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If you’re over the election already, this is one vote that you won’t mind casting.  With candidates that include a renowned Semillon from the Hunter Valley and a ‘bold red from Canberra’ (not of the political variety, but of the Shiraz variety), your taste buds will determine the winner of the inaugural Peppers ‘Wine Wars’ event series.

Peppers Guest House Hunter Valley invites you to join them for a showdown between local winemaker Iain Riggs from Brokenwood Wines and Tim Kirk from the Canberra District based Clonakilla winery on Saturday, 20 April.  

Ensuring an entertaining evening of regional rivalry, guests will enjoy a five-course menu designed by Executive Chef John Edwards, of Peppers Guest House’s Chez Pok restaurant, with two masked wines poured for entree, main and dessert.  Palettes will be put to the test with guests asked to vote on their favourite wine for each course and at the end of the evening, the winning ‘Wine Wars’ winemaker will be revealed.

The evening commences at 6.30pm for a pre-dinner drink with seating for dinner at 7pm and for just $90 per person, promises a gourmet food and wine experience to remember.  For bookings phone Peppers Guest House on 02 4993 8999 or email guesthouse@peppers.com.au.  For guests wanting to linger longer, overnight accommodation starts from $244 per night.  Visit www.peppers.com.au for further information.

The Peppers Guest House ‘Wine Wars’ event is the first in a light-hearted series that showcases the best of Australia’s wine making regions.  The brainchild of Peppers Guest House’s Food & Beverage Manager, Melinda Waters, the 20 April event will be followed by another Wine Wars match up at Peppers Guest House between Brokenwood and d’Arenberg winery from South Australia’s McLaren Vale region on 7 June.  

The ‘Wine Wars’ series will also make its way to Peppers retreats and resorts across NSW and Queensland over the coming months.  Events include match ups between celebrated South Australian wineries, Petaluma and St Hallet, at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in Kingscliff, Northern NSW on 7 June; Peppers Craigieburn in the NSW Southern Highlands on 22 June; and Peppers Beach Club & Spa in Palm Cove, Queensland on 27 July.  Visit www.peppers.com.au/food for further information.

As part of the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail program launched in August 2012, the ‘Wine Wars’ series continues the Peppers vision to showcase regional food and wine, from the paddock to the plate, and integrate exceptional accommodation with gourmet dining.

Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels is Mantra Group's luxury accommodation brand. There are 28 Peppers properties in Australia and New Zealand in regional areas, resort destinations and metropolitan locations with the first Peppers in Fiji due to open in 2012. All offer a level of style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller: www.peppers.com.au

What began as a group of small boutique retreats now includes a host of luxury holiday resorts and the beginnings of a network of metropolitan based apartment hotels.  Retreats include Peppers Guest House Hunter Valley – the historic heart and home of Peppers; Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat in Daylesford and Peppers Craigieburn Bowral through to the impressive resort style accommodation at Peppers Salt Resort in Kingscliff and Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove.  In New Zealand, resorts such as Peppers Clearwater Christchurch and Peppers Bluewater Lake Tekapo are complemented by boutique retreats such as Peppers Parehua Martinborough and Peppers Awaroa Lodge in Abel Tasman National Park. The brand's first foray into metropolitan locations has been a great success with the opening of Peppers Broadbeach in 2010. Further CBD and regional locations around Australia and New Zealand slated for 2013 and 2014 openings.