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Tolpuddle Wine Dinner at Balfour Hotel

We are excited to be able to extend to you an invitation for an exclusive dinner featuring the new release wines of one of the most exciting producers in Tasmania, Tolpuddle.

Just twenty minutes out of Hobart lies the Coal River Valley, home to the Tolpuddle vineyard and one of the most exciting emerging regions in Australia for both pinot noir and chardonnay. In 2011 Adelaide Hills royalty, Martin Shaw and Michael Hill-Smith (aka Shaw and Smith), bought the vineyard with the grandiose dream of procuring from it the country’s finest single vineyard pinot noir and chardonnay. Today, with only a handful of vintages under their belt, Tolpuddle has already delivered some of the state’s most exciting wines and set the bar for single vineyard wines in the Apple Isle. Their 2017 pinot noir has just received a staggering 99 point score from James Sucking, a remarkable achievement and one which sets a new high mark for Australian pinot noir.

So it is with great pleasure that at this upcoming dinner event we can introduce you to the latest vintage of these delectable wines, including the 99 point pinot noir, which are to be served alongside both their 2014 and 2012 vintage counterparts. These wines will be also paired with a specially prepared menu from the talented kitchen at Spicers Balfour. Hosted by winemaker Adam Wadewitz, this is sure to be not only a highly enjoyable dinner, but an historical one, which will provide attendees with a great insight into what could be Australia’s greatest ever pinot noir, and the estate and region from which these great wines are born.


“In Tasmania’s Coal River Valley region, Tolpuddle Vineyard is making arguably the greatest pinot noir in Australia. Under the new ownership of Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith (Shaw & Smith) since 2011, the vineyard has been delivering improved results and now, showing full potential.

With an outstanding score of 99 points, the 6th release of Tolpuddle Vineyard pinot noir is conclusive proof as it is a true vineyard expression with much refinement. Whether it’s the wildly attractive fruit aromas or the outstanding palate with fresh fruit flavours and long, helix-like tannins, this pinot noir has truly impressed us.” –

The Short & Sweet

WHAT – Tolpuddle New Release Wine Dinner
WHEN – Tuesday 11th September
WHERE – Spicers Balfour, 37 Balfour Street, Newfarm
TIME – 6.30pm for 7pm sit down
WITH – Adam Wadewitz, Topuddle Winemaker
PRICE – $175 per head
BOOK –  Call 1300 597 540

The wines & Food

/// Canapes
2018 Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Riesling – $33
Fresh rice paper rolls, chilli mint dressing
Watermelon, feta, balsamic
Spinach salmon roll, crème fraiche

/// First Course
2012 Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay – $105
2014 Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay – $95
2017 Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay – $75
Bug tail confit, fennel, endive, mango (GF, DF)

/// Main Course
2012 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir – $115
2014 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir – $105
2017 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir – $85
Scotch fillet, beef cheek, potato fondant, scorched broccolini

/// Cheese
2015 Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz – $52
2015 Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills “Balhannah Vineyard” Shiraz – $85
Individual servings of two local cheeses