d'Arenberg McLaren Vale: The Blending Bench and 8-Course Degustation with Wine Pairing
The Blending Bench is a hands on, interactive experience where you play winemaker! Using three barrel samples of the d'Arenberg premium Shiraz, you get to create a wine of your very own and then bottle a 750ml sample to take home.
A palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavors and textures, are melded in search of balance, fullness and finesse. The physical work is already done for you – picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing and barrel ageing, and you get to create a wine that is truly unique. You then bottle, name and label a 750ml sample to take home and show off to your friends.
Following your blending session, indulge your taste buds at an eight course degustation in d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. A homage, if you like, to the old adage‘variety is the spice of life’ and an exceptional way to end your d'Arenberg experience.The resultant combination of flavors and textures created between the food & wine pairings makes for an experience that will linger.