Unique wine events for private and corporate groups


Imagine your own private dinner party, hosted by a renowned wine educator!

Choose  a private dining room and treat your friends, family or clients to a dinner matched to gorgeous wines.

Clare will advise on the venue, customise a theme to suit, select the wines,  organise the menu and host the event. Clare will treat your guests to an introduction to wine appreciation after receiving sparkling on arrival. Each bracket is poured in pairs with Clare introducing the wines; their history, origin and character.  The benefit of pouring in pairs is the element of comparison – which always leads to lots of light-bulb moments and a truly memorable experience!

Sit down events allow time for some real insights into food and wine matching and a wonderful way to wine and dine those important to you.

The minimum spend for a private event is $950 (maximum 14 people) – which includes 11 wines (selected to a theme in consultation with the client), matched to cheese & charcuterie. The venue is quoted separately. However this is a guide only and all prices are quoted to specification. We can of course cater for larger groups – please get in touch for more information

If you’d like to see some examples of Private Dining Rooms available for hire in Melbourne, visit the Venues and Stores page.

If you have access to a cellar and would like to host a tasting event using your own wine collection, please get in touch. It’s a wonderful way to bring the family together and make the most of your cellar collection. 

Some recent examples include….

The board of a prestigious Architecture Firm were treated to a masterclass in one of the world’s most famous red wines: Brunello Di Montalcino, with eight vintages shown, all matched to Italian Salumi boards and  cheese.

– Clare travelled to a private residence in the Yarra Valley to host a 30 person birthday soiree focused entirely on local wine and produce; bookended with the classic wine options games – where guests try to identify a masked wine.

– Clare was invited to host a wine dinner in a private residence using wines from the family cellar.  Each wine was researched, opened, decanted & allocated into a tasting order in addition to being matched with cheese & charcuterie. 

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