Polperro News

 
Pinot Gris Gathering at Polperro - ft. Ocean Eight & TONKA CODA
2017-04-04

Sam Coverdale (Polperro & Even Keel) and Mike Ayleward ( Ocean Eight Vineyard & Winery) invite you to spend an evening celebrating the evolution in the quality and diversity of Mornington Pinot Gris and it’s unique flavour profile which is accentuated by the flavours of Asian Cuisine.

Unearth the quality and versatility of Mornington Pinot Gris and it’s ability to pair with Asian flavours during a wine matched evening, where we showcase a broad selection of Pinot Gris paired with the renowned food of Adam D’Sylva of Tonka and Coda restaurants.

7pm arrival for a 7:30pm start 7 courses & 11 wines on tasting .

Book via bistro@polperrowines.com.au or ph.5989 2471 limited seating available.

Join Our Team
2017-03-22

We are Hiring! 

Currently seeking an experienced Commis Chef ,senior and experienced wait staff  for some awesome positions at Polperro. Join our growing team on the Mornington Peninsula. 

If you have prior experience, a great attitude and love of great food and wine- send us your Resumé. Weekend availability is a must. Contact bistro@polperrowines.com.au with your application.

More details via SEEK 

Australia Day with a DJ
2016-12-22

Were throwing our favourite annual event to celebrate the Australia Day Long Weekend at Polperro.

Taste our current release Even Keel wines at the pop up cellar door, grab some snacks from Polperro Kitchen and enjoy the the tunes provided by DJ RICE-E and a special guest. To cheers Australia day , we will be selling all our wines at cellar door prices as part of your event ticket . 

An all inclusive ticket at our special early bird price of $47.50 includes a Polperro Riedel Glass, a tasting of our new release Even Keel wines, 2 hearty lawn snacks prepared by Polperro Kitchen, and music from our resident DJ. 

ABOUT DJ RICE-E
A regular at the George Basement Bar he's known as a "purveyor of seductive, soulful beats and feel-good grooves". The set starts at 12pm and will continue well into the arvo.

General Release dates 25th December 12pm- Tickets Here

This is a ticketed event only. No entry available on the day if tickets are sold out.

Gourmet Traveller Wine Top 100 wines
2016-12-05

We are proud to feature 4 of our wines in the Gourmet Traveller top 100 wines.Awesome to see Mornington Peninsula Pinot Gris from winemaker Sam Coverdale making waves alongside our single vineyard Pinot Noir. Read the reviews below.

2015 Polperro Pinot Gris, 5 stars ,95 points "A serious gris, perhaps showing its oak a little strongly at this stage, but the complexity and depth are unarguable. Intense, rich aromas and flavours of nutty barrel-ferment coupled with tropical fruit notes. Concentrated and powerful." 

2015 Even Keel Pinot Gris, 4 stars,93 points "This has a bright yellow hue and a rich, nutty, spicy aroma which suggest some barrel fermentation, while the palate has more depth and presence than most Aussie gris. Lovely texture and drinkability. From Polperro winemaker Sam Coverdale." 

2014 Polperro Mill Hill Pinot Noir, 5 stars ,95 points "Excellent deep red-purple hue and a rich, foresty bouquet with lavish oak and black cherry to dark plum fruit aromas. The palate is rich and full, soft and broad, showing more character the longer it was aired. It will age well. A top pinot." 

2015 Polperro Pinot Noir, 4 stars ,94 points "Medium red-purple in colour; the bouquet offers fresh herbs together with raspberry. It has a charming feathery lightness. Medium-bodied, softly textured but quite intense in its bright, deep fruit-driven flavours. It's lovely now with ageing potential" 

Purchase wines here 

Polperro listed in Victoria's 100 best restaurants
2016-11-21
We are stoked to be listed in the Delicous100, which ranks Victoria's 100 best restaurants. So very proud of our whole team of champions at Polperro. 

