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Wednesday, 21 April 2021 # 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST

** Free event for Sommeliers Australia Members **

Sommeliers Australia members are invited to attend Californian Wines: A Masterclass, conducted in collaboration with Jackson Family Wines.

Presented in Melbourne by Best Sommelier of Australia 2021, Chris Ryan (Cumulus Inc), with Sommeliers Australia’s Loic Avril (Lucas Group) and Hugh Waterman from Jackson Family Wines, this masterclass will showcase how California’s American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) influence three standout varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, finishing with a look at the ultra-premium, modern classic, Verité.

Each bracket will have a specific focus, featuring wines from a variety of producers:

Chardonnay – Cool climate expressions of California

Pinot Noir – The future of Burgundian varieties in Santa Barbara

Zinfandel – USA and the resurrection of Zinfandel


⇒ Sommeliers Australia Members – FREE, but RSVP is essential

  • To access the Members FREE ticket, Members should login at sommeliers.com.au and click the ‘Members Only Offers’ button on the dashboard for the Californian Wines code, then proceed to Humanitix and apply the code at checkout.
  • If you RSVP for a place at this masterclass and aren’t able to attend, please contact [email protected] ASAP, as there may be a waiting list.
  • Empty seats on the day means that another Member misses out on this educational opportunity.

⇒ Non-Members – $20 + booking fee

  • A limited number of tickets are available for purchase.


RSVPs and bookings are essential and will be taken until 4pm, Monday 19 April, unless booked out prior.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets via Humanitix.


Sommeliers Australia thanks Jackson Family Wines and Cutler & Co. for their support of this masterclass.


Wednesday, 21 April 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
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Cutler & Co.
55-57 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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