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St Hugo Culinary Racing Regale for 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Fire up your belly, St Hugo has marshalled some of Melbourne’s top restaurants to create a series of special Formula 1 pairings and offerings, available at icons Entrecôte, Grossi Florentino, Rockpool and Sake from March 9 to 23. We have been invited along to a dinner at Entrecôte to raise a glass to the limited edition 2016 St Hugo Coonawarra Shiraz and St Hugo’s new Fine and Rare Collection, hosted by St Hugo Chief Winemaker Peter Munro. Here are the details of the exclusive Culinary Racing Regale offerings featuring the St Hugo fine-dining tour around the world (get your tickets).

Culinary Racing Regale

Race around Melbourne for a record-breaking culinary course for this year’s Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020. St Hugo presents a fine-dining tour around the globe, visiting F1® milestone moments, paired with the finest wines of power and elegance.

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Sake (Japan)

1976 first grand prix was held in Asia (Japan). At this race Tyrrell Racing introduces the first six-wheeled car.

Dinner features Hiramasa Kingfish and a glass of St Hugo Signature Eden Valley Riesling for $35

Set menu offering: $99 per person (minimum of 2 pax for the menu). This includes a bottle of St Hugo Eden Valley Chardonnay per 2 people and an option to upgrade the fourth course (beef) to a wagyu option for $20, which will include a match of St Hugo GSM per person.

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Entrecote (France)

1979 French GP at Dijon, Gilles Villeneuve and Rene Arnoux shared two of the most intense laps, hard fought racing laps to be seen dubbed ‘Superlaps'

Dinner features Gippsland veal blanquette, broad beans, sage, onion shells, saffron gnocchi a la Parisienne and a glass of St Hugo Chardonnay for $45

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Grossi Florentino (Italy)

Fangio takes dramatic, last-gasp win, Monza in 1953

Feature Entree serve Pappardelle, Roast Duck, Sultana, Pine Nut with a glass of St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon for $45

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Rockpool (Australia)

In 1996 Jack Brabham becomes the only driver to win the Formula 1® World Championship in a car that carried his own name

Features Cape Grim 36 Month Dry Aged Rib Eye with a glass of the back-vintage Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 for $99

St Hugo, one of Australia’s leading fine wine brands, has proudly partnered with the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 as the official wine supplier, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 12 – 15 March 2020.

Partnering with the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix for its second year, a bespoke wine lounge reflective of the world-class home of St Hugo will be created for guests of the Formula 1 Paddock Club™. 

The Formula 1 Paddock Club™ welcomes VIPs for the ultimate in world-class hospitality, with all the credentials of the finest establishments. There is no better place to become immersed in the story and legacy of Hugo Gramp, experience a taste of the Barossa and the captivating wines that carry his name.

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Commenting on the partnership, Eric Thomson, Global Marketing Director for Pernod Ricard Winemakers said “Following a tremendously successful inaugural year, we are immensely proud to once again announce this exciting partnership with the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, which shares the same values of power and elegance as St Hugo. 

“With a global reach, this partnership not only allows St Hugo to continue to engage with consumers in our home market, but also supports our continued ambitions in Asia and beyond.”

At the Formula 1 Paddock Club™, guests of St Hugo will have access to exclusives offers and experiences available only at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, including the first release of St Hugo’s new Fine and Rare Collection, a select range of rare back vintage wines showcasing the outstanding quality and exceptional cellaring potential of one of Australia’s leading fine wines. Previously only available to purchase at the St Hugo home in the Barossa Valley, the St Hugo Fine and Rare Collection is now available to collectors and customers for purchase through select specialist retailers, the St Hugo wine club, duty free and exclusive venues.

Crafted to celebrate the continued partnership of St Hugo and the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, St Hugo has also released a limited edition 2016 St Hugo Coonawarra Shiraz. The exclusive wine will be available for attendees to experience at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, exclusive Melbourne restaurants and online via at an RRP of $57.99.

CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott, said “The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix has become synonymous with luxury and world class hospitality and what better way to enhance this association than by continuing our partnership with such a premium brand in St Hugo.” Highly recommended.