Prince Wine Store Barolo Master Class/Dinner (Melbourne)

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As the often overused saying goes: Barolo is the king of wine and the wine of kings. Named after the major village in the zone, it is made exclusively from nebbiolo grapes grown around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Monforte di Alba, Serralunga and Castigilone Faletto. Each of these communes produces Barolo of slightly different personalities. For instance the wines of La Morra are silky and feminine while the wines of Serralunga are more robust and even more tannic in their youth.

This intensive masterclass, hosted by PWS Director Michael McNamara, has become an annual PWS event for Barolo advocates (and those wanting to learn more about this fascinating wine).  The masterclass will help unravel some of the complexities of this remarkable wine region.

From vineyard and communal differences and their profound effect on the variety, traditional versus modern vinification techniques and the essential interplay between Barolo and the food of the region. All will be examined in detail using the wines of the greatest producers in the zone and using food (a dinner is part of the evening) to demonstrate the brilliant combination between the two.

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What you will learn
  • An intensive look at the spectacular wine region of Barolo in Piedmont
  • A must for anyone interested in unravelling some of the intricacies of this complex and dynamic wine region.
  • Detailed guided tastings of Barolo - the king of wine and the wine of kings
What you will get
  • Guided wine tastings facilitated by our industry leading staff (minimum 8 wines per session)
  • 3 course dinner matched to selected Barolo
  • Detailed notes and maps of the wine regions of Barolo
  • Tasting of over $4000 value of premium benchmark wines from Italy

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
  • Notepad and pens
  • We recommend you don't drive.
What to wear


Appropriate for

Anyone with a passion for Barolo and Italian wine. Only for ages 18 and above (legal photo ID required).


Prince Wine Store

Vendor since 2013

Prince Wine Store was established in 1997 and is Australia’s leading Fine Wine Retailer, specialising in fine wine from Europe, America and Australia. We offer an array of courses to suit those who have just commenced their wine education (our PWS Introductory Wine Course is a perfect starting point) and to professionals seeking industry recognition (via the Wine and Spirits Education Trust qualifications).

Partners at the Prince Wine Store – Michael McNamara and Alex Wilcox – have developed, over the past 15 years, wine courses that are inspired by their travels to significant wine regions around the world.

 The Prince Wine Store Courses offered are an Introductory Wine Course, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Wine Courses and an intensive two-week course: Burgundy and a special Barolo Master Class/Dinner. These courses are taught by the owners and members of staff and offer an informal but informative way to learn about wine. Finally, it's important to stress that one of the key aspects to all the Prince Wine Store courses is that we always use bench-mark wine examples in the curriculum.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Prince Wine Store requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Prince Wine Store to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Prince Wine Store or organised by Prince Wine Store must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Prince Wine Store.


I agree to give Prince Wine Store unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Prince Wine Store classes and events or on Prince Wine Store's premises. (For use of Prince Wine Store marketing materials).


Prince Wine Store requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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