Murdoch Hill

Date: Tuesday, 13 September

Time: 6pm

$195 per person including a specially designed menu by Executive Chef, Jacqui Challinor

A note from the NOMAD Wine Team

The ever exciting Murdoch Hill will be our next guest in the 2022 NOMAD Wine dinner series.

Michael Downer’s wines have always been present on NOMAD’s wine list, and this dinner is many years in the making. After several pilgrimages to see Michael at his estate, we are delighted to finally welcome him to the restaurant to share his story and wines with our valued guests.The Downers have been farming in the Adelaide Hills since 1939, with the vineyard established in 1998.

Under Michael’s leadership, the estate produces world-class examples of cool-climate region Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as a host of experimental and fun bottlings that are rapidly gaining cult status.Join Michael on 13 September as we explore his vinous creations alongside a specially designed NOMAD menu.

Tickets are limited, so we suggest booking quickly to avoid disappointment.



Meet the Wine Maker, Michael 

Michael formally trained as a winemaker at Adelaide University. After studying Oenology he toured the great wine regions of the world with harvest experience in Adelaide Hills, Barolo, Italy, Great Western, Victoria. Then came home to lead the winemaking at Murdoch Hill. His approach is to make wines focused on being honest to their origins and express creativity. Combining sound technical knowledge with an adventurous spirit. Employing winemaking techniques that give freshness and vibrancy resulting in delicate wines suited to pairing with the modern Australian food scene.

“I simply wanted to come home and make wine that shows a sense of place, something that is embedded in the European wine culture. This required moving in a more minimalistic winemaking approach utilising wild yeasts, gentle extraction techniques, reducing additions to show the purity of fruit, overall I wanted to make delicious drinkable wine styles that are”



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