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Thursday, 22 August 2019 # 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

“It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.”
Charles Darwin, Naturalist


The Australian wine landscape has been through many changes over recent years. Not only are local producers exploring and working in the most celebrated international wine regions, but climate change is undeniably being experienced on a global scale, modifying the characteristics of many wine regions.

Rollo Crittenden (Crittenden Wines, VIC) and Brad Wehr (Amato Vino, WA) both have extensive knowledge of non-traditional or ’emerging’ varieties thriving in an Australian climate, and will lead us through an diverse line-up of wines made using these exciting ’emerging’ varieties. They will also share their observations on Australia’s altering terroir and how these varieties are better suited to the changing local environmental conditions.

This masterclass aims to showcase the potential of Italian, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese and other traditionally European varieties in the Australian environment, rather than compare local examples to their European counterparts. Although we don’t mind them at all!

The line-up will include wines from Amato Vino, Chalmers, Crittenden Wines and S.C. Pannell.


Sommeliers Australia Members – $20 + booking fee

Non-Members – $35 + booking fee


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PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are essential, and will be taken until 5pm, Tuesday 20 August unless booked out prior.


Please contact [email protected] prior to RSVPing, if you are unsure of your membership status.


Thursday, 22 August 2019
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
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King Somm
13 King William Street
Bayswater, WA 6053 Australia
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