Tasting & Events
Adam Foster was a chef who became a sommelier and then a winemaker. After having the privilege of working with some of the most outstanding wineries in Australia and France (Torbreck, Chapoutier, Mitchelton, Heathcote Winery ,Domaine Ogier, Jasper Hill, Domaine Pierre Gaillard), he’s now growing vines in Heathcote. He is passionate about Shiraz, or “Syrah” as it’s known in Europe, aptly naming his wine label ‘Syrahmi’.
Tripe Iscariot was born out of the desires of Remi Guise to see more interesting wines on the market although his aim is certainly NOT to make weird wines! His very serious expressions of Grenache, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay are beautiful, textural, full of flavor. Join us in the Loft for a complimentary tasting and live jazz! Remi will be talking us through this delicious wines and his personal wine journey!
Like most other wines made in the Old World, Chianti derives its name not from the grape used to make the wine, which is Sangiovese, but from the region where it is made. The Chianti region is located in Tuscany, that romantic area of central Italy known for its sweeping landscapes, burning hot sun and its wealth of art and food history.
Why is Chianti more written about, drank, and talked about than any other Italian wine in history? Come down to The Wine Loft this Friday, 20 August to find out why!
Join us in the Loft to celebrate Bastille Day! Our sommelier has selected some of her favourite French reds and will have them open to taste! We will be tasting French cheese and a variety of French cheese up in the Loft too. We are joined by Hubert from Comtesse du Barry who will have his delicious French terrines and pates available to taste!
Only 20 spots available
$50 per person
For online bookings go here or email Lou at firstname.lastname@example.org
With Bastille Day approaching and the Tour de France well on its way, what better way to celebrate than with a French Cheese and Wine Pairing Masterclass! 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.
Monsieur S Crémant de Limoux
Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés 2014
Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Rouge 2016
Domaine du Pas St. Martin Saumur Rouge “La Pierre Frite” 2016
Château Pierre Bise Les Rouannières 2016
Grès des Vosges Petit
Bûchette de Chèvre Frais
Hervé Mons Comté 30 Months
Despite solid winemaking roots, Nic Peterkin was never going to rest on his family’s laurels. He created LAS Vino to forge his own path, and the results are testament to his drive and talent. Peterkin’s parents have been involved in the wine industry from the pioneering days in Margaret River. His mother Shelley is a daughter of Di and Kevin Cullen. His father Mike was one of the few qualified winemakers working in the region in the 1970s and 80s, and founded Pierro. For young Nic, the everyday life of the winery was part of the backdrop against which his life was played out.
LAS Vino owns no vineyard, choosing instead to scour Margaret River in search of parcels of fruit that suit the stylistic direction Peterkin is chasing. Peterkin’s winemaking is very much from the soft-touch school, gentle handling of the fruit, minimal manipulation of the wines, allowing the inherent flavours and textures to shine.
$50 per person - includes tastings of 7 varieties, cheese platters and presentation by winemaker Nick Farr.
Book online or in the Loft!
Only 20 spots available!
Join us for an exclusive evening with Pinot Noir expert Nick Farr. Nick and father Gary, are considered by many as some of Australia’s greatest producers of Pinot Noir - often claiming the Chardonnay mantel as well.
OPEN TO TASTE:
2016 Viognier by Farr
2016 Three Oaks Chardonnay by Farr
2016 GC Chardonnay by Farr
2016 Farrside Pinot Noir
2016 Sangreal by Farr Pinot Noir
2015 Tout Près By Farr Pinot Noir
2016 Shiraz by Farr
Stuart's winemaking career commenced more than 30 years ago when he moved to Margaret River to help his parents produce with their new wine label Sussex Vale. This vineyard has since become the well-respected Hayshed Hill.
His winemaking experience includes some of Margaret River's best loved names including Voyager Estate (1991-2000), Devil's Lair (2000-2008) and Stella Bella (2008-2013). Stuart also worked at Matilda Bay Brewing Company during the peak of their success in the late '80s and was responsible for several vintages abroad and on Australia's east coast.
Join us for live jazz in the Loft as Stuart takes us through his delicious wines!
