Date: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Time: 6:30pm

REGATTA and Five Way Cellars are excited to welcome legendary Winemaker, Patrick Carmody, from Craiglee Winery, for a one-off wine dinner at REGATTA on Wednesday, 22nd of August.

Join Pat on a culinary journey with 10 wines & 5 courses, paired expertly by REGATTA's Executive Chef, Logan Campbell. With each course you will be invited to compare two vintages from the Craiglee range to see how it affects the taste of each paired dish. 


Finding a Cornas or Hermitage with the same finesse and complexity as a good Craiglee Shiraz would be a frighteningly expensive exercise’.
— Max Allen, The Future Makers: Australian Wines for the 21st Century



Craiglee Rosé

Tuna tartare, avocado puree, toasted sesame, baby coriander, pickled radish
Paired with 2016 Craiglee Chardonnay & 2010 Craiglee Chardonnay

Coal grilled Cobia, charred shiitake mushrooms, turnips, ginger oil
Paired with 2014 Craiglee LTV Shiraz/Viognier & 2010 Craiglee LTV Shiraz/Viognier

Pan roasted lamb loin, potato confit, soft fetta, chanterelles, golden beets, quince jus
Paired with two “Mystery Wines”

Robbins Island MBS9+ full blood wagyu strip loin, parsnips, baby onions, garlic chives, king browns, rosemary jus
Paired with 2014 Craiglee Shiraz & 2005 Craiglee Shiraz

Selection of local and imported cheese
Paired with 2015 Craiglee Cabernet & 2008 Craiglee Cabernet

This exclusive dinner costs $139 per person for 5 courses & 10 paired wines. 
Bookings are essential as availability is limited. Credit card details are required at the time of booking.

Every cocky young winemaker should be sent to Craiglee, ‘to spend some time in the calm company of Pat Carmody, the most humble winemaker I’ve ever met’.
— Max Allen, The future makers: Australian wines for the 21st century


Patrick Carmody, an agricultural science graduate, took over the management of his family farm in Sunbury in the early 1970s. When several bottles from the original winery were opened at a function in Melbourne, it became clear that the Sunbury site provided a unique terroir ideal for the growth of cool-climate wines. As a result Patrick planted vines on the site of the original vineyard in 1976 and processed the first wine in 1979. The first commercial quantity was released in 1982 with the 1980 shiraz.

Craiglee has enjoyed ongoing success with numerous Gold Medals at the Melbourne Wine Show, and as an ongoing member of the Langton's Classification of Top 100 Shiraz producers.

Patrick continues to make wine from the fruit grown at Craiglee, and is assisted by his wife Dianne and sons, as well as the constant companionship of loyal dogs Coco, Bessie and Rowdy.