Tasting Lisa McGuigan Wines at Gaucho club

Argentinian steaks and a few bottles of Australian reds make for a great night out. Lisa McGuigan wines hosted a tasting at the Gaucho Club recently to introduce her wines in conjunction with London Wine Week. Lisa, a fourth generation winemaker from the Hunter Valley, was on hand to tell us her story of how she built up her wine business.

Lisa McGuigan Wines

Lisa McGuigan is an unusual, daring and mischievous Australian winemaker. She doesn’t own vineyards but has a stake in a winery. Her wine business is relatively new but she has gained some traction in supplying some European outlets and features on Jetstar and Qantas.

Lisa’s aim is to deliver a stylish wine made from choice varietals from South Australia. Having a share in a winery allows her to experiment with many different blends that are not limited by

One of the success factors of her label is that Lisa is ace at marketing. Everything from the distinctive silver cross on the bottles to the names of the wines have been carefully thought out and planned. Bringing her plucky Aussie approach to marketing her wines at trade shows in Europe have gained her some valuable contracts and has fuelled the expansion of the wines she produces.

At this dinner, the Gaucho Club served a tasting menu paired with some of Lisa’s wines, some of which will be sold in the UK. The two lines that she has are the Wilde Thing and the Silver. Wilde Thing offers a blended Chardonnay Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Shiraz, whilst the Silver collection houses a Chardonnay and Shiraz

Lisa Mc Guigan introducing her wines at the wine matching dinner
Lisa Mc Guigan introducing her wines at the wine matching dinner
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Some white wine to match with the starters

The Wilde Thing Chardonnay Pinot Grigio by Lisa McGuigan Wines (RRP £7) 

Tasting Notes: 

Colour: Clear pale straw in colour

Aroma: Aromas of apple and pear combine with peach on a fruit forward nose

Palate: Apple and peach on the palate are complimented by a long refreshing finish

Food pairing: Fresh seafood or a mango salsa


The Silver Collection Chardonnay (RRP £9) 

Tasting Notes: 

Colour: Pale yellow to straw

Aroma: Ripe melon and peach aromas with a hint of floral complexity

Palate: The tropical fruits on the nose follow through to the palate and are balanced by a cool lemon rind finish

Food pairing: Smoked salmon or brie

Lisa Mc Guigan wine matching dinner- Ecuadorian Ceviche
Ecuadorian Ceviche

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Lisa McGuigan Wine Dinner
Beef empanadas

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Silver Shiraz (RRP £9) 

Tasting notes:  

Colour: Ruby red with hints of purple

Aroma: Redcurrant, raspberry, pepper are complimented by subtle sweet spice from the addition of oak at fermentation

Palate: Raspberry and plum on the palate, which is medium bodied with silky tannins and a long finish

Food pairing: Steak or hard cheese

Bife de Ancho - rib eye served with chimichurri sauce
Bife de Ancho – rib eye served with chimichurri sauce. Served with some chargrilled purple sprouting broccoli and Humita Saltena, the Andian version of Mexican tamales

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Lisa McGuigan Cabernet Shiraz (RRP £7) 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep ruby with purple hues

Aroma: Ripe blackcurrant and redcurrant fruits with a hint of herb

Palate: A delicious mix of blackcurrant and redcurrant fruits combine on a medium bodied palate and silky smooth tannins

Food pairing: Lamb or grilled chicken

Dulce de Leche Cheescake, Dulce de leche pancakes and passion fruit tart
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, Dulce de leche pancakes and passion fruit tart

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A delicious Malbec Sorbet
A delicious Malbec Sorbet

Lisa Mc Guigan wines are now available in the UK and you can buy it online.


EatCookExplore was a guest of Lisa McGuigan wines at the Gaucho Club.


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