Masterclasses and Tastings

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

Benjamin Franklin

Annual Champagne Showcase

Date

Saturday 27th November, from 11 am - 2pm

Details

Complimentary event in the courtyard

Join us for our annual Champagne tasting event in the Boatshed Market courtyard. We will be featuring some of our favourite growers of Champagne alongside our favourite Champagne houses, accompanied by smooth, live jazz sounds.

This is a truly unique opportunity to taste 14 premium cuvées whilst speaking to experts in the field. Featured producers include:

  • Louis Roederer
  • Billecart-Salmon
  • Laherte Freres
  • Vincent Brochet
  • Vincent Charlot
  • Regis Poissinet
Annual Champagne Showcase - Boatshed Wine Loft

Mazza Bastardo Rosé In-Store Tasting

Date

Saturday 4th December, between 11 am & 2pm

Details

Complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft

The highly anticipated 2021 Mazza Bastardo Rosé has just arrived in-store after being freshly bottled. On Saturday between 11am and 2pm we're joined by David Mazza, who will be pouring his beautifully balanced rose for those who are eager to try it in time for the festivities.

A lovely rose-gold Rosé, richly perfumed with aromas of ripe strawberries and tangerine. Compelling and complex with subtle flinty notes, lemon thyme and a little spice as it unfurls in the glass.

Mazza Bastardo Rosé In-Store Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

Republic of Fremantle - In Store Tasting

Date

Saturday 11th December, between 11am & 2pm

Details

Complimentary tasting in the Wine Loft

Special Guests, Republic of Fremantle, will be joining us on December the 11th for a festive in-store tasting. With their newly released pre-batch cocktails on show along with their signature spirit range, there's something special for everyone to try or gift. All Republic of Fremantle products will be open to taste between 11 am and 2pm.
Republic of Fremantle - In Store Tasting - Boatshed Wine Loft

La Violetta Wine Loft Takeover

DATE:

Friday 1st October. 4pm - 7pm

DETAILS:

Open to the public. Wine available to buy by the glass and enjoy in the Loft.

A winemaker with a playful approach to serious wines, Andrew (“AJ”) Hoadley, needs no introduction. On Friday the 1st of October AJ will be taking over the Loft with 7 carefully chosen drops to ring in Spring! Enjoy these delicious drops by the glass or in a flight while the enchanting winemaker captivates your taste buds.

AJ has been producing wines in the Great Southern under his own label, “La Violetta”, since 2008. Each of his bottles, linguistically diverse and colourful as the next, invokes curiosity in both the wine and the maker.  With vintages in Beaujolais, Puligny Montrachet, Abruzzo and Piedmont under his belt, he has a bounty of European experience, all of which has influenced his elegant and approachable drops.

 

Wines available by the Glass or in a Flight:

Spunk Pet Nat $13 per glass

Ye Ye Blanc $13 per glass

Ye Ye Grise $13 per glass

Loosie Skinsy White $13 per glass

Penury Pinot $13 per glass

Belingue GMS $13 per glass

 

Or $35 for a flight of all 6 wines.

 

Each glass is served with a complimentary Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Tostini

Each flight is accompanied by a complimentary Roasted Beetroot Tostini and a Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Tostini


No Bookings Available 

 

Contact Olivia for queries on olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

La Violetta Wine Loft Takeover - Boatshed Wine Loft

Annual Japanese Festival

Date:

Saturday 18th September, 2021. Between 11am - 2pm

Details:

Complimentary event in the courtyard

Spring is here and there’s no better time to celebrate our love for Japan.

This year our annual Japanese tasting festival offers a smorgasbord of flavours and sound. Our famous hibachi barbecues are back and will be busy grilling kushi yaki (grilled skewered meat and vegetables), all of which have been paired with a refreshing selection of Japanese fruit liqueur, shochu and Japanese beer.

Providing sound and music is none other than Perth’s popular Japanese drumming ensemble, Taiko-On, who will be performing throughout the event.

