Recap | Watervale Hotel Political Roast Degustation

A fiery afternoon at the Watervale Hotel Political Roast

In the year of a pandemic when many of us have spent months in lockdown, it’s a pleasure to spend a few days in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley. September is an exciting month in the region, heralding the inaugural Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb. The Watervale Hotel Political Roast degustation is celebrating spring with its innovative ‘nose to tail’ menu. Ethically grown lamb is from Martindale Farm in Mintaro and Clare Valley wine pairings are from Farrell Wines and Kirrihill Wines ...

Seared and smoked lamb loin wrapped in caul fat; neck lambcetta, lamb bacon, mint and broad beans – served with 2017 Farrell Cabernet and 2016 Kirrihill Cabernet

... Our third course is a succulent seared and smoked lamb loin wrapped in caul fat. Accompaniments are neck lambcetta, lamb bacon, mint and broad beans. Popping with colour on the plate, it’s a reminder that lamb is not the only hero ingredient on the menu. Watervale Hotel’s biodynamic Penobscot Farm, where the most fresh and vibrant produce imaginable is lovingly sourced for the restaurant, is a star in its own right ...

... The seared and smoked lamb is paired with the bold and expressive notes of a 2017 Farrell Cabernet ‘The Godfather Too’ and a 2016 Kirrihill Cabernet. These reds are a match made in heaven with the lamb ...

Read Food with a View's complete write up of this fantastic event!

2017 Farrell Cabernet ‘The Godfather Too’