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Michael Hall To Host Pop-Up Cellar Door Luncheon at 1918

Given Michael Hall Wines doesn’t have a winery for you to visit, this is your exclusive chance to taste his wines and have a great lunch while you’re at it.

Sometimes you want to go to an event that feels a little bit exclusive, where you’re getting an experience not privy to many others. Well, here’s your chance.

The inaugural 1918 Bistro and Grill’s Winemaker Takeover kicks off this weekend, and wine enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with Michael Hall Wines. It’s a great opportunity to sample wines from a winery which is not open to the public and enjoy lunch by 1918’s roaring fire, and at only $95 per person, it’s a bargain.

At the pop-up cellar door at 1918, you’ll have the opportunity to taste Michael Hall Wines’ full range of tastings, followed by a mouth-watering 3 course lunch with paired wines. Here’s the kicker though, winemaker Michael Hall will be joining you for lunch and you’ll be able to chat about him and all his wine while you devour some delicious food. Michael is regarded as one of the Barossa’s most informed and entertaining wine makers, so you’re sure to be regaled with stories of wine and shenanigans.

Judging by their menu, packed with fresh, happy-farmed poultry and meat, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For the entrée, we recommend trying the freshly made Seafood Chowder, with a glass of 2015 Michael Hall Roussanne. If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, you may enjoy the Hiromasa Kingfish Crudo, with a glass of 2015 Sang de Pigeon ‘Blanc de Pigeon’ Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

Now, the mains look like a real showstopper. There’s really something for everyone, from the Dry Aged Clare Valley Scotch Fillet, served with the 2015 Sang de Pigeon Shiraz, to the Spencer Gulf Red Snapper, with 2016 Michael Hill Sauvignon Blanc.

But make sure you save some room for dessert. We’re loving the sound of their Warm Upside Down Pear Cake with Mascarpone Ice Cream and Toffee Sauce, served with 2013 Kellermeister ‘Topsy Turvy’ Ice Wine. Or, maybe, you’d like to indulge your sweet tooth with their Chocolate Elements Plate that’s served with a Laughing Jack 10-Year-Old Tawny. We’re drooling just thinking about it.

By the sound of the food, and the company, you’re sure to have a brilliant day. With Michael Hall available for a chat between 11:30am-2pm, you can feel free to drop by anytime and have a chat with the elusive winemaker.

To secure your spot on the day, email [email protected] or phone 8563 0405. For more info, have a look at their website.

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