Vermentino & Sardines the Musical


7th of March 2013

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Tickets: $30

0413 445 534

Join Chef Riccardo Momesso and Australia’s Vermentino producers for an event with fresh sardines on the barbie, live music and the odd dancing sardine  – all after hours at the iconic Queen Victoria Market.

In partnership with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Vermentino & Sardines, the Musical is a celebration of this sustainable and tasty culinary match that may not have passed your palate before.

Vermentino is a grape variety that harks from Sardinia, Italy. In Australia, a number of pioneering winemakers, including Brown Brothers, are making deliciously crisp and vibrant wines from Vermentino grapes planted in warmer regions of Australia including Riverland, Heathcote, McLaren Vale, Sunraysia, Murray Darling and Griffith in New South Wales.

Vermentino’s thick skin and drought-tolerant nature sees it thrives in our warmer winemaking climes, prompting some commentators to call it a ‘sustainable’ grape variety in consideration of our warming climate.

In fish terms, the humble sardine, at the lower end of the food chain is available in abundance across the world’s oceans and especially in South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and Fremantle in Western Australia. Under utilised in terms of human consumption, fresh sardines are a cheap and sustainable source of fish that also make a delicious meal. Together, Vermentino & Sardines are a match made in environmentally friendly heaven.

At Vermentino & Sardines the Musical you will meet the people behind the wines including Corrina Wright (Oliver’s Taranga), Sue Bell (Bellwether), Glenn James-Pritchard (Ducks in a Row), Louisa Rose (Yalumba), Sam Wigan (Running with Bulls), Katherine Brown (Brown Brothers), Leanne De Bortoli (De Bortoli) Tennille Chalmers (Chalmers Wines), Richard Angove (Angove Family Winemakers), Valerie Bassham, (Bassham Wines), Vanessa Altman (Switch Wines), Jenny Semmler (919 Wines), Andre Bondar (Mitolo); Sarah Gough (Box Grove Vineyard) and the Riverland producers at Cirami Estate.

Tickets are $30 per person. This includes wine samples from the winemakers and a menu cooked up by Riccardo and team from Sarti Restaurant. Bookings can be made at

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