Masterclasses and Tastings

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

Gentle Folk Pinot Noir Weekend Tasting

DATE

Saturday the 27th & Sunday the 28th of February, 2021. From 12pm

DETAILS

Complimentary Tasting in The Loft

"This 2020 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is light and youthful with wonderfully integrated silky tannins and acidity."

Organically farmed Pinot Noir, coming from a blend of all of Gentle Folk's estate vineyards (Norton Summit, Little Creek, Piccadilly, and Scary Gully). Incredibly light and fresh, with a beautiful perfume, silky tannins, and a crisp acid line. Serve ever-so-slightly chilled for an extra sensational taste

Gentle Folk wines is situated in the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills, and as their name states, they create gentle wine with gentle methods. Their wines are a pleasure to drink and we're looking forward to sharing their Village Pinot over the weekend.

 

Gentle Folk Pinot Noir Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

New Generation of Grower's Champagne. Masterclass with Christian Baeppler

$125.00

SOLD OUT

Date

Wednesday 3rd March, 2021

Time

6.00 pm - 7.30 pm

Be among the first in Australia to taste this unique line-up of small production Champagne. This rare evening shines the spotlight on a new generation of Grower Champagne producers, who's organic and/or biodynamic practices help to encapsulate all the subtleties of their unique terroir.

Christian Baeppler, head sommelier of Perth's Rockpool (and Champagne Enthusiast), is returning to the Loft to present his chosen selection, which he curated with Eurocentric especially for this evening. 

The line-up includes 2 champagnes that have not yet been released in Australia, paired with Japanese sushi and tempura.

Champagne being poured:

  • NV Pierre Deville 'Copin' Chardonnay Extra-Brut Verzy, Montagne de Reims
  • NV Régis Poissinet ‘Terre d'Irizée’ Pinot Meunier/Chardonnay Extra-Brut Cuchery, Vallée de la Marne (*First tasting in Australia)
  • 2015 Domaine Bichery ‘La Source’ Pinot Noir/Chardonnay Extra-Brut Neuville-sur-Seine, Aube
  • NV Gaspard Brochet ‘Lion’ Blanc de Noir (Pinot Noir) Extra-Brut Écueil, Montagne de Reims (*First tasting in Australia)

Price includes:
Individual serves of house-made Seared Ocean Trout Nigiri (2 per person)
Individual serves of house-made Kingfish Nigiri (2 per person)
Individual serves of house-made mixed vegetable tempura
Expert guidance led by Head Sommelier of Rockpool – Christian Baeppler
5 glasses of champagne (4 cuvees, 5 serves in total)
Featured champagnes will be available for guests at special prices on the night.

 

New Generation of Grower's Champagne. Masterclass with Christian Baeppler - Boatshed Wine Loft

Champagne Masterclass Featuring Vigneron Etienne Calsac

$115.00

Date

Wednesday 24th February, 2021

Time

6.00 pm - 7.30 pm

ONE TICKET REMAINING!

We are excited to launch our first Masterclass of 2021 featuring none other than the Champagnes of vigneron Etienne Calsac!

“Etienne Calsac is one of the most exciting young producers in the Cotes des Blancs. His incisive and pure Chardonnay-based champagnes are an exceptional interpretation of the chalky terroir surrounding Avize.” – Josh Adler, Paris Wine Company

It is an honour to be working alongside the esteemed Christian Baeppler, our host for the evening. Besides working as wine sales representative for Melbourne-based Eurocentric Wine Imports company Christian is the head Sommelier running the wine program at Rockpool Bar & Grill in Perth.

Christian is of German descent, but was born in South Africa, lived in Ecuador and his professional career in hospitality opened up doors for him in wonderful establishments around the world such as in Frankfurt, Salzburg, London, Bangkok, Sydney and most recently in Perth. During his professional career as Sommelier he has had the privilege of being exposed to a wide variety of wines and styles. The two styles that excite him the most are Riesling, (being German), and Champagne. To Christian, "Both excite in the best of times and invigorate in the most desperate of times". Christian has found the perfect match in Eurocentric Wine Imports, as it is one of the largest importers of German Riesling and Grower’s Champagne into the country.

In this special line-up, guests will enjoy four different cuvées produced by Etienne Calsac alongside shucked Australian Oysters and French fries.

Champagne being poured:

  • NV L'echappée Belle
  • NV Les Rocheforts
  • 2013 Clos des Maladries
  • NV Rosé de Craie

Price includes:
6 x freshly shucked Australian Oysters per person (with a selection of dressings)
Individual serves of French fries
Expert guidance led by Head Sommelier of Rockpool – Christian Baeppler
5 glasses of champagne (4 cuvees, 5 serves in total)
Featured champagnes will be available for guests at special prices on the night.

 

Champagne Masterclass Featuring Vigneron Etienne Calsac - Boatshed Wine Loft

Iron Balls Gin Weekend Tasting

Date

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th February, 2021

Details

Complimentary Tasting in the Loft

This weekend Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February 2021 we will have Iron Balls Gin open to taste in the Loft!

Iron Balls Gin has recently been awarded the No1 Premium Gin at the Europe Wine & Spirits Awards that were held in Luxembourg! It is meticulously crafted by master distiller and Fremantle local Ash Sutton. This gin is handmade from fermentation to distillation using freshly cracked coconuts and pineapple. It results in the gin taking on strong fruit flavours which are then complimented by juniper, hillside ginger and lemongrass. Due to the small size of the distillery, production is extremely limited. Available from our Wine Loft or to purchase online via our Wine Loft website - open to taste all weekend!

