Lark Hill Wine Dinner with winemaker Chris Carpenter – March 8, 2018 – $149pp


“Lark Hill 2011 Gruner Veltliner; 94 Points.
Bright green-yellow; opens with the white pepper and spice nuances for which the variety is known, but changes gear on the energetic palate with a rainbow of flavours from citrus through to stone fruit, finishing with good acidity.”

— James Halliday – Wine Companion

Lark Hill Wine Dinner

March 8, 2017 at 6.30pm

5 Courses with matching wines.

$149pp ($129 early bird price for tickets purchased prior to February 26)

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We know it all starts with the winemaker.  But how much do you know about organic and biodynamic wine? Join Lark Hill Winery’s Chris Carpenter, one of 12 finalists in the 2017 Young Gun of Wine Awards for a five course, matched wine degustation and discover how a winemaker with a pure science pedigree comes to be filling cow horns with fresh manure and burying them for six months.

Chris was the only finalist from NSW and the ACT in the awards, which showcase and celebrate Australia’s emerging winemakers. His parents, Sue and Dave Carpenter established Lark Hill in 1978 and Chris is now the director and chief winemaker. Formerly, David was a visiting fellow in mathematics and physics at ANU and Sue was a consultant statistician with the CSIRO. Christopher left a degree in pure science to become their winemaker in 2003.

Lark Hill is now a certified Biodynamic, family owned & run estate, producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Shiraz, Sangiovese and Australia’s first Gruner Veltliner.

Seats are limited so hurry to reserve your place at the table to join Chris for what promises to be a fascinating – and delicious – voyage of discovery.

Biodynamic farming was founded by Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner in the 1920’s to counter the emergence of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides.  Essentially, biodynamics is a holistic view of agriculture.  Certified biodynamic wines meet the same production standards as organic wines insofar as no synthetic chemicals are used; however, biodynamics adds a further dimension, based on the belief that the farm or vineyard is a living organism capable of being self-sustaining and self-regenerative. Biodynamic wine growers therefore observe the cycles of nature, including planetary activity, and ensure their vines are subject to very little human interference – including irrigation. Unlike conventional vintners, they frown on the introduction of outside materials to assist with soil fertility and pest control.

Lark Hill Wine Dinner

with Winemaker Chris Carpenter

March 8, 2018

 Scallop ceviche, fennel, apple, yuzu

Lark Hill Riesling 2016

Lark Hill Gruner Veltliner 2017

Grilled pork jowl, black beans, pickled plum

Lark Hill ‘MrV’ 2015

Lark Hill Chardonnay 2016

Charred duck breast, red cabbage, beetroot

Lark Hill Pinot Noir 2016

Lark Hill Sangiovese 2017

48 hour braised chuck short rib, pumpkin, king oyster mushroom

Lark Hill Shiraz Viogner 2015

A selection of cheese