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Polperro News

Our Farmer's Dinner
2020-02-05

Polperro Wine Dinner Series- 'Our Farmers'

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7pm

Join us in the Polperro dining room a we celebrate our land and local harvests. Produce Manager Nick Monaghan and 'Our Farmers' will share with you their stories and triumphs from the farm. Chef Michael Demagistris will present the best produce from the Polperro Farm, Daniel's Run Tomatoes and Tuerong Farm is a share style menu for you to feast on - all perfectly matched with the Polperro & Even Keel wines.Winemaker Sam Coverdale will also share his viticultural philosophy, centred arounf organic and biodynamic management and long steeped traditions. These elements are shared amongst all the the farmers showcased.Don't miss this event and the fascinating insights fro our amazing local farmers.

ABOUT POLPERRO FARM The Polperro farm spans ver multiple fully managed properties in Red Hill. Our philosophy is centred around regenerative farming and building soil life naturally, without chemicals. Usinf organic and biodynamic principles and farmingtechniques, the produce we grow is rooted by a deep understanding of the seasons ans what grows best in our climatic conditions. The farm is led by Produce Manager Nick Monaghan an ex chef and pioneer in the developement of many Mornington Peninsula 'Kitchen Garden' (Flinders Hotel, Ten Minutes by Tractor and RACV Cape Schanck). He is truly passionate about delievering Polperro's vision, workingtowards producing the majority of the restarants produce, home grown. Nick focuses on growing organically and bio dynamically on the estate and surrounding properties, as well as highlighting local farmers with a similar ethos in the region.

ABOUT DANIEL'S RUN "Over 200 different varieties varieties of tomatoes are sown at Daniels Run Heirloom Tomatoes -organically and traditionally grown with love and passion from a family farm in Tyabb' Cheryl McGaffin and her partner, Tony Clarke, run Daniel's Run Farm, growing heirlooms on the one hectre of their eight - hectare property on the Mornington Peninsula. They plant in fresh soil each year, using a "pottager-style" design with insect - attractibng flowers bordering every row of tomatoes. All of their heirloom tomatoes are grown from seed. As you walk around Cheryl's garden, you'll be amazed not only at the multitude of varieties she grows, but also her knowledge. As a passionate grower, she can name every one of her plants, tell you when and where the seeds are sourced and event tell you a story abour each one. Her knowledge about all things tomatoes is remarkable.

ABOUT TUERONG FARM "Heritage, ancient and modern grains. Red wheat, white weat, khorasan, emmer, spelt, maize and stoneground flour from the Mornington Penindsula "Tuerong Farm is the only farm on the Peninsula to grow and mill heritage, ancient and modern cereal grains. They have brought back wheat grains from the 1890's and grow theit crops without the use of systemic sprays. Jason has developed ancient wheat grains from a small handful of seeds 1000s of kg. The simplicity of his flour making process makes sense-chemical free stone ground and milled on the day of delivery. The wheat hasn't been sitting in a shed for years, nor is it roller milled, the flour is packed with flavour and nutrients.

Friday, March 6th 2020, Timing 7pm arrival for 7:30pm start $135 per person - 3 course share style menu & 4 wines from Polperro & Even Keel $90 per person - food only

Celebrating the elements with Latta Vino
2019-06-29

Rustic and raw, the elements inspire us… Join us for an evening celebrating fire, air, water, and earth.

To inform his specially crafted three course menu Chef Michael Demagistris, is driven by the four elements. Labouring over the open fire with specialty wood, to cook and smoke, sourcing the finest produce from pure waters, rich soils and pristine environments. The menu will reflect the land and journey to plate.

Alongside the rich theme of elemental forces, we are pleased to welcome a dynamic guest winemaker, Owen Latta of Latta Vino, to bring this event to life. Winemaker Sam Coverdale, a keen supporter of Latta –is excited to share Owen’s rustic wines, with a philosophy akin to his own Polperro and Even Keel labels.

ABOUT LATTA VINO 
⁠⁠Owen Latta created his first vintage with encouragement of his father at their family vineyard at the age of 15 – it’s almost unbelievable that at 34, he’s already been making wine for 19 years!  The Latta Vino wines are experimental, the fruit is all sustainably grown, and the wine is made with no additions.

⁠⁠This year, Owen was named Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Young Winemaker of the Year - labelled as "one of Australia’s most thoughtful and daring winemakers.”

This is a wine dinner not to be missed. In the Polperro dining room for one night only.


