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Tasting & Events

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Tasting with sommelier Maurice Hovens

Friday, 8 June from 5 pm

2nd Jun 2018 | Tasting & Events

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

Dormilona Wine Tasting with Live Jazz

Friday, 1 June from 5 pm in the Loft

1st Jun 2018 | Tasting & Events

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

High Spirits Distillery - Gin Masterclass

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 6 PM - 7.30 PM

31st May 2018 | Tasting & Events

Only 20 spots available!
Book online here or in the Wine Loft

Broaden your appreciation for gin in this unique masterclass led by the experts at High Spirits Distillery. High Spirits are an exciting new distillery based in Perth, producing gin from 100% West Australian grown grains. They recently took out Gin of The Year at an international gin competition in London!

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz 2018 Release Tasting

Saturday, 2 June 12 pm - 2 pm

30th May 2018 | Tasting & Events

Four Pillars are set to release their Bloody Shiraz Gin for the third year running. The beauty of Bloody Shiraz Gin being a product of vintage means that it will never be the same! Join us on the Wine Loft deck for an exclusive tasting of the 2018 vintage of Bloody Shiraz Gin hosted by spirits expert Steve Pickup.

French Wine & Cheese Pairing Masterclass with Cindy from Cheese Culture

Wednesday, 30 May from 6 pm to 7.30 pm

22nd May 2018 | Tasting & Events

Only 20 spots available
$50 per person
For online bookings go here or email Lou at wineloft@boatshedmarket.com.au

Due to the popularity of our last Cheese and Wine Pairing Masterclass we have decided to do it again, this time focusing on French wine and cheese! 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. 

Wines:
Jo Landron Brut Atmosphere’s NV
Eric Louis Sauvignon 2016
Christian Moreau Petit Chablis 2016
Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Rouge
2016 Domaine de Bellivière ‘Prémice’ Chenin

Cheese:
Hervé Mons Délice St Cyr
Besace du Berger
Affidélice au Chablis
Vully noir
Bleu de Pyrenees

Vacche Rosse & Cravero Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking

Wednesday, 23 May from 5 pm to 7 pm

20th May 2018 | Tasting & Events

We have two of the finest Parmigiano Reggiano wheels to come out of Italy! Join us up on the Wine Loft deck and experience the time honored tradition of cracking wheels of the most traditional of all Italian cheeses. This is a flavourful experience, full of stories and tradition! We will be cracking Cravero Parmigiano Reggiano & Vacche Rosse Parmigiano Reggiano - two fantastic cheeses. we are joined by sommelier Andrew Moody who has picked 4 delicious Italian reds from the same region as the Parmigiano which will be open to taste!

Italian Wine Tasting with Sommelier Andrew Moody

Wednesday, 23 May from 5 pm to 7 pm

17th May 2018 | Tasting & Events

We will be cracking two of the finest Italian Parmigiano to come out of Italy at 6 pm Wednesday, 23 May! Both hailing from Emilia Romagna, Lambrusco is the perfect pair to Parmigiano Reggiano! Come down early and discover this amazing sparkling wine, which will be open to taste along side Verdicchio, Sangiovese and Montepulciano!

Mother's Day Flower Market

Saturday 12 May & Sunday 13 May

5th May 2018 | Tasting & Events

Join us on Saturday 12 May  & Sunday 13 May for our annual Mother’s Day flower market and let our lovely staff help you choose the perfect bouquet. We’ve hand - picked a variety of gourmet chocolate gift boxes and a selection of luxury items to make up beautiful champagne hampers. Pop in and browse our gift ideas to help you celebrate the women who inspire you.

Ruinart - Champagne Tasting

Friday, 18 May 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm

22nd Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

Ruinart is the oldest House in Champagne, exclusively producing Champagne since 1729! Interestingly, it's long and rich history includes a strong affiliation with the arts. The distinct taste of Ruinart Champagne is in part due to bottle ageing in historic chalk cellars that are 38m deep and 8km long! Today Ruinart is owned by Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton.

Join us up on our deck for a tasting of this amazing champagne! 

Meet the Maker: Liv Maiorana from South By South West Wines

Friday, 11 May 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm

21st Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

South by South West are the latest addition to Margaret Rivers ever growing landscape of small batch artisan wine makers. Only in their second vintage, their wines have already received glowing reviews from some of Australia's most repected wine personalities. Liv and Mij are the talented and passionate duo behind the label and they will be in the loft to share their stories and (of course) wine with you!

Cinco de Mayo - Mexican Fiesta

Saturday, 5 May 2018 from 11 am until 2 pm - Boatshed Courtyard

20th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

Tequila, mescal and margaritas! Nachos, tacos, tortillas and salsa! Corn chips, guacamole and cacti! Join us for a journey of culinary discovery through the vibrant, mouth-watering world of Mexican cuisine. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican inspired cocktails! The Wineloft team will be prepping Tommy's Margaritas, La Paloma's and Mezcal Negroni's for you to try, plus we will have some premium tequila open to taste!

Join us in the Courtyard - Arriba!

Weird and Wonderful Wines with Matt Holden

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 from 6 pm to 7.30 pm

19th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

Only 20 tickets available! If you're even slightly into wine then you've probably heard the term 'natural wine'. But what does it actually mean? And are there varying degrees of natural wine? Join sommelier Matt Holden as he unravell's the facts and myths behind the trend! For bookings go here or email wineloft@boatshedmarket.com.au

Meet the Maker Jenelle Swinney from Swinney Vineyards

Friday, 4 May 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm

18th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

Swinney Vineyards is located in the Frankland River region of the Great Southern. The vineyards are part of a remote and isolated 2,500  hectare grape growing and grazing property which has been the home of the Swinney family for four generations. These vineyards are some of the most spectacular vines in Australia, not to mention some of the most ideal for grape growing and wine production!

Come and have a taste of this amazing wine whilst the winemaker takes you through the processes.

Meet the Maker: Damien North from Journey Wines

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm

17th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

Damian North began his wine journey working as a sommelier in some of Sydney's top restaurants. After working as a winemaker in the Yarra Valley he moved to Oregon to make nothing but Pinot Noir for 3 years! His return to Australia saw him become head winemaker at Leeuwin Estate for 5 years before starting his own label, Journey Wines.

Join us on the deck for a tasting and information evening with Damien! 

Moss Wood Masterclass with Tristan Mugford and winemaker Alex Coultas

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 from 6 pm to 7.30 pm

16th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

In celebration of the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon release from Moss Wood, we will be joined by Tristan Mugford and winemaker Alex Coultas for a unique experience! We will take you through a tasting of 8 Moss Wood wines that make up new, current and recent releases!

$30 per person - Includes wine tasting of 8 varietals, shared cheese platters and presentation by guest winemaker.
Very limited spots!
For bookings go here or email wineloft@boatshedmarket.com.au to secure your spot!

Applewood Gin and Australia Finger Limes Tasting

Saturday, 21st April 2018 to Sunday, 22nd April 2018

14th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

Discover the delights of native Australian citrus this weekend at The Boatshed as we celebrate the latest harvest of Pemberton Finger Limes! And what better way to explore native Australian produce than through gin? Applewood Distillery have crafted a gin that takes full advantage of the tart, bright green flavours of Australian Finger Lime and it will be open to taste all weekend in The Wine Loft.