The Grape Hunter's industry leading wine appreciation courses are as follows.
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WINE BASICS: 2 WEEKS $165/hd (incl GST)
Over two weeks, you’ll learn the things you need to know about wine but are afraid to ask. In a social setting and with no question too silly, we discuss the key grape varieties and styles, learn about the major wine regions of Australia, taste great examples from some of our favourite vineyards and meet like-minded wine lovers.
WINE FOUNDATIONS: 3 WEEKS $220/hd (Incl GST)
Over the three weeks you’ll learn the techniques needed to effectively evaluate and taste wine, learn how to distinguish one variety from another, and just what to look for in determining quality wine. You’ll also gain a valuable insight into where and how wine is made: from what it is that makes a good vineyard to different winemaking techniques.
Week 1 - Sparkling & white wines / How to taste and evaluate wine
Week 2 - Red wine / In the vineyard – grapes & environment and Oz & NZ regions
Week 3 - Fortified & dessert wines / In the winery - winemaking and production
WINE FOCUS: 4 WEEKS $330/hd (Incl GST)
During this four week course we'll take an in depth look at each of the major New World varieties including Riesling, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. We'll taste, examine and discuss benchmark wines from both Australia and abroad and discover just how significantly wines can vary depending on where, when and how they're made.
WINE AND FOOD MATCHING: 1 EVENING $165/hd (Incl GST)
Why do some wines taste or ‘work’ better with certain foods? Over a convivial dinner, The Grape Hunter’s Wine Education and Hospitality Director; Todd Rumble outlines how certain wine styles complement different food flavours and techniques to match wines to food. A five course degustation menu is matched with five different wines.
BESPOKE TASTINGS: A PRIVATE, CUSTOMISED TASTING EVENT: FROM $55/hd (Incl GST)
Ever wanted to have your own private tasting amongst friends or colleagues? Love a particular variety or want to taste a range of wonderfully different and obscure wines from around the world? With Buy Fine Wines you can! We offer bespoke, themed tasting packages for groups as small as 6 people.
We help you choose the wines or simply obtain the wines you want and then talk you through each one, providing an insight into background and production with a little education along the way. Please contact us to discuss options.
TO ENROL : Contact The Grape Hunter
for more information about Wine Appreciation Classes.