Friday, 1 September 2017
The date for the annual Windowrie Long lunch has been set, with this year’s lunch being a celebration of three decades of Windowrie.
The Windowrie Lunch, on Saturday 28 October, is an alfresco event, set amongst the meandering gardens of the O’Dea family’s Windowrie homestead.
“The vineyard was established in 1987, so it’s a pretty special anniversary,” said Windowrie’s Jason O’Dea. “This year’s Long Lunch has a Greek theme. The team is certainly looking forward to the challenges of matching our wines with Greek inspired dishes.”
Winemaker Anthony D’Onise said, ‘’one of the best parts of the Windowrie lunch is the trial and error of matching our wines with the food to see how they come together. There is a wide array of dishes available from Greece, so it should be a lot of fun to work with the chef to ensure the flavours and the wines all work together.”
Sustainability is of paramount importance at Windowrie and the family have been scouring the Central Ranges for suppliers for the planned menu. As well as local produce, Jason O’Dea has started work on a home vegetable patch (under cover until the frost disappears) to supply as much of the produce as possible from the Windowrie (certified organic) farm.
“The pressure is on to get this right so we can harvest the vegies on the morning of the long lunch,” commented Jason. “There is nothing I like more than eating produce straight out of the garden but this is the first time I have planted in August in order to have things ready by the end of October. It’s a bit like hosting a flower show and hoping everything will flower on time.”
“Our Long Lunch has evolved over the past 16 years. We initially hosted a concert and then garden parties, and now the laid back long lunch is the focus. Live music, surprising and delicious food and, or course, some of our new vintage wines.”
Local musicians, and a special appearance from the mythological Deion, will entertain guests at the Long Lunch.
Windowrie winemaker Anthony D’Onise and vigneron Jason O’Dea will also be on hand to discuss the new wines and how they were matched to various dishes.
Date: Saturday 28 October 2017
Venue: Windowrie Vineyard, Windowrie Road, Canowindra NSW
Bookings: Essential. Book online at windowrie.com.au
Tickets: $125.00 per person (all inclusive)
Further information on Windowrie and their wines can be found at windowrie.com.au