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September 2017
$125

Tempting Tempranillo

Wednesday 20 September @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tempranillo is the native red grape of the northern plateau of Spain hitting its apogee in Rioja and in Ribera del Douro, as tinto fino. Its unique structure flavour and character lends itself to fresh bright styles (such as Joven) through to rich age-worthy versions such as Gran Reserva. Tempranillo is a newcomer to Australia and shows much promise in our similarly warm continental climate. Join Senor Pedro as we explore the best Australian tempranillo alongside of a swathe of…

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October 2017
$55

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Rhône White varieties

Monday 16 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The GT WINE Magazine tasting panel recently tackled the opulent white varieties of the Rhône Valley. Think marsanne, roussanne, viognier and blends thereof. The tasting covered Australia and France with a number of 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc showing well. Don’t miss this one!!

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$55

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Rhône White varieties

Wednesday 18 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The GT WINE Magazine tasting panel recently tackled the opulent white varieties of the Rhône Valley. Think marsanne, roussanne, viognier and blends thereof. The tasting covered Australia and France with a number of 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc showing well. Don’t miss this one!!

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$225

Introductory Wine Appreciation – Two Evenings

Wednesday 25 October @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2 Evening Sessions Course – Session 1: Wednesday 25 October/ Session 2: Wednesday 1 November.  Back-to-Basics over two fun and informative sessions. What is wine? How do we taste? How do we know a ‘good’ wine and detect wine faults? What are generic styles and varietal wines all about? Taste the classics along with the new and exciting fashion wines. Explore the influence of wine making on flavour and style. Learn why you like the wines you do and know…

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November 2017

Food & Wine in Central Otago with Renaissance Tours

Friday 3 November, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sunday 7 January, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

A gourmet experience in and around Queenstown. Spectacular landscapes, a sophisticated gourmet food culture and some of the world’s best Pinot Noir wines – not to mention impressive, vivid whites – best sum up New Zealand’s Central Otago region. Join world-renowned wine aficionado Peter Bourne as he explores this region’s most outstanding wineries, offering exclusive access to some of their award-winning winemakers to discover why their wines are so internationally acclaimed. And of course no trip to this part of…

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April 2018

La Bella Vita – wine tour of Italy with Renaissance Tours

Tuesday 3 April, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday 18 April, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Taste your way through three of Italy’s great wine regions – Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily – with visits to private wineries and fine dining in the company of ‘The Wine Man’, Peter Bourne. Experience Italy’s bella vita with a glass of wine in hand, as Peter Bourne leads you through the rich traditions of Italian winemaking in regions that have been producing wine for more than 2,000 years. Travel through Veneto, home of the dry, crisp Soave and the rich,…

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