and lime glaze.

Australia Vs. America
Two Perfect Pinots. Choose your favourite.

2009 The Lakehouse Reserve Pinot Noir (WA)  Vs.  2010 Valley of the Moon Sonoma Carneros Pinot Noir 

Entrée Three: Dinner reaches a climax. Adobo spiced lamb rump. Black garlic cream. Heirloom carrots. Smoked potato.

Australia Vs. America Grand Finale
One distinctive wine after another… after another…

Battle Cabernet:

2010 Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)  Vs.  2009 La Jota Howell Mountain (Napa) Cabernet Sauvignon

Battle Shiraz:
2009 First Drop Ebenezer Fat of The Land Shiraz (Barossa)  Vs.  2009 Scott Harvey Amador County, Sierra Foothills, Reserve Syrah

2007 David Franz Alternative View “Pirate Strength” Shiraz (Barossa)  Vs.  2009 Landmark Steel Plow Syrah, Sonoma Valley

A perfect end to a perfect evening

A selection of the finest local and imported cheeses from Calendar Cheese Company.

After hours of unforgettable tastes and unforgettable conversation,
you and your company decide once and for all: Who crafts the best wine? Australia or USA

Top Australian Wines “Brash Higgins” Wine Tasting Dinner at Mediterraneo Charcoal Grill on Wednesday April 17 at 7PM










He travelled the world in search for the perfect vineyard.

Today, acclaimed vigneron Brad Hickey takes root in McLaren Vale, crafting sumptuous wines for you to savour.


YOU ARE INVITED: Brad Hickey’s award-winning wine label — BRASH HIGGINS — lavish wine dinner








Tickets can be booked by clicking here


Savour a multitude of Brad Hickey’s coveted Brash Higgins premium and uniquely delicious wines… PLUS a delectable multi-course dinner for ONLY $95.00


Brash Higgins is Brad Hickey’s wine label.


In 2007 Brad, a New York City sommelier, swapped his wine knife for a pair of secateurs and came to work vintage in the inviting warm climate of

McLaren Vale.

In true Aussie tradition, Brad summarily changed his name to ‘Brash’.


Today, his wines are highly regarded and sought after worldwide


Come to Mediterraneo Charcoal Grill and Wine Bar on April 17 at 7PM to experience the best of the Brash Higgins vintage.


Fresh baked bread, briny olives and oil sets — Your perfect palate preparation for the variety of fine wines and mouth-watering courses that await.



Salivating from the start! Char grilled semi-smoked pork loin strip served on

roasted parsnip and mushroom ragout. Sweet, savory, satisfying.

Vegetarian: The best of Italy, with vegetable and polenta stack dressed with pinenut and basil pesto


2012 Brash Higgins “NDV” Nero d’Avola — “Great purity and potential”, this light, cherry-tinged ruby wine was aged seven months in bees-wax lined clay amphoras.


2012 Brash Higgins Grenache/Mataro — Behold, the inviting berry tones of Grenache (70%) and the savoury spice of Mataro (30%). A must try.


Main Course: 

 The evening only gets better. Enjoy a perfectly aged Certified Black Angus Porterhouse served on roasted potatoes with a side of red wine beef jus. Every bite, perfection!

Vegetarian: Garden-ripened flavors — Enjoy char grilled seasonal vegetable skewers on mouth-melting mashed potato and mushroom ragout


2009 Brash Higgins Shiraz — “Generous, well-balanced, smooth.” Temptation in a bottle.


2010 Brash Higgins Cabernet Sauvignon — One of Brash Higgins most outstanding vintages. Smooth and rich with sweet earthiness. A memorable pour.


Cheese Platter:

Platters of King Island cheeses to share — Taste the history of this variety of handmade cheese.


2008 Brash Higgins Omensetter Shiraz — Vinted from hand-selected fruit grown at Omensetter Vineyard. The nose, palate and finish are complex and original.


Petit Fours:

End your impeccable evening with succulent sweet bites

Fresh brewed Coffee or Tea

Top Australian Wines “Boutique Wine Tasting” Dinner, Wednesday April 10 at 7PM at Acqua E Vino









Unforgettable. Unmistakable. Undeniably perfect.


Top Australian Wines invites you to a special boutique wine tasting dinner at Acqua e Vino.


 When: Wednesday April 10


Where: Acqua e Vino, 18a Ballarat Street, Yarraville, VIC


Ticket: $65 (This is a pre-paid event)


Limited seating.
Tickets available through Acqua e Vino (at venue) and Top Australian Wines (online or by phone 85213333)


Click here to purchase tickets


Welcome to Top Australian Wines Boutique Wine Tasting Dinner!


From your first sip to your last bite, every moment is savoured in this cherished evening.


We cordially invite you to tour the finest vineyards in The Land of Plenty and indulge in a mouth-watering medley of Australia’s finest wines.


And while your mind feasts on knowledge about Australia’s unique vintages, regions and flavors, you and your company will feast on Acqua e Vino’s succulent dishes.


  • Enjoy a luscious 2010 Leura Park Estate ‘6 Rows’ Sparkling Shiraz upon arrival


  • Next, your taste buds are awakened with both our Flying Brick Pear Cider (Bellarine Peninsula, VIC) and Acqua e Vino’s delicious Marinated Olives and Ciabatta Bread.


  • Then you’ll enjoy the light and distinctive taste of our 2010 Somerled ‘Steeplechase’ Sauvignon Blanc (Adelaide Hills, SA) as you feast on a Chargrilled Semi Curado Chorizo with Sherry Glaze.


  • We then fill your glass with the flavour-forward high quality 2010 Rieslingfreak No. 3 (Clare Valley, SA). Enjoy your Riesling with Bruschetta with Goats Curd, Confit Zucchini and Candied Olives.


  • When our 2012 Hickinbotham Chardonnay (Mornington Peninsula, VIC) hits your table along with Thai Chicken Meatballs with Coriander Paint, you’ll think you’re in heaven.


  • As the evening winds down, we’re still pouring and serving. Savour the flavour of our 2010 Mike Press Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills, SA), a perfect pairing with Mushroom Arancini and Truffle Mayonnaise.


  • Next may just be the evening’s highlight: Our 4-star awarded 2008 Good Drop Shiraz (Bendigo, VIC) with our GrainEye Fillet with warm Caponata.


  • And to cap a perfect evening with a perfect wine, we present our Sanchez Romate Fino Marismeno Spanish Sherry and Pan Fried Kefalograviera (Saganaki) with Lemon.


This incredible mix of extraordinary wines and exceptional tastes will appeal to hundreds of parties in Victoria.

Unfortunately, because seating is limited, this opportunity is only available to a select few.

We encourage you to reserve your seat now.