Join us in the courtyard between 11am - 2pm, on Saturday the 18th of September, to experience the flavours and sounds of Japan.

Contact Olivia with queries at: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au
Annual Japanese Festival - Boatshed Wine Loft

Annual Pinot Noir Showcase

Date:

Saturday, September 4th. 2021

Details:

Complimentary event in the courtyard. 11 am to 2 pm

Join us on Saturday, September 4th for our annual Pinot Noir showcase. We're delighted to be sharing over 25 different Pinot Noirs, hailing from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, USA, France and Austria! We'll be pouring this extensive range between 11am and 2pm, with all featured wines available to purchase at special prices, just in time for Father's Day.
Annual Pinot Noir Showcase - Boatshed Wine Loft

Exploring German Pinot Masterclass with Shaun Maher - SOLD OUT

$95.00

SOLD OUT

Date:

Wednesday, September 1st.

Time:

6.00 pm (sharp) - 8.00 pm

German Pinot Noir is one of the wine world’s lesser-known jewels. Despite having been produced for centuries, it remains relatively unknown outside of Germany. Exploring Pinot from Germany, (aka Spätburgunder), is a fascinating journey;  it has the most diverse soil types of any Pinot Noir producing region, and an array of indigenous Pinot Noir clones that are rarely found outside the country. For serious lovers of Pinot, Germany’s offerings should not be overlooked!

From the most northern wine producing region and Germany’s smallest, to the most southern region and Germany’s largest, this masterclass will delve into the contrasts and similarities between these regions and their artisan producers. Expect to explore the terrain and flavours of Kaiserstuhl’s volcanic hills to the south, and those belonging to the picturesque region of Ahr to the north, where steep terraced slopes meet the waters of the Ahr River.

Shaun Maher, sommelier and founder of wine importer Liquid Library will be our guest host for the evening. Shaun has dedicated much of his professional life scouring the globe for small, artisan wine producers. His diverse portfolio is a library of hidden gems that consists of producers that have a deep respect and understanding for their terroir, reflected in their gentle winemaking. This evening’s line-up is no different and we’re thrilled to present these German producers and their pinots.

 

Featured Wines

On Arrival:

  • 2020 Battenfield - Spanier ‘Eisquell’ Riesling Trocken

Ahr Valley:

  • 2018 Steintal “Bundstandstein”
  • 2018 Steintal “Grossheubach Alte Reben”

Baden/Kaiserstuhl:

  • 2017 Salwey ‘Kaiserstuhl’
  • 2017 Salwey ‘Oberrotweiler’

Baden:

  • 2017 Schneider ‘Vom Kalkstein’
  • 2017 Schneider ‘Weiler Schlipf Alte Reben’

 

Featured Menu

  • House -made Mushroom Spaetzle
  • Pork Shank with sauerkraut and roast potatoes
  • House - made German Fruit Tart

 

Price includes:

  • 7 German wines ( 1 x Riesling / 6 x pinot noir)
  • House-made Mushroom Spaetzle
  • Pork Shank with sauerkraut and roast potatoes
  • House-made German Fruit Tart
  • Expert guidance, led by sommelier and Liquid Library’s founder/ director, Shaun Maher
  • Special prices for guests on the night available on all featured wines


Cancellations less than 48 hours before the class cannot be refunded.

 

Contact Olivia with queries at: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Exploring German Pinot Masterclass with Shaun Maher - SOLD OUT - Boatshed Wine Loft

Spanish Showcase

DATE:

Saturday July 31st, 2021.

TIME:

Between 11am & 2pm

DETAILS:

Complimentary event hosted in the Boatshed Courtyard

On Saturday, July 31st we'll be sharing the flavours and sounds of Spain during our annual Paella showcase. Join us between 11am and 2pm to taste your way through our curated Spanish wine selection and house-made paella! We will also be joined by a lively Flamenco guitarist duo, who will provide the beautiful accoustic backdrop of Flamenco music.

