WA wine features on World's 50 Best Restaurant launch event in New York

Culinary elite enjoy Australian fine wine during World’s 50 Best celebrations

Australian fine wine has been toasted in New York this week at a number of events celebrating the 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the announcement that Melbourne will host the awards in 2017.

Close to 1000 of the world’s culinary elite were guests at both the official World’s 50 Best Awards ceremony held at Cipriani on Sunday night (local time) and the 2017 launch at a brunch held by Tourism Australia at New York’s NoMad on Tuesday (local time) and a selection of Australian fine wines from regions right across the country were served throughout.

For the Tourism Australia brunch celebrating the announcement that the 2017 World’s 50 Best Awards will be held in Melbourne, Wine Australia developed a wine list that complemented the menu full of fresh, local produce and prepared by some of Australia’s finest chefs: Peter Gilmore, Dan Hunter, Ben Shewry and Neil Perry AM.

Wine Australia’s General Manager, Marketing, Stuart Barclay said, ‘Collaborating with partners like Tourism Australia to build international awareness, understanding and appreciation for Australia’s sophisticated food and wine culture is a core element of our strategy to position Australia as the world’s preeminent fine wine producer.

‘The Tourism Australia launch at NoMad and our sponsorship of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards have given us an incredible platform upon which to showcase Australia’s regionally diverse, terroir-driven, premium wines for the world’s most celebrated chefs and international media and influencers.

‘We’ve been a proud partner of Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign since its inception and we’re delighted that Australia will host these prestigious awards next year in Melbourne. We will work closely with Tourism Australia on next year’s event and it will give us the chance to show more of the world’s most influential food and wine professionals our diverse offering of wines.

‘We hope to also give many of the guests who fly out for the awards the chance to get out and experience the natural beauty of our wine regions and the warm hospitality of our grape and wine community.’

Wines served at Tourism Australia’s 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants launch event held at NoMad:

Cirillo ‘The Vincent’ Grenache 2015 - Barossa Valley

Jansz Premium Cuvée - Tasmania

Leeuwin Estate ‘Art Series’ Chardonnay 2014 - Margaret River

Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2013 - Mornington Peninsula

Pewsey Vale Riesling 2015 - Eden Valley