Shiraz Challenge

Shiraz Challenge

Can you spot the Grange amongst 12 premium Shiraz?

Over 1000 people have attended this class





A celebration of the best Shiraz/Syrah from across Australia and beyond

A blind tasting in our ambient underground Cellars pits the controversial icon against 11 other premium Shiraz and Syrah from the New and Old World.

All wines are tasted in a blind format and participants are invited to vote for best in show on the night.
The tasting is followed by a light supper with a further 13th glass of another contender. To say the least, expect an unmatched Shiraz feast!

Can you pick the Grange amongst the likes of Wild Duck Creek, Peel Estate, Henschke, John Glaetzer, Pondalowie and more? 

Held one Friday per month throughout the year, there’s a date to suit everyone. This has to be one of Melbourne’s best wine nights!

Investment: $159 – includes supper

The Shiraz Challenge is also an ideal format for corporate events too - contact us today with your enquiry at

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What you will learn

  • Taste a dozen of the best Shiraz made in Australia, and beyond.
  • Compare and evaluate the differences between the Grange and the rest.
  • Enjoy supper plus a 13th glass to finish the evening

What you will get

  • An opportunity to find your new favourite Shiraz

What to bring

  • A willing palate

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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05 Aug 2023
So you like shiraz? For a great night drinking great shiraz with a great host, you can't go past the Grange Shiraz Challenge at Armadale Cellars. Phil and his team do a magnificent job entertaining and educating you and your palate. A truly fantastic experience!
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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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