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CellarDoor@Coogee – Wine Dinner – Northern Italy & Chianti

222 Coogee Bay Rd
Coogee NSW 2034
Coogee Wine Room

Thursday 11 August from 7pm to 9:30pm

Ian Deiana is back at Coogee Wine Room by popular demand! Join us as Ian takes us on a tasting journey through Italy's stunning northern Fruili and Chianti regions.

We start our evening with wines form the Livon Estate, which is known as producing some of the best Friuli wines. A life-long story that has its roots in the family's passion and traditions: a true love for the homeland, Friuli or better the Collio and the Colli Orientali del Friuli, the far north-eastern corner of Italy and gateway to Eastern Europe.

Dorino Livon acquired his first vineyards on the Collio hills in 1964, and slowly, plot by plot he expands his property establishing the Azienda Agricola Livon estate. Sauvignon Blanc, Friulano DOC , Soluna di Malvasia Venezia Giulia IGT and Braide Alte Collio DOC.  

We then head south to Chianti region of Tuscany to CASTELLO DI QUERCETO where the vineyards date back to a century or more.  

The area known as Chianti Classico is of unspoilt natural beauty. The landscape is a charmingly harmonious assortment of vineyards, olive groves, woodlands, scattered romantic farmsteads, verdant hill country and fascinating Medieval hamlets. 

The soil and climatic characteristics of the area are particularly suited to the production of superb wines. 

The ‘star attraction’ of these vineyards is undoubtedly the Sangiovese grape, the main ingredient − and sometimes the only ingredient − of Chianti Classico wines. 

Chef Greg has put together an Italian Inspired 3 course menu that perfectly pairs with these stunning wines that will make you feel like you are travelling through Italy…….. 

7pm - On arrival

Warmed olives

2020 Sauvignon Blanc Collio DOC

7.30pm - Starter

Burrata, prosciutto 'San Daniele', rocket

2019 Friulano Collio DOC

2020 Soluna di Malvasia Venezia Giulia IGT

8pm - Entrée

Mushroom, ricotta &sage rotolo

2020 Braide Alte Collio DOC

2019 Chianti Classico DOCG

8.40pm - Main Course

Peposo - tuscan red wine stew

2018 Il Picchio Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione DOCG*

2015 Il Sole di Alessandro Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT (Cabernet Sauvignon)

Tickets are $95pp (includes tasting a range of wines and a 3-course dinner to match).

Thursday, August 11 from 7pm

Covid-safe information

Coogee Wine Room complies with all Covid-Safe measures as per the latest guidelines listed below:

Restaurants and hospitality

Anyone can visit a restaurant, café, hospitality venue or nightclub. 

  • Customers and staff are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence

  • COVID-19 Safe Check-in is no longer required at all hospitality venues

  • Face masks are not required.

There are no restrictions for singing and dancing in hospitality venues and nightclubs.

Retail and businesses are no longer required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Occupiers of hospitality venues

Examples of hospitality premises include casinos, restaurants, cafes, function centres, food courts, take away food and drink premises, kiosks, micro-breweries or small distilleries, cellar doors, pubs, registered clubs and small bars. 

  • There are no restrictions on the number of people allowed at hospitality venues or nightclubs. 

  • There are no density limits for hospitality venues or nightclubs. 

  • Drinking indoors and outdoors may be seated or standing. 

  • There is no limit on the number of people for a group booking. 

  • COVID-19 Safe Check-in is not required. 

  • Neither customers nor public-facing staff are required to wear a face mask.

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