Masterclasses and Tastings

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

Benjamin Franklin

Babo Wine Tasting

Date

Thursday, 30 May - Monday, 3 June 2024

Details

Join us in the loft all long weekend, and taste the Babo Chianti Classico!

The 2021 Babo Chianti Classico is open to taste or available by the glass from May 30 to June 3. Babo wines are made by Australian winemaker Justin Bubb, who splits his time between Tuscany and Tasmania. The Babo range is focused on iconic wine regions of Italy. This is an amazing value Chianti; it’s smooth and savoury with freshness and juiciness. Half of the wine is made using traditional methods and the other using whole bunch carbonic maceration, which gives the wine a lively, vibrant, and expressive nature on the palate with juicy dark berries, subtle earthiness, tangy red fruits and that classic Sangiovese finish.

 

Babo Wine Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Variety in Focus: Gamay Tasting

Date

Thursday, 23 May - Sunday, 26 May 2024

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft!

Join us in the loft Thursday 23 May - Sunday 26 May to taste two Gamays, the perfect variety for Pinot Noir lovers who are looking for something new, that delivers flavour in abundance.  Meadowbank’s 2023 Gamay from Tasmania exceeds all expectations with juicy, succulent flavours and is completely seductive from start to finish. Alongside the Meadowbank, we will be pouring a classic Beaujolais from Pierre-Marie Chermette, whose winemaking has remained unchanged for decades, with a light to medium body, wild plum and violet florals. This wine is best described as “love at first sip” with its vibrant, tangy berries, cherrystone fruit and morish finish.

Variety in Focus: Gamay Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Ripe & Ready Cheese Platters

Date

Weekly Rotating Menu

Details

Our expert cheese monger is selecting a weekly rotation of cheeses to be consumed at their peak, as the cheesemaker intended.

Our expert cheese monger is selecting a weekly rotation of cheeses to be consumed at their peak, as the cheesemaker intended. These cheeses are available by the serve along with accompanying fruits and crackers.

AVAILABLE THIS WEEK: 

  • Woodside Monet - Adelaide Hills, SA
  • Peaceful Bay 36 Month Gruyere - Denmark, WA
  • Belmondo Blue - Adelaide, SA
Ripe & Ready Cheese Platters - Boatshed Wine Loft

Domaine Naturaliste

Date

Thursday, 16 May - Sunday, 19 May 2024

Details

Distributor Coco Adrian will be joining us in the Wine Loft tasting this Saturday the 18th of May from 4-6 pm to guide us through another stellar release of these wines.

This weekend, open to taste and available by the glass in the Wine Loft we will be pouring the 2022 vintage Floris Chardonnay & Rebus Cabernet from the sensational Domaine Naturaliste by Bruce Dukes.

The Floris is a modern expression of Western Australian Chardonnay which holds emphasis on balance, freshness and hedonistic pleasure whilst the Rebus Cabernet is unapologetically Cabernet through and through.

The Rebus having won "Best in Show" at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards this new vintage is a worthy follow-up to the Trophy winning 2020 with notes of glazed cherry, violets and graphite with a palate packed full of red and black fruit with a long, tense finish.

Distributor Coco Adrian will be hosting the Wine Loft tasting this Saturday the 18th of May from 4-6pm to guide us through another stellar release of these wines.

 

Domaine Naturaliste - Boatshed Wine Loft

Spanish Reds in the Loft

Date

Thursday, 25 April- Sunday, 28 April.

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft, we have three reds from three different regions of Spain.

This weekend the Wine Loft team has selected three reds from three different regions of Spain: from the fresher, brighter and more coastal Grenache of Montsant to the rich, hearty, and indulgent Tempranillo of the Ribera del Duero and Rioja regions of North-Central Spain. We are pouring a trio of wines from the 2020 vintage, including a pair of Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and Rioja that are full of lush fruit, silky tannins and a splash of oak for the coming winter months, as well a delicate, perfumed and elegant old vine Garnacha that will exceed all expectations.

OPEN TO TASTE:

Josep Grau ‘La Florens’, Garnacha 2020, Montsant Spain

Familia Chavarri ‘Larchago’ Rioja Crianza, Tempranillo 2020, Rioja Spain

Bardos ‘Romantica’ Tempranillo 2020, Ribera del Duero Spain

 

Spanish Reds in the Loft - Boatshed Wine Loft

LS Merchants Weekend Tasting

Date

Thursday, 18 April- Sunday, 21 April.

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft, with distributor Fabian Haegele joining us Friday, 19 April from 4 PM - 6 PM.

Based in Margaret River, LS Merchants is one of the most forward-thinking and innovative new wineries in Western Australia. Founded in 2015 by Winemaker Dylan Arvidson (formerly of Juniper Estate) the wines are crafted with only the highest quality fruit, sourced from like-minded growers who share the idea that "good fruit is the key to great wine". Open to taste and available by the glass in the bar all weekend, the Wine Loft will be tasting the 2023 LS Merchants Frankland Riesling & Chardonnay as well as their brilliant 2022 Great Southern Land Shiraz and very limited Nebbiolo. Hosting us Friday the 19th of April from 4-6pm, distributor Fabian Haegele will be pouring the lineup in the bar and giving us an insight into the brilliance that is LS Merchants.

