A night in California

California has a wonderfully long and rich wine history.
If you mention Californian wine, most people will automatically think of Napa Valley and their big, rich and plush Cabernet Sauvignons, but thankfully it's so much more than that!

Join us for an evening as we explore California is closer detail, and look at their unique range of wines.  We will discover how climate and geographical factors are important in shaping the character of each wine, and not just their famous Napa Valley Cabernets.

We’ll taste through many different American Viticultural Areas including regions such as:

California 

Central Valley

Napa Valley 

Sonoma County and its sub appellations

Santa Barbera / Monterey 

Santa Cruz / Paso Robles

Mendocino and more...

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We will arrange the delivery of the wine samples.
On the evening of the event, you’ll log in via Zoom where Andy will take you through the wines.
The ticket price includes 6 x 60ml of all the wines, with information and tasting notes so you can follow along or make notes of your own.

The virtual tasting will start at 7:00pm and last for roughly 1.5 hours. 
Once a ticket has been booked, we’ll email you to confirm the details of your delivery. 

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Light & Bright California - Thursday September 16th

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
(Lasting approximately 1.5 hours).

Cost: $120

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Big & Bold California - Thursday September 23rd

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
(Lasting approximately 1.5 hours).

Cost: $120

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Join Andy as he guides you through a selection of wines from some of California's well known, and lesser known American Viticultural Areas. Drawing from his knowledge, Andy will guide you through as he discusses the reasons why he loves these wines, and just why they're featured in our tastings.

California

Californian wine is wonderfully unique!
In many of the world’s major wine appellations, a region offers just a few types or styles of wine and some regions only allowing a select number of grape varieties. Thankfully, California doesn’t play by the same rules, so here you can find a myriad of grape varieties, spread over vast distances and in a multitude of microclimates, each expressing itself in a different style.
 

In the most famous areas, you will find big and bold reds made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel, or the likes of Pinot Noir in the cooler regions closer to the coast, but if you look closely there are amazing little pockets found throughout California that offer amazing value and diversity in grape varieties such as Albarino and Aligoté in white grapes, and Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo in the reds.

California is no mere one trick pony, there is wonderful diversity of producers and styles and truly worth taking the time to get to know a little better. 

About Andy

Andy has over ten years' experience working in the wine industry.

​His passion for wine really ignited when working for Corney & Barrow in London, after attending an in-house wine course. From there he moved to one of the best independant wine merchants on the high street - Philglas & Swiggot - to work with Master of Wine, Justin Knock and go on to complete the highly valued WSET Diploma.

Now back in Melbourne, Andy is currently a student on the Master of Wine program, and continues to work in the wine trade sharing his passion and love of wine with those keen to learn more.