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Australia’s & New Zealand’s top 10 young winemakers come to Sydney

On Saturday 1 November, the 10 most exciting young winemakers from Australia and New Zealand will showcase their flagship wines in a battle for three of the wine industry’s most prized awards.

The Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year The Wine Society Sommeliers Choice Award The Wine Society Members Choice Award

Established in 2001, the Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year Awards are attended by over 500 industry icons, trade and wine-lovers. Nominations were received from around Australia and New Zealand, encapsulating over 30 unique wine producing regions. Now, the best of the best will do battle to see who reigns supreme across the Tasman.

Hosted by comedian Jean Kittson, this spectacular evening will feature a cocktail party on arrival, followed by a decadent dinner, and stunning entertainment — in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Hotel, Martin Place.

The Finalists:

Stu Marfell (NZ) – Clifford Bay Riesling 2006 Greg Clack (AUS) – Chain of Ponds Black Thursday Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Malcolm Rees-Francis (NZ) – Rockburn Pinot Gris 2007 Lucas Cowley (NZ) – Auntsfield Estate Chardonnay 2007 Anna Pooley (AUS) – Heemskerk Chardonnay 2006 Angela Miranda (AUS) – Gramps Botrytis Semillon 2006 Matt Evans (NZ) – De Vine Pinot Noir 2006 Greer Carland (AUS) – Bream Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2005 Helen McCarthy (AUS) – Taylors Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Ben Haines (AUS) – Mitchelton Print Shiraz 2006

When: Saturday, 1 November 2008 Where: The Grand Ballroom, The Westin Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney CBD Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Pre Dinner Cocktail Party 7.30pm – 11.00pm, Dinner, Entertainment & Awards Presentation 11.00pm – Late, After Party Cost: $220 per person or $200 per person for a table of 10 Dress: Black-Tie or 70’s Theme


Entrée tasting plate per person Vichysoise with crabmeat and salmon caviar Crayfish and ocean prawn salad, avocado mouse Smoked quail with chicken roulade Ocean trout confit with spinach coulis

Main Braised beef cheeks with horseradish mash Honey glazed carrots and wilted greens

Dessert tasting plate per person Pineapple parfait Raspberry yogurt cake Baked chocolate tarts and strawberries

Please let events know if you have any special dietary requirements when booking.

Bookings essential. Please contact Tania from The Wine Society’s Events Department on (toll free) 1300 729 657.

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