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WA Cheese & Wine Masterclass

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 from 6 pm to 7.30 pm

23rd May 2019 | Tasting & Events

Wednesday, 29 May 2019
6 pm to 7.30 pm
$40 per person - includes tastings of 5 premium wines and 5 local cheeses. 
For tickets, go here.

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavour! For our upcoming Cheese & Wine Masterclass we are going local – in celebration of WA Cheese week! Five premium wines will be matched against five beautiful local cheeses, in an attempt to find the perfect pair. Join in the Wine Loft for this fun and unique experience.

WINE & CHEESE PAIRING:

Cambray Ashdown paired with Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2017
Local Goat Camembert paired with LAS Vino Wildberry Springs Chardonnay 2018
Cambray Gouda paired with Paul Nelson Karriview Pinot Noir 2015
Halls Suzette paired with Blue Poles Reserve Merlot 2016
OMG Triple Cream blue paired with Taliancich Reserve Muscat 1961 Solero

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers - Cashel Blue

Friday, 17 May 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm

16th May 2019 | Tasting & Events

Join us for a tasting in the Cheese Department, from Friday 17 May 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Established in 1984, Cashel Blue® is the original Irish farmhouse cow’s milk blue cheese. Cashel Blue has a white appearance or paste as it is technically called when young turning increasingly towards a buttery yellow as it matures. Throughout this paste there is a blueing often referred to as having marble-like pattern. The rind, which with time can develop a film of surface mould is untreated and is therefore edible. It is intrinsic to the cheese and contributes to the breaking down of the paste, adding further flavour and complexity.

Ravensworth Wine Tasting with Roger Duncan

Friday, 10 May from 5 pm

10th May 2019 | Tasting & Events

Join us in the Wine Loft for a tasting of the new release wines from the very popular Ravensworth Wines!

Bryan Martin is a winemaker at the height of his powers and his Ravensworth wines have become some of the Canberra region’s hottest releases. Bryan’s winemaking style is equal parts science and artistic flair. His range is full of alternative varieties and whacky blends, with texture and balance the key in everything. Truly unique wines from a region on the up and up and some of Canberra’s most sort after wines.

Singlefile Wines Masterclass with Patrick Corbett

Wednesday, 15 May from 5pm – 7pm

9th May 2019 | Tasting & Events

$30 per ticket - ticket price transfers into a $30 gift voucher to our Wine Loft. 
For tickets click here. Only 20 available. 

After becoming the inaugural winner of James Halliday’s Dark Horse Winery of the Year, Singlefile has won a loyal following all over the world. In James Halliday’s 2017 Australian Wine Companion, eight of Singlefile’s wines scored 95 points or above, including three listed in the ‘Best of the Best wines by variety’. Singlefile is one of the few wineries with both a red and a white wine featured in the Top 100 wines of The Weekend Australian. Singlefile was selected as a Top 100 winery in the world in the 2015 Wine & Spirits magazine.  

Open to Taste:
2018 Great Southern Riesling
2018 Great Southern Chardonnay
2018 Single Vineyard Family Reserve Chardonnay
2018 Single Vineyard Pemberton Pinot Noir
2017 Single Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Great Southern Tempranillo

'The Simple Way' Book Launch

Saturday, 11 May 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm

8th May 2019 | Tasting & Events

Join author and health-food chef Marnie in store between 11 am & 1 pm this Saturday, 11 May! Many of Marnie's recipes are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and grain free. They are easily adaptable to be vegetarian or vegan where needed, mainly showcasing simple ingredients to create a burst of flavour. Healthy eating should not be boring. This is where Marnie hopes to inspire people to create wholesome recipes that fuel your body the right way.

"I hope to share my recipes with people across the world so we can create a #hailthekale community.  Being in the kitchen is my happy place and I hope it can be yours too."

Mother's Day Showcase

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May

6th May 2019 | Tasting & Events

Join us in the Courtyard this Mother's Day weekend for our annual flower market! Let us help you spoil the women who inspire you! Our florists have created the most beautiful floral bouquets that are available in both traditional and contemporary styles. Make you own selection of flowers from our range of premium blooms and our florists will arrange and wrap them especially for you. Our gourmet Mother's Day hampers are made up of beautiful, best selling products that we know your mum will love!

Camwell Wines - Tasting in the Wine Loft

Friday, 3 May from 5 pm

1st May 2019 | Tasting & Events

With only 200 cases handcrafted each year, Camwell wine is the epitome of small batch. The grapes are grown sustainably with low intervention, focusing on keeping things as simple and natural as possible in the vineyard and in the winery. Pop up to the Loft this Friday for a complimentary tasting of these delicious wines!

