Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio

Are you Team Pinot Gris? Or are you Team Pinot Grigio?

Top Australian Wines presents our exclusive wine tasting lunch at After The Tears Polish Restaurant, featuring the battle of Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio.

In this corner, Pinot Gris, originating from France and New Zealand – renowned for its richer, full-bodied flavour.

While in this corner, the Italian style Pinot Grigio wines are lighter-bodied & crisp, with vibrant fruit notes.

Enjoy both as you choose the winner!

WHAT: Wine lunch featuring 8 top-shelf wines: Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris

WHEN: Sunday, 9th February starting at 1:00PM

WHERE: After The Tears Polish Restaurant, 9B Gordon Street, Elsternwick

AVAILABILITY: Seats are going fast.



The spices, the sausage, the breads — such a bountiful feast could only come from Poland. Once you swing open the door of After The Tears, you would swear you were right there.

Wine match: As you enjoy each new taste in this seemingly endless repast of shared plates, we will bring you two new wines: one Pinot Grigio and one Pinot Gris, of course. 8 wines in all!

Begin your meal with your choice of a farmer’s zakaski or vegetarian zakaski.

With the farmer’s version, enjoy luscious grilled Polish sausages, sliced gypsy ham, chicken liver and cracked pepper parfait, duck confit, Uzbek lamb croquette, dill pickles and horseradish marinated beetroot, with Russian salad and rye bread.

The vegetarian version offers fresh marinated eggplant, grilled zucchini, char grilled asparagus, piquillo peppers stuffed with goat’s cheese, house marinated feta, pickled baby beets and red cabbage, again with Russian salad and rye bread.

Your first shared plate is accompanied by a 2011 Last Horizon East Coast Pinot Gris (Tasmania) and 2012 Airlie Bank Pinot Grigio (Yarra Valley)

Next, for seafood lovers, enjoy calamari spiced with paprika — delicately sweet calamari crumbed in polenta and paprika with mixed leaves, dressed with a red capsicum relish and lemon.

As you savour each bite, tempt your taste buds once more with a glass of 2012 Vin d’Alsace Pfaffenheim Pinot Gris (AOC – France) and a glass of 2012 Trentino Alto Adige Cantina Terlano Pinot Grigio DOC (Italy)

You’ll then want to applaud when the the star of the lunch – cheese souffle and lamb croquettes – are served! The lamb croquettes are fried and served with saffron and garlic butter with relish.

As you feast on this course, imbibe our 2011 Ros Ritchie Pinot Gris (Strathbogie, VIC) as well as our 2013 SC Pannell Pinot Grigio (Adelaide Hills)

To complete an incredible meal, you won’t want to miss their specialty: hungarian chicken and mussels! Savor every bite.

Then wash it down with two Pinot varieties: 2012 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris (Germany) and 2012 Cantine Lamberti Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT Santepietre (Italy)

Don’t miss out on your one chance to enjoy the best of Polish cuisine, mixed with the best Pinots — Grigio and Gris — you can find anywhere!

Reserve your seat today for a Sunday lunch you will never forget!