Tasting & Events
The Swinney Family has a long history in the Frankland River region of the Great Southern, having settled there in 1922. Located on the banks of Frankland River, Swinney Wines boats some of the most picturesque vineyards in the country. Join us this Friday to taste through a selection of premium wines from this passionate grape growing family.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Tirra Lirra Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Gewurtztraminer 2017
Tirra Lirra Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache 2016
Tirra Lirra Grenache 2017
Tirra Lirra Syrah 2017
The very popular Bloody Shiraz Gin from Four Pillars will be available from our Wine Loft on Saturday,1 June - the official launch date of the 2019 vintage! It has sold out two years in a row, with very limited amount being made. Don't miss out this year! Pre-orders are welcome - call the Loft on 08 9284 5176 or email email@example.com
The 2018 release had great depth of colour and was much richer and more vibrant than 2017, carrying really beautiful purples and reds to bottle. Flavour-wise it showed dark fruit, red berry and spice. There was also plenty of that classic Yarra Shiraz white pepper. And of course a lovely ginny character carried those grape aromas, making it unmistakably gin. The palate was lovely and sweet, with long juniper and spice characters to finish.
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
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.
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.
$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.
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
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."
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!
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 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 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
$30 per person - includes tastings of 5 varietals, cheese platters and presentation by winemaker Phil Hutchinson.
Only 20 tickets
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 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
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.
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.
2012 Bottle Aged Chenin
2016 Pemberton Chardonnay
2014 Pemberton Pinot