Pinots of the World Review (Park Hyatt Melbourne, Sept. 20th)


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Our Pinots Of The World event at the Park Hyatt Melbourne on Saturday night was a resounding success, with many a positive review coming over on the Lime & Tonic event page! Here’s a sample:

“A very enjoyable evening…Martin and Paul were terrific hosts…friendly and attentive, well organized…great event. Fine food, good wine.”

Thanks to those who attended for the kind words, and for making the event the success it was!

After The Event: Pinot Noir Yum Cha Lunch, David’s Restaurant


Last Saturday afternoon saw a return to David’s Restaurant, and a return to traditional Chinese ways – especially regarding the marriage of cuisine and the eight Pinot Noirs served! This particular Pinot Noir Yum Cha Lunch was well received by those in attendance, and no doubt 2015 will see more!

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Review: Shiraz Yum Cha Lunch, Sept. 13th

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Patrick Miller of Beauperi Industries once again gave a enthusiastic review of a recent Wine Tasting Event, namely the Shiraz Yum Cha lunch at David’s Restaurant on September 13th. Patrick wrote:

“…it was very good with lots of food and wine…(and) successful as Martin sold a lot of wine that day.”

Thanks again for the kinds words, Patrick!

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After The Event: Shiraz Yum Cha Lunch at David’s Restaurant, 13/9/14


Another weekend, another Wine Tasting Event…and David’s Restaurant once again played host to a successful Shiraz Yum Cha lunch!

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Shinas Estate “The Guilty” Shiraz

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Shinas Estate "The Guilty" Shiraz

One sip and you’ll understand why this quality Shiraz is the guiltiest of pleasures. It takes time and attention to detail to deliver this juicy wine with fine tannins and a big, rich, velvety smooth package. Ripe shiny blackberry red. Voluptuous cherry, vanilla and peppery spice aromas and full-bodied flavours packed with smoky vanillin oak, cherry and strawberry fruits, chocolate and mocha all wrapped up in a big, rich, velvety smooth package. A juicy wine with fine tannins, the pepper detected on the nose kicks in again to make a welcome re-appearance on the powerful finish.

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Review: From The Vault Wine Lunch, August 31st


Patrick Miller, CEO of Beauperi Industries and renowned wine & food blogger, was kind enough to pen a glowing review of the wine lunch, in which he opined: “…the event was quite good…(with) a very good and interesting line-up of wines…the Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz (was) my personal favourite on the day!” Read the full review!

After The Event: From The Vault Wine Lunch, The Smith, August 31st


Our much-anticipated “From The Vault” wine lunch at The Smith, we’re glad to say, went off without a hitch! Enjoy the gallery below as a memento of yet another successful Wine Tasting Event!

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Shiraz Heaven Heathcote Wine Lunch at the Leveson – October 26, 2015

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How do you describe the perfect Sunday? Perfect Heathcote wines, one after another, in the perfect setting at the hidden North Melbourne gem of The Leveson…and sharing the perfect meal with the perfect company.

Announcing Top Australian Wines’ Heathcote Wine Lunch at The Leveson.

WHAT: Heathcote Shiraz Heaven Wine Tasting Lunch at The Leveson Hotel

WHEN: Sunday, 26th October, starting at 1:00PM

WHERE: The Leveson Hotel, 46 Leveson Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

AVAILABILITY: Seating limited so reserve today!


We also have two special guest winemakers attending:  Phil Meehan is our first guest winemaker!

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What happens when two perfect settings collide? You enjoy one of the best wine lunches you’ve ever had.

Heathcote wines originate in a unique micro-climate setting which produces shiraz styles with power, elegance, and a voluptuous fruit flavour.

And on Sunday, October 26, you can enjoy glass after glass (11 in all!) of these critically-acclaimed wines in the setting of a modern and charming Australian pub.

Extraordinary tastes throughout your day from the food to the wine to the atmosphere!

What’s better than being greeted with a hug or handshake?

How about a glass of Peregrine Ridge Sparkling Shiraz NV or 2007 Barnadown Run Sparkling Shiraz upon arrival!


Pass around plates of antipasto including a selection of house made dips, preserved meats, kalamata olives, grilled vegetables, and Danish fetta.

Wash it down with a glass of 2010 Tatiarra Culled Barrel Shiraz


You must experience this dish at least once in your life!

Lamb cutlets served on eggplant puree, finished off with micro mustard cress.

Now you have three luscious Heathcote wines to savour:

2008 Domaine Asmara Reserve Shiraz

2009 Tyrrell’s Lunatiq Shiraz

2005 Peregrine Ridge Limited Release Shiraz


Now, for the stars of the show:

Kangaroo fillet (yes, kangaroo!) With sweet potato mash, broccolini and juniper berry jus

Enjoy this memorable dish with three more wines which are all distinct, all extraordinary!

2008 She-Oak Hill Reserve Shiraz

2010 Meehan Estate Shiraz

2008 Downing Estate Shiraz

Next, you’ll want to give this dish a standing ovation on appearance and taste:

Eye Fillet Medallion on a bed of Mushy Peas with Baby Carrots and Parsnip Crisps served with Garlic and Thyme Butter.

Every bite better than the last.

Your wine lunch concludes with a grand finale with three more of our most popular Heathcote wines:

2008 Cornella Ridge Estate “Shiraz Republic”

2010 Ellis “Signature Label” Shiraz

2004 Wild Duck Creek “Springflat Shiraz”

Upon booking, please let us know of any dietary restrictions by calling us on 95009307 (Vegetarian, Gluten-free, lactose-free)

How close have you been to heaven?

After this wine tasting featuring the best of Heathcote Shiraz Heaven and The Leveson Hotel, you’ll come closer than ever before.

October 26th at the Leveson can be one of your greatest meals and experiences, but only if you reserve your table now!

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