Epic Food & Wine Battle Saturday October 7th


It’s happening on

October 7, 2023 5 pm


It’s happening on
Saturday 7th October

For the first time ever- A competition between ‘The Horse’ & ‘The Magpie’. We need your help to determine the champion! Come and witness a competition between two beloved family-owned establishments, Saddler’s Creek Wines & Gartelmann Wines

We invite you to join us for a fun-filled evening with delicious dishes and the finest wines. Indulge in a magnificent 6-course degustation menu, each course will be thoughtfully paired with a wine from each cellar door. Talented chefs, Matt Dillow from The Deck Café and Johnothan Heath from Well Seasoned Catering, will be showcasing their culinary skills to persuade your taste buds.

The evening will be held at Saddler’s Creek Wines’ barrel room. It’s here that we’ll gather as one big family, enjoying a feast that celebrates the best of the Hunter Valley’s food and wines.

This inspiring event unites two boutique, family-owned destinations that share a deep passion for food and wine. It’s a celebration of friendship, flavour profiles, and the joy of coming together. Be part of this unforgettable experience and let your voice be heard!

Hurry, as seats for this exclusive event are limited. We can’t wait to welcome you to an evening filled with laughter, camaraderie, and culinary delights.


NV Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

2021 Bluegrass Sparkling Cabernet


Blue Eye Cod – white anchovy, caper berry and raspberry salsa, saffron aioli

2023 Alessandro Reserve Semillon

2023 Benjamin Semillon


Lemon Butter Poached Lobster Tail – prawn “linguini”, bisque creme, basil oil

2022 Alessandro Reserve Chardonnay

2022 Lisa Reserve Chardonnay


Duck Confit & Wild Mushroom Risotto

Goats cheese, truffle oil, crisp parsnip

2021 Winemaker’s Craft Aglianico

2023 Veronica Rose


Lightly Smoked Beef Short Rib

Pedro Ximinez reduction, Jerusalem artichoke

2018 Bluegrass Shiraz

2018 Dietrich Shiraz


NV Ronnie’s Muscat

Chocolate & Almond Fudge Cake

Reserve your seat now and get ready to indulge in the best the Hunter Valley has to offer.

When: Saturday 7th October 2023

Time: 5:30pm arrival

Tickets: $220