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Event: Drink to 40 years of Xanadu wines

Publish Date: 10 Mar 2017

Authored by: Halliday Wine Companion

This May, icon Margaret River winery Xanadu will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Melbourne and Perth. Join us for a menu created by top chef Mark Best and a benchmark selection of Xanadu wines. 

Xanadu has long been known for producing wines of pedigree. In 2014, James Halliday awarded winemaker Glenn Goodall’s 2011 Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of the Year (with a 99-point score to match). After 40 years of excellence, this icon Margaret River winery has plenty to celebrate.

This May, Halliday is teaming up with renowned chef Mark Best and winemaker Glenn Goodall for two special parties in Melbourne and Perth. In collaboration with chefs Guillaume Brahimi (Guillame Perth) and Ollie Hansford (Stokehouse Melbourne), Mark has created a menu centred on Margaret River’s pristine produce, which will be paired with top Xanadu wines from the past 40 years, including some rare back vintages. 

These are the wines you’ll enjoy on the night:

On arrival
2005 Yarrabank Late Disgorged Sparkling

With the entree
2015 Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay
2012 Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay

With the main 
2014 Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

With dessert
2008 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon

Don’t miss this opportunity to taste a historic selection of wines from one of Margaret River’s great wineries.

What James says: “In my mind, Xanadu has established itself as one of the greatest Margaret River winemakers, yet its class isn’t fully understood by the eastern states. I congratulate Xanadu on its 40 years, and am sure those who join Xanadu in the celebration dinners will greatly enjoy the experience.”

What: three courses expertly matched to Xanadu wines
Where: Guillaume, Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA
When: Thursday, May 4 from 6.30pm – 10.30pm
How much: $170 + booking fee
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What: three courses expertly matched to Xanadu wines
Where: Stokehouse Melbourne, 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda VIC
When: Monday, May 8 from 6.30pm – 10.30pm
How much: $170 + booking fee
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