A Blind Tasting With A Difference

leanne / August 16th, 2013

If you are wondering what to do next Saturday night (24th August) why not come along to a one-of-a-kind wine tasting evening at our Locale restaurant here in the Yarra Valley.

‘Blind Tasting’ is a unique one-woman contemporary show, starring Sylvia Keays, and what better venue to host it but within a winery. Be prepared to enjoy a thoroughly entertaining evening with Sylvia’s quirky performance followed by a meal prepared by new chef Adam Mead served with matched wines.

Winewriter, Huon Hooke recently attended Sylvia’s show in Sydney and gave this review…
Corker of a performance
Wine tasting is not usually a subject for serious theatre. But it is the essence of a one-woman Australian play called Blind Tasting. It’s about a woman who works in a wine club call centre, not unlike CellarMasters, and is performed by a woman who has worked in such a call centre. I attended a sell out performance at the ensemble Theatre in Sydney recently, co-hosted by Canberra district winery Shaw Vineyard Estate. It was a barrel of fun. Estate owner Graeme Shaw is a sponsor of the theatre, and we had a tasting of his wines before the show. It was one of the most enterprising ways to promote wine that I’ve seen in a while. Written and directed by Paul Gilchrist, and performed with great vitality and charm by Sylvia Keays, Blind Tasting was entertaining and funny. It’s not a send-up of wine tasting, but wine is the starting point for the tragicomic story of the heroine, Sophie, and the basis for allegorical comments on life, death and love. It kicks off with the star hilariously guzzling while blindfolded, the best part of bottle of Shaw red which I was reliably informed was cordial. Keays has taken her show on the road and if you ever hear it’s on, I recommend you go!

Cost is $120 per person for the show, dinner and matched wines.
Phone (03) 5965 2271 for enquiries or to make a booking.



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