Wines open to taste:

  • Las Cepas de Curro 2018. Moscatel & Palomino 
  • Mytilus 2018. Albarino
  • Las Cepas de Paco 'La Sombra' 2018. Palomino
  • El Castro de Valtuille Joven 2018. Mencia
  • Proyecto Salvaje Moncayo 2017. Grenache
  • Terroir Sense Fronteres 2019. Grenache
  • Bodegas Exopto Rioja 2019. Grenache Blend
  • Telmo Rodriguez 2019. Tempranillo
  • Parajes del Valle 2019. Monastrell

 

Contact Olivia with queries at: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Spanish Showcase - Boatshed Wine Loft

Mezcal of Durango Masterclass with Gianni Monti

$65.00

DATE:

Wednesday 25th August, 2021

TIME:

6 pm - 7.30 pm

This is one event that Mezcal lovers (and aficionados) do not want to miss!

The setting of many classic Western movies, Durango feels familiar, with dusty roads and endless mountain scapes. The terrain is rough and scattered with giant nopales, yuccas and volcanic rock. The state is known for its wild and abundant Agave Durangensis, known locally as Cenizo (“ash”), and part of this agave's allure is its ability to create Mezcals that are never exact replicas of one another.

After overcoming significant challenges, Mezcal from Durango, is making its grand entrance onto the international stage, showcasing serious quality as well as new and exciting agave varieties. We're excited to be joined by Gianni Monti of Mextrade, who will be guiding you through a special tasting of these exquisite Mezcals, produced by some of Durango's smaller, most sought-after Vinateros.

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 8 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
  • Colonial Dolores
  • Colonial Temoaya
  • Lágrimas de Dolores Joven
  • Lágrimas de Dolores Anejo
  • Corn chips with house-made guacamole and pico de gallo
  • House-made Tacos Laguneros
  • Access to pre-order extremely rare mezcal from wild Durango agaves, some of which there are only a couple of bottles that made it to Australia.

 

This will be a one-off masterclass, due to the limited production and availability of the featured mezcals.


Cancellations less than 48 hours before the class cannot be refunded.

 

Contact Olivia with queries at: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Mezcal of Durango Masterclass with Gianni Monti - Boatshed Wine Loft

Bastille Day; French Tasting Event

Date

Wednesday 14th July

Time

4pm - 7pm

Details

Complimentary Tasting Event

Help us celebrate the national Day of France on Wednesday, July the 14th. Join us between 4 pm and 7pm on our mezzanine  floor for a complimentary tasting of French delicacies.

We will be grilling our favourite French Raclette cheese 'Milledome' and tasting it alongside a selection of curated French wines. Hubert from Comtesse du Barry will be joining us and sharing their famous Foie Gras, Terrine and Rillettes. This tasting will all be accompanied to the sounds of a live Piano accordion player, transporting us to the streets of France!

The wine will also be available to purchase at a special price throughout the duration of this tasting. The wines open to taste:

  • Chartogne-Taillet Cuvee Sainte Anne Brut Champagne
  • Domaine Gueguen Bourgogne Aligote
  • Coeur Clementine Rose
  • Pierre-Marie Chermette Les Griottes Gamay 2020
  • Chateau La Grolet Cotes de Bourg Bordeaux 2019

 

Contact Olivia with queries at: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Bastille Day; French Tasting Event - Boatshed Wine Loft

Wine of Spain Masterclass: the New Wave

$95.00

SOLD OUT

Date

Wednesday, 28th July

Time

6 pm - 7.45 pm

Spanish wines can be as exciting as the land where their grape vines grow, from steep slate river-banks, to hot and humid coasts, from mountainous plateaus, to rocky barren hillsides where forgotten ancient vineyards and regional styles are being re-invigorated by the next generation of Spanish winemakers.  

On July the 28th the Wine Loft is excited to host a unique evening showcasing some of the best new wave Spanish wines.  Each wine has been thoughtfully paired to a mouth-watering Spanish and Mediterranean inspired menu.

