The Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers has teamed up with Huon Hooke for several years to present a series of wine master classes for members of the public.  There is now a new season of classes under the helm of one of Australia’s successful, independent on-line retailers Just Wines. Their CEO Nitesh Bhatia proudly promotes Aussie and Kiwi wines on his busy retail web site and is very proud that Hooke has agreed to tutor the 2018 series.

12 of the Best from Margaret River is the upcoming class on Wednesday 21 February and the Sydney Wine Centre in Pyrmont.

Hooke describes the class: “In just 50 years, Margaret River has established itself as one of the world’s great wine regions. It makes some of Australia’s best cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, but that’s not the limit of its abilities: shiraz, riesling, blends of semillon and sauvignon blanc, verdelho and even pinot noir can also excel.

“We’ll taste 12 wines with tasting plates, covering major grape varieties and stand-out producers, including several of the region’s iconic wines.”

The wines to feature in the class are:

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2016

Leeuwin Chardonnay 2014

Xanadu DJL sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017

Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2016

Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2016

Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Brash Vineyard Shiraz 2015

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot 2016

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Umamu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Amato Vino Teroldego 2016

The classes are sponsored by Just Wines

The class runs for two hours from 6.15pm at the Sydney Wine Centre, 119 Harris Street, Pyrmont. Tickets can be purchased by calling Just Wines on 1300 250 296.