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Date: Thursday 13th of June 2019
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 Thursday, 13th of June.

Join Pat on a culinary journey with 9 wines & 3 courses, paired expertly by REGATTA's Executive Chef, Logan Campbell. With each course you will be invited to compare a number of vintages from the Craiglee range to see how it affects the taste of each paired dish.


Young winemakers use the word “artisanal” in their publicity with abandon. They should all head to Craiglee, open once a month to visitors in search of one of Australia’s finest wines
— Jancis Robinson

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ON ARRIVAL

2016 Craiglee Viognier

FIRST COURSE
Steamed half shell scallops, toasted garlic, ginger, ponzu, shallots, sesame  
Paired with 2017 Craiglee Chardonnay & 2009 Craiglee Chardonnay

SECOND COURSE
Braised beef cheek, roasted Portobello mushroom, pickled radicchio 
Paired with 2016 Craiglee Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Craiglee LTV Shiraz/Viognier
& 2010 Craiglee LTV Shiraz/Viognier

THIRD COURSE
Venison wellington, warrigal greens, fried kipfler potato, pedro ximenez jus 
Paired with 2015 Craiglee Shiraz, 2012 Craiglee Shiraz & 2005 Craiglee Shiraz

Petit fours to finish

This exclusive dinner costs $139 per person for 3 courses & 9 paired wines. 
Bookings are essential as availability is limited.


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

ABOUT PATRICK CARMODY: 

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.