Five Winemakers Food and Wine Workshops and Gala Dinner, 9th and 10th May 2009
The Five Winemakers Weekend at Ballymaloe. Siobhan Harnett, Cloudy Bay, Marlborough; Matt Steel, Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley; Robert Mann, Cape Mentelle, Margaret River; Gustavo Sanchez, Terrazas de los Andes, Mendoza and Nicholas Audebert, Cheval des Andes, Mendoza (a joint venture between Chateau Cheval Blanc in Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux and Terrazas de los Andes, Mendoza).
Ballymaloe House and Ballymaloe Cookery School in association with Moet Hennessy Estates and Wines were delighted recently to host the sole Irish stop of the Five Winemakers European Tour 2009. Over the weekend, the winemakers had wine workshops at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in association with Rory O’Connell (see www.rgoconnell.com), where a particular dish was created by Rory in the cookery demonstration at the school and a wine was matched with the dish, with the winemaker doing a tutored tasting of the wine.
On Saturday evening at Ballymaloe House, the Five Winemakers Gala Dinner was held, again with another of the winemakers wines matched up with a special food and wine matching menu. At each course, the winemakers in turn spoke about their wines as they were served with each course.
The winemakers themselves enjoyed the weekend and hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome them back in the future. If you would like to add your e-mail to the mailing list for future wine events at Ballymaloe, please e-mail your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rory O’Connell with Nicholas Audebert, Cheval des Andes, Mendoza; Matt Steel, Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley;Siobhan Harnett, Cloudy Bay, Marlborough; Gustavo Sanchez, Terrazas de los Andes, Mendoza and Robert Mann, Cape Mentelle, Margaret River.