Corks 'n' Forks November 2019

Dear Members

Black Tie Henschke Dinner – Friday 29 November 2019 – ‘Henschke with a Tasmanian Twist’

The highlight of the Corks ‘n’ Forks calendar is our Black Tie (optional) Henschke Dinner. This year will be our 8th, and we’ve decided to do something a little different.

The theme this year will be ‘Henschke with a Tasmanian Twist’, and what we’ll be doing is comparing cool climate Henschke wines from their Adelaide Hills vineyards with comparable wines from Tasmania. There’ll be 8 excellent wines for you to taste, compare and enjoy including 2 Chardonnay, 2 Pinot Noir, and 2 Cabernet Sauvignon blends. Each bracket will include a Henschke wine and a Tasmanian equivalent, and it will be interesting to see who prevails.

The Pinot Noir comparison will be fascinating, with the 2017 Henschke ‘Giles’ up against the 2017 Chatto ‘White Label’ from Tasmania’s Huon Valley. Jim Chatto is one of Australia’s most respected winemakers, and was recently named Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year. The Cabernet Sauvignon Blend comparison will also be intriguing, with Henschke’s famed 2015 ‘Abbott’s Prayer’ up against the 2009 ‘Domaine A’, a unique and much sought after wine. Established in 1973, the historic Domaine A Stoney Vineyard is the oldest in Tasmania’s Coal River Valley.

The 8 wines will again be matched to a 4 course menu crafted by the Club’s Executive Chef and his team. Full details of the menu and all the wines can be found on the Club’s website. There’ll also be an options game to allow you to test your vinous knowledge, skill and experience, with a nice prize for the winner.

In addition to the great food and wines on offer, our Henschke Black Tie (optional) Dinner is a wonderful opportunity for members and their guests to ‘glam it up a bit’ as year-end approaches. So please mark the date in your diary and make a booking. The all-inclusive cost is $180 per head. You can make your booking by contacting Ash Hucker from the Club’s Events Team on 8273 2320, or by sending an email to

Thanks so much for supporting our events this year.

From the Corks ‘n’ Forks Committee 

Graeme Jones –, Avril Fortuin -, Brent Halligan -, Roger Butler -

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