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Wine Club

The Big Red Degustation Dinner

Join us at the Auckland Tasting Room for our Big Red Degustation Dinner, pairing Villa Maria’s beautiful bold red wines with a five-course dinner. Specially crafted by Head Chef Kevin Balajadi, this degustation dinner combines Chef Kevin’s love of French cuisine with a selection of big reds from the  cellar.

Senior Auckland Winemaker Dave Roper will talk you through each course and wine pairing, with some vintages going back as far as 2011. 

The Big Red Degustation Dinner includes five courses, matched with our wines for $129 per person. Scroll down to see the full menu and matching wines for the evening below.

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

Please call us if you have dietary requirements - 09 255 0666

Please call us on 09-255-0666 if you would like to join our waiting list for this event.


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  • Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021 - 6:30pm
  • Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: 118 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022
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Five Course Degustation Menu and Matching Red Wines:
Canapès on Arrival:
Smoked Salmon Mille Feuille, Crème Fraiche, Caviar
Heirloom Vegetable Garden, Olive Soil, Pickled Vegetable
Dulcet Methode Traditionelle NV

Five Course Degustation Dinner:
Steak Tartare, Pomme Gaufrettes, Cured Egg Yolk
Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2018
Venison, Beetroot Gratin, Winter Greens, Sauce au Poivre
Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir 2017
Bush Herb Stuffed Baron of Lamb, Pikopiko, Truffle Jus
Reserve Gimblett Gravels Malbec Magnum 2015
Verjus Poached Tamarillo, Yoghurt Marshmallow, Tamarillo Sherbet & Gel
Reserve Marlborough Noble Botrytis Selection Semillon 2011
Mahoe Very Old Edam, Housemade Sourdough Lavosh
Library Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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