Friday, July 26
7pm arrival for a 7:30pm start
3 courses & 7 wines from Latta Vino & Polperro - $135 per person

New Vintage Launch Dinner
2019-04-15

Each year we eagerly anticipate the release of our new vintage wines. This is a time for us to reflect on the vintages past - the seasonal challenges and the fun along the way. We share with you the craftsmanship and dedication, the labour of love that brings our Polperro and Even Keel wines to the dining room table.

Join us for a night with owner and winemaker Sam Coverdale as he shares with you the launch of his 2017 Polperro Single Vineyard wines and his pick of the new releases, perfectly matched with our new pre - release seasonal menu created by executive chef Michael Demagistris. 

Settle in with us for a fun and relaxed night in the Polperro dining room - Limited tables available. 

Friday 31st May 2019

7 Polperro & Even Keel wines + 5 courses & welcome canapé

$160 per person
7:00pm arrival for a 7:30pm start 

Bookings 
Lisa [email protected] (03) 59892471

Many Little bar & bistro
2019-02-22

Many Little is our new all-day dining bistro, late night bar and cellar door, designed specifically with locals in mind. Open seven days a week offering lunch and dinner. Together with a full-service bar, extensive cocktail list and an outdoor beer garden in the courtyard. Being the little sister of Polperro Winery, the name originates from a Cornish saying “many a little makes a mickle’ – when together, many small things make something great – Many Little is a nod to the members of the local community who have contributed to making Red Hill the charming and thriving place it is today.

You'll find us at 2-5 159 Shoreham Road, Red Hill, 3937 Bookings for 8+ only 03 5989 2471 or email [email protected]

It's a new vintage...
2018-04-27

Sam Coverdale, Polperro & Even Keel, and Michael Demagistris ex. East Bar and Dining, Noma, Alinea, invite you to spend the evening with them in the Polperro Dining Room as they showcase the future direction and vision of the Polperro Winery group.

FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2018 - 6:30pm - Late

Let us offer an experience where we take you on a tour of our pre-release menu perfectly matched with 5 Polperro Single Vineyard Wines & a preview of Michael’s newly designed cocktails- $180 per person.

Join Winemaker and owner of Polperro wines, Sam Coverdale, for an exclusive first release of his 2016 single vineyard Polperro wines. As a taste of things to come, this dinner event also marks the formal introduction of our new Executive Chef Michael Demagistris. The menu will showcase Michael’s future food direction for the bistro and feature homegrown and local seasonal produce, supported with ingredients foraged from surrounding costal and roadside locations on the Mornington Peninsula.

Bookings - Lauren [email protected] or ph. 03 5989 2471 

Paddock, Plate & Pour
2017-06-29

Paddock, Plate & Pour -Polperro estate dinner

Our Winemaker, Chef and Gardener bring unique skill and knowhow to the table at Polperro. Through their craft, each makes an individual artistic mark on our food, wine and property. Learn about the journey, inspirations and seasonal collaboration between our team. Stories from Sam (Winemaker), Daniel (Chef) and Jess (Gardener), over a casual dinner.

Seasonal share plates will showcase estate grown produce. With each course matched to our premium Polperro wines. Glasses at the ready, as this will be the last chance to taste our 2015 single vineyard wines. Sam, will also introduce a few new release 2016 estate wines. Settle in with us for a fun and relaxed night in the Polperro dining room.

Limited tables available. 

Bookings [email protected] or ph. (03) 5989 2471

DETAILS

Friday 28th July 2017

7:00pm arrival for a 7:30pm start

$125 per person - 5 courses + 6 wines

Polperro Winery on MasterChef
2017-06-23

Polperro was fortunate enough to play host to MasterChef Australia for a Mornington Peninsula masterclass with celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal. 

Our 25 acre property was the star of the show on Channel 10, Thursday the 22nd of June 2017 . The episode featured the three judges we know and love,  Gary Mehigan  Matt Preston and George Calombaris cooking alongside Heston Blumenthal. 

We are so proud that the Masterchef crew chose us and Red Hill as their location for the final roadshow Masterclass destination. ⠀⠀

The Master Chef team came to visit months ago and fell in love with the Polperro brand, the stunning property and our gorgeous staff. We had an incredible day working with the extensive crew from sunrise to late in the evening. It was yet another awesome experience in this crazy journey we are on seeing all that goes into a number 1 national rating production like this. If you missed it visit Ten Play to catch the episode https://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/masterchef

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 [email protected] or ph.5989 2471 limited seating available.

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

 

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