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


course 1

carolina dream oysters, green tomato gazpacho, ruby grapefruit granita

Henskens Rankin Vintage Brut | Tasmania


Ngeringa Pet Nat | Adelaide Hills


course 2

meyer lemon roast chicken, jumbo asparagus, kaffir lime curry, shiso oil

Seppeltsfield Watervale Riesling | Clare Valley


Stargazer Single Vineyard Riesling | Tasmania


course 3

seared scallop, sweet pea purée, strawberry-apricot salsa, cashew gremolata

Pyren Vineyard Little Ra Ra Roopa | Pyrenees


La Petite Mort VMR Qvevri | Granite Belt


course 4

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

Location: Dilworth

Contact: (704) 602-2133

Cost: 99/person + tax and gratuity

(Final ticket price will include 20% gratuity)