…a winegrower, winemaker, a singer, a room full of pianos and a brewer

…a winegrower, winemaker, a singer, a room full of pianos and a brewer

No, that’s not the beginning of really funny joke! 😉 Although a fun night was had by all!

KMT Partners, along with Leaver & Son, was recently honoured and very happy to host a memorable evening of wine tasting, beer tasting and piano playing. The evening was held at the premises of Leaver & Son in Norwood, where we were surrounded by beautiful pianos.

Our singer, piano player, winegrower and winemaker was Peter Butcher from Halifax Wines. Peter was brought up in Adelaide, to musical parents, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and especially The Beatles, these being the songbook of Peter’s formative years. He has performed in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and California. Wine also became an important part of Peter’s life, not just as his ‘go to’ drink, but its history and sense of place. Peter, a Penfolds Ambassador, now owns Halifax Vineyard with his wife, Lizzie. Their vineyard has been awarded a long term, A grade contract with Penfolds, while Peter’s single block shiraz garners wonderful reviews from wine writers and sells out with each release. Peter lead a tasting of his fine, red wines accompanied by some great entertainment.

To complement Peter’s red wine, we also enjoyed some refreshing ales, presented by Nick Sterenberg. Nick – a Master Brewer and Fellow of the Institute of Brewing – joined us from Coopers Brewery. Having trained in the UK, Nick moved to Australia in the early 1990s, working first at Carlton United Breweries, before joining Coopers where he now leads the Operations Team. Nick introduced us to two beers and a wonderful stout.

Our particular thanks to our venue host, Leaver & Son. Leaver and Son are piano and furniture specialists; tuning, restoring and selling pianos across the country and around the world.

What a fantastic night, surrounded by great people, beautiful pianos, tasting scrumptious finger food and learning some great things about wine and beer!

For more information on Halifax Wines – click here.

For more information on Leaver & Son – click here.