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Tasting & Events

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!
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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