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Beverage Partner Tasting Notes

We are pleased to announce our new beverage partners with a range of fabulous wine and cocktails that you can enjoy at the track this racing season and beyond. View the tasting notes of all that you can enjoy on course.



Aperol is the perfect aperitif. Bright orange in colour it has a unique bitter-sweet taste deriving from a secret recipe that has remained unchanged since its creation. An infusion of precious primary components, many herbs and roots in a perfectly balanced combination. Aperol’s strength is its low alcohol content, only 11%.

Grainshaker Australian Vodka

GRAINSHAKER defies the category norms by celebrating the uniqueness of Australian grains and challenging vodka’s cold and pretentious personality.

Flavour: smooth caramel and vanilla grain with a soft finish. Soft all-rounder, the perfect medium to bring all the flavours in a cocktail together harmoniously when paired with Steak Tartare, Caviar, Kingfish ceviche, Pickled Herring, Polish Dumpling, Root Vegetables.

NED Australian Whisky

Australia deserves a whisky that reflects its people. One that, like its namesake, forges its own story on Australian land. Full of strength and character; NED is the distillation of the country that inspires it.

Aroma: Coconut and vanilla with hints of stone and dry fruit. Moves into the rich grain with hints of chocolate, then dry at the end

Flavour: Sweet oak moving into spicy grains, with a hint of dried fruit. Then mocha and oak, with vanilla and dry coconut. The finish is spicy and clean heat, smooth but powerful. Long after flavour of sweet oak and dark chocolate

Pair with BBQ’ed meat, smoked meats, mushrooms and root veg, rich meat cuts of pork, cured pork, prosciutto and salami, chocolate fondue with vanilla ice cream.


Chandon Garden Spritz

Region: Yarra Valley

Tasting Notes: Refreshing with a sense of cleansing bitterness on the finish, balanced and inviting.

Key Flavours: Spicy aromatics, zesty and rich orange characters, refreshing palate with delicate bitterness inviting another taste.

Hardy's Riddle Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Australia

Tasting Notes: Vibrant tropical fruit flavours, passionfruit lift and green apple crunch, crisp and refreshing

Food Pairing: Chicken, turkey, pork, calamari, oysters, salmon, seafood

Hardy's Riddle Chardonnay

Region: Australia

Tasting Notes: Lifted peach and cream with lemon blossom, soft juicy palate and crisp cleansing finish

Food Pairing: Seafood, shellfish, salmon, pasta, risotto

Hardy's Riddle Cabernet Merlot

Region: Australia

Tasting Notes: Blackcurrant and plum fruit with soft oak characteristics

Food Pairing: Grilled or roasted beef and chicken, lamb, pork, blue cheese

Hardy's Riddle Shiraz

Region: Australia

Tasting Notes: A classic wine with intense blackberry and black pepper spice

Food Pairing: BBQ’d or grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken

Petaluma 'Hanlin Hill' Riesling

Region: Clare Valley

Vintage: 2020

Tasting Notes: The Hanlin Hill vineyard in the Clare Valley was planted in 1968 following the natural contours of the vineyard. The slate geology and climate of the site are perfect for the production of the highest quality Riesling with a backbone of high natural acidity and intense rich lime flavours found in Petaluma Riesling

Food Pairing: Fish, shellfish, seafood, chicken, spicy food

Bay of Fires Chardonnay

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2020

Tasting Notes: Lively aromas of white nectarine and fresh limes. The Bay of Fires wines were born of a desire to showcase the best possible cool climate varietal wines Tasmania can offer, combining fruit intensity, refinement and persistence of flavour.

Food Pairing: Salmon, tuna, pork, chicken, poulty

Awards: Silver at Perth Royal Wine Show

Katnook 'Amara Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Coonawarra

Vintage: 2018

Tasting Notes: This wine is only made in exceptional vintages and expresses the intricate microclimate and essence of Katnook’s highly prized Amara 03 Vineyard which sits atop Coonawarra’s famous terra rossa soils at Katnook Estate

Food Pairing: Beef, lamb, mushroom risotto, truffle

Eddystone Point Pinot Noir

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2019

Tasting Notes: A bouquet of lifted, fresh cut strawberry and Morello cherries gives way to subtle and complex spice from whole bunch inclusion and quality French oak

Food Pairing: Beef, duck, grilled salmon and tuna, mushroom dishes

Awards: Gold at National Wine Show, Four Silver awards at Hobart Royal Wine Show, Sydney Royal, Perth Royal, Tasmania

Grant Burge 'Benchmark' Pinot Grigio

Region: South Australia

Tasting Notes: Sweet and soft with pear and peach flavours, accented by savoury spice and musky florals. A long and textured palate with a clean, zesty finish.

Food Pairing: Cheese, antipasto platters, creamy pasta dishes, caesar salad

Grant Burge 'Benchmark' Sauvignon Blanc

Region: South Australia

Tasting Notes: Upfront lemon and citrus flavours give a fresh palate followed with grassy notes. A medium bodied wine, round and smooth balanced with zesty acid with good length.

