This September,One&Only Hayman Island will collaborate with New Zealand’s award-winning Craggy Range Winery for an unforgettable month of epicurean indulgence in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.From 1 to 30 September 2015, Craggy Range’s winemakers will team up with the chefs and sommeliers of One&Only Hayman Island to create a series of exciting wine tastings and food pairing journeys, from degustations to Craggy Range Chef’s Table dinners, matched with Craggy Range wines. Featuring the finest Craggy Range vintages and world-class cuisine created by One&Only Hayman Island’s talented chefs, each event will be hosted by Craggy Range ambassadors including Owners, Terry Peabody and Mary-Jeanne Hutchinson (nee Peabody) and Winemaker, Ben Mullen. When Terry Peabody visited New Zealand in 1997 and was introduced to Master of Wine Steve Smith, he sensed an exciting possibility in New Zealand, with the exceptional climate and spirit of the people. He went on to create one of the region’s great wineries and to produce wines that would become internationally regarded as New World classics, sourcing the best land in the country, and planting vines perfectly suited to the soil and climate.
With seven exceptional restaurants and bars, and Australia’s best on-island cellar, One&Only Hayman Island is the perfect location for this exciting Craggy Range Series. Under Executive Chef Karim Hassene, who brings with him a wealth of culinary knowledge and expertise, most recently from One&Only Le Saint Géran, the resort celebrates Australia’s abundant fresh produce and cultural melting pot, bringing together many of the world’s great cuisines.
During Craggy Range Wine Month, the resort’s fine dining restaurant, Fire, will host a four-course degustation menu every evening paired with Craggy Range wines. On Saturdays, guests are invited to an exclusive Craggy Range Wine Tasting at Pacific, while watching the sun set against the stunning backdrop of the Coral Sea. The highlight event, the Craggy Range Chef’s Table Dinner, will take place on Friday evenings throughout September. Guests will dine in One&Only Hayman Island’s Main Kitchen, and enjoy an interactive gourmet experience led by Karim Hassene and his team.
Karim Hassene, Executive Chef of One&Only Hayman Island, says: “As a chef, I understand how much people enjoy great cuisine whilst drinking a glass of wine. Being able to pair our creations with some of the fantastic vintages that Craggy Range has to offer will definitely ensure that our guests are blown away.”
Guests are invited to experience Craggy Range Wine Month at One&Only Hayman Island, with prices starting from AU$1,170 per person, based on two people sharing. The package includes two nights’ ultra-luxury accommodation in a Hayman Lagoon Room, Craggy Wine Chef’s Table Dinner, Craggy Range Wine Tasting as well as daily breakfast in Pacific restaurant, water sports (non-motorised) onOne&Only Hayman Beach, use of the Fitness Centre and complimentary KidsOnly and TeensOnly Clubs.
For more information or reservations for Craggy Range Wine Month, please contact the resort on +61 2 9308 0500 or visit oneandonlyhaymanisland.com