The Petersham Cellar sommeliers have created a handpicked selection from one of their favourite regions in Italy for white wines – Fruili Venezia Giulia. Adored by Italian wine lovers, the light aromatic whites have gathered a reputation globally as being Italy’s best white wine producing region. Located in the top-right corner of Italy, between Austria, Slovenia, the Adriatic Sea, and Veneto. As the weather gets warmer, this is an excellent introduction to the region and its many wines that can be enjoyed throughout the summer months.
Whilst any wine drinker is familiar with wines from Tuscany, the other smaller wine producing regions of central Italy are often discarded and unknown beyond their borders. Five handpicked wines will be tasted throughout the lunch from various regions across central Italy, including: Le Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo and Umbria. The selection of wine will be carefully paired with a menu created by Petersham Nurseries Head Chef, Damian Clisby.
Sardinian wines have gained a reputation like the terrain on which they grow – a little rough. Wine cultivation for personal consumption is embedded in Sardinian culture. Families have been producing their own wine for centuries. Perhaps most renowned for its Vermentino and Cannonau, the second largest island in the Mediterranean boasts a number of indigenous varieties. There are many differences between Sardinian wines and those from mainland Italy due to factors such as the climate, the salty air and the strong winds. This wine lunch will introduce you to some of the most interesting wineries on the island, the wines will be carefully paired with a Sardinian inspired menu created by Petersham Nurseries Head Chef, Damian Clisby.