Devil’s Corner From the Wild wine shows off Tasmania’s finest produce amongst the rooftop yurts of St Jerome’s – The Hotel
The one thing you wouldn’t expect to find on the rooftop of Melbourne Central is a suavely kitted out urban glamping site, but after you’ve discovered this spacious oasis, it’ll be the one thing you’ll be hoping to find everywhere. St Jerome’s – The Hotel, perched on top of 271 Little Lonsdale Street, boasts a small stationary armada of 20 cute-and-comfortable canvas yurts with soft double beds and was, for a one-night Tasmanian produce and wine special, host to Devil’s Corner, From the Wild.
Devil’s Corner Winery has recently placed themselves on the world wide wine map through their winning of two of the highest accolades in this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. Their Riesling now proudly sits as the best in the world after having won the Platinum Best in Show Award. Praise indeed! And, amazingly, the praise doesn’t end there: From the sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée to the dark-yet-fruity Pinot Noir, every glass was a delight, and each a reminder that grapes grown by the sea are the best grapes.
Every taste of local Tasmanian produce was expertly assembled and paired perfectly with a partnering Devil’s Corner wine. Freycinet Hot Smoked Salmon Paté and Pinot Grigio, Aged Ashgrove Cheddar Cheese with a crisp Chardonnay and the salty coup of the evening: East Coast Tasmanian Oysters served with the aforementioned clear, bright Riesling with self-claimed ‘lemon blossom’ notes.
The food and wine stalls were filled with happy chatter about the produce and all the various beauties of the Tasmanian regions they herald from and the farmers, growers and business owners talked amongst themselves about their craft.
Events such as this reiterate the importance of buying locally and celebrating what’s around you, which remains mightily important whether you happen to find yourself on a rooftop or not. So, Devil’s Corner- cheers from us!
Fancy yourself a little taste of Tasmania tonight? Make sure to pick up a bottle of Devil’s Corner at any good wine store such as Dan Murphy’s and serve it with a selection Tassie’s finest food, available at most supermarkets and good delis.
St Jerome’s – The Hotel