Roganic and Aulis Hong Kong Launch A Special Wine Menu For International Women’s Day
For the entire month of March, Simon Rogan’s one-Michelin-starred Roganic Hong Kong and Aulis Hong Kong will be offering a special wine menu celebrating female winemakers from ten different countries to accompany the restaurants' lunch and dinner tasting menus.
The menu, curated by Roganic and Aulis' new Beverage Manager Andrew Chigorimbo, highlights women that have been strong pioneers in the male-dominated winemaking industry.
Among the acclaimed winemakers featured are Samantha O’Keefe, Cristina Forner and Rumiko Moriki.
Samantha O’Keefe is the owner of the Lismore Estate Winery in Greyton, South Africa. Prior to O’Keefe starting her business in 2013, the cool-climate region was not a familiar territory for grape-growing, but with her help it soon became a recognised wine appellation. Her pioneering move recently earned her the title of the sixth woman to be inducted into the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild.
Further north in Spain, Cristina Forner is making waves as the CEO of Marques de Caceres in Logrono. Born into the family business, Cristina took the reigns of the company at a time where the world was facing one of its biggest financial crisis, yet managed to increase sales and expand her wine portfolio by producing exclusive wines created by the process of handcrafting and ageing. Those wines went on to win dozens of awards and have consistently received a score above 90 points from critics.
Closer to home, in central Japan, is Rumiko Moriki and her natural sake. Not only is she the fourth-generation owner of the Moriki Brewery but she is also Japan’s first-ever female tōji (brewmaster). Moriki insists on the sake being made almost entirely by hand, the way it has been done for centuries, in order to produce the smoothest and most pure sake possible.
The wine menu is available with the tasting menu at an additional HK$680 + 10% per guest (includes 6 glasses of wine pairings).