Tasting & Events
Complimentary Tasting Event
A celebration of Summer and Australian wine!
Join us for a mid-summer wine tasting this Saturday 25th, featuring some of our favourite wines from around the country! Taste over 20 wines, ranging from sparkling to chilled reds – all perfect for your Summer entertaining. Discover new wines from small, family owned wineries and enjoy discounts on any wine purchased on the day.
OPEN TO TASTE
2019 McHenry Hohnen Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Flowstone 'Moonmilk White' Savagnin/Viognier/GW/SB
2019 Mica Vino 'Dejo' Verdejo
2019 Express Winemakers Chenin Blanc
2019 Blind Corner Shiraz Nouveau
2017 Laurel Bank Riesling
2019 Rusden 'Poco Loco' Rose
2018 Sinapius Close Planted Chardonnay
2019 Hughes & Hughes 'Solstice' Novello Red
2019 Dominique Portet Rose
2019 CRFT Aranmore Gruner Veltliner
2017 CRFT Aranmore Pinot Noir
2019 Alpha Box & Dice 'Tarot' Pinnot Grigio
2017 Billy Button Vermentino
2018 Billy Button Bianco
2019 Billy Button Rose
2018 Billy Button Rosso
2017 Emperica 'Ebullient' Sparkling Riesling
2018 Flor Marche 'Rosat' Grenache
2018 Hither & Yon Nero D'Avola
2017 Eldorado Road 'Nomads Garden' Fiano
Tempranillo, Graciano, Bastardo, Tinta Cão, Touriga Nacional and Sousão – all unfamiliar varieties in Australia that thrive in our climate and produce delicious wines! Mazza Wines grows these fantastic Spanish and Portuguese varieties on a beautiful ten acre vineyard near Donnybrook. Their unique, premium wines are produced is tiny quantities – just 1500 cases a year! David Mazza joins us this Friday from 5pm upstairs in The Wine Loft!
2018 Bastardo Rose (last stocks in WA)
2012 Fortified Bastard
COMPLIMENTARY CHEESE & WINE TASTING IN THE LOFT!
Join us this Thursday as we use traditional methods to open a 40 kg wheel of French Beaufort cheese! Made in the Haute Savoie region of the French alps, this rare Cow’s milk cheese can only be made in the Summer months as the cow’s graze naturally on a rich diet of grass and flowers. French sommelier Ludovic Deloche has paired 6 premium French wines for us to taste alongside this exceptional cheese. This complimentary tasting is a unique experience, not to be missed!
Saturday, 14 December 2019
11 am - 2 pm
Join us in the Wine Loft for a presentation of celebration cheeses especially for the festive season! Whether it is ideas for your cheese board or an impressive cheese center piece for Christmas lunch, you are sure to find inspiration! Both local and international suppliers will be on hand to walk you through your selection and answer any questions. We will be having our third Champagne tasting this Saturday in the Loft with the following open to taste:
Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Saint Anne NV Brut
Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs NV Lagerte Freres Meunier Rosé NV
Agrapart Grand Cru Terroirs Blanc de Blancs NV
Chartogne Taillet Brut Rosé 2015
Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Tradition NV
Join us in the Wine Loft this Thursday, 12 December as we use traditional methods to crack open a premium wheel of Comtè that has been aged for 18 months! We have picked our favourite wines that perfect pair with this delicious cheese!
From 4:30pm – 6:30pm
This Friday we have delicious wines from Hughes & Hughes in Tasmania open to taste! Hughes & Hughes is made by the brothers behind premium Tasmanian label, Mewstone. James Halliday has called them, “an utterly exceptional wine producer”, and their wines often sell out within weeks of release. This is definitely a Tassie label to watch!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Complimentary Cheese & Wine Tasting
Thursday, 5 December 2019 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Join us in the Wine Loft this Thursday, 5 December as we use traditional methods to crack open a premium wheel of Gruyère that has been aged for 24 months! Gruyère is a benchmark PDO cheese from Switzerland, who’s production and ageing is strictly controlled. Its production can be traced back to 1115, although not officially recognised under this name until the 17th century. As with other cheeses from mountainous regions, the creation of large wheels of cheese was an important way of conserving food for the long and cold winter months. Herds would ascend to the high altitude pastures over the summer to take advantage of the rich array of grasses and flowers.
Gruyère des Grottes, which translates to Gruyère of the caves, is aged in natural limestone caves in the Swiss Alps. Ours has been aged for 24 months which bestows it with a rich and powerful character.
The delicate flavours of Gruyère make it a versatile cheese when it comes to pairing with wine. We have picked four West Australian wines that are perfect for the entertaining season!
WINE OPEN TO TASTE:
Marri Wood Park Sparkling Chenin 2011
Chalari Riesling 2019
Mazza Bastardo Rose 2019
Blind Corner Nouveau Shiraz 2019
Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm
Our annual Christmas Showcase is not to be missed! Our Deli & Butchery Departments will have their delicious Christmas catering lines such as traditional Christmas hams & turkeys available to sample. We are joined by some of our best local & international suppliers who will have an array of Christmas products out to taste.
