29 Jun Nero d’avola – welcome to la famiglia
In Sicily, nero d’avola is the most important indigenous red wine grape on the island.
It’s quite fitting then, that Paul Conti decided to source nero d’avola cuttings and plant them on the homestead property in Woodvale six years ago.
This milestone made him the first WA vigneron to bring them into the state – and now, this wine is ready to drink – and what a stunning wine it is too.
To celebrate its welcome to “the family”, we hosted a Sicilian banquet in the old homestead in July 2017 – otherwise known as Conti’s Restaurant.
(under the alfresco)
Mini arancini (v, gf)
Paul Conti Wines Lorenza sparkling chenin blanc NV
Paul Conti Wines Tuart Block 2016 chenin blanc
Paul Conti Wines Margaret River 2015 cabernet malbec (new release)
Fresh bread for table
Giant ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella pasta shells (v)
served with house-made tomato sugo
Wine: Paul Conti Wines 2016 Nero d’avola
Sword fish alla caponata (gf)
Swordfish steak served with a classic Sicilian, slow-cooked eggplant dish made with capers, olives and pine nuts
Wine: Paul Conti Wines Margaret River 2016 chardonnay
Chicken involtini (gf)
Free-range chicken breast stuffed with buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto, served with braised fennel
Wine: Paul Conti Wines Margaret River 2014 cabernet sauvignon or Mariginiup 2014 shiraz
Radicchio and rocket salad with shaved Parmesan and balsamic dressing (gf)
Fried rosemary potatoes (gf)
House-made panna cotta (gf)
Wine: Paul Conti Wines white liqueur
Pictured above is the view from the small town of Roccella in Sicily where Paul’s family originates from. It was taken in 1994 when the family visited the breathtaking island.
Find us at 529 Wanneroo Road Woodvale (opposite Buckingham Drive).