Tasting & Events
Saturday, 19 September 2020 from 12 pm - 3 pm
One of the most exciting things about a wine region “on a roll” is the explosion of talent and that’s exactly why the rest of Australia is turning it’s attention to Australia’s 2nd oldest wine region; our very own Swan District. The fresh blood and enthusiasm among the new wave of winemakers capture the excitement of this both historic and blossoming region.
This Saturday, in the lead up to Entwined in the Valley we are joined by not one, but four passionate wine producers! Chouette Wines, Corymbia, Swan Valley Wines and Vino Volta are pouring their wines in person during our spring-time showcase of our region’s new-wave wines. Grab some of our complimentary in-house popcorn and taste your way through the valley!
Featured producers and their wines to taste:
2020 Dandy Pét Nat
2020 Suzy Rouge Grenache
2020 Revival Grenache
2019 Chenin Blanc
2020 Method Ancestral Grenache
2020 ‘So Well Then’ Fiano
2019 Funky and Fearless Chenin
Swan Valley Wines:
2020 Pet Nat ‘The Missing Piece’ Chenin Blanc Semillon Zibibbo
2020 ‘Assemblage’ Vermentino/Malvasia
2019 GSM ‘Heirloom Blend’
Complimentary Tasting in the Wine Loft
Saturday, 12 September 2020
From 12 pm - 3 pm
This Saturday we are joined by winemakers, (and brothers), Ruben and Phil who will be pouring their much-loved and anticipated wines! They are the creative forces behind Felix Caspar Wines and their beautifully crafted, small-batch Margaret River wines are delicious, full of integrity, and once tried, are met with respect and awe. They pick the highest quality and most nutritious fruit from farmers who respect the land, then implement traditional, handmade winemaking techniques without additions. Specialising in Cabernet and Cabernet blends, their bespoke wines are made with drinkability in mind.
While tasting these wines, you will have the pleasure of listening to the sounds of a live Jazz Harp, played by Perth’s very own and talented Michelle Smith! Michelle will be playing her harp between 1 pm – 2 pm, the perfect accompaniment to a Cabernet Sauvignon tasting!
OPEN TO TASTE:
2017 “The Murray” Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 “The Murray” Cabernet Sauvignon + Petit Verdot
2019 “Original X” Preservative Free Cabernet Sauvignon
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
$75 per person
Only 15 tickets available - for tickets click here
Tuscany is one of Italy’s most alluring destinations. The region, home to rolling countryside and rustic farmhouses, is famous for its antique cities, beautiful art, and above all else, wine. Tuscany boasts one of the world’s most notable wine regions. DOCG wines such as Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico hail from Tuscany, not to mention the rebellious Super Tuscans. And, when it comes to Tuscan wines, there is no one more passionate or credentialed than our host Andrew Moody, of Dave Mullen Wines.
For more than ten years Andrew has been sourcing and stocking some of our city’s best restaurants and bottle shops with the finest Italian wine. His portfolio includes more than 200 Italian wines – 50 from Tuscany alone. As a regular visitor to the region, he is sought after to share his knowledge and love of the best of Tuscany in a bottle. Join Andrew for this special masterclass as he takes you on a tour through the wines of Tuscany. These wines will be accompanied by rustic house-made Tuscan dishes, transporting you tastebuds to a place you’d rather be!
Wines being poured:
Poggio Brigante 2018 ‘Etichetta Blu’, Morellino di Scansano
Frascole 2017 Chianti Rufina DOCG
Istine 2017 Chianti Classico DOCG
Agostina Pieri 2017 Rosso di Montalcino, DOC
Brancaia 2015 Tre
Agostina Pieri 2014 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Take a journey at Pinot Noir Festival through all of our favourite regions and expressions. From the prestigious and notorious Pinot Noirs of Burgundy, France to the rise of exceptional Pinots Noirs from Germany. We will be highlighting our own local Australian producers from down south in Pemberton, WA to the fruit-driven and easy drinking Yarra Valley Pinot Noirs. With over 20 wines open to drink and enjoy from around the globe, come celebrate Father’s Day and find your favourite!
OPEN TO TASTE:
2018 Small Island Glengarry - Tasmania
2018 Small Island Saltwater River - Tasmania
2018 Small Island Kings Road - Tasmania
2019 MacForbes - Yarra Valley
2020 BK Wines Carbonnic Pinot - Adelaide Hills
2018 Pooley Pinot Noir - Coal River
2018 Giant Steps Pinot Noir - Yarra Valley
2019 Chatto White Label Pinot Noir - Huoan Valley
2018 Burton McMahon George’s Vineyard - Yarra Valley
2018 Holly’s Garden Studebaker - Moondarra
2018 Picardy Pinot Noir - Pemberton
2015 Picardy Tete de Cuvee - Pemberton
2016 Markus Molitor Haus Klosterberg - Mosel
2017 Shelter Lovely Lily - Baden
2015 Weingut Claus Schneider Spatburgunder - Baden
2017 Benjamin Leroux Bourgongne Rouge - Burgundy
2017 Jaeger Defaix Rully Rogue - Burgundy
2017 Bachelet-Monnot Santenay Les Charmes - Burgundy
2017 Chandon de Briailles Savigny Les Beaune - Burgundy
2017 Ballot Millot Bourgogne Rouge - Burgundy, France
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
2016 Au Bon Climat La Bauge - Santa Maria Valley, USA
2017 Littoria Les Larmes - Anderson Valley USA
2018 La Crema Monterey - Monterey USA
2018 Quartz Pinot Noir - Central Otago New Zealand
2018 Maude Pinot Noir - Malborough New Zealand
Wednesday, 9 September 2020 from 6 pm in the Loft
Only 15 tickets available - for tickets click here
$55 per person - includes whisky flight (5 whiskies), carefully selected cheese assortment, house-made chocolate petit four, presentation from guest specialist.