Bibendum Wine Company’s state manager Roger Duncan will be our guest host for the evening taking guests on a journey through Spain and will bring the producers to you through custom-made pre-recorded videos curated for the night where you will hear directly from the winemaker while you experience the flavours of Spain in the intimate surrounds of the Wine Loft. 

We hope you can join us for what is to be a very insightful and delicious evening, of good wine, good food, and good conversation.  Every wine purchased on the night will also include a souvenir tote-bag picturing a Spanish Wine-Map.

 

Featured Wines:

  • VALDESIL MONTENOVO BLANCO 2019
  • NAVAZOS NIEPOORT 2015
  • BODEGAS EXOPTO BOZETO DE EXOPTO 2019
  • TERROIR SENSE FRONTERES MONTSANT NEGRE 2019
  • VALENCISO RIOJA LADERAS DE CABAMA 2014
  • VALENCISO RIOJA RESERVA 2012
  • EQUIPO NAVAZOS PEDRO XIMENEZ GRAN SOLERA 25+ YO

 

Price Includes:

  • 6 Wines and 1 Sherry
  • Sardine Toast with Tomato Mayonnaise and Fennel
  • Piquillo Peppers & Boquerones Toast
  • Chargrilled Octopus with Chorizo and Baby Potatoes
  • Vanilla Ice Cream served alongside Pedro Ximenez Sherry
  • Expert Guidance led by Bibendum Wine Company’s state manager Roger Duncan 
  • A souvenir tote-bag picturing a Spanish Wine-Map with every bottle of wine purchased
  • Custom-made pre-recorded videos featuring the winemakers themselves

 

Contact Olivia with queries: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

 

Wine of Spain Masterclass:  the New Wave - Boatshed Wine Loft

Meet the Master - Republic of Fremantle's Master Distiller. SOLD OUT

$79.00

SOLD OUT

DATE

Wednesday 30th June, 2021

Time

6 pm - 7.30 pm

Republic of Fremantle are one of the few Distilleries in the world to craft their spirits from scratch using innovative grape to glass distilling methods, and they’re based right here, in the heart of Fremantle!

We are so excited to host Master Distiller, (and passionate scientist), Oliver Kitson, in this collaborative and colourful masterclass. You’ll be greeted with a signature cocktail on arrival, before making your way through the signature range of spirits. As Oliver guides you through his distillation process, and imparts wisdom drawn from his fascinating experience, you’ll create your own gin and tonics with the Aromatic and Full Bodied gins. To top it off, these gins will be enjoyed alongside individual seafood platters, which have been thoughtfully paired to each beverage.

 Sourcing Verdelho from 100-year-old vines in the Swan Valley, the Republic of Fremantle double distil in their custom-built copper still. This small batch, custom process allows them to create a unique base spirit; “Using a grape base is a labour of love, but we do it because it makes spirits that are silky-smooth, filled with individuality and complexity of flavour.“ Oliver Kitson, Master Distiller

 Oliver Kitson started his career in the UK as a brewer and quality manager at Purity Brewing. After several years making beer he switched to crafting spirits and became Head of Production at London’s prestigious Sipsmith where he was responsible for the full scope of liquid production at the company. Oliver’s journey has now taken him to our very own doorstep, as Master Distiller at the grape-to-glass distillery, Republic of Fremantle. Enjoying the opportunity to explore new flavour profiles, Oliver has drawn on his vast experience and knowledge to craft a world-class range of spirits that are uniquely Western Australian from scratch. A passionate scientist, Oliver originally set out to be a pharmacologist completing an honours degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh before achieving a Masters in Brewing and Distilling at Heriot Watt University. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a mentor for brewing and distilling students.

