Get up close with the best winemakers of the region at one of the many workshops and wine classes at Fine Vines Festival. You’ll be able to wow your dinner guests with your new-found knowledge after attending these wine education workshops, plus you’ll know how to pick a top drop for the table.
Celebrating 40 years of Xanadu the Lagan Estate Chardonnay Vineyard, join the only certified sustainable winegrowers in Australia and delve into the intricacies of their finest vines from their Lagan Estate vineyard.
See for yourself why Xanadu’s Cabernet consistently score highly when you sign up for their Cabernet Masterclass. Learn the components that make Xanadu’s world class drops, how these have changed as well as discussing the differences between their Stevens Rd and Xanadu sites. For lovers of white, their Chardonnay Masterclass will have you learning all about their award winning chardys on the same soils that produce this outstanding variety.
Not ready to leave Xanadu’s beautiful grounds? Masterclass tickets also give you entrance to Xanadu’s Lawn Party which includes a tapas item, a glass of new release wine, and an afternoon of live music and local art displays.
After something a little more competitive? Team up with some friends for the ultimate in wine-related japery and quizzery at The Great Vinquizition. Featuring three mystery wines and sensory skills tests, it’ll be a celebration of all things vinous, multicultural and viticultural, with Margaret River wine history, global wine styles and varieties all interrogated.
Get to know the intricacies of blending Bordeaux-style wine at Cape Grace with the ever-knowledgeable winemaker Conrad Tritt. Learn the structure and style traits of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec before creating your own wine to suit your palate under Conrad’s astute guidance.
Walk away with a new understanding of how these supporting varietals give prominence to the Margaret River Region king, Cabernet Sauvignon. Don’t sit on this, this is an intimate event with limited spots available.
Become a Syrah and Shiraz savant with Domaine Naturaliste’s masterclass diving deep into the similarities and differences of these two wine styles with trophy-winning winemaker Bruce Dukes. Travel with this versatile grape on a tasting tour of the Rhone Valley, South Australia and return to Margaret River with six wines showcasing classic examples of these two wine styles, accompanied by a selection of charcuterie.
One not to be missed, this is your exclusive opportunity to taste museum stock and unreleased vintages at Fermoy Estate’s lakeside pavilion. Named “The Best Cabernet in the World” at the prestigious Concours International Des Cabernet, Fermoy encapsulates the best of a region lauded for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay styles, with guests enjoying a flight tasting of both award winning and highly anticipated varietals.
Discover the story behind Leeuwin Estate’s acclaimed Art Series Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz in a two-hour, winemaker-led masterclass set against the backdrop of the Leeuwin Art Gallery. Experience the wines’ renowned age-worthiness across 15 current and museum release Art Series tastings, connecting the emotion of wine expression to the contemporary Australian art works that adorn both the labels and the gallery walls. A six-course tasting menu finds its match in accompanying museum release Art Series wines during lunch after the masterclass.
Small family-run vineyards are an intrinsic part of the Margaret River Region wine fabric. For this personal masterclass, join Grace Farm’s viticulturist Tim Quinlan with cellar door manager Julie Hartley and get an insight into this winemaking world, touring the vineyard’s Cabernet Franc vines before experiencing a vertical Cabernet Sauvignon tasting from Grace Farm’s first vintage in 2011 until now. This masterclass includes ten tastings, seven Cabernets and three incredible museum reserve wines, accompanied by shared grazing platters.
Unsure exactly what vintages means? Join Fraser Gallop Estate winemaker Clive Otto and award-winning sommelier, restaurateur and certified wine educator, Foni Pollitt at this entertaining new event in our Barrel Hall and find out why vintages matter and learn to pick a wine list winner every time.Clive and Foni will unpack the influence of nature’s moods – both good and contrary – as you explore 12 Wilyabrup vintages with a curated selection of Fraser Gallop Estate wines to illustrate the story.
Learn which years were better for which wines and understand the powerful influence of the Wilyabrup terroir and its unique climate. Formal but light-hearted and interactive this wine tasting promises to make you a vintage virtuoso all with accompanying grazing boards.