DW | Legends Australia Wine Dinner
Legend Australia Wine Dinner
Contemporary Classics with Jane Lopes
“Legend!” – An exclamatory remark used in Australia to compliment one’s performance, contribution, or overall character. Something that is larger than any one person. Timeless.
LEGEND – A wine import and wholesale company bringing the very best of Australian wine to the American market. An advocate for accessible wine education and heightened enthusiasm for Australian wine world-wide.
We’re honored and grateful to have Jane Lopes, founder and owner of Legend Australia Imports, as our guest speaker for a truly unique wine dinner. Jane is a Nashville-based sommelier, importer, and author. She has worked at New York’s Eleven Madison Park, Nashville’s The Catbird Seat, Chicago’s The Violet Hour, and most recently as the wine director at Attica, one of Australia’s most celebrated restaurants. Jane was featured on Esquire network’s 2015 television series Uncorked, which follows six New York City sommeliers in pursuit of the prestigious Master Sommelier title. In September of 2018, Jane passed the Master Sommelier exam, becoming the only woman in Australia to do so, and one of only 34 women in the world (and less than 300 people in total since the 1960s). In September of 2019, Jane put her University of Chicago literature degree to good use in publishing her first book, a personal and educational guide to wine called Vignette: Stories of Life and Wine in 100 Bottles. In 2020, Jane and her husband Jonathan Ross co-founded their own Australian wine imports company called Legend. Jane’s second book, How to Drink Australian, will publish in February 2023.
Dinner Menu & Wines Served
carolina dream oysters, green tomato gazpacho, ruby grapefruit granita
Henskens Rankin Vintage Brut | Tasmania
Ngeringa Pet Nat | Adelaide Hills
meyer lemon roast chicken, jumbo asparagus, kaffir lime curry, shiso oil
Seppeltsfield Watervale Riesling | Clare Valley
Stargazer Single Vineyard Riesling | Tasmania
seared scallop, sweet pea purée, strawberry-apricot salsa, cashew gremolata
Pyren Vineyard Little Ra Ra Roopa | Pyrenees
La Petite Mort VMR Qvevri | Granite Belt
braised duck leg, rainbow chard, pearl onion, orange, blackberry balsamic
Murdoch Hill Red Blend | Adelaide Hills
Mérite Cabernet Sauvignon | Wrattonbully
Date of Event: Tuesday, May 17th
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Contact: (704) 602-2133
Cost: 99/person + tax and gratuity