 

Price includes:

  • Cocktail on arrival
  • 2 x gin and tonics
  • A guided tasting of their signature range (vodka, aromatic gin, full bodied gin) including their Eau de Vie which is not available to the public.
  • Individual seafood platter per person, which includes 2x freshly shucked South Australian Oysters, in-house made crab cakes and salted cod croquettes, prawns seasoned with yuzu
  • Wagyu biltong and French fries
  • Expert guidance from Republic of Fremantle Head distiller / ex head distiller of UK’s Sipsmith, Oliver Kitson.


For queries contact Olivia at olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Meet the Master - Republic of Fremantle's Master Distiller. SOLD OUT - Boatshed Wine Loft

Annual Truffle and Wine Showcase

DATE:

Saturday June 19th, between 11 am & 2 pm

DETAILS:

Complimentary showcase held in the Boatshed courtyard

The Great Southern and Southern Forests wine regions are home to cliffs, rolling mountain ranges, grazing pastures and dense Karri forests. With a cool climate and rich soil it produces refined wines and world sought truffles. It's a pleasure to combine these flavours in our annual Truffle and Wine Showcase, where we highlight the elegance and sophistication of our very own regions. Wines from the following producers will be open to taste alongside our truffle products:

  • Frankland Estate
  • Brave New Wine
  • La Violetta
  • Lonely Shore
  • Picardy
  • Forest Hill

Join us between 11am and 1pm, on Saturday June the 19th, in our courtyard.

 

Contact Olivia with queries at: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Annual Truffle and Wine Showcase - Boatshed Wine Loft

Expressions of Piemonte

$250.00

SOLD OUT

DATE:

Wednesday, 2nd June and Wednesday, 9th June

DETAILS:

6.00 pm (sharp) - 7.45 pm.

It is such a pleasure to bring this exciting masterclass series to you. This 2-part series will guide you through a variety of expressions found in Piemonte, with the first class covering varietals other than Nebbiolo, and the second class focusing only on Nebbiolo… and the featured menus are just as exciting as the wine line-up!

Piemonte is most known for being home to the reds of Barolo made from the much-adored Nebbiolo grape. However, this coveted region also contains fascinating whites and other reds, which is no surprise considering its one of the most diverse and complex wine growing regions in the world. The combination of different sun exposures, micro-climates, and soil variation, to name a few, all provide a landscape for creating unique expressions of wine. Piemonte produces wines from the light delicate and floral Moscato, to the rich, dense, tannic Barolo, and everything in between.

Andrew Moody will be joining us to host this 2-part series, with Piemonte wines being a topic he has devoted much time and passion to. 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 and as a regular visitor to the region, he is sought after to share his knowledge and love of the best of Italy in a bottle.

 

Masterclass 1: More than Nebbiolo

Featured Wines:

  • Adriano Sauvignon 2018
  • Paitin Arneis 2019
  • Gaudio Grignolino 2018
  • Paitin Dolcetto 2018
  • Scagliola Barbera Nizza 2017
  • Marcarini Moscato 2019

 

Featured Menu:

Our Japanese Hibachi Grills and chefs will join us on the mezzanine, pairing a variety of freshly charcoal-grilled dishes including:

  • Prawn skewers
  • Mackerel
  • Asparagus skewers
  • Japanese eggplant
  • Foil baked mushrooms
  • Dry aged beef
  • Onigiri (Japanese rice ball)
  • Fresh strawberry mochi


Masterclass 2: Nothing But Nebbiolo

Featured Wines:

  • Negretti Rose 2019
  • Marcarini Nebbiolo 2019
  • Poderi Colla Nebbiolo 2018
  • Negretti Barolo 2016
  • Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia Bricco Visette 2016
  • Marcarini NV Barolo Chinato

 

Featured Menu:

A classic Italian menu, with custom-paired pasta made by our friends at Sal’s Pasta on Napolean Street. The Menu includes:

  • Cauliflower and truffle soup
  • Mushroom, Cavallo Nero and Ricotta Agnolotti (from Sal’s Pasta)
  • Ocelli Testun di Barolo cheese, especially ordered in for this class pairing

 

Please note 1 ticket is admission to both masterclasses and this series is not available to purchase as individual classes

Cancellations less than 48 hours before the class cannot be refunded

 Maximum 4 tickets per purchase

 

Contact Olivia with queries: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Expressions of Piemonte - Boatshed Wine Loft

Portugal & the Wines of Quinta da Pedra Alta

$95.00

SOLD OUT

DATE:

Wednesday, 26th May

TIME:

6.00 pm - 7.45 pm

An evening with the Winemaker!

