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Alternate Wine Varieties Dinner at RQYS
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Join us on the lawn (Weather Permitting”, as we sample 5 hand selected alternative wine varieties chosen by RQYS’s own Andy Williams and Jamie from Joval Wines, complimented by 5 courses from Mathew Fulford, our Executive Chef

From: 6:30pm for a 7pm sit down, dinner finished at 10pm


Member $108

Non-member $120



On Arrival

Kingfish tostada charred corn salsa.

Dal Zotto Col Fondo Prosecco.


On table to share

Rye sourdough, caramelised onion and miso butter.


Salmon tartare, paprika crisps.

Oliver’s Taranga Fiano.  

Moreton bay bug tortellini, bisque, pickled green chili dressing.

L.A.S Vino Chenin Blanc.      

Slow braised Longreach organic lamb, white polenta, smoked olive, gremolata.

Tar & Roses Heathcote Sangiovese.

delice de Bourgogne, quince, charred sourdough.

Henschke Stone Jar Tempranillo.


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Australia has one of the most diverse wine scenes in the world. With over 100 different grape varieties grown across 65 wine regions, our wines are an expression of our distinctive terroirs and the vibrant communities that cultivate them. The evolution of Australian wine can be seen through the abundance of varieties: a wide spectrum of styles ranging from rogue to refined, classic to contemporary. Australians have always made great Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Grenache and Semillon, but our passions extend to ‘alternative’ varieties well-suited to our warm climate, including varieties like Fiano, Nero d’Avola, Sangiovese and Tempranillo. Our imagination and curiosity have led to the success of many Southern Mediterranean varieties. While alternative varieties account for a small percentage of Australia’s wine-producing vineyards, the number is increasing due to how well-suited they are to the country’s lifestyle, food and climate. There’s freedom, creativity and a desire for excellence in the Australian wine community. And one of the most deeply rooted changes is happening from the ground up, with new and exciting alternative grape varieties thriving all over the country.

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