Home to more than 40 whisky distilleries, Australia is starting to become increasingly recognised internationally as a whisky producing nation. Our homegrown distillers are producing whiskies that speak more of place and region, rather than attempting to mimic styles of the world, and this individual and free-flowing approach is being embraced world-over.
For this special masterclass we’ve teamed up with Whisky specialist Mitch Gurrin, (Drinks World Top 100 bartenders in 2018 and 2019), to showcase what we think are great examples of Australian Whiskies. This delicious line-up will be paired with different styles of cheese, all of which playfully compliment these unique Whisky profiles.
Mitch, with over a decade working in the industry and for some of the most awarded Australian distilleries, will be our host for the evening. He’ll lead you through a selection of 5 Australian Whiskies, which will be enhanced with our carefully selected cheese range.
Whiskies being poured:
Archie Rose White Rye
Starwood Nova Single Malt
Whipper Snapper Upshot
Gospel Straight Rye
Archie Rose Rye Malt
Wednesday, 5 August 2020 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
$75 per person - tickets available here.
We are delighted to announce Rob Mann, winemaker and founder of Corymbia wine, will be joining us on the evening of Wednesday the 5th of August. Rob and Genevieve Mann are the husband and wife team behind the award winning Corymbia wines. Their organically farmed, single-vineyard wines stand out for their elegance, attention to detail and superb drinkability. Join us for this special evening as Rob guides you through their exquisite wines while sharing the story behind them. Their wines will be enjoyed alongside Boatshed house-made tapas. The West Australian Good Food Guide awarded Corymbia the winning title of WA Wine of The Year in 2019 and we’re excited to show you why.
- Baccalao Croquettas and Crumbed Crab Cakes
- Pan Con Tomato with Sliced Jamon Iberico & Manchego Cheese with toasted Ciabatta
- Tuna in Tomato Sauce & Sardines in Olive Oil + Lemon
- Traditional Seafood Paella
- Lemon Tarts & Chocolate Tarts
2019 Swan Valley Chenin Blanc
2018 Swan Valley Tempranillo
2014 Swan Valley Tempranillo (Vintage Tbc)
2019 Margaret River Cabernet
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
$75 per person
Only 10 tickets available - available here
Paul Nelson returns to our Loft on July 22nd for a cosy evening of pinot, pizza and truffles! Share the dinner table with Paul as he talks all things pinot and beyond, as you enjoy a selection of both historic and recent vintages hailing from Karriview, Denmark’s oldest vineyard. Paul is one of our favourites from the Great Southern. With Denmark’s oldest vines and his off-the-beaten-track experience in international winemaking, his conversations are as good as his wines. The evening will be made even more memorable alongside David Coomer’s truffle pate and the Boatshed’s in-house truffle pizzas. Tickets are limited to 10 in number due to the intimate dinner table setting.
Wines being poured:
1994 Karriview Pinot Noir - Not for sale
1999 Karriview Pinot Noir - Not for sale
2015 Karriview Pinot Noir - Not for sale
2016 Karriview Pinot Noir
2018 Karriview Pinot Noir
2017 Karriview Chardonnay - on arrival
- Guest presentation by winemaker Paul Nelson
- David Coomer's Truffle Pate
- Boatshed Market Black Truffle Pizzas
COMPLIMENTARY TASTING WITH WINEMAKER JAMES PENTON
Saturday, 18 July 2020 from 12 m - 3 pm
Be the first in Australia to sample this fresh, vibrant and juicy cabernet. Made for drinking now and inspired by French-style nouveaus, this has been bottled off the back of a perfect season which has created an exceptional drop. James Penton, Voyager Estate’s winemaker, will be introducing and pouring the wine in person alongside their Project Sparkling Chenin and Estate Chardonnay. The Nouveau Rouge is exclusively stocked at the Wine Loft and in our opinion is a wine that perfectly reflects Voyager’s pristine coastal vineyards.
$29 per bottle
Open to taste in the Wine Loft from Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - Friday, 17 July 2020
We are celebrating the 14th of July with this vibrant Côtes du Rhône from Mas de Libian. This is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from selected bio-dynamically farmed vineyards in the Rhone Valley. A rosy, cherried, lighter Grenache blend that showcases the best of gentle farming and low intervention wine-making. Open to taste in The Wine Loft until Friday, July 17th.
