Burgundy to the Barossa
A vinous odyssey from grand traditions to enlightened innovation.
Take Michael’s path as an itinerant winemaker through the grand traditions of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley to the new order of the Barossa Valley and the unfettered innovations of the Adelaide Hills.
Inspired by Michael’s real-life journey from Sotheby’s expert in the winter chill of Switzerland to emerging producer of acclaimed South Australian wines.
After stints with great Australian producers, including Giaconda in Beechworth, Coldstream Hills in the Yarra and Cullens in Margaret River, Michael travelled to Burgundy in 2005 to work for one of the greatest white producers of them all, Domaine Leflaive. This memorable experience led to a series of vintages in France with the renowned domaines of Méo-Camuzet, Vieux Télégraphe and Trévallon before settling in the Barossa.
Here the personalities of the wines and people are both alluring and compelling. The regional contrasts of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills act as a vantage point from which we view a panorama of wine expression and history.
Join us in our heritage listed stone barn in the heart of the Barossa Valley and taste the journey from Burgundy to the Barossa.
Chardonnay: Michael Hall Piccadilly vs Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet.
Roussanne: Michael Hall Greenock vs Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Blanc.
Pinot Noir: Michael Hall Lenswood vs Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée.
Shiraz: Michael Hall Flaxman’s Valley vs Domaine René Rostaing Ampodium.
“Domaine Leflaive…arguably the finest white wine estate in the world” Clive Coates MW, Decanter
“One cannot think of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the southern Rhône, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Télégraph” Jancis Robinson MW
“Méo-Camuzet is one of the undisputed star estates of Burgundy” Jasper Morris MW
Michael Hall’s “…CV of vintage of work in Australia and France is a veritable who’s who of producers…The wines are as impressive as his experience suggests they should be” James Halliday, Wine Companion.
“Michael Hall is one of the best producers in the country…Michael Hall makes exquisitely tailored wines as a matter of course” Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front.
Price: $310 per person
Duration: Allow 90-120 minutes.
Minimum 2 persons, maximum 8 persons.
This experience is suited to those who enjoy fine wine with an international perspective. Wines will be accompanied by cheese pairings from Australia and France.