Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Kitchen Confidential

d'Arenberg recently announced the launch of the brand new Chef's Table at the d'Arenberg Cube Restaurant. This exclusive dining opportunity includes access to a private lounge for a pre-lunch aperitif and canapes, an extended degustation menu, a dedicated sommelier, and views into the dynamic, state of the art kitchen. 

Inspired by this exciting new proposition, we've gathered a selection of our favourite culinary experiences that bring you closer to the action; meeting the talented teams behind some of Australia's best winery restaurants and venues.

The Chef's Table Experience at St Hugo

This fascinatig experience starts with a guided tour and tasting, followed by the full St Hugo degustation menu.

Looking straight into the kitchen, you will not only watch the chefs’ work, you will interact with them, discuss ingredients and techniques and learn how our menu is created while enjoying delicious seasonal flavours through a range of dishes, each designed to match with a specific St Hugo wine.

Jacob's Creek Cooking Classes

Held in the outdoor garden at the historic Jacob’s Estate, the unique venue provides a picturesque setting for a hands-on cooking experience.

The intimate class involves picking fresh produce from the kitchen garden, which will then be specially prepared into a hearty feast.

After your cooking skills have been put to the test you will enjoy a leisurely lunch matched with Jacob’s Creek wines.

The Chef's Table Experience at The Lane Vineyard

For the ultimate sensory indulgence, take a seat near all the kitchen buzz and be taken on an immersive sensory journey, unearthing the best of South Australia through the lens of The Lane's head chef, James Brinklow.

Seating up to eight guests, an exclusive menu will be created by the chef on the day matched to wines, specially selected to suit each dish. Experience the heartbeat of a fine dining kitchen in action. Discover local, seasonal produce, learn of food and wine matching properties, different cooking techniques and culinary inspirations.

Pizzini Italian Cooking School Experience

Join the Pizzini family and immerse yourself in warm hospitality and hands on experiences. Following morning tea with Katrina Pizzini at the cellar door head into A tavola! Cooking School where Katrina will lead a class sharing the secrets to preparing traditional Italian style dishes.

Prior to lunch, journey to the winery and barrel room to taste exciting Italian wine varieties including Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Canaiolo as they age in barrels.

Following the tasting, lunch will be served and will include the Italian style dishes prepared earlier along with your choice of wine – anything from a fresh Prosecco to an aged Nebbiolo from the family’s reserve range.


Montalto's newly renovated Restaurant also offers a Chef's Table.  The beautiful Chef’s Table offers views directly into the kitchen action in one direction; with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking breathtaking views of the estate in the other, and can be booked directly with the Restaurant.

Next week De Bortoli's Locale restaurant presents an 'On The Vine Cooking Demonstration'.  Be inspired by practical recipes for entertaining friends at your next dinner party, or simply cooking for the family at home. Join the team for a morning cooking demonstration followed by a long table lunch with matched wines.