On Wednesday, May the 26th we are honoured to be joined by international winemaker and guest, Matt Gant of Portugal’s Quinta da Pedra Alta. Quinta da Pedra Alta’s vineyards are located on the steep slopes of Portugal’s Douro region. They only grow indigenous and traditional Douro grapes, producing a range of still wines and ports that are considered the most faithful interpretation of the land.

This one-time-only masterclass features a carefully selected list of Quinta da Pedra Alta’s wines, led by winemaker Matt Gant and paired alongside a tasty, Portuguese-inspired menu, prepared by our team of chefs.

Matt is the consultant winemaker for, and co-director of, Quinta da Pedra Alta. With 25 years of winemaking experience around the world, his escapades have taken him far and wide within Australia, New Zealand, the US, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

When Matt first visited the Douro in 2007 he was totally blown away by the landscape and the opportunities that this region presented for creative winemaking. Today he is as inspired by the region as ever.

During this masterclass Matt will present some truly magical wines from this unique estate and give you an insight into one of the great wine regions of the world.


Featured wines:

  • White Port Spritz on Arrival
  • 2018 Pedra a Pedra Branco
  • 2017 Pedra a Pedra Tinto
  • 2018 Reserva Branco
  • 2017 Reserva Tinto
  • NV Pedra No. 3 White Port
  • NV Alta No. 10 Ten Year Old Tawny Port


Price includes:

  • 6 cuvees + a spritz on arrival (7 drinks)
  • Bacalao Fritters
  • BBQ Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken and Charred corn salsa
  • Portuguese Tarts
  • Evening is led by international guest, Quinta da Pedra Alta’s Winemaker Matt Gant

Contact Olivia with queries: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Portugal & the Wines of Quinta da Pedra Alta - Boatshed Wine Loft

Annual Greek Showcase 2021

Date:

Saturday, 1st of May. Between 10 am & 1 pm

Details:

Complimentary event in the courtyard

We're excited to announce our annual Greek showcase for 2021! Mouth-watering delicacies, traditional music and seriously satisfying wines will all be on show in our courtyard on Saturday, May the 1st.

Join us between 10 am and 1 pm to experience the flavours, aromas and sounds of Greece. Adding to our special Greek line up will be The Food Philospher's Yianni Stamatiou, Vinous Matters and our local Bouzouki duo bringing the music!

We will be showcasing 12 different wines from 5 highly regarded Greek producers, which will all be available to taste during the event:

  • Estate Argyros Atlantis Red 2017 
  • Estate Argyros Atlantis White 2018 
  • Estate Argyros Estate Santorini 2019                     
  • Gaia 4-6H Agioritiko Rose 2019 
  • Gaia Agioritiko 2018
  • Thymiopolous Atma Red 2017                                   
  • Thymiopolous Atma White 2018                             
  • Thymiopolous Young Vines 2018                               
  • Thymiopolous Alta 2016                                               
  • Thymiopolous Earth & Sky 2018                               
  • Douloufakis Dafnios Vidiano 2019                   
  • Zafeirakis Chardonnay/Assyrtiko 2019  

Our in-house chefs will prepare authentic Greek bites, including Kefolagraviera Saganaki, Lamb Kofta and Mousaka. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this special event.