Thursday, 28 November 2019
6 pm - 7.30 pm
$50 per ticket, only 20 available.
For tickets click here.
Founded in 1812, Laurent-Perrier is recognised as one of the finest Champagne Houses. Rich in history, this iconic estate has been owned and run by the Nonancourt Family since 1939, and today is one of the largest family owned Champagne houses. Inspired by the indendent spirit and creative audacity of the Nonancourt family, the Laurent-Perrier team have always strived for greatness, evident in the fresh and elegant wines being produced today.
Caroline Desaulle joins us from Laurent Perrier, for an intimate evening featuring these exquisite wines.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Laurent-Perrier Demi Sec NV
Laurent-Perrier Millesime 2008
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV
Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee NV
Nick James Merritt grew up in the Riverland wine region of South Australia. He worked in many of Adelaide’s better restaurants and helped his family establish a vineyard in McLaren Vale, before moving to London to work for WINE magazine. For two years he traveled the wine regions of Europe, immersing himself in the world of wine, before heading back to Australia to study wine-making. After gaining experience at great wineries such as Rosemount, Vasse Felix and Stella Bella (plus overseas vintages in New Zealand and France), Nick finally settled in Margaret River and is producing excellent wines under his own label, Wines of Merritt. Nick joins us this Friday from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
OPEN TO TASTE
Wines of Merritt Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Wines of Merritt Vermentino 2017
Wines of Merritt Chenin 2017
Wines of Merritt Cabernet Franc 2018
Friday, 22 November from 4.30 pm
Founded in 2014 by a group of West Aussie spirit enthusiasts, Hippocampus has since moved to Melbourne to merge with Boatrocker Brewery. Although the location of the still has changed, their passion for unique, high-quality Australian spirits has not. Hippocampus has been a favourite at our gin events and continues to impress with their hand-crafted spirits. Emmy joins us this Friday from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Hippocampus Organic Vodka
Hippocampus Dry Gin
Hippocampus Barrel Aged
Be the first to taste the highly anticipated 2019 releases from Lowboi & Forest Hill with Guy Lyons, head winemaker at Forest Hill winery and owner operator of Lowboi. Guy will be pouring new spring releases!
Join us in the Courtyard this Saturday for a complimentary tasting of our most popular Japanese Beer alongside traditional Yakitori!
Echigo Rice Lager has been well recognized as the first & leading Japanese craft beer brand since its birth in 1994. Koshihikari Echigo Rice Beer is smooth, dry & crisp flavoured 100% genuine Japanese made premium quality Rice Lager made from Niigata grown rice, Japanese malts & hops, Japanese water by Japanese craftman.
Echigo Koshihikari is clean and simple yet packed with a delicious rice flavor. It has a great matching with foods that have subtle flavours.
There was a time where Austrian wines were shadowed with doubt. Fortunately, Austria underwent a complete wine restructuring and thanks to a new generation of winemakers, has emerged with a vibrant wine scene.
Open to Taste:
Zillinger 2017 Horizont Gruner Veltliner
Birgit Braunstein 2017 Chardonnay
Anton Bauer 2017 Rose
Birgit Braunstein 2017 Pinot Noir
Altenburger 2017 Blaufrankisch
Yakitori is a popular Japanese food that is enjoyed at traditional festivals and events. Yakitori is a wide category of bite size food on skewers that is grilled over charcoal. Our Japanese chefs will be cooking vegetables, pork, wagyu beef and more on open Yakitori barbeques in the courtyard! Yakatori is best accompanied by sake – join us for a complimentary sake with our wine expert!
Ippin sake is produced by Yoshikubo brewery in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture. Founded in 1790, the Yoshikubo Family has been brewing fine sake for 12 generations. Satoshi Yoshikubo joins us to taste through these brilliant premium sakes.
Open to taste:
IPPIN Mito Umeshu
IPPIN Junmai Daiginjo
Ki No Bi Gin
Distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto, these gin's are made from a sake rice base, sourced form the famous sake district of Fushimi. Mainly local botanicals are used including yuzu, hinoki chips, bamboo leaf, gyokuro tea, ginger, red shiso and green sansho peppers. Bottled in hand-blown glass bottles crafted in Osaka, the label was designed by Kyot's oldest maker of karakami. Truly unique, Japanese gins!
Open to taste:
Ki No Bi Dry
Ki No Tea
Ki No Sei
Spirit of Little Things create small batch, artisan gins with a distinctly Australian fingerprint. Crafted right here in WA by three Cottesloe locals, these craft gins are as Australian as they come! From the locally and ethically sourced botanical's to the Australian-made bottles, this team is serious about creating unique Australian spirits that reflect the essence of our sun burnt land.
Join us for a complimentary gin tasting with owners Mick, Josh & Tom in the Loft.