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Annual General Meeting - Thursday 16 August 2018
Welcome Drinks - Thursday 16 August 2018
Our conference welcome drinks will be held at Keith Tulloch Winery.
Keith and Amanda founded Keith Tulloch wine in 1997, with miniscule production of only 250 dozen. James Halliday’s first sample of their wine prompted the statement “I cannot remember being more impressed with an initial release of wines than those”. These wines had been made in a style learnt firsthand from great houses of the Rhône Valley; particularly in Hermitage and Cote Rôtie.
Keith himself is a fourth-generation Hunter Valley winemaker of the Tulloch dynasty, a family that can trace winemaking heritage across three centuries. Having roots planted solidly in the local area, Keith attended Roseworthy Collage’s prestigious school of winemaking in South Australia before returning to hone his craft locally at Mount View Estate, Hungerford Hill, Lindeman’s and Rothbury Estate.
It was after returning from the Rhône in 1996 that Keith and Amanda decided that together they would make wine in a way that truly reflected the traditional methods of great French wines, as well as capturing the essence and character of the local Hunter Valley.
The cellar door overlooks the Shiraz vines, Brokenback Mountains, extensive vineyards and the picturesque estate.
Gala Dinner - Friday 17 August 2018
Located at the entrance to Pokolbin in the iconic Hungerford Hill Winery, Muse Restaurant is the creation of Husband and Wife team Troy and Megan Rhoades-Brown.
Offering a season driven Contemporary Australian menu, the food is fresh and exciting without overcomplicating the ingredients. Using quality produce, sourcing locally whenever possible, the dishes show technique, restraint and respect. Muse Restaurant has been awarded two hats in the Good Food Guide in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Muse Restaurant was voted number one in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice for Australian restaurants.