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Lunar Harvest: Biodynamic & Organic Wine Masterclass Dinner (VIP Special)

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El Vino

Lunar Harvest: Biodynamic & Organic Wine Masterclass Dinner (VIP Special)

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

If someone told you that filling a cow’s horn with dung and planting it at a certain phase of the moon would help your vines to grow better, you’d probably think they were crazy! Tell that to Louis Roederer, the grand marque behind the prestige champagne Cristal. As crazy as it might seem, many winemakers are now starting to see the move towards biodynamics and organics as not a choice but a necessity to sustain the quality of wines they produce, under the mantra, “if they want things to stay as they are, things will have to change”. 

We are over the moon to show 6 leading organic and biodynamic producers from around the world. Starting with an aged Chenin Blanc from South Africa’s first biodynamic estate Reyneke, to Louis Roederer, who has spearheaded this movement in Champagne, one of the most difficult regions to practice biodynamic farming. The refreshingly original fourth gen Austrian winemaker Christian Tschida, whose wines have made it to some of the world's top restaurants like Eleven Madison Park. He didn’t achieve this with a trendy Insta account, cute labels or by hiring harvest interns and as a result his wines are far from the undrinkable funk commonly associated with ‘natural wines’. From Austria to Australia we showcase some of our very own leading biodynamic producers like cult Barossan winemaker Fraser McKinley of Sami Odi, who handcrafts only a few thousand bottles a year.

Whether or not you think it’s all just hocus pocus, taste for yourself six world class organic and biodynamic wines matched perfectly with a six course banquet made with seasonal produce by Sydney’s first not-for-profit restaurant Folonomo.

WHEN: 6.30pm | 1 August 2019
WHERE:  FOLONOMO | 370 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

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:

"Thank you for a lovely wine dinner at Marta Osteria last night. The wines were
matched perfectly with the food and listening to your knowledge of the wines was
wonderful. Looking forward to the next event." - Giselle

"Thanks for a good evening, had fund and the wines were brilliant" - Jerry

"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.