Tasting & Events
Distiller Lex Poulsen is back in the west for one weekend only and joins us this Sunday 24th March from 12pm to 2pm
Join us in the Loft for a complimentary tasting!
Hippocampus was set up by a group of like minded friends who shared a passion for quality, handcrafted spirits. By using local organic wheat, fermenting in small batches and then distilling in the custom- made still, Hippocampus Distillery produces unique Australian spirits crafted from the ground up. Originally operating out of West Perth, Hippocampus has since merged with Boatrocker Brewery, and has subsequently packed up their still and moved to the east coast.
Frankland Estate viticulturist Elizabeth Smith joins us this Friday 22nd March for an intimate tasting of these highly celebrated wines.
Family owned and operated since 1988, Frankland Estate Rieslings are regarded as some of the best in the region, if not the country. Their major focus is on their certified organically grown fruit that reflects its terroir rather than the hand of the winemaker.
"Superb wines that stand the test of time" - Max Allen, The Financial Review
"Frankland Estate has emerged as one of Australia's great vineyards" - Huon Hooke, Decanter Magazine
OPEN TO TASTE
2017 Poison Hill Riesling
2016 Estate Shiraz
2016 Franc Land Cabernet Franc
2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Estate Chardonnay
Boatshed Wine Loft
Riesling, with its colourful German heritage, has emerged today as one of the world’s most collected wines. Ranging from sweet to bone dry and with everything in between, what is it about this incredible grape that has captured the hearts of serious wine enthusiasts everywhere? Join us to discover the beauty of this ancient noble variety!
OPEN TO TASTE
Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge, Frankland River
Frankland Estate Poison Hill, Frankland River
Chalari Riesling, Frankland River
Express Franklandia Riesling, Frankland River
L'enclos du Tertre Single Vineyard Riesling, Frankland River
Ferguson Valley Riesling, Geographe
Riesling Freak No.4, Eden Valley
Massena Stonegarden Riesling , Eden Valley
Koerner Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley
Adelina Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley
Pichler-Krutzler Loiben, Wachau
Anton Bauer Riesling Feuersbrunn, Wagram
Battenfeld Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen
Max Ferdinand Richter, Estate Riesling, Mosel
VonBuhl, Pfalz Riesling, Pfalz·
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
6 pm to 7.30 pm
$50 per person - for tickets click here.
In the past decade Spain has become a culinary star of Europe; a destination of choice for an ever growing army of chefs, restaurateurs and foodies alike! Whilst the greatness of Spanish regional food and wine is celebrated by many, finding the right Spanish wine and cheese pairing is not as simple as it may seem! Join us next Wednesday and put your taste buds to the test as we try to find the perfect pairing!
Equipo Navazos 'I think' 2018 Manzanilla Fino Sherry
1583 Fefinanes de Albarino 2015, Riax Biaxis
Olivier Riviere 'La Bastid' Viura/ Malvasia, 2017 Rioja
Sierra Cantabria Reserva Tempranilla 2011, Rioja
Petalos Mencia, 2016, Bierzo
Alvear 1927 Solera Pedro Ximenez
Murcia al Vino
In 1985 Austria was involved in a massive wine scandal. Fortunately, this led to a complete re-structuring of quality control in Austrian wine and the country has emerged as one of the top countries in the world in terms of production standards. It has become an exciting and modern wine country that also pays great respect to its ancient winemaking traditions.
Austria is now producing wines of great elegance and structure. Often delicately perfumed with mouth-watering acidity, most of the wines are being produced on a small scale on family owned and run farms. Despite being a small wine producing nation, Austria offers a wide range of interesting wines that all share an amazing tension between ripeness and freshness. Austrian wines also offer incredible value for money.
We will be tasting:
2017 Anton Bauer
2017 Markus Altenburger Chardonnay
2017 Zillinger Gruner Veltliner
2015 Anton Bauer Zweigelt
2016 Birgit Braunstein Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
$50 per person - for tickets go here
20 spots available!
Join us next Wednesday for a fun and educational Masterclass on the Wines of Austria and Germany. Hosted by Sommelier Shaun Maher, this class will feature 10 wines, twin poured for comparison and discussion.
German winemakers have long been known for producing some of the worlds most distinctive and aromatically pure white wines however their red’s, in particular the Pinot’s, are also being recognised for their quality and finesse. Jump across the border to Austria, one of the world’s oldest wine producing regions, and a new generation of winemakers are producing some of the best value artisanal products on the market.
Learn all about these beautiful regions (and read their labels correctly!) and introduce yourself to the new and exciting wines entering the Australian market.
