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Mt Majura Estate

As part of the Fireside Festival that’s running throughout August, Mt Majura Vineyard is hosting a tapas and tempranillo dinner aimed at showcasing some of their best wines. Partnering with one of Canberra’s top regional restaurants, Grazing in Gundaroo, the tapas are provided by Chef Kurt Neumann and paired with three 80ml tastes of Mt Majura’s Graciano, TSG and Tempranillo. They also offer all their other wines for tasting or to purchase either by the glass or bottle.

rare roast beef2012 Graciano with sliced rare roast pepper beef with green olive salsa, mayonnaise and rye crisp – delicious!

confit duck with cassoulet
2011 TSG (Tempranillo Shiraz Graciano) with confit of duck and white bean cassoulet with pancetta crunch – my favourite dish of the night, and I’m not even usually a huge fan of duck. Beautifully rich duck pairs beautifully with earthy white beans, lentils and carrots, with one of my favourite wines from the estate.

lamb slider
2011 Tempranillo with pulled lamb and brioche slider with tomato and sage relish – it may look like a simple slider, but the lamb is rich and flavourful, contrasted with the sweetness of the brioche, not to mention the vineyard’s standout wine, their Tempranillo.

Tapas and Tempranillo at Mt Majura Vineyard runs Thursday and Friday nights in August, and is $30 for three tapas with matching 80ml tastings. A small range of other tapas are also available. Bookings essential on (02) 6262 3070.