Tasting & Events
Complimentary tasting in the Loft.
The Mann name is synonymous with WA’s Swan Valley where Rob’s pioneering grandfather Jack worked a remarkable 51 consecutive vintages for Houghton. His most famous creation, the Houghton’s White Burgundy, significantly changed the wine landscape in Australia for good. Sixth generation winemaker Rob was just a boy when he joined his father – former Australian test cricketer Tony – in planting the vines on what is now the dry-grown, organically farmed Corymbia vineyard.
Both Rob and Genevieve boast impressive careers. Genevieve worked in South Africa, France, California and South Australia before moving to WA for the role of head winemaker at Howard Park. Rob was been senior winemaker at Hardy’s, then Cape Mentelle before being handpicked to take over the helm at LVMH’s Napa estate Newton.
Corymbia 2018 Chenin Blanc
Corymbia 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Corymbia 2017 Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet
We are joined by Howard Crump from Dellendale Creamery this Saturday in-store for a complimentary Raclette tasting! Dellendale Creamery is a small cheesemaking factory with a long history in the dairy industry. The Churchill Rd Raclette is a wash-rind cheese features aromatic sweetness and nutty flavour which lifts any dish, and melts to creamy liquid silk in toasties, raclette over potatoes and vegies and in pasta. Matured Churchill will also boost antipasto and tapas.
$50 per person - $30 redeemable with purchase.
20 tickets only - click here to purchase.
Sommelier Kris Ambrozkiewicz (Rockpool) joins us for a special Winter Masterclass exploring some of Italy’s finest red wines. Starting with Sicilian royalty Feudo Montoni before exploring some Tuscan classics, we will finish our journey in the North, in Piedmont!
Not only is Italy the world’s largest producer of wine, it is also the largest producer of cheese! Our in-house fromaggio expert will talk us through the regions, producers and production methods of five premium Italian cheeses.
WINE OPEN TO TASTE:
Feudo Montoni ‘del Masso’ Cataratto 2018
Corsini ‘Le Corti’ Chianti Classico 2015
Monteraponi Chianti Classico 2016
Brezza Langhe Nebbiolo 2018
Montanello ‘Castiglione Falletto’ Barolo 2015
Stracciatella: Soft and creamy stretched curd cheese mixed with cream. Served with tomato and balsamic.
La Tur: Soft, white mould cheese made from a mix of Cow, goat and sheep's milk.
Taleggio: Washed rind cow's milk from Lombardy region
Vacca Rossa: High Quality parmesan made exclusively from the milk of the traditional Red Cow.I will be serving it with a drizzle of balsamic.
Pecorino al Tartufo: Semi hard sheeps milk cheese dotted with aromatic truffles
COMPLIMENTARY TASTING IN THE LOFT!
Join us in the Loft to celebrate Bastille Day and all things French! We have selected some of our favourite French wine & cheese which will be available to taste! We will be joined by Comtesse Du Barry who will have their delicious range of terrine, foie gras & rillettes out to sample!
Gahier Le Clousot Trousseau 2017, Jura
Cypres de Toi Rouge Syrah, Grenache, 2017 Languedoc
Mas Coutelou Vin de Table, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, 2017, Puimisson
Maxime Graillot Equinoxe Crozes Hermitage 2017, Rhone
Domaine de Rapatel du Gard Blanc 2016, Languedoc
Chateau Barouillet Bergerac Sec Blanc 2016, Monbazillac
Verget du Sud Chardonnay 2014, Provence
FRENCH CHEESE OPEN TO TASTE:
Will Studd Brillat Savarin - soft cheese
Hervé Mons Comté 18 Month - semi hard cheese
Fourme d'Ambert - blue cheese
Without exception, Suavia is one of the leaders in quality and terroir expression of the Soave Classico region. Named after an ancient medieval village, the family have been farming vineyards here since the 1800’s. Found on the worlds best winelists, these wines are a must try for anyone wishing to experience some truly unique Venetian wines.
Terre a Terre is a French expression meaning ‘Down to Earth’. Carefully selected vineyards in cool climate regions of South Australia provide fruit for a range that reflects European styles of winemaking, focusing on texture and structure. Beautiful, thoughtful wines from a family rooted in the history of the South Australian wine industry.
Suavia Soave Classico 2018
Suavia Monte Carbonare Garganega 2016
Suavia Massifitti Trebbiano di Soave 2016
Terre a Terre Wrattonbully Red 2016
Terre a Terre Picadilly Red 2018
IN THE BOATSHED WINE LOFT
From the Rhône to cool-climates such as Canberra, the Syrah grape flourishes in all corners of the world. Just as the regions are so vast, so is the style of wine - ranging from big, bold and robust to medium bodied and silky smooth. Join us for an afternoon and taste your way through the many different expressions of this vibrant variety.
OPEN TO TASTE
Equis Equinoxe Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2017
Pierre Gaillard Saint-Joseph Rouge 2016
Vincent Paris Crozes Hermitage 2016
Spinifex Syrah 2018 - Barossa
Massena The Eleventh Hour 2017- Barossa
Cirillo Shiraz 2017- Barossa
Schwarz Meta Shiraz 2017- Barossa
Smallfry Shiraz 2016 - Barossa
CRFT Shiraz The Fechner Vineyard 2016 - Barossa
Vinteloper Shiraz 2015 - Adelaide Hills
SC Pannell Syrah 2016 - Adelaide Hills
Wines by KT 5452 Shiraz 2015 - Clare Valley
Yangarra Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz 2016 - McLaren Vale
Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz 2018 - Yarra Valley
Soumah Syrah 2015 - Yarra Valley
Jamsheed La Syrah 2017 - Yarra Valley
Payten & Jones VV Syrah 2017 - Yarra Valley
Giant Steps Syrah 2017 - Yarra Valley
Australian Capital Territory
Eden Road Canberra Syrah 2017, Murrumbateman
Castelli Shiraz 2016 - Denmark
La Violetta UP! Shiraz 2015 - Denmark
Willow Bridge Gravel Pit Shiraz 2018 - Geographe
Blind Corner Shiraz 2017 - Margaret River
Voyager Estate Shiraz 2016 - Margaret River
Tripe Iscariot Marrow 2017 - Margaret River McHenry Honen ‘Hazels Vineyard’ Syrah 2017 - Margaret River
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
6 pm to 7.30 pm
$50 per person - only 20 tickets available.