Saturday 11 July 2020 - Sunday 12 July 2020
From the heart of the Ribera del Duero region in Spain, this wine from Bodegas Lopez Cristobal is the ultimate tapas companion. A Tempranillo and Merlot blend with a brilliant cherry colour, it's the perfect balance of fruit and oak, made to drink young and fresh. Try it in the Wine Loft this weekend!
NEW DATE! Unfortunately due to the current pandemic, our cider from Normandy did not arrive in time for our original date so we have moved this masterclass from Wednesday 8 July 2020 to Thursday, 23 July 2020.
$25 per person
9 tickets available - for purchase click here.
Cheese loves cider, and everyone loves cheese. We’ve decided to pair our favourite Adelaide Hills cheese with our favourite French ciders! Join us for this playful masterclass where we taste our way through premium cheese and wash them down cult and classic ciders from Normandy. Cindy Colling from Cheese Culture, a cheese guru, will take you through the beautiful and bespoke cheese selection as we pour some of our personal cider favourites.
Woodside Golden Blossom
Monforte Section 28
La Vera Belmondo
Kris Lloyd Alexandrina Black Wax Cheddar
2016 Cyril Zangs - Cider Brut
2016 Cyril Zangs - This Sider Up
Eric Bordelet - Poiré Authentic
Ticket includes full pours of all three ciders and generous, individual tasting board of all the cheese as well as presentation by guest Cindy Colling
REDUCED PRICES FOR 5 DAYS ONLY!!!!
The end of the financial year is nearly upon us and in order to make room for new stock we need to clear out some of the old! Over 5 days we will have a selection of our premium wines available at special prices, including wines from Champagne, Bourgogne German Riesling, Sicilian Reds! This is a one off chance to secure some incredible wines at great prices.
FOR A FULL LIST OF THE WINES ON CLEARANCE - CLICK HERE.
We are joined by winemaker Paul Nelson in the Loft this Saturday for a special tasting of his incredible wines! This tasting will be a part of our Annual Truffle Festival - there is no better way to celebrate locally grown Black Truffles than with local wine!
Paul Nelson wines is a small family-run vineyard based in The Great Southern producing unique small-batch and highly sought after wines. Paul Nelson, the man behind the label, has an extensive and eclectic experience with wine making both here in WA and overseas. In 2002 he began making wine on his own and this was rewarded with being listed among James Halliday’s Top 10 Best New Wineries! In 2013 Paul and his wife, Bianca, bought Karriview Denmark’s oldest cellar door and vineyard, which Paul describes as “one of those true viticultural sites that all winemakers look for.” Their wines are crafted to reflect the unique regionality and terroir of the Great Southern and Geographe wine regions.
OPEN TO TASTE:
2019 PN Chardonnay
2019 PN Pinot Chardonnay Rose
2014 PN Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc
2016 Karriview Pinot Noir
2017 Karriview Chardonnay
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
ONLY 12 TICKETS - purchase here.
$85 per person
Embark on a wine journey through Italy’s Piedmont region! This part of the world needs no introduction, it has seduced wine lovers all over the world through its unmistakable flavours and unmatched vistas. Kristen McGann will be taking us on a guided tasting tour through the vine-clad hills of Roero, Langhe, Barolo and Asti, to discover the range of styles that call Piedmont home.
OPEN TO TASTE:
- Cascina Luisin Arneis ‘Ave’ 2017
- Bera Barbera d’Alba 2018
- Domenico Clerico Dolcetto ‘Visadi’ 2017
- Tenuta Montanello Langhe Nebbiolo 2018
- Brezza Barolo Normale DOCG 2016
- Luigi Pira Barolo Serralunga 2015
- Marco Capra Moscato d’Asti ‘Bricco delle Merende’
Celebrating this region during truffle season wouldn’t be complete without an accompaniment of truffles from Manjimup. A winter truffle-inspired cauliflower soup and mushroom risotto will be served alongside these wines, transporting your tastebuds to the rustic flavours and charms of Piedmont.
Truffle season is upon us and we are stocking our shelves with all things truffle! To celebrate the harvest, we are having our Annual Truffle Festival. We are joined by some of our favourite producers who will be showcasing their truffle products. There will be tastings, demonstrations, and our very own Manjimup Black Truffles taking centre stage! We are joined by winemaker Paul Nelson who will be taking us through a tasting of his incredible wines.
12 pm - 2 pm on Saturday, 20 June 2020
15 minute tastings, social distancing practices in place, for more read here.
In celebration of Drink Chenin Day we will be pouring our favourite West Australian Chenins, who have all been listed among Australia’s top 50 winemaker’s in the Young Gun of Wine Awards. We are excited to be joined by Swan Valley winemakers Genevieve Mann of Corymbia and Vino Volta’s Garth and Kristen, who are personally pouring their highly touted Chenins. We are also proudly featuring Margaret River’s Tripe.Iscariot and, to top it off, we will have a French Anjou amongst our line up!
2018 Nothing Wrong With Old Skool
2019 Funky and Fearless
2018 Beneath The Flor
2019 Methode Ancestral (sparkling Chenin)
2018 Absolution Karridale
2018 Absolution Wilyabrup
2018 Cep by Cep Anjou