Masterclasses and Tastings

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

Benjamin Franklin

Bizzarro Weekend Tasting

Date

Thursday 30th November - Sunday 3rd December

Details

Complimentary. Open to Taste.

Open to taste all weekend in the Wine Loft is the brilliant range of Bizzarro Aperitivo Spritzes. Made in the Riverland, South Australia Bizzarro is made using locally grown, organic ingredients creating a mildly bitter, subtly sweet, wildly refreshing, ready to drink aperitivo that evokes la dolce vita with an Aussie twang.

 

Bizzarro Spritz

The Original Bizzarro Spritz – an artfully formulated combination of Bizzarro Bitter Aperitivo, natural white wine and bubbles, heedfully compressed into 250ml cans of liquid allurement. A subtle, complex and delicious canned cocktail; our spritz is dry, moreish and invigorating. Made from artisan ingredients, the Bizzarro Spritz is pure refreshment, ready for drinking anytime, anywhere.

 

Bizzarro Mischief Brew

A collaboration with Mischief Brew Sodas, they have blended Bizzarro with their Bengal Tonic to create an all-natural, low ABV and insanely delicious canned drink. Grapefruit tang with an earthy, herbaceous edge, the Bizzarro and Mischief Brew tonic is a completely unique beverage made for straight from the can glugging. Artisan Aperitivo , natural soda, exquisite drinking.

 

Bizzaro Australiano

The Australiano is a twist on the classic, low ABV cocktail the Americano, utilising Bizzarro alongside Aussie vermouth pioneers, Maidenii. Subtle bitterness combining with the classic strawberry gum lushness of Maidenii Sweet Vermouth, with a twist of lime for freshness and pop, this is a canned cocktail with refreshing drinkability at its heart.

 

Bizzarro Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Picardy Weekend Tasting

Date

Thursday 19th October to Sunday 22nd October

Details

Complimentary. Open to Taste.

Based in the Pemberton region of Western Australia, Bill and Sandra Pannell are winemaking royalty having established the historic Moss Wood Wines in 1969. Picardy’s journey has been inspired by Burgundy, its winemaking & culture; sourced from 100% estate grown fruit the Pinot Noir produced from this vineyard is considered the one of, if not the finest in Western Australia. Across the range the wines are from low yielding vines delivering nuanced and age-worthy wines that are equally as appealing when enjoyed in their youth.

 

Open To Taste:

Picardy Estate Pinot Noir 2020

Picardy Estate Pinot Noir 2021

Picardy Tête De Cuvée Pinot Noir 2020

Picardy Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Swinney Weekend Tasting

Date

Thursday 12th October to Sunday 15th October

Details

Complimentary. Open to Taste.

Open to taste this weekend will be the full lineup from the ever so brilliant Swinney Estate Range. Between superstar winemaker Rob Mann & celebrated viticulturalist Rhys Thomas, Swinney Wines have left no stone unturned on their 160ha property in Western Australia’s remote Frankland River Wine Region. Together they have put the region on the world stage for producing immaculately pure and expressive Riesling, Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre which give the classics of the world a run for their money. Distributor Jo Cammack of Bibendum Wines will be hosting the tasting in the Wine Loft from 4-7pm Saturday the 14th of October, open to taste will be all four classic Frankland River varieties in addition to their incredibly small batch Mencia.

 

Open To Taste:

Swinney Riesling 2022

Swinney Mencia 2022

Swinney Grenache 2022

Swinney Syrah 2022

Swinney Mourvèdre 2022

Swinney Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

AIX en Provence Weekend Tasting

Date

Thursday 5th October to Sunday 8th October

Details

Complimentary. Open to Taste.

Open to taste this weekend, from high up in the hills just north of Aix-en-Provence, away from the heat of the coast, you’ll find a set of ancient stone gates. Beyond them lies the Maison Saint Aix estate. Here, they dedicate themselves to capturing the essence of this iconic terroir in a single premium rosé. 

With its hypnotizing salmon pink colour the nose is fresh and fragrant, delicate yet youthful with sophisticated notes of fresh red fruits, peach and subtle flower hints. It offers roundness on the palate and a beautiful aromatic depth, before finding freshness and some minerality in its long and precise finish.

 

 Available for $29 a bottle or purchase 6 to receive a complimentary bonus bottle!

 

AIX en Provence Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Franck Bonville Weekend Tasting

Date

Thursday 21st September to Sunday 24th September

Details

Complimentary. Open to taste.

This weekend, the Wine Loft will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Australia II's victory in the 1983 America's Cup. Having been constructed in the space where the Wine Loft now sits, it is only fitting that we celebrate in style with Champagne and Oysters. Dating back to 1900, Champagne Franck Bonville is run by fourth generation winemaker Olivier Bonville, working with predominantly Chardonnay the wines are firstly created in the vineyard with a focus on sustainable farming, biodiversity and allowing the terroirs of the Côte des Blancs to speak for themselves.

Open to taste:

  • Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV
Franck Bonville Weekend Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft