El Vino

Volcanic Soils: A Rare Etna Wine Tasting Dinner (Early Bird Special)

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  • Elvino Etna Wine Tasting Frank Cornelissen Sydney Marta

El Vino

Volcanic Soils: A Rare Etna Wine Tasting Dinner (Early Bird Special)

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7 extraordinary wines + 6 incredible courses + 1 masterclass and a great night out!

Growing grapes on the scorched slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano that threatens to destroy your entire winery at any time, is as extreme as winemaking gets. The reward for the risk is the ability to make some of the world’s most exciting wines and that’s why more and more talented winemakers are flocking to this special region. The secret behind Etna, is its incredibly old vines, high altitude and unique microclimate. Etna is responsible for the survival of some of the oldest pre-phylloxera vines in the world, as the rich mineral deposits from the volcano neutralised the phylloxera bugs.

You won’t need to strap on your hiking boots for this adventure. Just sit back and relax as we take you through six of the most exhilarating wineries of Etna. From Frank Cornelissen, the eccentric Dane who skis in the dark at 5am to reach his vines in winter, to the century old vines of Passopisciaro located 1,000m above sea level, as well as some of newest rising stars of this region like Statella and Pietradolce who are producing world class wines from pre-phylloxera vines. We have selected wines from 2016 and 2014 which are two of the best vintages in the last decade! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to taste some of the rarest wines in the world. Plus our traditional blind tasting game will be back by popular demand!

Taste six amazing wines paired with a six course Roman inspired tasting menu by the team at MARTA in their alfresco dining area overlooking a leafy courtyard. Come and discover for yourself the wine region people are calling the Burgundy of the south.

WHEN: 6.30pm | 29 May 2019
WHERE: MARTA Osteria | 30 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay

Sydney Wine Tasting Elvino Etna Volcanic Soils

Sample menu subject to change as products are based on seasonal fresh ingredients. If you have any questions or dietary requirements please email Li Yi at admin@elvino.com.au

Testimonials from previous events:

"Zac and I had such a great time, we're still talking about it to this day!! Definitely would want to come back to another dinner for sure" - Leah

"Absolutely loved the event last night. Great selection of diverse samples from a single region! It was both surprising and refreshing. Attila made the event too with his stories and anecdotes. He clearly has a wealth of information! Really looking forward to the next one. The Three Kings will be tantalising." Daniel

"Thank you for making tonight not boring!" - Steve

"I have now been to 2 of your wonderful wine dinners – ‘Noir’ and ‘You say Wine, I say Vino’. They were fabulous nights.

Not only are you great hosts but Attila is a great MC and wine expert. Your evenings provide a no-nonsense story behind every wine so we are truly learning something and appreciating the true craft of wine making. I love the line that “This wine will change your life…..” because it is also about understanding the wine maker and the passion behind the wine that makes every wine unique. You are discerning in your selections and I appreciate the effort which you go to in trying to procure the rare wine vintages you provide. I have enjoyed every wine you have selected so far.

Thank you for your fabulous wine evenings. I will absolutely go to more and highly recommend this to anyone who wants a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable evening." - Sarah

Terms: Please note if minimum numbers for this event are not met, we reserve the right to cancel 48 hours before the event date and a full refund will be given. Menu is subject to change to due seasonality of produce. We reserve the right to change the wines but they will always be of equal quality and value.

Refund for change of mind is subject to discretion depending on the ability to find a replacement. We're happy for you to transfer to a friend.