An Evening with Château Beaucastel - Special Dinner Event!

An Evening with Château Beaucastel - Special Dinner Event!

Published by The Wine Emporium on 12th Sep 2023

We have the unique chance to host an unforgettable dinner with owner Charles Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel on the evening of Friday the 6th of October! This will be a relatively small dinner in the Harveys' (James St, Fortitude Valley) private dining room - an intimate evening (11 tickets to sell) with some of the very best wines from the Rhône Valley! Owned by the Perrin family, Chateau de Beaucastel is one of the most important estates in France. As you’ll read below, the focus on absolute quality began well before just about anyone else, and acknowledging that the greatest wines were made in the vineyard, Beaucastel has been practising organic viticulture since the 60’s and followed biodynamic principles since the 70’s. Their portfolio of bottlings is littered with high quality wine, but it is their towering, emblematic Chateauneuf du Pape that is so highly sought after due to its extraordinary ability to improve with age. We're so thrilled for this opportunity, and we can't wait to see plenty of you Rhône lovers there on the night!

Notes from the Importer - 

"The Perrin family married into the Château de Beaucastel estate over one hundred years ago and are still very much in charge to this day. At the time they made the unusual choice of replanting the vineyard (after the ravages of phylloxera) with all the thirteen grape varieties allowed in the appellation as opposed to concentrating on the Grenache, which was the 'easiest' variety giving good fruit, alcohol and colour. As a result, whereas 85% of the total red vineyard in Chateauneuf-du-Pape is planted with Grenache, this variety represents only 30% of the vineyard at Beaucastel - leaving 30% for Mourvedre, 20% for Syrah and Counoise and 20% for the remaining 9 varieties including about 3% of white. It is not surprising, therefore, that Beaucastel ages so well and develops such complexity. The other principal distinguishing feature of the estate is that the grandfather of the current generation decided to go back to the old way of doing things in 1964: that is, he would no longer use any chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. There would be a drop in yield of course, but as he saw it, a gain from the re-establishment of life chains in the soil and all the things which derive from doing things naturally, that we now know about. This was many years before the word 'organic' was used in the way that it is now, so Jacques Perrin was way ahead of his time. The Perrin family continue to innovate and alongside their extraordinary work at Beaucastel, they have developed throughout the southern Rhône Valley to become preeminent in the region."

Where - Harveys Restaurant, James Street, Fortitude Valley 

When - Friday the 6th of October; 6:30pm arrival for 7pm seating 

Tickets - $350 per head (11 available upon this sendout) 

Dress Code - Smart Casual



The Lineup and Menu -


On Arrival - 

Canapes 2022 Famille Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Rose 2020 - $32 

First Entree - 

Mooloolah yellowfin tuna, soy and sweet ginger dressing, crushed peas, goats curd, shaved radish salad 

2021 Château de Beaucastel Coudoulet Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc - $92 

2021 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - $320 

Second Entree - 

Brisbane valley quail, charred leeks , pumpkin puree, truffle butter sauce 

2020 Château de Beaucastel Coudoulet Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge - $76 

2020 Famille Perrin Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien Vieilles Vignes - $115 

2020 Famille Perrin Gigondas 'L'Argnée' Vieilles Vignes - $195 


Roasted lamb medallion, parsnip puree, shallots, broad beans tarragon roasting juices 

2020 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - $280 

2017 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - $320 

2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - $430 


Local and artisan cheeses, quince, and oat crackers 

2015 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge “Hommage a Jacques Perrin" - $1400



If you wish to get your tickets for this event, please use either of the two links above. Otherwise, if you have any questions or dietary concerns, please email

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