 

Contact Olivia with queries at: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Annual Greek Showcase 2021 - Boatshed Wine Loft

Best of Austria, featuring Weinrieder Wines

$95.00

SOLD OUT

DATE:

Wednesday, 12th May

TIME:

6.00 pm - 7.45 pm

SOLD OUT

On Wednesday May the 12th we are thrilled to be turning our attention to the wines of Weinreider. With presence in some of the world’s best restaurants (The Fat Duck, Wolfgang Puck, Hollywood’s Starkoch Restaurant), as well as being awarded Gault Millau’s Wine of the Year in 2016, it’s no wonder the international press consider Weinrider to be the Best of Austria! His stunning wines will be paired with a Japanese inspired menu, all prepared by our in-house Sushi masters.

Weinrieder is an incredible producer based in the centre of the Weinviertel region of Austria. Owner and winemaker, Freidrich Rieder, and his family produce high quality wines with power and character. As well as having a great reputation as an Eiswein producer, they’re well known for their peppery Gruner Veltiners and racy, fully flavoured Rieslings; all of which consistently achieve marks of 90+. Weinrieder’s winery is located in one of the most significant wine-growing regions of Austria, where the micro-climate, rainfall, temperature and soil create perfect conditions for cultivating these fruit-driven whites.

Aaron Commins, one of Western Australia’s first qualified sommeliers, will be joining us for the evening to present this exciting line-up. For the past few decades Aaron has been involved in some of Western Australia’s, and the country’s, most recognisable restaurants; building and contributing to wine lists that continue to garner national attention and awards.  His resume is spiked with long tenures at such Melbourne institutions as Becco and MoVida, before heading west in 2009 to head up Must Wine Bar before opening Print Hall in 2012. During his term as President of Sommeliers Australia in Perth Aaron helped to bridge the gap between professional taster and weekend warrior.  Years of wine-focused travel has since led him to importing wine from the likes of Germany, Austria, France, and Italy.

During this masterclass we’ll work our way through a variety of Weinrieder’s wines, with a focus on his different expressions of Gruner Veltliner. 

 

Featured Wines:

  • NV Gruner Veltliner Sekt
  • 2019 Gruner Veltliner Klassik
  • 2018 Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben
  • 2019 Riesling Ried Bockgarten
  • 2014 Gruner Veltliner Eiswein

 Price Includes:

  • 5 serves of high quality Austrian wine
  • 2 x House-made Kingfish Nigiri per person
  • Individual serves of House-made chicken Katsu and cucumber Salad
  • Expert guidance from Aaron Commins, former President of Sommeliers Australia in Perth

Contact Olivia with queries: olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au

Best of Austria, featuring Weinrieder Wines - Boatshed Wine Loft

Escape to Greece Masterclass II - SOLD OUT

$79.00

DATE

Wednesday, 14th April

TIME

6.00 pm - 7.45 pm

Due to popular demand, we have added another Escape to Greece Masterclass to our schedule!

In this specialty Greek masterclass we’ll be featuring a superb line-up of Greek wines alongside individual, home-made grazing platters. This collaborative event will be co-hosted by The Food Philosopher’s founder Yianni Stamatiou and Rockpool’s in-house Sommelier, Kris Ambrozkiewicz. Both lovers of Greek food, wine and culture, Yianni and Kris will guide you through a playful and informative evening giving you a taste of regional Greece, leaving you feeling indulged and inspired to experience more of Greece!

Kris and Yianni are experts in their fields and have an impressive backgrounds and array of experience.

Kris has not only been a Sommelier at Rockpool for 7 years, he’s also a winemaker with extensive world-wide experience across Australia, New Zealand, France and the USA. In between making wine and his commitments at Rockpool, Kris runs his own wine distribution company, Vinous Matters. He has an impressive portfolio focusing on leading producers including those from the islands of Santorini, Crete and mainland Greece.

Yianni launched The Food Philosopher in 2017 and its under this name he supplies products that boast authenticity and embrace his Greek heritage. Yianni has personally created an exceptional range of genuine, farm-direct, small-batch products that pay homage to his own rich childhood food experiences.

