Australian Terroir and Belonging to Country

The Yeringberg & Coranderrk Friendship

A special lunch hosted by wine writer and author Max Allen together with descendants of the de Pury and Barak families

Inspired by the remarkable 19th century Yarra Valley friendship between William Barak, Aboriginal leader at Coranderrk, and the de Pury family, winegrowers at Yeringberg, this unique lunch brings together the concepts of terroir and country in an unforgettable – and delicious – combination. With our host, wine writer and author Max Allen, and descendants of the Barak and de Pury families, we’ll hear stories of cooperation and mutual respect, while enjoying Yeringberg lamb expertly cooked on the spit, accompanied by Yeringberg wines and bespoke beer brewed in the Coranderrk style.

When: Saturday, 3rd December 2016 1pm-3pm

Cost: $110 general admission / $95 Alumni, Staff and Students

Venue: University House, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010

Tickets: (click “register” and select desired event)

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Image: Samuel de Pury’s Vineyard by Barak. Reproduced with permission from the Musée d’Ethnographie, Neuchâtel.

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