On Thursday 24th October, The Carriage House at Adare Manor is delighted to host pioneering New Zealand winemaker Kevin Judd in a showcase dinner of his own Greywacke Wines.
Named after New Zealand’s prolific bedrock, Greywacke (pronounced Greywacky), Kevin Judd takes grapes from mature vineyards in the central Wairau and Southern Valley and uses low-intervention winemaking methods to create wines unique in their character and concentration.
The Greywacke dinner event will feature five of Kevin Judd’s wines, introduced by Judd in conversation with Adare Manor’s Resort Wine & Spirit’s Manager, Jurica Gojevic, and paired with complementary courses designed by John O’Leary, The Carriage House Chef de Cuisine.
Beginning with a canapé reception accompanied by Greywacke’s lively, aromatic, off-dry Riesling, dinner begins with a cep carpaccio starter with hazelnut dressing and frisée lettuce accompanied by the Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc with its tropical fruit flavours, hints of honeysuckle and refreshing acidity with a long clean finish. This is followed by sea bass with spinach, chardonnay grapes and a caviar beurre blanc paired with Greywacke’s gorgeous rich and honeyed, smoothly fruity Chardonnay. Seared duck breast follows with butternut squash puree, beetroot and blackberry gastrique, partnered with Greywacke’s highly fragrant, elegant and earthy Pinot Noir, and dessert of lemon tart is matched with Greywacke’s opulent, sweetly spiced Botrytis Pinot Gris.
One of Marlborough’s pioneer winemakers, inextricably linked with the global profile of New Zealand wine, Kevin Rudd was born in England and grew up in Australia, where he studied winemaking at Roseworthy College and first made wine at Reynella in South Australia. Moving to New Zealand in 1983 he joined Selaks Wines, then became founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay, a pivotal role during which he directed the company’s first 25 vintages. In 2009 he established his own label, Greywacke, and has also developed an acclaimed parallel career in photography, with his evocative images taking pride of place on his Greywacke labels – bringing together his two passions.
This four-course dinner paired with five Greywacke wines takes place in The Carriage House at Adare Manor on Thursday 24th October at 6.00pm. Tickets to this event are €85 per person.
For guests wishing to reserve a place, please contact the Adare Manor Guest Relations team on +353 (0)61 605 271.
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