"There are few finer spots to while away a Peninsula afternoon than the deck at Polperro. With a glass of Sam Coverdale’s estate wine in hand, overlooking same vines, it’s a picture pretty indeed.

That glorious view is backed up by one of the smartest dining rooms around these parts, with the bistro-style food coming out of the kitchen equally clever.

Slices of excellent house-baked bread come with Peninsula olive oil that heralds a dedication to both localism and a DIY ethos — as does the kitchen garden, filled with artichokes, rainbow chard, herbs and two resident chooks.

Seared scallops with polenta cream might give way to a garlic- and chilli-spiked spaghetti generous with crab, while bigger sharing plates — including an excellent lamb shoulder served with punchy salsa verde and smoked yoghurt — take care of family feasting in generous fashion. The crunchy snow peas with black beans are a winning side.

Teamed with a wine list created by a wine maker for wine lovers, it’s the complete package, pretty as a picture." 

Follow the link to see the top 100 and cast your vote http://bit.ly/2g8TZ1y

 

Party On At Polperro
2016-10-19

If you’re looking for a venue to celebrate the silly season we’ve got you covered.

Our functions are flexible and showcase the best we have to offer at Polperro, expect great food and awesome wines served in our unique casual style. All guests can take advantage of our stunning outdoor areas overlooking the vines, and relax in the designer bistro taking in the rural views.

Groups of up to 34 people can dine in our central dining room, without booking out the entire venue. We serve a stunning share-style menu comprising three courses and sides. Extras such as canapés, sparkling wine or cocktails can also be arranged for your guests upon arrival.

If you’re after a private experience, our space is perfect for small to medium sized groups. Trust us what happens at Polperro stays at Polperro ;). We also offer an exclusive experience for up to 8 people in our Cellar Door, serving an exquisite 7 course tasting menu matched with our wines. Perfect for rewarding those top-level employees! Please see our capacity below.

Private Events

  • 85 pax seated event
  • 110 pax for a cocktail event
  • 8 pax Cellar Door dining 

Bookings available until 19th December

Enquire today functions@polperrowines.com.au

Australian Exclusive - Swig & Nibble
2016-08-10
Australian Exclusive - Polperro hosts world class chef Kevin Cherkas of Cuca Restaurant, for the Australian Swig & Nibble debut
 
Internationally acclaimed Cuca Restaurant of Bali, will present an Australian Exclusive Event at Polperro Bistro this October. Reaching Australian shores for the first time, Michelin trained chef Kevin Cherkas (ex. El Bulli, Arzak, La Broche, Daniel) has teamed up with winemaker Sam Coverdale to present the Australian debut of Cuca’s unique dining experience ‘Swig & Nibble’ at the popular vineyard facing venue on the Mornington Peninsula. 
 
THE EVENT
 
‘Swig & Nibble’ is one of the most unique and memorable dining events, hosted only in the most iconic venues. The event has travelled throughout Asia in Shangri-la Makati in Manila, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud and Pullman Rooftop Bar in Jakarta. This will be the first time that the event has ever been held outside South East Asia. 
 
‘Swig & Nibble’ will take diners on a flavour- centric journey, presenting nine uniquely crafted signature bites, inventively presented and paired with Sam’s Polperro and Even Keel wines. Leading the culinary feast will be award-winning Chef and CUCA  co-creator, Canadian-born Kevin Cherkas, whose super-impressive culinary resume reveals stints at three Michelin-starred restaurants in New York and Spain, including legendary El Bulli. Kevin is known as “one of the friendliest, funniest, multi-awarded and most talented young chefs in the world”. 
 
This will be an un-missable event for any food lover. It is the only opportunity to experience Cuca’s first exclusive dining event in Australia. Limited tickets available for this sell-out event. 
 
Swig and Nibble will run from October 7th – 9th for lunch and dinner -  6 exclusive events over 3 days. 
 
