Friday 10th August 2018 we hosted our Midwinter Winemakers' Feast at Mt. Beautiful's Two Rivers Cafe & Wine Tasting Room located in Central Cheviot.
A mix of forty five guests, both locals and those from out of town, came together to enjoy the evening's bounty. Included on the guest list were some key members of Mt. Beautiful Winery's U.S. team including CEO Robert Watkins, Business Operations Manager Cori Gormley and Administrative Executive Maura Sullivan.
The evening started in the Tasting Room where guests arrived for canapes and tastings of current wine vintages, followed by a family style feast featuring Mt. Beautiful beef and lamb.
Winemaker Sam Weaver and Assistant Winemaker Ben Weaver spoke a little about the wines at the beginning, and mingled with guests throughout the evening answering questions and queries.
Dinner started with 2016 Pinot Noir magnums followed by 2015 Pinot Noir, 2015 10 Barrels Pinot Noir and 2009 Pinot Noir.
A taste of Mt. Beautiful's special dessert wine (straight from the barrel) was presented alongside beautifully prepared platters of local cheeses. This brought a close to the feast.
General Manager Kimberley Eagle said "It was a really fantastic evening! We have since had a lot of great feedback from people who attended and people who heard about this event through the grapevine.