Katnook Gala Nights at the Opera. March 2016
Katnook is proud to offer its customers an exclusive opportunity to meet the stars of Opera Australia's "Pearlfishers" as part of our annual VIP Gala Nights at the Opera series. In 2016, join us in Sydney on March 3rd or Melbourne on May 26th.
THe evening includes A reserve seating, a program, VIP interval drinks at which Katnook new releases will be served plus the post performance private meeting wiht the stars. See our events tab for more details and how to book. Places are strictly limited.
Katnook Vineyard Manager, Chris Brodie explains, “We have had an ideal lead up to Vintage 2016, with above average temperatures for the early part of the season and the driest spring and summer for many years, maybe on record. Harvest started on February 5th 2016, our earliest vintage yet, with the harvest of pinot meuniere for sparkling wine base, followed closely by the whites.
Red varieties were completely harvested by the end of March. We had occasional, light rain during vintage which helped sustain the vines and fruit quality. There has not been any frost or disease in the lead up to harvest, nor have we had any weather extremes. We’ve enjoyed good leaf quality and fruit growth, as well as near perfect crop load balance. 2016 is shaping up to be an excellent year.
Meanwhile in the winery, Wayne Stehbens says, “ Although our earliest start to vintage on record, indications are that we have above average quality for Katnook white wines. Ripe varietal flavours developed at low sugar levels in the whites, meaning we can expect good varietal distinction at lower alcohol levels in the final wines.
Sparkling wine and all still white wines fermented evenly and were finished by the end of March. The cooler nights and days experienced in early Marchslowed down the maturities of red grapes, which was great for colour and flavour retention.
Early indicators are that we are in for some great 2016 wines in bottle.
Katnook Founder's Block has again been selected as the official wine for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, (MIJF) - the largest Jazz Festival in Australia. The Festival is the perfect partner for our fruit driven Founder's Block wines - which like Jazz are lively and designed for immediate enjoyment.
The 2016 Festival runs between 3rd to 12th of June across Melbourne’s recital and concert halls, public squares, jazz bars and clubs. The Festival will also develop a unique program Jazz-Out-West in Footscray and utilise key live music venues in the area. With its 19 year history, the MIJF has reached new heights and introduced audiences to the full jazz experience with over 300 jazz artists from Australia, USA, Norway, Puerto Rico, Israel, Ethiopia, Italy, Brazil, India and Poland.
On June 10th, Katnook will host a VIP back stage tour for our customers before Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet perform live. See our events page for more details.
Click here to check out all the MIJF program.
Katnook is proud to offer its customers an exclusive opportunity to meet the stars of Opera Australia’s “Pearlfishers” as part of our annual VIP Gala Nights at the Opera series. In 2016, our first gala night was in Sydney on March 3rd and our next one will be held in Melbourne on May 26th.
The evening includes pre show dinner and wine, A reserve seating, a program, VIP interval drinks at which Katnook new releases will be served plus the post performance private meeting wiht the stars. See our events tab for more details and how to book. Places are strictly limited.