Nation Wine Centre of Australia University of South Australia


NWC 2020 Masterclass Series

Wednesday 12 February, 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

Why Riesling is my favourite varietal Wednesday 12 February 

6:00pm - 8:00pm I $60
Join us for an epic masterclass showcasing Riesling as we venture through local wine regions and compare them to a selection of my favourite examples out of Germany and Alsace. A session not to miss for Riesling lovers. (10 wines in this masterclass)

Why you should consider Rosé seriously I Wednesday 25 March 
6:00pm - 8:00pm I $50
Most people would struggle to justify spending over $20 for a bottle of Rosé, and it can be difficult to even taste much of a difference between the wide range of Rosés on the market these days. This masterclass will look at some high quality Rosé from Australia and the home of Rosé in Provence, France. (7 wines in this masterclass)

How to judge a wine on more than it’s label…and price tag  
Wednesday 8 April I 6:00pm - 8:00pm I $60
What is the difference between a $5, $20, $50 or $200 bottle? This masterclass is for those that have asked this question and more. We will take you through six wines at different price points, from lowest to highest, and explain those factors that the experts look for when pricing wines. (6 wines in this masterclass)