Join us this Saturday for our in-store Raclette tasting! We will have the professionals in store showing us how it's done. Raclette is a particular kind of Swiss cheese, and the dish in which it plays the main ingredient. The cheese itself is firm and when grilled under direct heat: Raclette develops a nutty, full sweet flavour with a crisp, delightfully chewy crust.
$50 per person - for tickets go here.
Only 20 spots available!
According to legend, it was Dionysus who brought pleasure to mankind, and wine to Sicily! Legend aside, it is certain that wine has been made in Sicily for millennia. Although once known for the production of bulk wine, a new generation of wine makers are realising the full potential of the island’s enviable climate. Sicily is a wine lovers paradise, such is the variety, complexity and abundance of Dionysus’s unique gift! Join us for an evening with sommelier Andrew Moody as he takes you on a journey through Sicily, a wine lovers paradise!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Le Casematte 2015 Peloro Bianco IGT
Pietradolce 2016 Etna Bianco DOC
Hauner 2013 Salina Rosso IGT
Le Casematte 2014 Peloro Rosso IGT
Pietradolce 2016 Etna Rosso DOC
We are joined by one of WA’s top chefs, David Coomer, who will be presenting his seasons truffles. Accompanying David will be his two beautiful truffle dogs Olive & Twiggy! To celebrate the truffle harvest, join us for our Annual Truffle Festival in our courtyard this Saturday, 16 June! There will be tastings, demonstrations and our Manjimup Black Truffles will be taking centre stage in a variety of culinary forms.
Mazza Wines is a boutique vineyard that grows only Spanish and Portuguese wine varieties near Donnybrook in the South West of Western Australia. Inspired by travels through Spain and Portugal, David and Anne Mazza decided to plant native Spanish and Portugese varietals on their small, family-run vineyard in the Georgraphe Region. David and Anne are passionate about producing an Australian translation of these Old World heritage varieties. David this Friday in The Wine Loft from 5pm.
2017 Bastardo Rose
2014 Touriga Nacional
2017 Bastardo Fortified
Complimentary tasting with cheese and live jazz.
To celebrate World Gin Day, we are hosting an afternoon of Gin in The Wine Loft. If you missed out of our Gin Festival now is your chance to try our selection of local and international small batch gins.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Four Pillars Rare Dry | Victoria, Australia
Generous Gin | Cognac, France
Iron Balls | Bangkok Thailand - exclusive to The Wine Loft
Vor Icelandic Gin | Garðabær, Iceland - exclusive to The Wine Loft
Melbourne Gin Company | Victoria, Australia
Herno | Härnösand, Sweden
Hippocampus Dry Gin | Victoria, Australia
High Spirits Dry Gin | Perth, Western Australia
Applewood | Adelaide, Australia
Settlers Gin | South Australia
Our bakery will be serving fresh scones with Four Pillars Negroni Marmalade
$50 per person
Only 20 spots available
Cognac and Armagnac are arguable two of the most regal of the eau de vie to come out of France, and they are often viewed as the same thing, but there is more two these two delicious brandies than meets the eye. Join Spirits expert Alex Hoinville for an in depth look into the world of handcrafted distilled wine!
Tickets available here
Live jazz and plenty of Pinot & Chardonnay from two fantastic wineries open to taste this Friday, 8 June in the Loft! We are joined by sommelier Maurice Hovens, who will be educating us on some delicious wines from Arfion and Hoddles Creek! Arfion creates thoughtful wines with minimal winemaking interference. Single sites and small volumes. Fresh, textured and delicious. Hoddles Creek Estate produces terroir driven Yarra Valley wine of the highest possible quality sourced from impeccably farmed old vines. There is a focus on balance, complexity, concentration and ageability.
We will be tasting:
Arfion Spring Pinot 2017
Arfion Chardonnay 2017
Affion Pinot Noir 2017
Hoddles Creek Chardonnay 2016
Hoddles Creek Pinot 2017
Join us up in the loft from 5 pm to taste 5 delicious wines from small batch, hand made wine producer from Margaret River, Western Australia. Live jazz, cheese boards and wine - a perfect way to start the long weekend and end the week!
Open to taste:
2017 Clayface Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Clayface Chardonnay
2017 Clayface Chenin
2017 Estate Chardonnay
2017 Estate Cabernet