-Howard Park Madfish Gold Turtle Chardonnay 2007, $27.95
-McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Florence Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2010
-McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon 2005, $59
-McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Estate Shiraz 2008
-Tahbilk Viognier 2010, $18
-Tahbilk Shiraz 2006
-Tyrrell's Vat 9 Hunter Shiraz, $51
-Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2010, $15.95 Vintages
-Tyrrell's Vat 1 Hunter Semillon 2004, $51
-Tyrrell's Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay 2008, $51
-Wakefield Chardonnay 2009, $16.95 Vintages
-Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2004, Vintages $21.95
The Food: cheese and pate, breads and crackers.
The Downside: we were at 11 tables of eight, one per winemaker, and we were allowed eight minutes to taste and discuss two wines. For the most part, it worked, but at the end of each component tasting, we ALL had to get up and move to another table in sequence. That meant carrying notes, pens, bags, glasses, and spittoons from table to table. It could have been so much easier if only the winemaker moved: 11 bodies at a time, not 77. It's been done that way at other tastings over the years. Also, not enough time was allowed for the whole show. It was skedded for 2 hours, but it took almost 2 hours just to get through the tasting with the winemaker. Consequently, we were rushed through the rest of the tasting (some 45 wines, compared to just 22 at the tables).