Moss Wood Dinner in the Swan Valley

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Moss Wood Dinner in the Swan Valley

Rating: Stars

MOSS WOOD DINNER in the Swan Valley

Sunday 22nd August 2021
from 12pm to 4:30pm

We are partnering with Little Albion Café & Wine Bar and James Talijancich for a private Dégustation Long Lunch in the Swan Valley. Guest Chef Vincenzo Velletri will be presenting a six-course long lunch to be paired with Moss Wood and Talijancich wines.

The soon-to-be-released Moss Wood 2020 Chardonnay and recently released Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon will be featured.


A six-course menu paired with Moss Wood and Talijancich wines.

Canapés on arrival

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2019 Elsa

  • Tuna belly salt, cured with indigenous herbs, served on rocket salad, finished with Lemon Myrtle infused Swan Valley extra virgin olive oil;
  • Roast pumpkin and ginger soup topped with fresh Kytren (Gidgegannup) goat cheese, finished with thyme infused Swan Valley extra virgin olive oil;
  • Homemade salt cured Guanciale mousse on crusty bread crostini.
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“This is a first for Moss Wood and comes from the Ribbon Vale property. It’s sauvignon blanc made in a very modern style. The Elsa is one of the most exciting sauvignon blancs yet released. Even after I had tasted it, I couldn’t put it down.”

95 points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian

Second Course

Moss Wood 2020 Sémillon

Wild caught wood fire oven roasted local snapper with cherry tomatoes and herbs;

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“It has striking depth to its supple lemongrass and white peach fruit flavours, lengthened and balanced by demure acidity.”

96 points - James Halliday, Top 100 Wines

Third Course

Moss Wood 2020 Chardonnay (pre-release) & Talijancich 2009 Reserve Verdelho

Cambray (Nannup) sheep blue cheese risotto with Pickering Brook green apple and Manjimup walnuts, finished with Tasmanian pepper;


Fourth Course

Moss Wood 2018 Pinot Noir

Local goat on the bone slowly braised with Porcini mushrooms and Manjimup truffle;

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“You don’t get a lot of pinot in Margaret River, but regional pioneers Moss Wood has made it for as long as they have their more reputable cabernet and chardonnay. Dried herb, clove, cedar and minty notes and deft red fruit are combed and wrapped by a silky fine texture and refined dusty tannins.”

95 points - David Prestipino, WA Today

Fifth Course

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

WA grass fed beef fillet mignon filled with Fontina cheese, wrapped in prosciutto and crumbed with Manjimup hazelnuts, roasted in the onsite wood fired oven and finished with Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon sauce;

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“It is, without doubt, one of their greatest – dare I suggest, it might be their greatest. It is classic Moss Wood that ranks with their best. This is a glorious statement from one of the great estates in Margaret River. Is it their best? Yes.”

99 points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian

Sixth Course

Talijancich 1978 Rare Pedro Solero

Duo of Talijancich 1978 Rare Pedro infused pannacotta and Leftfield coffee chocolate mousse.


Planted in 1969 Moss Wood is an important, founding estate of the Margaret River wine region, located in the northern sub–region of Wilyabrup, Western Australia.

Clare & Keith Mugford, as viticulturalists, winemakers & proprietors, have been making wine & tending the vineyard at Moss Wood since 1984 & 1979, respectively.

Their exacting viticulture ensures the production of grapes of excellent quality & they have created a stable of fine wines distinguished by their consistency over each vintage & their ability to age superbly.

The Moss Wood & Mugford names are synonymous with uncompromising quality.

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Tristan Mugford
Alex Coultas

Tristan Mugford & Alex Coultas

Tristan Mugford has worked at Moss Wood since 2008. At the beginning of 2012 he moved to Adelaide to study a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at The University of Adelaide and graduated at the end of 2016. In 2017 he spent a year working on the Mornington Peninsula, at Taturry Winery and for Peninsula Vine Care. He then returned to Moss Wood at the end of 2017.

Alex Coultas has worked at Moss Wood since 2006 during his Wine & Viticultural Degree studies at Curtin University and after, fitting in between Vintage work at Chateau Lagrange, Ata Rangi, Domaine Drouhin & Millbrook. Each time returning to Moss Wood & on a permanent basis since 2012.


Little Albion Café & Wine Bar

Little Albion is a brand new wine bar, located on a historic family vineyard in the Swan Valley.

Following the success of Little Albion’s café, which opened last year, its wine bar is bringing together some of the most celebrated and sought-after wines of the region.

Owners and fiancées Rachel and Keven look forward to opening their doors and welcoming you to Swan Valley’s first wine bar.

About James Talijancich & Talijancich Wines

"James and I have been friends for the best part of 30 years. We’re of similar age and we share similar wine stories. James is in a small family business, pursuing high-quality wines in styles unique to his region. He’s doing it in the Swan Valley, I’m doing it in Margaret River. All his wines are good but I’m most in awe of his muscat. That sets a standard that very few wines in WA, even the world can match. To top it off, James is quiet and unassuming and a friendlier bloke you could not meet."

Keith Mugford


Chef Vincenzo Velletri

Chef Vincenzo Velletri has been delighting customers across Perth and surrounding areas with nuovo ‘Italian cuisine with a twist’. He is the owner of Il Paiolo, a family owned and operated catering business creating prestigious Italian food since 1998.


Sunday 22nd August, 2021

from 12 pm to 4:30 pm

8990 W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055, Australia

$258.66 pp inc booking fee