Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, is partnering with some of the country’s leading pizzerias throughout September to celebrate International Grenache Day by showing how well this simple match works, at home or at a pizzeria.
Celebrated annually on the third Friday in September, International Grenache Day shines a light on this widely planted Spanish variety, from those who produce it to those enjoying a glass.
South Australia’s Barossa region is renowned for its Grenache and is home to the oldest Grenache vineyards in the world dating back to 1850. Yalumba, located in Angaston, has been producing Barossa Grenache since their early winemaking days.
Jessica Hill-Smith, sixth generation family winemaker at Yalumba says, “We’re really proud to have some of the world’s oldest Grenache vineyards at Yalumba. The Barossa climate and soil is perfect for Grenache. Our approach is to produce wines with purity, complexity and bright aromatics that we like to think is uniquely Yalumba.”
Yalumba is celebrating International Grenache Day with a month-long festa by partnering with pizzerias around the country to highlight the marriage between Grenache and an Italian favourite, pizza.
“Food and wine pairing should be accessible and fun, and this is what Grenache and pizza are all about,” says Hill-Smith. “The brightness and vibrancy of our Grenache make it the perfect match for pizza, especially tomato-based pizza. It’s juicy, easy-drinking and delicious, so when you are sharing a pizza and you need a wine that suits different tastes, this is the go to!”
Each participating venue will showcase their pizzas alongside two of Yalumba’s signature Grenaches, the 2019 Vine Vale Grenache and 2019 Samuel’s Collection Bush Vine Grenache. Offers will be available at participating venues from 1–30 September.
The full list of participating venues includes:
Glorietta, New South Wales – delivery only
2 pizzas & a bottle of the Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Bush Vine Barossa Grenache $60;
2 Pizzas & a bottle of the Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache $70.
Nonna’s Pizza & Deli, Queensland
Any pizza & a glass of Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Bush Vine Grenache $20, available Monday to Friday (11–4 pm).
Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache available by the glass.
Tinderbox Kitchen, Queensland
Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache is available for $14 per glass or $60 per bottle. Enjoy alongside the ‘Tropea’ pizza featuring tomato, fior di latte, pork sausages, Spanish onion, basil and garlic oil.
Tommy’s Italian, Queensland
Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache available by the glass
Aces, South Australia
Any pizza & a glass of Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Bush Vine Grenache $25. acespizzaliquor.com
Amalfi, South Australia
Pair Yalumba’s Vale Grenache with Amalfi’s signature Spinaci Pizza.
Ember, South Australia
Pair Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache with Ember’s spicy pepperoni pizza.