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Welcome to the inner circle!

An exclusive lunch & dinner series with Australia’s most engaging winemakers – for just 12 guests.

 

 

The Wine Loop is an exclusive, up-close-and-personal experience which brings a winemaker together with a group of 12 wine lovers for a long grazing meal.

The intimate round table format brings every guest into the inner circle as the winemaker shares their story and experience - you have the chance to ask them unlimited questions about winemaking and the world of running a wine business.

With wines hand-picked by the winemaker including talking points such as barrel samples, experimental wines and rare releases from their own personal cellars, The Wine Loop lets curious guests drive the conversation - with a no-holds-barred, no crazy questions ethos at the table!

Our winemakers are typically the new guys and girls on the block, artisan producers, working with the new wave of grape varieties, at the cutting edge of winemaking in the country or using new business models.

You don’t need to be a wine guru to enjoy The Wine Loop experience, you just need to have an enquiring mind! Whether your interest is in the science, the flavours, the business, the marketing of wine or the history of the winery – the winemaker will be ready and open to all your questions!

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….

Watch our short video to hear more about an experience in The Wine Loop!

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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.

We personally meet and road test the conversation skills of the winemakers before we engage them, making it a deliberate goal to search out dynamic personalities and interesting stories from across Australia! So you’ll meet winemakers 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 set your expectations about what will happen on the day, to help you get the most of your experience with us.

Every aspect of the event is designed to make the conversation easy, including guest-only content before the day that gives fuel for questions.

You’ll have upfront access to behind-the-scenes insights about the winemaker, wine and vineyard and we’ll 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. 

Nicole deeply researches each restaurant, working closely with the sommelier and kitchen to design a five-course menu to complement the wine line up and ensuring that the private dining room can accommodate an intimate conversation.

 

Karen Foster

Guests and winemaker relationships

Karen’s passion for wine was sparked by a year spent in the aromatic wine wonderland of Alsace, France for her Degree in Business and French.

Having travelled extensively to wine producing countries especially through her career as an Organisational Change Consultant, her interest led her to a series of wine courses, culminating in completing the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits in London.

Since arriving in Australia in 2010, she has immersed herself in building her understanding of the Australian wine scene, networking extensively through consumer and trade events to uncover the stories and personalities she has introduced to The Wine Loop.

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