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One winemaker and their personal cellar selection.

Twelve seats at the table for a unique tasting and dining experience...



The Wine Loop. Like wandering into a cellar door on a quiet day and finding the winemaker entirely at your disposal.

Only in the city, with matched menus by some of Melbourne’s most innovative chefs in some of the best private dining spaces.

With no two events the same, The Wine Loop provides a unique opportunity to explore the stories and insights of leading winemakers - one where you get to drive the conversation agenda. Plenty of time to taste, explore and understand.

So bring a friend, bring a group of friends - or bring yourself! Either way you’ll find plenty of wine-loving types ready for great wine, great food and great conversation….

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Connecting wine lovers with winemakers in good old-fashioned conversation

We think there is nothing better than sharing the end of a wine's story with its beginning.

So we personally research and meet all of our winemakers before we introduce them to you. We seek out those who aren’t afraid to do something a little different in the world of wine and who will relish your questions and feedback as well as sharing their wine wisdom!

Our events provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere in which to taste and converse. No queuing, no rushing and definitely no classroom- style presentations in The Wine Loop!

A chef's table experience to meet the wine

We have personally road-tested all our venues to make sure our events happen in spaces that are conversation and wine temperature friendly - regardless of season!

All our events feature shared food menus personally chosen by the chef to compliment the winemaker’s tasting selection. The chef will also swing by the table to share their insights on the matching process and take your questions.

A beginning, a middle and an end

At The Wine Loop, we like to really set your expectations about what will happen on the day, to help you get the most of your experience with us.

So we’ll share insights about the winemaker, wine and vineyard upfront and keep you connected to The Wine Loop before, during and after our events.

Private events

Do you have a group of 12 wine-loving types you think would enjoy and appreciate the immersive experience of an event in The Wine Loop?

We welcome enquiries from groups of 12 for exclusive events with one of our winemakers (subject to seasonal availability). For more information and pricing, call Karen on 0438 729255 or email karen@thewineloop.com.au

The Wine Loop Team

Nicole Inston

Guests and venue relationships

Growing up, Nicole's father collected wine and shared his wine appreciation with her.

Whilst living in London and making frequent trips through Europe,Nicole was introduced to the Slow Food Movement, and became more than a bit passionate about local regional produce and wines.

Nicole has funded her food and wine hobby through her career as a Technology Project Professional- which is how she also first met Organisational Change Manager Karen. 

Karen Foster

Guests and winemaker relationships

Coming from the UK, Karen’s early experience of wine involved “British Sparkling” once a year over Christmas lunch. Thankfully, her degree course took her to the aromatic wine wonderland of Alsace, France and her real introduction to wine began!

10 years, one WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits  and many tastings in London and Melbourne later, Karen felt the need to bring together like-minded people who just want that little bit more time to taste, explore and understand. So did Nicole, and The Wine Loop took shape…

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