Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Masterclasses: Unveiling the secrets of wine

For those seeking to delve deeper into the art of winemaking, Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia offers masterclasses that go beyond traditional tastings. These experiences unveil the profound impact of terroir and varietal-specific glassware on wine, allowing you to gain invaluable insights into the world of wine.

Here are four standout masterclasses:

Artisans of Barossa - Grenache Project Masterclass Tasting

Prepare to be captivated by the unique influence of winemakers and the impact of origin on exceptional wines. Enjoy a seated masterclass in the intimate Artisan’s Room, sampling six wines from the acclaimed ‘Grenache Project’ with stunning views of the Barossa Ranges. This 1.5-hour session explores the diverse expressions of Barossa Grenache, with each year showcasing a different vineyard location. After the masterclass, relax in the Delikatessen wine bar café or on the lawn, enjoying panoramic views of the Barossa Valley.

Awaken your senses with a guided journey through the St Hugo Riedel Masterclass, showcasing how glassware influences the taste and enjoyment of wines. Explore why varietal-specific glasses are essential, tasting four St Hugo favourites and observing how glass shape enhances each wine's character. This masterclass offers discoveries for novices and aficionados alike.

Printhie Wines - Sparkling Masterclass with Lunch 

Discover the secrets behind traditional-method Swift Sparkling in an immersive journey at Printhie Wines. Hosted by a Sparkling Specialist, enjoy a guided vineyard tour and private cellar tasting, exploring the process of creating Australia’s finest sparkling wines. Awarded Best Sparkling at the NSW Wine Awards for six consecutive years, the Swift Sparkling range showcases exceptional cool climate craftsmanship. The masterclass includes a tasting of aged sparkling wines and a four-course degustation lunch with matching wines, offering a comprehensive experience.

Ten Minutes by Tractor - Terroir Masterclass

Take a deep dive into the unique terroir of the sub-regional Mornington Peninsula with an intimate masterclass in the private tasting room. Explore vineyard sites and their characteristics, taste limited-release wines, and learn about Ten Minutes by Tractor's story and the region's history. The masterclass includes two limited-release wines and six current-release wines, highlighting why the Mornington Peninsula is ideal for cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Each masterclass offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of wine. Whether you're a seasoned wine lover or a curious novice, these experiences provide rich insights and memorable moments.  

Published 12 June 2024.