Introduction to Wine Five Week Course

Introduction to Wine Five Week Course

Ideal for building your knowledge in wine!

Over 1000 people have attended this class




Introduction to Wine Course - 5 Week Course

Our 5 week Introduction to Wine Course has been rated Melbourne's best.

Where: In the Cellars at Armadale Cellars

Time: From 6.30 to 8.30 for five consecutive weeks

Investment: $259

Join us as we learn and taste across all facets of wine appreciation including a week each focusing on Champagne & Sparkling Wines, White, Red, Sweet & Fortified Wines and Ageing.

This interactive wine course covers a broad range of wine topics directly related to the process of winemaking from vine to bottle to table. Learn the subtleties and nuances of the different styles.

Each week features a structured tasting of a themed selection of wines to give participants an understanding of grape variety, region, viticulture and winemaking practices and their impact on price, quality and ageworthiness.

Course Outline

Week 1: Sensory Evaluation, Palate Construction and Sparkling Wines and Champagne

Week 2: Vineyard to Winery / White Wines

Week 3: Winemaking Processes & External Winemaking Practices / Red Wines

Week 4: Dessert /Fortified Wines / Regions & Varieties

Week 5: Aged Wines / The Synergy of Wine and Food / The Art of Wine Purchasing and Cellaring

On Week 5, the group visits one of Melbourne's best restaurants where a wide range of styles are looked at with food. The cost of the meal is $99, payable by cash to us on week 4.

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What you will learn

  • Learn how to taste across all facets of wine appreciation
  • Learn how to understand the process of wine making from vine to bottle
  • Learn how to analyse the subtleties and nuances of the different styles

What you will get

  • A greater appreciation for wine and excellent tasting opportunities

What to bring

  • A willing palate and thirst for knowledge!

What to wear

Smart casual attire

Appropriate for

All wine lovers

Armadale Cellars

(1094 Reviews)

Armadale Cellars is about providing you with a memorable experience. Their courses in Melbourne are legendary for information, cutting edge wines and an awesome social atmosphere. Armadale Cellars has been a wine educator for over 25 years.

As one of Melbourne's leading independant retailer, Armadale Cellars team is led by Roseworthy graduate Phil Hude who is renowned for his no-nonsense and no-compromise attitude to wine as well as securing some of the leading figures in Australia wine industry to help present his informative and fun-filled courses and special events.

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4.6 (51 reviews)
mickrated it
15 Aug 2023
Terrific course. Expert presenters. Relaxed and engaging style. Very nicely done
Laurarated it
14 Aug 2023
Thank you so much to Phil and the team at Armadale Cellars! This is such a fabulous course - I learnt so much about different wines - champagne/sparkling, white, red etc etc!! I learnt how to taste wine, how to evaluate wine, tips on how to order wine I am out, how to talk about wine and some amazing wine and food matches. Dinner on week 5 is fabulous and a wonderful way to enjoy wine and dinner with new friends! Thanks again Phil - I will be doing more courses with you!
Sarahrated it
29 May 2023
A very enjoyable course with lots of practical teachings and insights into the world of wine but not too technical that it was intimidating for the novice! Phil and all of the knowledgable speakers made it highly engaging and the last night was a fun way to finish it off - I look forward to signing up to another course.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

1. There are no refunds for Courses & Events. Gift vouchers purchased through WeTeachMe (this booking platform) are ONLY redeemable for courses and events.

2. If you are unable to attend an event or course at/with Armadale Cellars you must inform us (at a minimum) 1 full week (7 days) prior in writing/email and we can transfer you to another course or event. After that, it is your responsibility to fill the spot with a friend, family or anyone you deem to substitute for you, otherwise seat/booking lapses .

3. No transfers will be given within 1 week of the course/event start date.

4. Public transport is best way to get to events/courses. For events at our cellar, if driving, we request that all participants park on High Street (where there are no parking restrictions after 6.30pm). For external events, please check parking prior or contact us if unsure.

5. Gift certificate/bookings valid within 36 months of purchase. Gift vouchers/bookings are not redeemable for cash or wine, nor refundable.

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