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OMGD at Bimbadgen Estate

30 August 2014 @ 11:00 am UTC+0

Join Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs (OMGD) at Bimbadgen Estate Vineyard in the Hunter Valley for a private winemaker-guided tasting, followed by a superb 6 course degustation lunch at the winery’s award-winning Esca Restaurant – with 2 premium wines served with each course!

Sam Giddings, Vice Echanson NSW, invites you to join the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs (OMGD), of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – NSW Bailliage, at Bimbadgen Estate Pokolbin for what will be an exceptional weekend wine experience on Saturday 30 August!

The Venue

Bimbadgen Estate is Located high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. This striking winery and vineyard  is a collaboration of the soils with the sun, wind, rain and forty two-year-old vines, resulting in the crafting of some of the Hunter’s most complex wines.  Bimbadgen received a 5-star rating in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition.

The Experience

  • On arrival at 11.30am join your fellow guests for canapés accompanied by Bimbadgen’s 2012 vintage Blanc de Blancs – served in the vineyard (weather permitting).
  • At 12 noon we will proceed to a premium private tasting with commentary from Bimbadgen’s winemakers Rauri Donkin and Tom Lovelock that will focus on the 2014 vintage.  You will taste new bottling’s as well as tank and barrel samples.
  • At 12.30pm we will sit down to a magnificent 6 course degustation lunch at Esca Restaurant prepared by Executive Chef Jonathan Heath.  This will include a cheese course prior to dessert.  Additionally the focus of each course will be 2 matched wines. As this is an OMGD event you will have the opportunity to give your own views on which wine/food pairing you think is best!

The Details

Date: Saturday 30 August 2014

Time: 11:30am sharp

Venue: Bimbadgen Estate, 790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin (Hunter Valley)

Dress Code: Smart casual, with Chaîne regalia

Cost: Chaîne Members and their partners/first guest: $155 per person Non-Member Guests: $165 per person

RSVPs close promptly at 6pm on Friday 15 August 2014 – PLEASE NOTE we have to confirm final numbers and names 2 weeks prior (therefore there will be no refunds possible after this date).

Weekend Accommodation Offer (Optional)

We appreciate that some Members and Guests might find it convenient to make a weekend out of their Hunter Valley visit and stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday.

With this in mind we have negotiated a special rate with Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

Guests can contact the house reservations team Monday – Friday 7am- 7pm to confirm their reservations
Rooms are subject to Hotel availability
Contact number is 02 4991 0970
Quote – “Bimbadgen Estate Function” or CODE “BEF” to access your discounted rates which are:

Friday 29th August
Two bedroom Villa $320.00
Three bedroom Villa $420.00

Saturday 30th August
Two bedroom Villa $420.00
Three bedroom Villa $520.00

Room are based on room only but they also offer guests their discounted breakfast price of $27.00 per person at time of booking.


About the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs (OMGD)

The OMGD (often referred to as “Mondial”) is a specific section of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. It specialises in and concentrates on crafted beverages.

Put simply, regular Chaîne functions are particularly focussed on fine food, beverages are served to complement the food. By contrast, OMGD functions will focus on and emphasise the crafted beverages themselves – including fine wines, quality spirits, cocktails, beers and cider – pairing them with appropriate food dishes where applicable.

Membership of the OMGD is an option open to any active member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.


Please contact Sam Giddings, Vice-Échanson on 0439 133 300 or email Sam.Giddings@mynrma.com.au if you have any questions about this event.


30 August 2014
11:00 am
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Bimbadgen Estate
790 McDonalds Road
Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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