As an official retail partner - in conjunction with Gourmet Traveller, it’s our pleasure to invite you to a virtual wine tasting with Church Road Wines and award-winning chef Ben Shewry (Attica).

Hosted by Gourmet Traveller editor Joanna Hunkin and joined by Church Road’s chief winemaker Chris Scott, the trio will guide you through three of Church Road’s most distinctive wines, for an evening of unique insight, learning and great conversation. This not-to-be-missed event will feature a bespoke food pairing menu designed by Shewry, which will be sent out in advance for you to prepare at home.

Order your Church Road Tasting Pack which includes all three event tasting wines for delivery direct to your door and you are set. 

  • Grand Reserve Chardonnay
  • Grand Reserve Cabernet Merlot
  • McDonald Series Syrah


Host Ben Shewry has been named Chef of the Year twice at the Gourmet Traveller annual Restaurant Awards. The New Zealand-born chef knows a thing or two about good wine and is a proud ambassador for Church Road Winery, based in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay. Ben will be in good company, hosting alongside Church Road’s award-winning winemaker Chris Scott, who first joined the winery in 1998 as a cellar-hand, before working his way up to the top job or chief winemaker.

How to Participate:

  • Register via Eventbrite
  • Order your Church Road Tasting Pack 
  • Prepare an exclusive food-Ben Shewry food pairing menu sent to you on registration. 
  • Join via Zoom Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6:30 pm AEST for live wine-tasting and conversation with Joanna, Ben and Chris. The link will be provided one day prior. 


  1. Church Road Grand Reserve Merlot Cabernet 2016
  2. Church Road Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018
  3. Church Road McDonald Series Syrah 2017


  1. Church Road McDonald Series Syrah 2017 6 Pack
  2. Church Road Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018 6 Pack
  3. Church Road Grand Reserve Merlot Cab 2016 6 Pack
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