OPEN TO TASTE:

2023 Frankland Riesling

2023 Chardonnay 

2022 Great Southern Land Shiraz 

2022 Nebbiolo 

 

LS Merchants Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Albino Rocca Tasting

Date

Thursday, 11 April- Sunday, 14 April.

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft with Jo Cammack of Bibendum Wine Co. hosting Friday the 12th April  from 4 PM - 6 PM.

Having been spoilt for choice with the last three vintages across Piedmont and Barbaresco, Albino Rocca is at the front of the pack leading both in the cellar and in the vineyard. Open to taste all weekend in the Loft, Jo Cammack of Bibendum Wine Co. will be hosting us this Friday the 12th April  from 4 - 6 pm to pour three of the range that we think show the brilliance that Albino Rocca is bringing year in year out. Open to taste will be the 2022 “Rosso di Rocca” Langhe Nebbiolo, 2021 Langhe Nebbiolo and the 2020 Barbaresco. This year’s releases can be summarized in one word “beauty” and as always there is so much pleasure and terrific value found in each of these wines.


OPEN TO TASTE:

'Rosso Di Rocca' Langhe Nebbiolo 2022

Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

Barbaresco 2020

Albino Rocca Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Lowboi Wines Tasting

Date

Thursday, 28 March - Sunday, 30 March.

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft. Three wines from Lowboi Wines, based in the Great Southern, WA.

From Thursday 28 March - Sunday 30 March, the Wine Loft will be pouring three wines from Lowboi Wines, located in the Great Southern, WA. With a tasting led by Jeremy Prus, these wines will be available to taste and by the glass in the Wine Bar.

OPEN TO TASTE:
Lowboi Riesling 2023, Porongurup

Lowboi Gruner Veltliner, Mount Barker

Lowboi  Chardonnay 2020, Poronguru

Lowboi Wines Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Gentle Folk 'Village' Release

Date

Thursday, 21 March - Sunday, 24 March.

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft. Taste three of Gentle Folk's new 'Village' releases!

This weekend, open to taste in the Wine Loft will be three of Gentle Folk’s new release ‘Village’ wines. The team will be pouring their Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, Pinot Noir as well as their lesser known (but equally delicious) Blewitt Springs Grenache. With emphasis on a hands-off approach, these wines are incredibly bright, pure fruited and vibrant, ready for drinking on release. Distributor Sophie Warner will be pouring these wines from 4-6pm this Friday the 22nd to give us an insight as to why these wines have amassed a cult following over recent years. 

OPEN TO TASTE:
Village Chardonnay 2023

Pinot Noir 2023

Grenache 2022

Gentle Folk 'Village' Release - Boatshed Wine Loft

Fervor Wines - Taste the Range

Date

Thursday, 14 March - Sunday, 17 March.

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft. A selection of wine crafted by the immensely talented Mike Garland from Fervor.

This weekend the Wine Loft will be featuring a selection of wine crafted by the immensely talented Mike Garland from Fervor. Working with his son, Callum, Mike's 25 years of expertise in the Great Southern has allowed the pair to form close relationships with some of the very best small vineyards in Western Australia. From funky whole bunch to classic Burgundian an Germanic styles, Mike is a master when it comes to the delicious and refreshing cool climate wines the region has to offer.

OPEN TO TASTE:
‘Dokta Nova’ Riesling

‘Funka Riche’ Chardonnay

‘Nuvo Movo’ Grenache

Fervor Wines - Taste the Range - Boatshed Wine Loft

Pinot Pouring

Date

Thursday, 7 March - Sunday, 10 March.

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft. Three Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy, Great Southern & Tasmainia

This weekend in the Wine Loft we will be pouring three Pinot Noir wines hailing from Burgundy, Great Southern and Tasmania. Available to taste and by the glass in the Wine Bar, these Pinot's are some of our favorite, versatile wines.

OPEN TO TASTE:
Prosper Maufoux Bourgogne Rouge
Frankland Estate Spatburg[down]under Pinot Noir 2022
Two Tonne TMU Pinot Noir

Pinot Pouring - Boatshed Wine Loft

Rosé for Summer

Date

Thursday, 29 February to Sunday, 3 March 2024

Details

Open for complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft. Three delicious rosé wines for summer sipping!

This weekend in the Wine Loft we will be pouring three Rosé wines! We will have them open to taste and by the glass in the Bar. We will be featuring a few of our house favourites including the brilliant Whispering Angel 2023 from Provence, Gentle Folk Rainbow Juice from the Adelaide hills as well as Turkey Flat's multi-trophy winning 2023 Barossa Rosé which is now available in sunset ready 250 ml cans!

 

Rosé for Summer - Boatshed Wine Loft

Tommy's Margaritas

Date

Thursday, 22 February - Sunday, 25 February 2024

Details

Celebrate World Margarita Day! We will be serving Tommy's Margaritas in the Loft using 818 Tequila Blanco.

To celebrate World Margarita Day on Thursday, 22 February 2024 we will be serving Tommy's Margaritas in the Loft using 818 Tequila Blanco for $17 each. Enjoy one (or two!) of these delicious and refreshing margaritas alongside traditional guacamole, salsa and corn chips.

 

Tommy's Margaritas - Boatshed Wine Loft