Wendouree Degustation Dinner with Nick Ryan

Food and Wine

26 May 2023 Annual Event

Clare Gourmet Festival 2023 Event

South Australian Chef of the Year Nicola Palmer will design a six-course, individually plated degustation dinner to match wines from one of Australia’s most iconic wine brands – Wendouree.

Wendouree has been making outstanding wines since 1892, hardly changing their winemaking methods over this time. The wines have surely improved as the vines have aged and winemakers have better understood the nuances of each vintage.

The evening will start with Ashton Hills Sparkling Shiraz made from Wendouree Shiraz base wine and canapes on the Hell Hole terrace alongside of a fire pit for canapes (weather permitting). We will then move inside the air-conditioned private dining space for six individually plated courses matched Shiraz Mataro and Cabernet Malbec each from different vintages. The evening will conclude with dessert matched to 1997 Wendouree Muscat of Alexandria.

Special guest Wine Writer Nick Ryan will provide guests with a Wendouree masterclass.

The Watervale Hotel was awarded ‘2022 Best Restaurant in a Pub or Club in Australia’ by the Restaurant and Catering Association.

Book early. Limited to only 20 Guests.


Bar Carpark Non Smoking Public Toilet Restaurant

Internet Access

Free Wifi


From AU$495.00

Ticket includes all food and wine match, or mocktail match.

Event Dates

Annual Event

26 May 2023

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