Meet the Maker

Meet the Italian Maker - Giuseppe Cortese 6th June 2023 6.30pm

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Join Giuseppe Cortese for an entertaining evening of Italian wine & food and plenty of buon tempo!

Giuseppe is a highly regarded Italian winemaker from the Piedmont region of Italy. He is the owner and winemaker of the Giuseppe Cortese winery located in the commune of Barbaresco.

The winery was founded by Giuseppe's father, Pier Carlo Cortese, in the early 1970s, and Giuseppe took over the business in the 1990s. Giuseppe's winemaking philosophy is based on tradition and terroir, with a focus on producing wines that express the unique characteristics of the vineyards where the grapes are grown.

The winery produces a range of wines, including Barbaresco DOCG, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, Barbera d'Alba DOC, and Dolcetto d'Alba DOC. The flagship wine of the winery is the Barbaresco Rabajà, which is produced from grapes grown in the Rabajà vineyard, one of the most renowned vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation.

Giuseppe Cortese's wines are known for their elegance, balance, and complexity. He uses only natural yeasts and minimal intervention in the winemaking process to allow the grapes to express their full potential. His wines have received numerous awards and accolades, including high scores from wine critics such as Robert Parker and James Suckling.

Overall, Giuseppe Cortese is considered to be one of the top winemakers in the Piedmont region, and his wines are highly sought after by wine collectors and enthusiasts around the world.

Get in quick for a night to remember... tickets are limited.

We look forward to hosting you!

Wine List & Event Menu

On Arrival
Champagne Pouillon Grande Vallee 2017 Les Terres Froides

(tasting plate)
Vitello tonnato
Slow roasted veal, tuna mayonnaise, capers, celery
Fiore di zucca
Zucchini flower filled with ricotta & truffled porcini, castelmagno fondue

2018 Barbaresco
2019 Barbaresco

Angolotti del plin con sugo di brasato
Hand pinched ravioli filled with beef, pork & cabbage, braised vegetables

2018 Barbaresco Rabaja
2019 Barbaresco Rabaja

Guancia di bue al Barolo
Beef cheeks slow braised in Barolo with soft rosemary polenta & charred fioretto
served with
Insalata alla Piemontese
Capsicum, potato, anchovies, hazelnuts

2015 Barbaresco Rabaja
2017 Barbaresco Rabaja

Piemontese cheese served with quince paste, muscatels, pear, walnut, crispy bread
(La Tur, Testun al Barolo, Castelmagno)

2011 Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva 1.5L
2013 Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva
2016 Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva (pre-release tasting)

This regionally inspired menu has been created by Cipri Italian

About the venue Cipri Italian

The Cipri brothers’ contemporary take on the finest traditions of Italian hospitality. The moment guests sit down, they are introduced to our entire family. Joe and Anthony manage front of house while in the kitchen, middle brother and head chef Carmelo celebrates the seasons with the style and flavour of old and new Italy. This restaurant continues our family’s passion for good food and dedication to hospitality that dates back generations.

At Cipri Italian, they are happy to take your booking and parking is available to customers beneath the restaurant during the evening and all day Sunday. From Elizabeth Street, turn sharp left straight after the restaurant into Vials Lane then left into the carpark.

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