The year has flown by!...
And it’s yet again that time of the year where, here in Coonawarra we celebrate all things Cabernet!
We have lots going on at the Brand's Laira cellar door for the month of October, with plenty to do for everyone. To all the wine enthusiasts, foodies, families and friends, join us during the month of October at Brand's Laira to CELLARbrate our region’s best - CABERNET!
Below are the events we have going on at the Cellar Door. Please note that some events do require bookings.
W/E 1 : LONG WEEKEND EVENTS: (5th– 7th October)
Live it up! It’s the long weekend @ Brand’s Laira
Enjoy a delicious Ploughman's platter on our beautiful lawns or under one of our magnificent trees whilst you sip on a glass of one of our award winning wines.
The kids can play, run and eat icy poles while you relax and enjoy the surrounds, and most importantly our wines!
We do have an electric BBQ if you want to throw on a snag for the kids! Keeping everyone happy this long weekend!
BOOKINGS REQUIRED | $25 pp for Ploughman's Platter
SNEAKY PEEK - 2016 VINTAGE - LONG WEEKEND ONLY (5th-7th October)
Be among the first to taste the 2016 Vintage, as Brand's Laira opens a couple of bottles of the yet to be released 2016 vintage. An exclusive sneak preview for Cabernet Celebration attendees- THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!
Apart from you and the wine show circuit no one else has seen these wines!
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
W/E 2: CABERNET MERLOT BLEND (12th – 13th October)
Did you miss Cellar Dwellers in July? Were you holidaying in the sunny state of QLD avoiding the chill of our SA winter?
Well, you really missed out!
You missed tasting a wine no longer made, but still manages a mention in Cellar Door.
This weekend we will pop into the Wine Library and dust off a couple of vintages of the Cabernet Merlot to show you. This could possibly be the last time we can bring out this wine for tasting.
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
W/E 3: BURGERS + BEATS ( 19th October 2019)
The ever popular Burgers and Beats session is back at Brand's Laira Coonawarra!
Enjoy a Say Grace Café gourmet burger with an award-winning wine. Chill out on the lawns to theawesome beats.
Bring along your family and friends, and Brand’s Laira Coonawarra will supply the great food, the great music and the great wines. See you @ Brand’s.
[Burgers from 12pm]
BURGERS | Chicken, Beef & Vegetarian | $13
SWEETS | $8
WINES | by the glass | $8
BOUTIQUE BEERS & CIDER | $8
FREE ENTRY | NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED | GOLD COIN DONATION REQUEST FOR PINK UP PENOLA
W/E 4: EN PRIMEUR – CABERNETS @ BRAND’S LAIRA ( 26th-27th October 2019)
Valenche – Also known as a ‘Wine Thief’ is a piece of equipment used to sample wine from a barrel
Hogshead or Puncheon – Different sizes of oak barrels
Cabernet Sauvignon – Grape variety used to make table wine, usually stored in oak barrels for fermentation and maturation
This weekend Brand's Laira will have barrel tastings on so, go test your pallet and see if you can taste the difference between new oak,used oak and the length of time the wine has been barreled.
FREE ENTRY | NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
ADD A PLATTER FOR $25pp
Enjoy your choice of our award winning wines with a delicious Ploughman’s platter created by the Coonawarra Store. You can dine in Eric’s cellar or enjoy our beautiful lawns and dine alfresco.
Orders Required via phone the day before. Each platter ordered includes a glass of wine
Pink Up Penola in October 2019 is being held in conjunction with the McGrath Foundation to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research and support.
For the month of October we will have PUP stubbies for sales through our Cellar Door as well as a donation box
At Burgers + Beats this year we are also asking for a Gold Coin donation for entry which will go to this fantastic cause.
The perfect age means everything in winemaking.