Friday, June 11, 2010

Journey with Jansz

Australia’s leading sparkling vineyard is set to host an extraordinary wine and food event in Brisbane, at The Landing at Dockside: the Journey with Jansz gala dinner with winemaker Natalie Fryar and chefs Philip Johnson and Marcus Turner.

In a small corner of north-eastern Tasmania, deep in the heart of the Pipers River region, a wine revolution has been slowly evolving. This is the home of the Jansz Tasmania Vineyard, producer of Australia’s very best sparkling wines, and the first made according to the traditional methode champenoise – a legacy of Louis Roederer, the prestigious champagne house involved in the very foundation of the Jansz vineyard in 1986.

On Wednesday evening, August 25, Brisbane wine aficionados and devout sparkling followers will have the opportunity to take A Journey with Jansz, as part of an extraordinary Wine Dinner hosted by famed Jansz Vineyard winemaker, Natalie Fryer, with a menu created by two of Australia’s most celebrated chefs - e’cco bistro’s Philip Johnson, and Era Bistro’s Marcus Turner.

This very unique event will see guests enjoy an all-bubbles dining experience featuring all five marquee wines from the Jansz vineyard, matched with an exciting menu by Johnson and Turner. Wines to be featured include the Jansz Premium NV Cuvée; Jansz Premium NV Rosé; Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvée; Jansz Tasmania Vintage Rosé and the Jansz Tasmania Late Disgorged Premium Vintage Cuvée.

This is the first time Jansz has held a wine and food event open to the general public. The Jansz vineyard lies in the Tamar Valley, on the Northern Tasmanian wine Route, in a region known as Sparkling Tasmania, with the name Jansz paying homage to Tasmania’s namesake, the Dutch explorer Abel Jansz Tasman.

With a climate close to that of Champagne and Burgundy, two of the world’s most famous wine growing regions, the area has captured the imagination of many world-renowned Champagne houses. The head of Louis Roederer, Jean-Claude Rouzard was personally involved in establishing the vineyard, planting it with the classic varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The utra-cool growing conditions saw these grapes ripen slowly, developing intense, delicate and refined flavours – the very essence of top quality Sparkling Wine.
A boutique auction will be held on the evening with all proceeds going to Variety Australia. Auction experiences include a VIP trip for 2 to Tasmania staying at Jansz of Tasmania guest house including airfares, accommodation and a VIP Jansz experience and gourmet picnic among the vines; dinner for four at e’cco bistro and Era Bistro including wines from the Hill-Smith Family Vineyards and more. 

What: Journey with Jansz
Date: Wednesday August 25th
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: The Landing at Dockside
Cost: $190.00pp all inclusive of food & wine and entertainment
Music: Five-piece band, The Socialites
MC: 4BC’s Alex Bernard
Charity: Variety, The Children’s Charity
Tickets: or phone 1300 762 545 

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