de beaurepaire wines brings masterclasses to the lounge room
Award-winning De Beaurepaire Wines hasn’t let these latest lockdowns slow it down and has launched a series of weekly wine virtual masterclasses to be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch or kitchen table with family and flatmates during lockdown. For their Wine Club members, they have also launched Friday Night Virtual Drinks which involves members opening their favourite bottle of De Beaurepaire Wines and being able to actively discuss over Zoom with the de Beaurepaire family about the current vintage, winemaking, upcoming wines and events.
From now until September, Will and Richard de Beaurepaire will guide viewers through a weekly 45-minute French-Australian virtual masterclass. Using the key regions of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy as their inspiration, the discussion will range from winemaking and terroir to wine history. The format is relaxed, informative and entertaining. A selection of 3 bottles of wines matched to each topic will be sent out to each participant prior to the session.
Growing from humble beginnings in 1998 with an initial focus on selling grapes whilst the vines matured and some limited winemaking trials on the side. From 2015 with the addition of their children Amanda and Will to the business their focus has shifted increasingly to winemaking and wine and their range has exploded to 15 wines. They also won Best Wine in Australia in 2016 from Winestate Magazine.
The de Beaurepaire family winery is located on a 53-hectare vineyard with a 3km driveway through rolling hills and a sea of vines just above the historic village of Rylstone in the Central Ranges of NSW, near Mudgee and Bathurst. Rylstone is a new wine region, pioneered by Richard and Janet de Beaurepaire who were seeking a location with similar soil and climate, or terroir, to Burgundy.
Every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm
Between $95 and $160 plus freight depending on the class for 3 bottles of wine and masterclass