Dan Murphy’s Discovery Zone

Whether you’re an experienced wine taster or just starting out on your wine journey, these masterclasses will leave you with an increased appreciation of the grape and its many varieties.

Fun, fascinating and informative, these sessions hosted by highly-regarded industry expert Peter Nixon will take you on a delectable journey and offer the opportunity to taste different drinks and flavour combinations
Wine sessions hosted by Peter Nixon (Dan Murphy’s Wine Panel).

Tickets are $25 and include at least 4 beverage tasting samples per person. Sessions also include food tasting samples where indicated*.

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Dan Murphy’s supports the responsible service and consumption of alcohol.

Note: Limited to participants over 18 years of age. Masterclass tickets are an additional cost to General Entry.

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FRIDAY 8 JULY
10:30 Sparkling Sensations

Start your day in style with a tantalising selection of bubbles alongside tasty delicacies. Your ticket includes 4 tastings paired with food.

12:30 Wine & Cheese - Big & Boutique

Sample a range of cheese and wines from both large and also boutique producers, finding out their stories and what makes them unique. Your ticket includes 4 wines with cheese.

2:30 Wine & Chocolate - Luxurious & Organic

Enjoy handcrafted Pana Chocolate paired with a selection of fine wines in this rich, chocolatey – and organic – experience. Your ticket includes 4 wines paired with chocolate.

5:45 Gin Fever

Gin seems to be all the rage right now. Discover what all the fuss is about with one of Australia’s finest distillers – West Winds Gin of Margaret River.

7:00 Wine with Food - An Entertainer's Delight

Artisan smallgoods paired with a range of wines from Australia & abroad demonstrates with exemplary good taste what fine food is all about. Your ticket includes 4 wines with food.

8:15 International Wine & Cheese Journey

Take your taste buds on an international journey, discover unique flavours from the world. Your ticket includes 4 wines with cheese.

SATURDAY 9 JULY
10:15 Sparkling Sensations

Start your day in style with a tantalising selection of bubbles alongside tasty delicacies. Your ticket includes 4 tastings paired with food.

11:30 Rosé - The Ultimate Entertainer

Discover the styles of Rosé setting the world on fire. Includes four unique Rosé styles and some delicious food tastes to match.

12:45 Wine & Cheese with a Difference - SOLD OUT

See the world of wine and cheese differently, discovering new tastes and interesting combinations. Your ticket includes 4 wines with cheese.

2:00 Wine & Chocolate - Luxurious & Organic

Enjoy handcrafted Pana Chocolate paired with a selection of fine wines in this rich, chocolatey – and organic – experience. Your ticket includes 4 wines paired with chocolate.

3:15 Gin Fever

Gin seems to be all the rage right now. Discover what all the fuss is about with one of Australia’s finest distillers – West Winds Gin of Margaret River.

4:30 International Wine & Cheese Journey

Take your taste buds on an international journey, discover unique flavours from the world. Your ticket includes 4 wines with cheese.

SUNDAY 10 JULY
10:15 Sparkling Sensations

Start your day in style with a tantalising selection of bubbles alongside tasty delicacies. Your ticket includes 4 tastings paired with food.

11:30 International Wine & Cheese Journey

Take your taste buds on an international journey, discover unique flavours from the world. Your ticket includes 4 wines with cheese.

12:45 Rosé - The Ultimate Entertainer

Discover the styles of Rosé setting the world on fire. Includes four unique Rosé styles and some delicious food tastes to match.

2:00 Wine & Chocolate - Luxurious & Organic

Enjoy handcrafted Pana Chocolate paired with a selection of fine wines in this rich, chocolatey – and organic – experience. Your ticket includes 4 wines paired with chocolate.

3:15 Gin Fever

Gin seems to be all the rage right now. Discover what all the fuss is about with one of Australia’s finest distillers – West Winds Gin of Margaret River.

4:15 Wine & Cheese - Big & Boutique

Sample a range of cheese and wines from both large and also boutique producers, finding out their stories and what makes them unique. Your ticket includes 4 wines with cheese.

 

Peter Nixon

Peter Nixon

Peter is the National Fine Wine Manager for Dan Murphy’s and has over 22 years’ experience in the wine and hospitality industry. This has included local and international wine show-judging, independent wine retailing, imported wine wholesaling, restaurant wine list design and training, and commercial procurement experience with both hotel groups and airlines. Born in London to parents of Australasian heritage, he became fascinated by the London wine trade after attending secondary school in England; family holidays to great European wine regions further developed this interest. Peter later studied wine marketing and also trained as a chef. Peter leads the Dan Murphy’s Wine Panel and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of wine.

Nick Haddow

Nick Haddow

Founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co., Nick will be co-presenting the cheese masterclasses. Widely regarded as one of the best cheese makers in Australia, he is also an author, educator, media presenter and cheese judge. He has won many fellowships, awards and grants, including a Churchill Fellowship; is a regular judge at the British, New Zealand and Hobart Cheese Awards; and co-stars in the television show Gourmet Farmer. Nick is passionate about the importance of fostering artisan food and preserving the traditions of food and how it is made.

 

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