Michelini’s launch latest 2018 wines
MICHELINI Wines will launch their 2018 wines at a meet the winemaker and tasting event at their Myrtleford winery on Friday.
New winemaker Matt Kilby said this year’s vintage had been a successful one.
Mr Kilby has over a decade of experience in the wine industry where he has held winemaking roles at Dominion Wines, Chateau Tahbilk, Mitchelton, and Zimmermann-Graeff and Mueller in Germany.
“We’ve had great weather conditions and all fruit came into the winery in perfect shape, the good quality fruit gave a great head start for the winery,” he said.
“There is very low disease pressure out in the vineyards, it was a low yield and generally speaking when the yield goes down, the quality goes up so hopefully the low yield is a positive thing for the winery.”
Mr Kilby said he had particularly high hopes for the Pinot Grigio.
“It’s a label that has done well for us previously and this year’s is going to be another step up from those ones, I’m pretty excited about it, I think it will do well,” he said.
“Merlot as well, the climate suits it and there’s been some really good stuff coming out of the area.”
The popular An Choi Vietnamese Street Food will also be available on the night.
Mr Kilby suggested the Vermentino as the ideal wine to compliment the Vietnamese food.
“It’s a nice dry sort of citrus flavoured (wine) that has a nice cleansing effect on the pallet so if you’re eating spicy food or hot food it’s very good for that,” he said.
The launch will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with An Choi Vietnamese Street Food available from 4.30pm to 8pm.
LOCAL business operators will have the opportunity to join Tourism North East for a thought-provoking workshop on the future of the tourism industry next week.
The free three-hour workshop has been successfully delivered to tourism operators for the past four years.
Participants are encouraged to question, interact and engage in the lively conversation surrounding future trends throughout the presentation.
All of the workshops content is an abstract paraphrase of the annual briefings which are delivered by Future Lab, a United Kingdom based global ‘trends analysis’ company.
The group help participants to understand whole system thinking right down to the nitty gritty of what consumers want, how to connect with an audience and how to stay ahead of the curve with a business.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at the Alpine Shire Council offices in Bright from 9.30am until 1pm.
Bookings are essential and can be done by visiting www.eventbrite.com.au.