- Wine Workshop with Banjo Harris Plane -
The ultimate wine connoisseur experience - Monday, July 13, 2015
Meletos is delighted to announce a wine appreciation experience that is second to none.
On Monday, July 13 The Warehouse at Meletos will play host to Banjo Harris Plane, Restaurant Manager at
Australia's highest-rated restaurant, Attica, and 2012 Australian Sommelier of the Year.
In partnership with Meletos' Sommelier Tony Layton, from 11.00am Banjo will guide participants through the intricate world of wine tasting and appreciation in a relaxed and informal workshop, along the way exploring over 20 premium wines from producers including Mount Mary, Yarra Yering and Yeringberg.
Stopping for a regional lunch in the Meletos' Café, the workshop will conclude at 3.00pm, with the opportunity to purchase many of
the wines tasted throughout the day.
-About Banjo Harris Plane -
Banjo joined the team at Attica (2014 Restaurant of the Year)
in early 2011, having relocated from Sydney.
He comes from a strong wine background, having worked as a sommelier at The Bentley, Quay and est. He brings with him a passion for unique wines, thoughtful food and the
unison of the two.
Growing up in his parent's various restaurants in South Australia brought him closer to the the food he would eventually grow up to love. Always being surrounded by friends and family who saw the preparation and consumption of food and wine as an intrinsic part of culture as opposed to a simple repetitive act was a weighty influence, and he now shares his passion with the people of Melbourne.
Banjo was honoured in 2012 by being awarded the 'Australian Sommelier of the Year' Award by Gourmet Traveller.
Banjo has completed the Advanced Sommelier Diploma with the Court of Master Sommeliers, and will travel to London in October of 2015 to undertake his final examination. Once completed, he will become one of only three Master Sommeliers in Australia.