Wine of the Week from Urban Tadka and Ricky Ponting.

Every good restaurant – particularly those with an AGFG Chef Hat – has a dedicated Sommelier or Beverage Manager taking care of a carefully curated wine list to accompany the menu.

Who better to ask what’s trending in the vino world right now than these knowledgeable wine buffs? Cheers to our ‘Wine of the Week’ series, where we will highlight particular wines on the radar of restaurants around the country.

For authentic Indian cuisine in Terrey Hills, take to award-winning 14-hatted Urban Tadka on Mona Vale Road. Enveloping diners in warm tones of red and black and submerged ambient mood lighting, this relaxed restaurant sets the tone for smart casual dining. Specialising in North Indian, tandoori and Mughlai fare, Urban Tadka’s vast menu has something to tempt all tastes.

Ponting Wines is a collaboration between one of Australia’s most celebrated modern-day cricketers Ricky Ponting and award-winning Australian winemaker Ben Riggs. Each wine reflects Ricky’s remarkable life and has been carefully crafted to ensure flavour, structure and complexity are of the highest quality.

Wine of the Week from Urban Tadka and Ricky Ponting.
 
Pair Ponting The Pinnacle McLaren Vale Shiraz 2021 with Urban Tadka’s entrée of pudina lamb ki champein – slow-cooked lamb cutlets, hung yoghurt, secret spices and garlic chive mash – or a main of premium eye fillet, button mushrooms, bell peppers and green chillies.

This Shiraz honours the most famous of all cricket battles – The Ashes. Ricky’s career against England was uncompromising with no quarter asked or given of his opponents. From 35 tests played, he captained 18, scored eight centuries and 2476 test runs.

Wine of the Week from Urban Tadka and Ricky Ponting.
 
Distinctive McLaren Vale characteristics shine through The Pinnacle – sweet, soft and warm tannins, while the palate is rich with berry fruits, black pepper, nutmeg and cloves, resulting in a big, rich and complex Shiraz with finesse, texture and elegance.