Our Estate hospitality team have been thrilled to host Alumni and guests alike at our recent Winter events; a Terroir & Truffles degustation with WA Good Food Guide and most recently, Heart & Soul a fireside dinner for the 2020 Cabin Fever Winter Festival.
Early in July, we welcomed a handful of guests for an exploration of the shared importance of place or 'terroir' in growing exceptional, site expressive wine and truffles. This incredible degustation celebrated the joys of pairing Margaret River Cabernet and Chardonnay with the beautifully pungent truffles of Manjimup, and included some special wine highlights - the Icon 2018 Heytesbury Chardonnay and a museum selection, the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Following on from the success of this Terroir & Truffles event, we stoked the fire and prepped our heartiest winter dishes for the Cabin Fever Heart & Soul dinner. Hosted by Estate Sommelier Evan Gill, guests enjoyed a four course menu designed to highlight the 'Heart and Soul' of Vasse Felix, our Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines from the 'Premier' collection.
A favourite of the night was Head Chef Brendan Pratt's Gnocchi, mushroom XO, yolk dish paired with the 2018 Vasse Felix Chardonnay, which one guest described as "the single best thing I’ve ever eaten". Glowing praise indeed!