Iron Balls Gin Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Express Winemakers Rosé Weekend Tasting

Date

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th February, 2021

Details

Complimentary Tasting in the Loft

Ryan O'Meara, of Express Winemakers, is based in our Great Southern region. His intention is to create fun and expressive wines that take you on a journey through the region and its local vineyards.

This weekend, over February the 13th and 14th, we're excited to share Express Winemaker's 2020 rosé. It will be open to taste in the Wine Loft, from 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

This delicious rosé is a blend of Grenache and Mourvedré grapes, which are grown in the certified organic Churchview Vineyard in Margaret River. Hand picked and basket pressed to a combination of old barriques and newer puncheons, where it underwent wild fermentation and full malo-lactic fermentation. Picking up where the 2019 left off with saline characters as well as red berries and dried orange peel.


Express Winemakers Rosé Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

LAS Vino Masterclass

$75.00

SOLD OUT

Date

Wednesday 2nd December, 2020

Time

6pm - 7.30 pm

Get hands-on in this immersive masterclass with winemaker Nic Peterkin of L.A.S Vino! Join us on Wednesday, December 2nd for this playful and interactive session that combines tasting and crafting unique blends, as well being guided though Nic’s hand-picked selection from the L.A.S Vino range.

This one-off class will feature L.A.S Vino farmhouse cider, a preview tasting of the Australian Wild Ale Barrel #2 (not yet released), the famous L.A.S Vino Flower Ferments and a blending session of the 2020 Albino PNO.

This superb line-up will be complemented by our mouth-watering in-house Moreton Bay Bug brioche rolls.

 

Price Includes:

 

An intimate masterclass guided by winemaker Nic Peterkin

2019 L.A.S. Australian Wild Ale Barrel #2 (pre-release)

2019 L.A.S. Vintage farmhouse Cider

2019 L.A.S. Vino Flower ferments (not for sale)

2019 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

2019 L.A.S. Vino Chardonnay

2017 L.A.S. Vino Chenin on Chardonnay 

Freshly made in-house Moreton Bay Bug brioche roll

LAS Vino Masterclass - Boatshed Wine Loft

Tequila and Mezcal Masterclass with Gianni Monti

$55.00

SOLD OUT

Date

Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Time

6 pm – 7:30 pm

This unique masterclass showcases a special selection of premium Mexican exports; Tequila and Mezcal. Mextrade’s Gianni Monti is our guest host for the evening and he’ll be guiding you through the characterful and sophisticated top-shelf spirits, as you sip and savour them at your leisure. You’ll be able to taste and experience the difference between Tequila and Mezcal, by comparing two carefully chosen examples of each. All will be enjoyed alongside our house-made Mexican street food.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Gianni has always been passionate about Mexican culture and has enthusiastically been educating and spreading the word throughout his decade here in Perth. Gianni takes pride in sharing his knowledge on Mexican gastronomy as well as the rich traditions of Mexican alcoholic beverages. He is the West Australian representative for Mextrade, a bespoke Mexican importer and distributor that was established in Australia 7 years ago. Mextrade’s mission is to bring in Mexican distillates of the highest quality and share the stories and knowledge of those who have been crafting these artisan spirits for generations.

Price Includes:

  • Cocktail on arrival
  • Tequila 7 Leguas Blanco
  • Tequila Arette Gran Clase
  • Mezcal Nuestra Soledad Zoquitlan
  • Mezcal Los Agaves Ensamble
  • Corn chips with house-made guacamole and pico de gallo
  • House-made Quesadilla
Tequila and Mezcal Masterclass with Gianni Monti - Boatshed Wine Loft

Cape Mentelle Masterclass with Winemaker Ben Cane

$75.00

SOLD OUT

Date

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Time

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a very special evening with Cape Mentelle’s winemaker Ben Cane. Ben will be showcasing a selection of Cape Mentelle’s current releases, back vintages and a rare preview of a wine yet to be released. As one of Margaret River’s ‘founding five’ wineries, Cape Mentelle needs no introduction. They have pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and are a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines.

Ben Cane joined Cape Mentelle in December 2018, combining hands-on winemaking with travel to share the winery’s ethos of exploration and exceptional wines with the world. Ben’s 22 years of experience prior to joining Cape Mentelle, saw him making wine at prestigious wineries in Australia, California, France and Italy. He now calls Margaret River home and considers it to be one of the most significant wine regions in Australia.

Wines being poured:

  • 2017 Chardonnay
  • 2015 Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • 2016 Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • 2017 Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • 2018 Trinders Shiraz Cabernet
  • 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Includes:

  • Guest presentation by winemaker Ben Cane
  • 6 x Cape Mentelle wines, the majority of which are only available at Cellar Door
  • House made fish and chips with our Fishco’s locally sourced, sustainable seafood
  • Il Gelato
Cape Mentelle Masterclass with Winemaker Ben Cane - Boatshed Wine Loft

Taste of Tuscany Masterclass with Andrew Moody

$75.00

SOLD OUT

Date

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Time

6 pm - 7:30 pm

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 taste-buds 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
Taste of Tuscany Masterclass with Andrew Moody - Boatshed Wine Loft

Discover Australian Whisky - Masterclass with Mitch Gurrin

$55.00

SOLD OUT

Date

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Time

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Only 15 tickets available.

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
Discover Australian Whisky - Masterclass with Mitch Gurrin - Boatshed Wine Loft