Wines Being Poured:

Estate Argyros Estate Santorini 2019; Assyrtiko (on arrival)

Thymiopolous Young Vines 2018; Xinomavro

Thymiopolous Alta 2016; Xinomavro

Thymiopolous Earth And Sky 2018; Xinomavro

Estate Argyros Vin Santo  4yr  2012; Assyrtiko, Aidani, Athiri

 

Price includes:

Individual Greek grazing platters prepared by Yianni Stamatiou; includes dip, pita, grilled vegetables, salad, olives

Serve of Kefalograviera cheese Saganaki with grilled cherry tomatoes

Home-made Greek pastry 

5 different Greek wines by well known producers, with a focus on the noble Xinomavro grape

Expert guidance led by Rockpool Sommelier Kris Ambrozkiewicz and Food Philosopher's Yianni Stamatiou 

 

Contact olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au for any queries

Escape to Greece Masterclass II - SOLD OUT - Boatshed Wine Loft

Escape to Greece Masterclass - SOLD OUT

$79.00

SOLD OUT

DATE

Wednesday, 17th March

TIME

6.00 pm - 7.45 pm

Escape to Greece With Rockpool’s Kris Ambrozkiewicz and Food Philosopher’s Yianni Stamatiou

The Greek wine scene has been experiencing a renaissance and the most exciting wines are coming from local, ancient varietals like Assyrtiko and Xinomavro. These wines have undergone a makeover and their edge has seen their demand soar on the international market, and it’s only natural that the cuisine has followed its lead.

In our first specialty Greek masterclass we’ll be featuring a superb line-up of Greek wines alongside individual, home-made grazing platters. This collaborative event will be co-hosted by The Food Philosopher’s founder Yianni Stamatiou and Rockpool’s in-house Sommelier, Kris Ambrozkiewicz. Both lovers of Greek food, wine and culture, Yianni and Kris will guide you through a playful and informative evening giving you a taste of regional Greece, leaving you feeling indulged and inspired to experience more of Greece!

Kris and Yianni are experts in their fields and have an impressive backgrounds and array of experience.

Kris has not only been a Sommelier at Rockpool for 7 years, he’s also a winemaker with extensive world-wide experience across Australia, New Zealand, France and the USA. In between making wine and his commitments at Rockpool, Kris runs his own wine distribution company, Vinous Matters. He has an impressive portfolio focusing on leading producers including those from the islands of Santorini, Crete and mainland Greece.

Yianni launched The Food Philosopher in 2017 and its under this name he supplies products that boast authenticity and embrace his Greek heritage. Yianni has personally created an exceptional range of genuine, farm-direct, small-batch products that pay homage to his own rich childhood food experiences.

Wines Being Poured:

Estate Argyros Estate Santorini 2019; Assyrtiko (on arrival)

Thymiopolous Young Vines 2018; Xinomavro

Thymiopolous Alta 2016; Xinomavro

Thymiopolous Earth And Sky 2018; Xinomavro

Estate Argyros Vin Santo  4yr  2012; Assyrtiko, Aidani, Athiri

 

Price includes:

Individual Greek grazing platters prepared by Yianni Stamatiou; includes dip, pita, grilled vegetables, salad, olives

Serve of Kefalograviera cheese Saganaki with grilled cherry tomatoes

Home-made Greek pastry 

5 different Greek wines by well known producers, with a focus on the noble Xinomavro grape

Expert guidance led by Rockpool Sommelier Kris Ambrozkiewicz and Food Philosopher's Yianni Stamatiou 

 

Contact olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au for any queries

Escape to Greece Masterclass - SOLD OUT - 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.

 

Contact olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au for any queries

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

Champagne Masterclass Featuring Vigneron Etienne Calsac

$115.00

SOLD OUT

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.

 

Contact olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au for any queries

Champagne Masterclass Featuring Vigneron Etienne Calsac - 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

 

Contact olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au for any queries

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

 

Contact olivia@boatshedmarket.com.au for any queries

Taste of Tuscany Masterclass with Andrew Moody - Boatshed Wine Loft