OPEN TO TASTE:
2016 Weingut Claus Schneider Pinot Blanc
2016 Battenfeld - Spanier Riesling Trocken
2017 Pichler - Krutzler Dursten Gruner Veltliner
2017 Pichler - Krutzler Ried Klostersatz Gruner Veltliner
2017 Pichler-Krutzler ‘Loiben' Riesling
2017 Pichler -Kruztler Ried Pfaffenberg Riesling
2016 Shelter ‘Lovely Lily’ Pinot Noir
2016 Shelter Spatburgunder Pinot Noir
2015 Weingut Claus Schneider Spatburgunder Pinot Noir
2015 Weingut Claus Schneider Spatburgunder Pinot Noir
South by South West is a small-batch artisan winemaker based in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. Each wine they produce is given the opportunity to develop its own personality in a small batch where it receives the right amount of attention; personality that is founded on the fruit, and realised through the way it is produced, bottled and labelled. In keeping with the traditional aspects of winemaking, South by South West style is focused on minimal intervention to showcase regions, varietals, and vineyards in their rightful form.
Join us in our Wine Loft this Friday 22, February to taste a selection of these small-batch wines.
Wines open to taste:
Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Rose Shiraz/ Viognier 2018
GREEK FOOD & WINE TASTING SAT, 23 FEBRUARY 2019 12 PM - 2 PM BOATSHED COURTYARD
Our wine expert has chosen 9 premium Greek wines which will be open to taste. We are joined by one of WA’s top chefs, David Coomer, who will have his marinaded Sardines open to taste. Chef Samantha Duffield will be creating simple dishes, using both steamed & marinated Fremantle Octopus. We will be tasting authentic Greek halloumi & feta as well as a variety of traditionally made olives, olive oils & vinaigrettes!
Join us for a celebration of the food and new wines of Greece!
This Wednesday, 20 February 2019, Five premium French wines will be perfectly matched with five delicious French cheeses as we take a journey through a region that has basked in the highest reputation of wine and food production for hundreds of years.
The wines being tasted include, Gerard Boulay, Sancerre, 2017 Vincent Caille ‘X Bulles’ Methode Ancestral NV Domaine de la Pinte Savagnin, Jura, 2008 Domaine Dupre Pinot Noir, Bourgogne, 2016 Clos du Gravillas Muscat, Laugedoc, 2015.
Along side these wines, the cheese that will be complementing include; Ste Maure Affinee: Lactic Goats Cheese from the Loire Valley Delice de St Cyr: Triple Cream White Mould from Burgundy Comte 18 month: A special matured mountain cheese - especially for the event Epoisses: Washed Rind Cows milk from Burgundy Fourme D'Ambert: Cows Milk Blue cheese from the Auvergne region.
$75 per bottle*
*While stocks last
Join us in the courtyard for a tasting of this delicious Champagne this Valentine's Day, 14 February 2019. Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberancy. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.
Join us in the Wine Loft this Friday, 8 February from 4:30 pm to last this delicious local, goats cheese camembert alongside LS Merchants wine!
Local Goat produces small-batch, artisan cheeses that reflect the clean, natural environment of the Northern Valleys. Now available from our cheese department.
Local Goat is just west of Gingin on 148 acres of Banksia woodland, an hour north of Perth. The goats have paddocks to graze, as well as trees and shrubs to browse. The property and goats are managed in a sustainable, ethical and environmentally-responsible manner. Happy, healthy goats produce high-quality milk which makes exceptional cheese. The Saanen breed is known for extended milking times while the British Alpine is recognised for large quantities of milk. Local Goat has some of each and looking forward to the result of crossing these breeds.
Join us in the Courtyard for our Annual Valentines Day Flower Market. Our florists have sourced the most beautiful flowers and curated the most stunning bunches that will make your loved one feel extra special! Choose from our wide selection of pre-made bunches or select your favourite blooms and one of our talented florists will put together a lovely bouquet. Add a box of gourmet chocolates and a bottle of Champagne to make the ultimate gift!
This Friday we are joined by boutique winemakers LS Merchants. Dylan and Taryn began producing wines under their own label in 2015. The wines are made with minimal intervention, wild fermentation where possible and a lot of experimentation; the former to express the varietal characters, the latter to push the boundaries of conventional winemaking and produce interesting and enticing styles. Join us in the Wine Loft from 4:30pm.
Join us this Australia Day, up in the Wine Loft for a unique tasting of this Summer’s hottest beverage - Pétillant Natural. These wines are unfined, unfiltered and made with a variety of left-field varieties. Resulting in bright, fun and funky wines that are perfectly suited to splashing about on a hot Summers day!
Chardonnay is the perfect pairing with fresh prawns! We have selected 5 of our Australian favourites for you to try this Saturday & Sunday from 11 am. We are offering 10% off any Chardonnay (this weekend only) when you present your FishCo receipt in the Wine Loft.
OPEN TO TASTE
Mac Forbes ‘Woori Yallock’ 2016 - Yarra Valley VIC
Lillian ‘Lefroy Brook’ 2016 - Pemberton WA
Vasse Felix ‘KAG1’ 2016 - Margaret River WA
Journey Wines 2017 - Yarra Valley VIC
Tapanappa ‘Tiers Vineyard’ 2016 - Piccadilly Valley SA
Registration essential - register here.
Wine is so much more that just a drink. It takes on a meaning and a life of its own depending on the situation in which it is drunk and the people with whom it is shared. Of all the wine styles produced, this is never more true than with Champagne, a wine that has been at millions of celebrations globally and throughout history. With Christmas and new Years just around the corner this is the perfect excuse to indulge!