WINE TALK

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - WITH ANITA

IF you ever needed an ex­cuse to visit Glen­rowan, the Queen’s Birth­day week­end is the time to do it when the re­gion’s cel­lar doors play host to the Trails, Tast­ings and Tales fes­ti­val.

The bou­tique event in­volves four winer­ies and one brew­ery which makes it doable in a day for those want­ing to eat, drink and be merry with­out rack­ing up a lot of kilo­me­tres, while still get­ting to en­joy win­ter in the nat­u­ral beauty of the Warby won­der­land.

I rec­om­mend start­ing early and start­ing hun­gry so you can make it a five course in­dul­gence and sam­pling some dif­fer­ent wines like Mor­risons Ital­ian blend Fiano Gar­ganega, might just be an ed­u­ca­tion.

The wine has a re­ally un­usual aroma and while there is some fa­mil­iar peachy fruit, there is also al­mond, honey and musk- like flo­rals which must be from the Gar­ganega.

It has golden colour and medium body with hints of ap­ple, peach and spice on the way to a dry, citrus fin­ish.

It would go nicely with the rich­ness of potato rosti or even the mine­strone on the fes­ti­val menu, and at home it would match with my vegetable frit­tata.

Those vis­it­ing the cel­lar door can also brush up on their wine knowl­edge by join­ing Bob’s Wine Class which starts at 10:30am each day over the week­end.

All of a sud­den, go­ing back to school seems a lot more palat­able.

Find out more at the cel­lar door in Glen­rowan or go to www.vis­it­glen­rowan.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion about Trails, Tast­ings and Tales.

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