Boatshed Market


Tasting & Events

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 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.

Rhône Valley - GSM Unravelled with sommelier Maurice Hovens

Tuesday, 24 April from 6 pm to 7.30 pm

10th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

The Rhône Valley is one of the most historic regions for wine production, with evidence of winemaking going back over 2500 years! Join sommelier Maurice Hovens as he breaks down the Rhone Valley blend ‘GSM’ citing both international and local examples.

Part 1: Introduction of two main grapes, their origins and differences
(1) Ferrand Cotes du Rhone 'Mistral' (Grenache dominant)
(2) Nick O'Leary Shiraz 

Part 2: Introduction of Mourvedre, the role of each grape variety in a blend, and the difference between a blend dominated by respectively Mourvedre and Grenache
(3) Tour du Bon Bandol (Mourvedre dominant blend)
(4) Ruggabellus Timaeus (Grenache dominant blend) 

Part 3: Shiraz in debt, difference between cool and warm climate shiraz
(5) Michael Hall Flaxman's Syrah (Eden Valley)
(6) Michael Hall Stonewell Shiraz (Barossa Valley)

Cost: $50 per person
Booking Essential: You can book here or in the Wine Loft with one of our lovely members of staff. First in, best dressed!

Premium American Whiskey Masterclass with Tristram Fini

Wednesday, 18 April from 6 pm to 7.30 pm

8th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

Join spirits expert and whiskey lover Tristram Fini for a Masterclass on American Whiskey. Learn about different production methods, flavour profiles and the history behind some of Americas finest premium Whiskeys. Whether you are trying Whiskey for the first time or are already a fan, this class is for you!  

We will be tasting:  

Russells Reserve 10yo Bourbon
Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon
Bond & Lillard Bourbon
Old Ripy Bourbon

Cost: $50 per person
Booking Essential: You can book here or in the Wine Loft with one of our lovely members of staff. First in, best dressed!

Grower Champagne Tasting with Roger Duncan

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

5th Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events


Join us on our tasting deck for a journey through Champagne with sommelier Roger Duncan. Learn about what grower Champagne means and how these wines compare to those produced by the big Champagne houses. For those searching for originality and authenticity in terms of vineyard and vintage expression in Champagne, then these wines are for you!

Cheese & Wine Masterclass

Friday, 6 April from 6 pm to 7.30 pm

3rd Apr 2018 | Tasting & Events

Cost: $50 per person

Venue: Boatshed Market Wine Loft Event Space, 40 Jarrad Street COTTESLOE WA 6011

Booking Essential: Email or call 08 9284 5176

Enjoy an evening with our Sommelier and our Maître Fromager as they take you through 5 of the most interesting and exciting cheeses from around the world, counter-parted against 5 exceptional wine!

Gin Festival

Saturday, 24 March - 11 am to 2 pm

14th Mar 2018 | Tasting & Events

Join us in the Boatshed Courtyard for a celebration of all things gin! Unique local and international distilleries will have their finest gins open for you to try and you will have the opportunity to discuss the processes and idea’s behind the gins with people close to the production! Amongst the 23 gins that we will be showcasing, we have the pleasure of introducing two new gins that are not available anywhere else in Australia and are exclusive to the Boatshed Wine Loft - Vor Icelandic Pot Distilled Gin and Iron Balls Gin. These premium gins will be available for a festival price during the event time. Come down and see the Summer off with the perfect warm weather partner – gin!

Registration for this even is essential! Register here.

Easter Chocolate Showcase

Saturday, 17 March from 11 am to 1 pm

13th Mar 2018 | Tasting & Events

Join us in the courtyard this Saturday for our Easter showcase event! We are joined by some of the finest chocolatiers and bakeries to bring you the most delicious Easter treats! Sue Lewis, The Little Bakery, The Chocolatier, Cheeky Cacao and many more!

Luke Lambert Tasting

Friday, 16 March from 4 pm in the Loft

11th Mar 2018 | Tasting & Events

Join us in the Loft this Friday from 4 pm - we will be tasting the delicious wines from Luke Lambert. Luke is undoubtedly one of the hottest names in Australian wine. His thoughtful wines, crafted from exceptional sites in the Yarra Valley have struck a chord with wine drinkers in Australia and around the world. He makes vibrant, pure fruited Syrah and exceptionally complex Chardonnay from the Tibooburra Vineyard. His seasonal expressions of Nebbiolo from the Denton Vineyard have helped sparked a conversation in the region, with people talking about the potential for it to be the region’s next great variety.  Luke is not just making wines that are delicious, interesting and thought-provoking, he is making wines that are distinctive, wines that are unique and speak of place.  But they are also instantly recognisable as Luke Lambert wines, wines that couldn’t be made by anyone else.

Ravensworth Wine Tasting

Friday, 9 March from 5pm

6th Mar 2018 | Tasting & Events

The beautiful wines of Ravensworth will be open to taste up in the Loft! Winemaker Bryan Martin is a talented food writer and cook and thinks deeply about textures and flavours. His distinctive wines are the result of over a decades experience at Clonakilla.

Alegre y Valgañón Tasting

Saturday, 3 March from 11 am

2nd Mar 2018 | Tasting & Events

Join us for a tasting of two delicious wines made that are owned, grown and made by husband and wife team Oscar Alegre and Eva Valganon. We will be tasting the 2014 Tempranillo and our favourite, the 2015 Clarete.

Chourico Tasting

Saturday, 3 March 11 am - 1 pm

28th Feb 2018 | Tasting & Events

Join us in the Courtyard this weekend as we taste this delicious small batch chorizo made by Allan Fernandes, in a paella! Our chefs will be cooking up a tasty chicken and chorizo paella using this Portuguese style chorizo!

Lowboi Riesling - Tasting in the Loft

Friday, 23 February from 4 pm in the Wine Loft

20th Feb 2018 | Tasting & Events

Join us up in the Loft this Friday to taste the delicious Lowboi Riesling. Made by Guy Lyons’ - the head winemaker at Forrest Hill under his own label. The label features artwork by celebrated Aboriginal artist Bella Kelly. This Rielsing is powerful, zesty, fresh. It is whole bunch pressed and portion fermented in stainless steel, portion in ceramic egg! 

Yarra Yering & Warramate Tasting

Friday, 2 March from 4 pm in the Wine Loft

20th Feb 2018 | Tasting & Events

Established in 1969 by Dr Bailey Carrodus, Yarra Yering is one of the oldest vineyards in the Yarra Valley. Dr Bailey Carrodus is credited as being a driving force behind the revival of the Yarra Valley, now one of Australia’s most celebrated wine regions. Since his passing, Sarah Crowe has taken the reigns. In 2017 Sarah was awarded “Wine maker of the Year”, the first female winemaker to be awarded this honor.