EVENT SOLD OUT! When in Rhone! Masterclass, 25 & 26 May.

Rather than focus solely on one grape variety, this Masterclass highlights the prominent red and white varieties from one wine-growing region, the northern Rhône, France. Steeped in history and home to Syrah (Shiraz) and Viognier, here are some interesting facts about these two varieties;
• They are half-sisters having a common parent, Mondeuse Blanche
• The first cultivated vines in the northern Rhone are said to have been planted around 600BC, with more concentrated growing later in the 13th Century and beyond
• Only 5% of wines produced in the Rhône come from the northern region; mostly from Syrah grapes, with a very small percentage being Viognier

Our discussion will compare two cool climates: northern Rhône with harsh winters and warm summers and the other (much younger) cool climate region of south-east Australia, the Yarra Valley. Discover the similarities and contrasts between locations, vineyards and vintages.

Tasting will consist of nine samples of Syrah and Viognier produced from our Hexham vineyard, both current and museum releases, as well as Northern Italian imports exclusively sourced for this Masterclass from Côte Rôtie, where Syrah is the focus, and Condrieu, known for Viognier.

Wine tasting will be accompanied by small bites, specially matched and prepared by Chef Paul.

On Tasting
2018 Soumah Single Vineyard Viognier, $38
2015 Soumah Single Vineyard Viognier, Trophy and 94 Points, ICCWS $48
2015 Guigel Condrieu, 95 Points RP, $70
2016 Soumah Single Vineyard Syrah, Current Release, 93 Points JH, $38
2016 Soumah Equilibrio Syrah, Current Release, $77
2012 Single Vineyard Shiraz, Museum Release, 95 Points JH, $55
2012 Guigel Côte Rôtie Chateaux d’Ampuis, 96 Points RP, $150
2010 Soumah Single Vineyard Shiraz, Our first vintage!, 4.5 Stars TL, $72
2010 Faury Côte Rôtie Cuvee Reviniscence, 93 Points ST, $100

Session 1 at 3pm on Saturday 25 May
Session 2 at 3pm on Sunday 26 May

Approximately 1 Hour

$30 pp, includes tasting of nine wines
accompanied by small bites prepared by Chef Paul

18 Hexham Road, Gruyere

Please call our Cellar Door to reserve your spot.
Payment required upon booking. Cellar Door Ph: +61 3 5962 4716

Please Note: Places are strictly limited (16 places per session only).
Book early to avoid disappointment.