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ChardonnayPinot15 Tasting Event July 11+12, 2015

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Enjoy the finest wines in the world without leaving the Yarra Valley


Coldstream Hills and Toolangi Vineyards join forces to offer you an exclusive weekend of international benchmark tasting masterclasses, showcasing leading Yarra Valley chardonnays and pinot noirs against the best in the world.

An expert judging panel of James Halliday, Huon Hooke, and Bob Campbell MW will guide enthusiasts through two in-depth masterclasses - chardonnay on Saturday, and pinot noir on Sunday. The masterclasses will showcase Yarra Valley’s finest examples of each variety, tasted with benchmark selections from around the globe. 21 exceptional wines will be tasted blind at each session, with identities known but order hidden.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to savour and compare some of the world's great chardonnays and pinot noirs.

With 2015 marking the 30th and 15th anniversaries of Coldstream Hills and Toolangi respectively, a special Birthday Dinner will be held on the Saturday evening. Guests will join the judging panel, together with Toolangi owners Garry and Julie Hounsell, and Coldstream Hills winemaker Andrew Fleming, for a celebratory evening. Dinner will include a sumptuous three course meal highlighting the Yarra Valley's best local produce, matched to current wines from Coldstream Hills and Toolangi - with some surprise additions from the cellar.

1-4pm, Saturday July 11

A tutored tasting of 21 Yarra Valley and international chardonnays will be led by the judging panel. This will be a great opportunity to savour some of the highest quality chardonnays produced. You will experience spirited discussions and examination of the best of the chardonnay variety, here is a small selection:

2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne
2012 Bachelet Monnot Batard Montrachet
2013 Toolangi Reserve Chardonnay
2013 Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay
2013 Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay

1-4pm, Sunday July 12

A tutored tasting of 21 Yarra Valley and international pinot noirs will be led by the judging panel. You will experience informed discussions and commentary on the intriguing pinot noir variety. This will be a unique opportunity to taste some of the best pinot noirs in the world, tastings will include:

2012 Chateau de la Tour Clos Vougeot
2012 Armand Rousseau Grand Cru
2012 Benjamin Leroux Volnay "Les Mitans"
2013 Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir
2013 Serrat Pinot Noir

7pm, Saturday July 11

Join the expert panel for a delicious celebratory dinner matched with the best of Coldstream Hills and Toolangi current releases. Dress: Smart casual.


+613 9827 9894 or email


RACV Healesville Country Club
122 Healesville-Kinglake Road
Healesville VIC 3777


A special offer is available from Healesville Country Club for those attending the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir events. Mention ChardonnayPinot15 event when booking. Or

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