WAVERLY | Oz and the Long White Cloud: Australia and New Zealand Wine Dinner with David Faulkner

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Exploring Australia & New Zealand


David Faulkner

Australia may be the smallest continent but it’s the sixth largest country and only slightly smaller than the continental United States. A diverse nation with snow-capped mountains, arid deserts, sandy beaches and rainforests, only a small portion of the country is suitable for producing wine. Australia’s winegrowing regions are concentrated in a narrow strip of coast on the southern edge of the continent. Within this area some regions are truly coastal, and therefore suited for delicate varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Other regions are further inland and better suited for hearty varieties like Shiraz.


New Zealand’s winemakers share their Australian counterparts’ affinity for intensity. However, being an almost exclusively coastal and high-latitude region, New Zealand’s intensity comes in a completely different form as that of Australia. By far, it has one of the coolest growing seasons of any major wine-producing region, allowing grapes to hang on the vine longer and ripen more slowly than any other region. This allows its famous Sauvignon Blanc wines to develop the intense aromas and flavors they are known for, all the while maintaining a high level of acid.


Wine and Dinner Menus Served


course 1

australian cheddar scrolls, caramelized fennel, carrot, arugula salad

Pike’s Dry Riesling


Two Paddocks Riesling


course 2

seared scallop with roasted pumpkin bisque, tart apple, toasted pumpkin oil

Shaw & Smith Chardonnay “M3”


Tolpuddle Chardonnay


course 3

“Aussie Pie” with pulled chicken, leeks, mushroom & garlic mashed potatoes

Shaw & Smith Pinot Noir


Two Paddocks Pinot Noir “Estate”


course 4

mustard-rubbed lamb chops with herb-roasted vegetables, crispy onions & blackberry demi

Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier


Villa Maria Cabernet Sauvignon “Ngakirkiri”


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Date of Event: Wednesday, November 16th

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location: Waverly

Contact: (704) 705-2026

Cost: 99/person + tax and gratuity

(Final ticket price will include 20% gratuity)