Wine Selectors is excited to be sharing their passion for all things wine with you at this year’s Wine Island masterclasses.

Wine Selectors spend most of their time travelling the big wine island that is Australia, uncovering the most interesting and exciting wines from across the country. Their exploration never ends and they can’t wait to share some of their great discoveries with you.

So, bring your friends along and join them for some informative, fun and very tasty sessions. You’ll enjoy learning a thing or two about the delicious world of wine, especially with great company and a glass in hand.

All masterclasses (except for Dessert Island*) are complimentary and attendance is on a first-in, first-served basis.

* You can purchase tickets to Dessert Island when tickets go on-sale.

VIP SESSIONS

Bubbles off!

Bubbles of fun is what you can expect when we host our 2016 Bubble off! Is it time for Prosecco to flex its Italian muscle and show why it’s quickly become an Australian favourite or will the summer favourite of the Australian Sparkling prove why it’s here to stay? Who is the best of the best? You tell us! Learn about some of the world’s top bubbles as they fight it out for top ‘swilling’.

Duration: 20 mins

New-wave wines

It’s what we are all about, those overlooked little treasures, often with tongue twisting names stumping even those closest to them. Welcome to the world of new-wave wines! This year let our island winemakers take you on a journey and get to know these little beauties on a first name basis. So whether it’s a Tempranillo, Gewürztraminer, Mencia or Montepulciano or even an old-school (which is now new-school, Vermouth – it’s all here and waiting.

Duration: 20 mins

Silent Disco Drops

Do the dark, smooth undertones of Cabernet Sauvignon complement a dash of Nick Cave? Is Tay Tay and the fresh, fruity and oh so blonde style of a Sauvignon Blanc a match made in heaven? Find out as Wine Island’s first silent disco explores what it takes to create the toe-tapping soundtrack that accompanies a sensationally good wine. What better way to finish off your day at Wine Island than with a little tail-shaking fun with the Wine Island Silent disco drop!

Duration: 20 mins

Dessert Island
$30 p/person

There is nothing like adding a little sugar and spice and all things nice to complement your Wine Island adventure. It’s time to enjoy the sweetest part of proceedings, Dessert Island. Welcome to a world of ports, stickies and fortifieds, and their mouth-watering counterparts, decadent and delectable desserts. This is a match made in masterclass heaven that you don’t want to miss! Let Australia’s best sweet wine experts share their rich knowledge of dessert wine matched with equally expertly crafted pastries and desserts.

Duration: 30 mins

Cheese and Wine Matching

Our love of cheese is just as great as our love of wine so we thought why not put together a cheesy masterclass. So whether its the creamy, tasty, mild or vintage your looking for, you will find it here paired together with a selection of our island’s best.

Duration: 20 mins

GA SESSIONS

Bubbles off!

Bubbles of fun is what you can expect when we host our 2016 Bubble off! Is it time for Prosecco to flex its Italian muscle and show why it’s quickly become an Australian favourite or will the summer favourite of the Australian Sparkling prove why it’s here to stay? Who is the best of the best? You tell us! Learn about some of the world’s top bubbles as they fight it out for top ‘swilling’.

Duration: 20 mins

New-wave wines

It’s what we are all about, those overlooked little treasures, often with tongue twisting names stumping even those closest to them. Welcome to the world of new-wave wines! This year let our island winemakers take you on a journey and get to know these little beauties on a first name basis. So whether it’s a Tempranillo, Gewürztraminer, Mencia or Montepulciano or even an old-school (which is now new-school, Vermouth – it’s all here and waiting.

Duration: 20 mins

Silent Disco Drops

Do the dark, smooth undertones of Cabernet Sauvignon complement a dash of Nick Cave? Is Tay Tay and the fresh, fruity and oh so blonde style of a Sauvignon Blanc a match made in heaven? Find out as Wine Island’s first silent disco explores what it takes to create the toe-tapping soundtrack that accompanies a sensationally good wine. What better way to finish off your day at Wine Island than with a little tail-shaking fun with the Wine Island Silent disco drop!

Duration: 20 mins

Dessert Island
$30 p/person

There is nothing like adding a little sugar and spice and all things nice to complement your Wine Island adventure. It’s time to enjoy the sweetest part of proceedings, Dessert Island. Welcome to a world of ports, stickies and fortifieds, and their mouth-watering counterparts, decadent and delectable desserts. This is a match made in masterclass heaven that you don’t want to miss! Let Australia’s best sweet wine experts share their rich knowledge of dessert wine matched with equally expertly crafted pastries and desserts.

Duration: 30 mins