For tickets click here
Keep the winter blues at bay and join us for an evening of Cheese & Wine! Our in-house fromage expert has selected five Winter-friendly cheeses to be paired with five warming wines. Starting with a baked cheese from the French Alps we will work our way through a selection of local and international cheese and wine and discover how best to pair the two together!
Dupasquier Rousette de Savoie 2014,
Savoie, France Enderle & Moll ‘Liason’ Pinot Noir 2016, Baden, Germany
Domaine Rolet Arbois Poulsard 2016, Jura, France
Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2017, Sicily, Italy
Adalia Recioto Della Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Italy
Fromager des Clarines
L’artisan Mountain Man
Beaufort Chalet d’Alpage
Vacche Rosse Reggiano
REDUCED PRICES FOR 4 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 4 days we will have a selection of our premium wines available at special prices, including wines from Champagne, Bourgogne and Beaujolais! 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.
Join us in the Wine Loft for a very special cheese cracking of the very limited Beaufort d’Alpage Cheese that will be matched with delicious French wine. This is an incredibly special cheese! The AOC rules dictate that Beaufort can only be made in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie departments in the Rhône-Alps region of eastern France. Beaufort d’Alpage (meaning “of mountain pasture”) is only made in the summer in small mountain chalets. The milk comes from the Tarentaise breed of cows that graze at altitudes of 6,000 feet or more. It takes approximately 530L of milk, the daily production of 30 cows, to make 1 wheel of Beaufort. Beaufort d’Alpage is a hard cooked mountain cheese with a smooth texture and a rich, nutty sweet flavour.
WINES OPEN TO TASTE:
Chateau Barouillet Bergerac blanc, Sauvignon Blend, South West
Champalou Vouvray Sec Tendre Chenin, Loire Valley
Dupasquier Rousette de Savoie, Savoie
Domaine Rapatel VdP Roussanne Blend, Rhone Valley
Domaine Rolet Poulsard, Jura
Jeff Carrel Morillon Blanc, Languedoc
$30 per person - redeemable with any Valenciso purchase made on the evening
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
20 tickets available - purchase here.
Winemaker Diego Santanta join’s us all the way from Spain for an in depth talk about the wines of Rioja and Valenciso. From humble beginnings, Valenciso have become a leading light amongst Rioja’s small band of micro, terroir focused producers. Their Rioja Reserva is widely considered to be one of the regions benchmark reds. Valenciso’s wines are subtle, elegant and super refined.
At a dinner in Melbourne, circa 2012, Jesús Barquín, renowned Spanish wine writer and founder of the Equipo Navazos project, had a very clear message about Valenciso. He said this: “If you asked me to name just one producer from Rioja that you should buy, it would be Valenciso.” Enough said!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Valenciso Blanco 2017
Valenciso Tempranillo Saignee Rose 2015
Valenciso Laderas de Cabama Tempranillo 2013
Valenciso Reserva Tempranillo 2011
Valenciso Reserva 10 Años Después 2007
Join us in the Courtyard this Saturday for our Annual Truffle Festival! 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. There will be tastings, demonstrations, and our very own Manjimup Black Truffles taking centre stage with a selection of Italian wines open to taste! One of WA’s top chefs, David Coomer, will be presenting his season truffles.
WA wine maker Andrew Hoadley, much loved and admired for his delicious and somewhat unruly Great Southern wines, is back with us this Thursday! Offering power, precision and drinkability in spades, the wine of La Violetta are well worth a try for anyone wanting to try something a little different.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Sakrileg Riesling 2017
Chagrin Chardonnay 2017
Penury Pinot Noir 2017
Up Shiraz 2015
Bilingue GMS 2016
We have selected four delicious European reds to pair with Cape Grim Beef Shank from our butcher. Join us for a complimentary tasting in the Loft!
OPEN TO TASTE
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015, Rhone Valley, France
Las Perdices Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
Domaine de Viranel ‘Trilogie’ 2015, Langedoc, France
Podere 29 Gelso Nero 217, Puglia, Italy
To celebrate World Gin Day we are hosting a complimentary gin tasting in the Wine Loft. If you missed out on our Gin Festival now is your chance to try our selection of local and international small batch gins!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Citadelle Gin - Cognac, France
Generous Gin - Cognac, France
Christian Drouin Le Gin - Normandy, France
Iron Balls - Bangkok, Thailand
Jensen's Old Tom - London, United Kingdom
Dodd’s Kew Organic Gin - London, United Kingdom
Four Pillars Rare Dry - Yarra Valley, Victoria
Dasher & Fisher Ocean Gin - Devonport, Tasmania
High Spirits Gin - Perth, Western Australia
$30 per person - redeemable with any Dominique Portet wine purchase made on the evening. Cheese boards provided to share.
20 tickets only!
OPEN TO TASTE
Dominique Portet Sparkling NV
Fontaine Chardonnay 2018
Fontaine Rose 2018
Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Dominique Portet Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Dominique Portet Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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