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Wednesday, 17 May 2023 # 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST


Now celebrating 36 years of success, Gambero Rosso’s ‘Top Italian Wines Roadshow’ is returning to Melbourne for one day only in May 2023. Now in its 16th year, one of the world’s most anticipated and best-known Italian wine tours is heading down-under to celebrate Italian wine, showcasing 50 wineries to Australian trade, media and wine lovers alike.

Tasting tables will be presenting 200 premium Italian wines, including many that have been recognised with the Tre Bicchieri (three glass) award. There’s also an exclusive program of masterclasses, led by a Gambero Rosso wine taster and judge. Explore Italy’s top wine making regions and rediscover the tradition, culture and uniqueness of one of the worlds’ greatest wine making countries

Walk Around Tasting
Trade, media and wine lovers are invited to the walk around tasting featuring 50 iconic wineries representing Italy’s wine heritage at its pinnacle. Taste 200 wines from some of Italy’s greatest producers, including: Andreola, Argiano, Batasiolo, Borgo Conventi, Cantina Tollo, Casale Del Giglio, Conte Collalto, Coppi, Cusumano, Enrico Serafino, Famiglia Cecchi, Famiglia Cottini – Monte Zovo, Feudi Di Romans, Fontanafredda, La Casaccia Di Franceschi, La Tordera, Le Monde, Lunae Bosoni, Maria Caterina Dei, Medici Ermete & Figli, Nals Margreid, Nicosia, Ômina Romana, Paolo Leo, Piccini 1882, Pico Maccario, Pio Cesare, Poggio Le Volpi, Produttori Di Manduria, Ridolfi, Rocca Delle Macìe, Ruggeri, San Felice, San Salvatore, Sorelle Bronca, Tenimenti Civa, Tenuta Di Arceno, Tenuta Gorghi Tondi, Tenuta Viglione, Tenute Ambrogio E Giovanni Folonari, Tenute Del Cerro, Tenute Rubino, Terra Moretti, Terrecarsiche 1939, Torrevento, Vallepicciola, Varvaglione, Velenosi, Vignamadre, Villa Sandi.

Many wineries are not currently available in Australia, so this will be your only chance to taste them! This is a unique opportunity to meet the producers while enjoying award-winning Italian wine, without having to get on a plane!

Italian Wine Masterclasses
Four guided masterclasses will be hosted by Marco Sabellico, editor of the guide and one of the worlds leading experts on Italian wine. Guests will be taken on an intimate adventure into Italy’s diverse wine producing landscape, tasting 15 award-winning Italian wines in each class. Seating is extremely limited and tickets sell-out every year, so book now to ensure your place.

2023 Vini d’Italia Wine Guide
Hot off the press, the brand new edition of Vini d’Italia (known globally as the Italian Wine Bible) will be available for sale on the day, or you can pre-purchsae one here with your tickets at a reduced price and collect at the door on the day!


Sessions for Trade & Media Only
1.00pm-6.00pm: Walk Around Tasting for Trade & Media
12.00pm-1.15pm: Prosecco Masterclass for Trade & Media
2.00pm-3.15pm: Italian Wine Masterclass for Trade & Media
4.00pm-5.15pm: Italian Wine Masterclass for Trade & Media
5.00pm Top Italian Restaurant Awards Ceremony

Sessions for Wine Lovers
5.00pm-7.30pm: Walk Around Tasting for Wine Lovers
6.00pm-7.15pm: Italian Wine Masterclass for Wine Lovers

Terms & Conditions of Entry:
Trade and Media sessions are available to genuine trade and media only, to book these you must provide venue and role details for each person (any bookings made by consumers will be automatically cancelled).

Consumers are invited to book the Wine Lovers sessions only. Please note that if you have booked multiple tickets using one name or email address. your additional guests will be required to register at the door upon entry.

To book any Masterclass session, you must also book a Walk Around Tasting session (otherwise your ticket will be cancelled).


Wednesday, 17 May 2023
1:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
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