Chardonnay Showcase

Saturday, 4 May from 12 pm - 3 pm

30th Apr 2019 | Tasting & Events

Australian Chardonnay has come a long way over the past decade and is now in the best shape it has ever been. There is no variety that responds better to craft than Chardonnay, and the greatest Australian examples are a perfect synthesis of grape, place and intellectual understanding. With so many styles and producers currently on the market, what better way to discover your new favourites than by joining us this Saturday, May 4th. Twenty of our favourite modern Australian examples will be open to taste, along with a few French bottlings thrown in for good measure!
Open

OPEN TO TASTE:
Lowboi 2017, WA
Tripe Iscariot ‘Brawn’ 2018, WA
La Violetta ‘Chagrin’ 2017, WA
Evoi 2017, WA
Evoi Reserve 2014, WA
Si Vintners Ada 2018, WA
Singlefile Great Southern 2018, WA
Singlefile Family Reserve 2018, WA
Singlefile Family Reserve 2016, WA
McHenry Honen Burnside 2016, WA

Garagiste Le Stagiaire 2018, VIC
Dominique Portet ‘Fontaine’ 2018, VIC
Payten & Jones VV 2017, VIC
Luke Lambert 2018, VIC
Mac Forbes Yarra Valley 2018, VIC

Murdoch Hill ‘Tilbury’ 2017, SA

Guffens du Sud VdF 2014, FRANCE
Bachelet Monnot Bourgogne Blanc 2016, FRANCE
Christian Moreau AC Chablis 2016, FRANCE

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Masterclass with Winemaker Phil Hutchinson

Monday, 29 April 2019 from 5 pm - 7.30 pm

25th Apr 2019 | Tasting & Events

$30 per person - includes tastings of 5 varietals, cheese platters and presentation by winemaker Phil Hutchinson. 
Only 20 tickets
Purchase here

The Art Series represents Leeuwin’s most opulent and age-worthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists. Leeuwin Estate winemaker Phil Hutchison will be joining us for a guided tasting of some of Margaret River’s most coveted wines, including the most recent release of Art Series Chardonnay, recently awarded 99+ points by Ray Jordon.

OPEN TO TASTE
2018 Art Series Riesling
2017 Art Series Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Art Series Chardonnay
2016 Art Series Shiraz
2015 Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Brash Higgins Tasting

Friday, 12 April 2019 from 5 pm

10th Apr 2019 | Tasting & Events

Brash Higgins is the label of winemaking American-turned-honorary-Aussie, Brad Hickey. In his former life, Hickey was one of America’s top sommeliers, working for many years crafting some of New York’s finest wine lists. He came to Australia and fell in love with McLaren Vale and local vigneron Nicole Thorpe, with whom he now produces highly characterful, minimalist wines. The wines are extremely expressive; trailblazers of their genre! 


OPEN TO TASTE:

2017 CHN Chenin
2018 Nymph Rose
2018 CINS Cinsault
2017 FRNC Cab Franc

Mount Lofty Goat's Brie

Tasting in store - Friday, 6 April 11 am to 1 pm

6th Apr 2019 | Tasting & Events

Our new 1kg Brie, made from goat's milk by the Mount Lofty Cheese Company in South Australia. Great alternative for those trying to avoid cow's milk! Join us for a tasting in store this Saturday, 6 April from 11 am to 1 pm in our cheese department. 

Wine Tasting with John Kosovich

Friday, 5 April 2019 from 5 pm

3rd Apr 2019 | Tasting & Events

John Kosovich Wines was established in 1922 by Johns father and his brothers, who emigrated from Croatia shortly before WWI. Originally selling sweet sherries to the Aussies and some ‘rough reds’ to the local European community, John quickly realised that these wines were not right for the Perth climate. In the 1960’s he made the bold move to begin producing dry white wine. Later he was awarded both the Order of Australia medal and the Jack Mann Medal for his contribution to the wine industry.

John Kosovich Wines remains as a boutique family owned and operated winery today. Their reputation for producing quality wines over a long period is unmatched by any other contemporary traditional Swan Valley winemaker.

This Friday we are joined by Arch Kosovich to taste a selection of both his Swan Valley and Pemberton releases. 

Open to taste:
2017 Verdelho
2012 Bottle Aged Chenin
2016 Pemberton Chardonnay
2014 Pemberton Pinot
2016 Malbec