$85 per person  ( 5 courses food only ) + beverage $60
 
$135 per person ( 9 courses food only) + beverage $90 

 

 Advance bookings- bistro@polperrowines.com.au (03)5989 2471 limited seating available

 

Sam's Single Vineyard Wine Dinner
2016-07-27
Winemaker Sam Coverdale has a clear focus on representing the quality and terroir of the Mornington Peninsula. Since launching his single vineyard wine label, Polperro in 2009,  two vineyards, Mill Hill and Landaviddy Lane have held a very special place in his heart. Something special is produced when these vines are used to create the single vineyard Polperro wines.  
 
We invite you to help us celebrate the release of our new vintage Pinot Noir from Mill Hill and Landaviddy Lane at Polperro Bistro. Learn about Sam’s wines over dinner and get an exclusive first tasting of the yet to be released, 2014 Mill Hill and Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir. Both of these releases are extremely limited in stock with only 1 barrel of Landaviddy and 2 barrels of Mill Hill Pinot Noir produced. 

DETAILS

19th August 2016
 
7:00pm arrival for a 7:30pm start

As usual, guests will be seated at communal banquet tables giving a chance to socialise with Sam during the evening.
 
$135-  3 courses + 5 wines
welcome drink and canapés on arrival
 
Advance Bookings- bistro@polperrowines.com.au (03)5989 2471 limited seating available
 
Image via Broadsheet - Tim Grey 
The Game Dinner
2016-06-21
 DATE 15th July
TIME 7pm for a 7:30pm start
COST $125 five course menu (food only)
  $175 five course menu with matched wine 

In July, Brigitte Hafner of the Gertrude St Enoteca takes charge of the Polperro Bistro Kitchen for one night only to present, The Game Dinner. Set in the dark and moody dining space of Polperro Bistro, five rustic courses will be served to showcase locally sourced game.

Brigitte moved into a small farm in Red Hill this year and grows and collects produce for her Fitzroy Wine bar. She is excited about discovering the peninsula and the local produce available. The dinner is all about the deep flavours of wild sourced venison and rabbit paired with winter produce from local gardens and Sam’s wines.

Winemaker Sam Coverdale in collaboration with Brigitte, has selected the wines to be paired with each course. The wines include Sam's own Polperro and Even Keel wines and some of his international favourites. As usual, guests will be seated at communal banquet tables giving a chance to socialise with Sam during the evening. 

ph.(03) 5989 2471 or email bistro@polperrowines.com.au

ABOUT BRIGITTE 

Brigitte’s cooking celebrates her love of quality products and her relationships with some of her personal and very specific producers. Her food is unadulterated and centred upon the freshest local ingredients. Her greatest inspirations are drawn from “real food”, peasant dishes which cross many geographical borders. These humble inspirations mean each menu item Brigitte creates tells a story and is created from the heart.  

Experience: Owner Gertrude St Enoteca, Epicure and Gourmet Traveller contributor, foundation years working with Neil Perry and Kylie Kwong, Guy Grossi, Jacques Reymond and Stefano de Piero.
Winter Wine Weekend
2016-05-24

Were throwing our favourite annual event to celebrate The Winter Wine Weekend this Queens Birthday Long Weekend at Polperro.

Taste our current release Even Keel wines at the pop up cellar door, grab some snacks from Polperro Kitchen and enjoy the the tunes provided by DJ RICE-E. We'll have a marquee set up and the fire pits will be roaring. Whats even better, is Sam has insisted that all our wines will be sold on the day for cellar door prices!

An all inclusive ticket at our special early bird price of $47.50 includes a Polperro Riedel Glass, a tasting of our new release Even Keel wines, 2 hearty lawn snacks prepared by Polperro Kitchen, entry to marquee and music from our resident DJ. Tickets available here.

ABOUT DJ RICE-E
A regular at the George Basement Bar he's known as a "purveyor of seductive, soulful beats and feel-good grooves". The set starts at 12pm and will continue well into the arvo.

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