On 27th September 2012, we welcomed back well known winemaker, David Hohnen, of McHenry Hohnen Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia for a wine tasting in The Grain Store at Ballymaloe. We had a number of events planned to co-incide with David’s visit – we were joined by the East Cork Cricket Club for a cricket experience on the lawn at Ballymaloe House, and also memebers of the local Kite-Surfers put on a display and demonstration – before returning to the Grain Store for David’s wine presentation & tasting on his wines from McHenry Hohnen – all followed by Ted Berner’s Wildside Cooking ‘fire-cooking’ Harvest Supper. Also see Muray Hohnen’s recent visit to Ballymaloe here
Visiting the school recently were Murray & Chaise McHenry of McHenry Hohnen Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia. Murray also, along with David Hohnen, was responsible for starting Cape Mentelle Wine, Margaret River in the early 1970’s, and subsequently, Cloudy Bay Wine, in Marlborough, New Zealand. Murray spoke to the students about McHenry Hohnen Wines, and Margaret River, which is a really beautiful part of the world, and also the lovely café they run overlooking the ocean, and their wine bar, ‘Steves’, in Perth. Pictured with Murray & Chaise at Ballymaloe, are Anthony Tindal and Pascal Playon of Tindal Wine Merchants. We are looking forward to also welcoming back to Ballymaloe, David Hohnen, for our McHenry Hohnen Margaret River event in East Cork, on 27th September 2012 – more details here and along with a great wine tatsing from a super winemaker, we will also have a number of events that day as well, including surfing in Ballycotton Bay and a cricket experience on the lawn at Ballymaloe with the East Cork Cricket Club, pictured below – finishing with Ted Berner’s Wildside Catering ‘Fire Cooking’ Harvest Supper – bringing Margaret River to East Cork!