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What’s On

Amy Northcott
By Kristoffer Paulsen and courtesy of Wine Down Pop Up.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all events will be confirmed or postponed on a case-by-case basis. Please check event websites for further details or email for updates.
Winery Report
Wine Down Pop Up’s vineyard retreats are back for 2020.

Nebbiolo Tasting

6, 11 & 13 MAY

Nebbiolo is in the spotlight for our latest panel tasting, and if the reviews have you wanting more, book your place for a tasting of the line-up with Peter Bourne. Join him at Ferment, The Orange Wine Centre (87 Hill St, Orange) on Monday 11 May and at Sydney’s Winespace (119 Kippax St, Surry Hills) on Wednesday 13 May. The Orange tasting costs $55 and the Sydney tasting $75, with both sessions running 6-8pm. Book via or call (02) 9552 2366.

In Melbourne, Jeremy Prideaux will have the wines open at Recoleta (10 Bourke Street, Melbourne) on Wednesday 6 May. The tasting is $55 and runs 6-8pm. To book your place, call (03) 9654 6657.

Magnums and Movies

February through to 26 October, various dates

Restaurant Hubert will be opening up their adjoining Theatre Royale for Magnums & Movies from February through to October, offering classic films, stellar magnums of wine, a decadent buffet meal from the Restaurant Hubert team and, of course, popcorn!

Visit for the full program.

Wine Down Pop Up

➽ Montalto, Mornington Peninsula, 3 April to 2 May
➽ All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, 8 May to 7 June

Wine Down Pop Up is back again for 2020, providing luxury boutique accommodation across the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Rutherglen. The pop-up vineyard retreats focus on luxury and sustainability, powered by Black Stump Solar Energy. As well as accommodation, expect to see pop-up tasting rooms hosting immersive wine flights showcasing wines from across Victoria.

To book a stay or tasting experience, visit

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

1-3 May

Get your Italian fix at A Little Bit of Italy in Broke in the Hunter Valley subregion of Broke Fordwich. Expect plenty of fresh produce dining, Italian-inspired cooking masterclasses, vineyard long lunches and your favourite Italian varieties alongside Hunter Valley classics.

With May also marking the beginning of the two-month long Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, it’s a great time to be in the area.

Visit to find out more about the festivals.

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

15-18 May

The biggest event on the Clare Valley calendar, features an array of wine masterclasses, long lunches, premium degustation dinners, live music and winemaker experiences all showcasing the stunning wine, produce and people of the region.

For the full program, visit

Vintage: Tamar 2020

29-31 May

Immerse yourself in the beauty of a Tasmanian autumn with the Vintage: Tamar 2020 festival. Cellar doors will host a range of dining events, winemaker experiences, masterclasses and tastings to celebrate the year’s vintage. Purchasing a ticket for The Journey will grant you access to 22 wineries.

To find out more and purchase tickets visit

For more events visit

Gourmet Traveller WINE Events


Artisan Makers Dinner


11 Logan Road, Brisbane
Hosted by Nick Ryan
Find out more details

19 May

211 Queen Street, Melbourne
Hosted by Nick Stock
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Both dinners are $220 per person

Saxe, Melbourne.
Saxe, Melbourne.

Pinot & Grenache

28 April
Heritage Wine Bar

131 Georges Terrace, Perth
Hosted by Nick Ryan
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12 May

5-9 Roslyn Street, Sydney
Hosted by Peter Bourne
Find out more

Both dinners are $155 per person