NWC 2020 Masterclass Series

Sunday 28 June, 2020

Increase your knowledge and understanding of Australian and International wine in a fun and interactive setting with our 2020 NWC Masterclass Series. Each of our Masterclasses will focus on different wine varieties and regions, the wine making process and hints and tips to help you identify and understand the key characteristics in each drop.

Led by a member of our Sommelier Team, expect to fine tune your taste buds as you are guided through an interpretation of wines. Discover the contrasts between grapes of the same variety grown in different locations, how to pair them with food, the history of winemaking, wine variety trends and so much more. Finish with a bit of fun and intrigue by using the power of your nose and palate for a blind tasting in our Wined Bar.

Classes run for approximately 2 hours and are held at the National Wine Centre. Bookings essential.


  • Sampling of wines selected by our Sommelier Team
  • Guided interpretation and history of each wine
  • Knowledge and experience of our Sommelier Team
  • Held in various locations throughout the stunning National Wine Centre
  • Bonus blind tasting

Champagne and Oyster Masterclass I Sunday 28 June I 2:00pm - 4:00pm I $90
The best time to enjoy Oysters is during the cooler months, when the oysters are at their peak. The best time to enjoy Champagne is whenever you like.. because it is awesome! This will not so much be a masterclass but just an evening enjoying one of life’s simple pleasures - oysters and Champagne. 

(6 wines in this masterclass)

Jasper Hill Masterclass I Wednesday 15
6:00pm - 8:00pm I $75

Recognized as one of Australia’s most iconic wineries, Jasper Hill is situated in Heathcote, Victoria which is famed for its ancient Cambrian soils.

Jasper Hill was established by Ron and Elva Laughton and has been a small family business ever since the first vintage in 1982. Emily grew up working in the winery with her sister Georgia and has now taken over the reigns as winemaker.

Emily joins the National Wine Centre to host a Jasper Hill Masterclass in Adelaide, focusing on the new releases, plus a couple of back vintages from the Jasper Hill cellar. Join us for a true look at Heathcote and to hear the tales of making wines that literally have Emily’s name on the label!

Organic and Biodynamic Wine I Sunday 16 
August I 2:00pm - 4:00pm I $60
This masterclass will focus on organic and biodynamic producers.  We applaud them not only for their wines, but also for their light footstep upon the Earth.  We will look at all things sustainable in the industry and discuss why wineries might decide to head down this path. (6 wines in this masterclass)

Semillon – An ode to a classic, but nearly forgotten grape varietal I Wednesday 16 September 
6:00pm - 8:00pm I $60
Semillon is one of those grape varietals that most people look cross-eyed at, but it stands as a truly classic varietal, capable of rising to great heights – either on its own or blended with other varietals. We will have a close look at Semillon and examine why it should be a regular in your fridge. (6 wines in this masterclass)