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Bistro Blackwood Presents Ministry of Clouds – February 7th
Tuesday,22 January 2019

Winemaker Waiter

Ministry of Clouds – February 7th

Adelaide’s finest casual dining restaurant Bistro Blackwood is set to bring the perfect combination of delicious food and exquisite wine to the city’s diners at an upcoming Winemaker Waiter event. Bistro Blackwood hosts these events on a monthly basis and on Thursday, February 7 at 6 p.m. it’s the turn of winemaking company Ministry of Clouds to showcase their wines.

Sharing the philosophy that good food and wine go hand in hand, Bistro Blackwood is excited to continue this series of events which has proved extremely popular with customers to date.
Guests will be in for a treat as Julian and Bernice, the legendary duo behind Ministry of Clouds in McLaren Vale will be talking all things wine-related and showcasing a selection of their most popular products including Ministry of Clouds Riesling 2018, Ministry of Clouds Chardonnay 2017, Ministry of Clouds Grenache 2017 and Ministry of Clouds Shiraz 2017.

The wine will be poured and discussed by the industry experts providing diners with all the insider information as to how they are produced, what foods they pair best with and what makes them so special.

Julian and Bernice’s passion shines through as they speak about their products. Guests can expect to be well-entertained as they enjoy the specially designed Bistro Blackwood menu while hearing about the vineyards, geology and history of McLaren Vale and of course tasting each wine.

Julian and Bernice work closely with families and farmers behind these unique vineyard sites while also tending their own 11ha vineyard in Seaview ‘The Chase’, which sits on top of the Onkaparinga Gorge, bordering Blewitt Springs.

So, a little more about the wines which will sampled on February 6…

Ministry of Clouds Riesling 2018

A deliberately delicate expression of Clare Valley Riesling, exhibiting lifted floral notes, kaffir lime, freshly squeezed lemon juice, grapefruit peel, bath salts, and underlying talc. Classic citrus notes are complimented by the mouth-watering chalky and mineral texture on the palate, finishing with a fine and taut acid line.

Ministry of Clouds Chardonnay 2017

A pure and tightly wound wine showing the muscle and intensity of the low yielding Derwent Valley site, and the fineness and acid line synonymous with the Coal River Valley. A shy and somewhat restraint nose exuding white flowers, peach, nectarine characters, and subtle hints of nougat and wood spice. On the palate, a bedrock of chalky minerality supports a core of intense stone fruit, framing its lingering acidity.

Ministry of Clouds Grenache 2017

Entwined within a complex deep core of red and purple fruit aromas, violets, earth and herb tinged; the palate is pure with old-vine flesh, calming depth and purity, but kept necessarily fresh by grainy tannins and a bright line of natural acid.

Ministry of Clouds Shiraz 2017

Layers of cool blue and red fruit lift with layers of allspice and cardamom to entice, supported by a gentle creaminess, which progresses to the palate exhibiting a deep fruit weight kept bright, nervy, and fleshy and filed down nicely by fine and savoury tannin line.

Join us
The Winemaker Waiter event is not a ticketed event, but booking is essential.
Visit, or call +61 8 8227 0344 for reservations.