Multi-award-winning Australian winery, including 2023 Halliday Australian Winery of the Year, Pooley Wines, is celebrating the festive season the finest and tastiest way possible – with a delicious range of offerings at wood fired pizza at Pooley, and complementing them with a suite of award-winning Pooley Wines to create the ultimate Christmas culinary celebration.
This summer, Pooley Wines will be extending its opening hours to its family-friendly pizza offering at its highly popular winery in Richmond, in the heart of The Coal River Valley.
Kane Brown, Pooley Wines resident Pizza chef, has meticulously curated an all-new menu, just in time for the Christmas and summer season, with Chief Wine Maker, Anna Pooley, matching these offerings with Pooley Wine’s flagship favourites.
“The perfect start to any meal is freshly shucked oysters, matched perfectly with the newly release 2022 Pooley Riesling. I locally source the oysters from Barilla Bay who pride themselves on producing premium quality oysters, as their position was specifically chosen for its water quality and tidal influence.” Kane said.
“And for those who love a little zing with oysters, I have created a tongue tingling mignonette dressing and an adults-only G & T offering, boating gin, tonic, lemon and cucumber. For the lovers of cooked oysters, I have created a scrumptious pesto panko crumb which we pop on the oyster and grill for three minutes. Simply delicious.”
Anna says, “The 2022 Pooley Riesling beautifully complements the simplicity and freshness of the oyster with a lingering hint of sweet citrus, grapefruit and lemon myrtle on the palate. It is simply a great celebration of summer.”
For this summer, Kane has created a pizza with festive twist – a glazed Christmas ham pizza with all the trimmings, where it will be impossible to stop at just one slice.
“Who doesn’t love a Christmas ham for the festive season? So, to have those morsels of salty goodness featured in a wood-fired pizza is the best of both worlds.”
Anna says, “Such a glorious pizza only deserves to be matched with 2021 Pooley Pinot Noir. It is a match made in heaven with the pinot noir’s red fruits carrying through with further notes of subtle dried herbs, cinnamon, aniseed and cedar spice.”
Kane says, “I think, as the weather is heating up, Australians love informal and alfresco dining, like what we have here. There is that added joy in embracing the beautiful surroundings, as well as eating and drinking the finest Tasmania has to offer. And that is especially apparent in Christmas.”
Wood fired pizza at Pooley is opened from Thursday to Sunday from noon to 3:00pm.