Food Pairing: Chicken, turkey, pork, calamari, oysters, salmon, seafood

Grant Burge 'Benchmark' Chardonnay

Region: South Australia

Tasting Notes: A lively palate, this balanced wine has soft fruit drive flavours of peach, pineapple, melon & citrus with a crisp acidity and lingering finish

Food Pairing: Roasted and grilled chicken, salads, seafood

Grant Burge 'Benchmark' Merlot

Region: South Australia

Tasting Notes: A soft and full palate of ripe red berry and plum fruits with hints of vanilla from the subtle oak that leads into a lovely long and balanced finish

Food Pairing: Medium and rare red meat, hard cheeses

Grant Burge 'Benchmark' Shiraz

Region: South Australia

Tasting Notes: A full bodied wine with a soft and juicy mid palate, bright red fruits complimented with spice and mocha oak. Fine yet persistent tannins create a wine of length and elegance.

Food Pairing: BBQ’d or grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken

Tatachilla 'White Admiral' Rose

Region: Riverland

Tasting Notes: Lightly perfumed bouquet with lifted florals and spice, accented with soft red berries

Food Pairing: Chicken, fish, calamari, shellfish, antipasto

Bay of Fires Pinot Gris

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2020

Tasting Notes: Gentle aromas of sweet pear and rosewater. A lively and textured palate of baked pears and Turkish delight, the mouthfeel is textured and long

Food Pairing: Fish, seafood, roasted chicken, veal, spicy food

Stonier Reserve Chardonnay

Region: Mornington Peninsula

Vintage: 2020

Tasting Notes: The Reserve Chardonnay represents a blend of our most prized Chardonnay vineyards, each located in the cooler southern half of the Mornington Peninsula and each displaying easterly dispositions.

Food Pairing: Poultry, pastry dishes, creamy dishes, seafood

Hardy's Eileen Hardy Chardonnay

Region: Yarra Valley/Margaret River

Vintage: 2019

Tasting Notes: As one of Australia’s finest Chardonnays, Eileen Hardy has been crafted from superb fruit sourced from three cool climate regions. The wine displays aroma of white stonefruit complexed by flinty, mineral characters. The palate has exceptional intensity, with fruit, oak and acidity in seamless balance.

Food Pairing: Fish, shellfish, seafood, roast chicken, creamy dishes

Awards: Trophy & Gold at International Wine Challenge

Grant Burge 'The Holy Trinity' Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre

Region: Barossa

Vintage: 2018

Tasting Notes: It is appropriate that the three traditional red varieties of the Barossa – being Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre come together to make ‘one’ very flavoursome and complex Barossa red wine – namely “The Holy Trinity”.

Food Pairing: Red meat, mushroom and pepper sauces, lamb

Awards: Two Silvers, International Wine & Spirit Show, New Zealand International.

Petaluma Yellow Label Coonawarra Merlot

Region: Coonawarra

Vintage: 2018

Tasting Notes: The famed Evans Vineyard was planted in 1968 and lies in the heart of Coonawarra’s famous Terra Rossa red clay over limestone soils. With free draining soils and the moderating influence of the cold Southern Ocean on the climate the vineyard produces elegant and long-lived wines distinctive of the region.

Food Pairing: Grilled or roasted beef and chicken, lamb, pork, blue cheese

Houghton's 'Jack Mann' Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Frankland River

Vintage: 2018

Tasting Notes: A fine wine of elegance, fruit flavour and power balanced by firm fine grained tannins, Jack Mann is the finest Cabernet produced by Houghton. Accordingly, it is named after legendary Houghton winemaker, Jack Mann who presided over the winemaking for 51 consecutive vintages at Houghton.

Food Pairing: BBQ’d or grilled beef, chicken, lamb

Hardy's Eileen Hardy Shiraz

Region: McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2018

Tasting Notes: Rich, layered and dense, with blackberry, plum and sweet fruit flavours. Fine silky tannins provide a harmonious textural mouthfeel with a gentle savoury finish.

Food Pairing: Grilled or roasted beef, roasted or grilled lamb, kangaroo, strong cheeses

Awards: Gold at China Wine & Spirit Awards, Five Silver at Barossa Wine Show, Adelaide Royal Wine Show, International Wine Challenge UK, Melbourne Royal, Perth Royal

St Hallett 'Blackwell' Shiraz

Region: Barossa

Vintage: 2018

Tasting Notes: This wine was first released in 1994, in honour of Stuart Blackwell, winemaker for more than three decades and a tireless contributor to the St Hallett story. The fruit is sourced predominately from Northern Barossa with the red brown clay soils creating wines with hallmark characteristics of black plum, cherries and dark chocolate.

Food Pairing: BBQ’d or grilled beef, lamb, pork, grilled or BBQ’d chicken