Wine Classes

We know you love wine and want to learn more but finding a place to start can be hard. Here at the Wine Emporium we have put together a fantastic range of classes so suit all tastes and levels of knowledge. From our wine appreciation class which gives you the building blocks of wine knowledge, to more specialised classes focusing on regions and styles from around the world.

'That was a seriously excellent presentation. I learned so much - and you covered an incredible amount of information in a really interesting and engaging way.'

What others had to say

'We had a great time at the Burgundy nights...Your knowledge of the area and the wines is incredible'

'My friends and I recently attended your two day wine appreciation course. I just wanted to say what a lovely time we all had. You're clearly very knowledgable and it was really interesting listening to you speak about wine.'

'The wines you selected and the sequence in the presentation of them was superb. It really helped us all discern between the different regions. I would commend your course to anyone remotely interested in wine. So thank you again.'

Wine Classes

Wine Appreciation with Rob Lavelle

A two night class with everything you always wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask. Learn about the major grape varieties and styles, where and how they are grown and made, and why they taste as they do. Explore the wine regions of Australia, and taste the produce of our best vineyards. We will also teach you about what separates good wine from bad, food matching, wine faults, wine etiquette and myths.

Two Nights Class

Tuesday 12th and 19th of November 2019

$120 per person

Burgundy Masterclass with Brent Williamson

In the heart of France lies the famed wine region of Burgundy, revered for producing the world's finest examples of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. With centuries of wine growing and winemaking history, no wine region in the world can boast such a complex and diverse landscape. In this two night class we will investigate the differences between Burgundys' villages, vineyards and producers by tasting through 24 different bottles of its finest produce, including a great selection of premier and grand cru wines. This course promises to provide a solid foundation for those who are new to the wines of Burgundy and also a means to inspire connoisseurs and collectors of Burgundian wines wishing to taste the latest releases from some of Burgundy's finest producers. Warning - you may not be able to drink anything other than Burgundy again.

Two Nights Class
Dates TBC

Night 1 - White Burgundy*
2013 Samuel Billaud Chablis - $42
2013 Samuel Billaud “Les Preuses” Grand Cru - $140
2012 Olivier leflaive Meursault - $110
2012 Louis Jadot Meursault “Genevrieres” - $170
2013 Colin Morey Chassagne Montrachet “Ancegnieres” - $130
2013 Bruno Colin Chassagne Montrachet “Boudriotte” 1er Cru - $130
2012 Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet - $150
2013 Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet “Perrieres” 1er Cru - $220
2011 de Montille Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - $350
2012 Blain Gagnard Criots Batard Montrachet Grand Cru - $350

Night 2 - Red Burgundy*
2011 Jean Marc Bouley Volnay - $100
2010 Courcel Pommard "Rugiens” 1er Cru - $250
2012 Bouchard Beaune “Greves” Vignes de l’Enfant Jesus 1er Cru - $180
2011 Faiveley Corton “Clos des Cortons Faiveley” Grand Cru - $250
2012 Faiveley Nuits St George “Chaignots” 1er Cru - $145
2012 Henri Gouges Nuits St George “Prulieres” 1er Cru - $150
2013 Arnoux Lachaux Vosne Romanee - $160
2011 Mongeard Mugneret “Les Petite Monts” 1er Cru - $180
2012 Faiveley Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru - $330
2011 Arnoux Lachaux Echezeaux Grand Cru - $500
2012 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Chambolle Musigny - $130
2012 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis “Blanchards” 1er Cru - $195
2012 Virgile Lignier Michelot Gevrey Chambertin - $120
2012 Louis Jadot Charmes Chambertin - $315

$450 per person

*example line up of wines only

Australia vs France Masterclass

Specialising in the same varieties, France and Australia have a fascinating rivalry. While some still consider French wines to be the pinnacle of the worlds' wine production, Australia too is making outstanding and world class wine. Stylistically both countries make quite different wines, so using some of the finest bottlings from both countries we have put together this one night course to understand the differences between the key grape varieties riesling, sauvignon/semillon, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. Check out a example of a previous line up below.

One Night Masterclass 

Dates TBC

Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc 
2009 Brokenwood “ILR” Hunter Valley Semillon - $69
2016 Gerard Boulay 'Comtesse' Sancerre - $115

2016 Crawford River - $45
2008 Hugel 'Schoelhammer' Grand Cru - $189

2016 Cullen 'Kevin John' - $130
2015 François Mikulski Meursault - $160

Pinot Noir
2015 By Farr Cote Vineyard 'RP' - $115
2015 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 'Lavaut St-Jacques' 1er Cru - $240

2016 The Standish 'The Standish' - $115
2014 Domaine Georges Vernay 'Maison Rouge' Côte-Rôtie - $320

Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Balnaves 'The Tally' - $110
2010 Château Lafon-Rochet St-Estèphe - $160

$165 per person