Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sedona estate celebrates 10 years of fine winemaking

The TF's were heartened to hear about the celebration out at Murrindindi.

From Sonja and Paul themselves

"Wine lovers from Melbourne and the local district joined Sonja Herges and Paul Evans to celebrate 10 years of fine winemaking on Saturday, 16 November. Nestled in a lovely amphitheatre of hills, guests savoured every fine drop of Sedona’s fine sparkling wine to the soul and jazz music by Duo Belinda Parson and Mathew Fagan.

The Estate’s winery doors opened at 2 o’clock presenting Sedona Wine Friends with
the ‘Longest Tasting’ surrounded by French and American oak barriques. Delicate
floral and peach aromas of the new Sauvignon Blanc and long awaited Chardonnay
filled the winery air.

Radio broadcaster of ‘Heard it through the grapevine’ Michael Hince shared his wealth of knowledge as Master of Ceremony.
The former editor of The Epicurean, a food and wine magazine well-known for its quirky front covers, thoroughly enjoyed the celebration and the excellent quality of Sedona’s wines. Michael especially commended the winemaker Paul Evans on creating wines of outstanding fine balance.

The vertical tasting of Sedona’s Cabernet Sauvignon from 2012 and 2013 was a
convincing illustration of two compelling vintages for reds. A barrel sample of the
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon was the perfect vino for this year’s Wine Myth Buster
‘Check out those legs’. The ‘legs’ also known as ‘tears’ of wine and its true meaning
kept many intrigued and proofed science to be an engaging and witty experience for

Another highlight was a special Museum Release of the iconic Merlot from 2008, a
vintage with remarkably hot autumn days in March. This Museum wine was amongst
the favourites and was quickly sold out.

The wine option game, first introduced by wine legend Len Evans, captivated the
guests about the origin and vintage of the mystery wine in their glasses. Made by
Paul, but grown in a small Yarra Valley vineyard, this Pinot Noir was a fine example of this variety. Curiously, the winners of the wine option game in 2013 are passionate hobby winegrowers of this French grape variety on their Steels Creek property.

Wine without food is a glass half full. Local artisan producers, Chrissi and Doug Ridd, showcased a selection of their fine products including the highly acclaimed rosemary and chilli infused oils. The artisan platter offered at the Cellar Door, features an array of Two Pickled products."

Now, if you want to taste some of the magic from our region the cellar door is open from 11am – 5pm on Wednesday – Sunday and public holidays.

Artisan cheese platters are available on week-ends and public holidays.

Contact Sonja and Paul via:

Sedona Estate
Stay in touch on facebook.com/sedonaestate

182 Shannons Rd
Murrindindi 3716 Vic
Ph: 03 9730 2883
Mob: 0432 435 180

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