Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience

Photo: Image: Amanda Fordyce

With four sessions across two palate-pleasing days, Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience gives wine lovers the chance to explore strange new grapes and wine growing regions and engage with some of the world’s most inspirational wine people.

Ahead of tickets going on sale on 24 October, we’re pleased to announce the panel of wine experts who will guide the four benchmark tastings, including Jancis Robinson OBE, MW, one of the most admired and respected wine educators, writers and critics; local legend James Halliday AM; and super sommelier Franck Moreau MS.

Session details:

Saturday 9 March 2013

Whose Pinot Reigns Supreme?
For lovers of pinot noir, this is the ultimate trans-Tasman taste tussle. Join winemakers from Australia and New Zealand as they battle it out in a blind tasting of the best pinots from both countries.


Michael Dhillon, Bindi Wines, Macedon Ranges

Nick Farr, Wine By Farr, Geelong

Nick Mills, Rippon Vineyard, Central Otago, NZ

Blair Walter, Felton Road, Central Otago, NZ


Great Wines of the World: An Exploration
Great wine is more than just a delicious drink: it transports us into the realm of the poetic and profound. But where is greatness found? In the terroir? The winemaker? To find out, Jancis Robinson has selected global benchmark wines.


James Halliday AM, Coldstream Hills

Michael Hill Smith AM MW, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills

Franck Moreau MS, Merivale Group, Sydney

Jancis Robinson, OBE MW, London



Sunday 10 March 2013

To Champagne ... and Beyond!
When it comes to fizz, Champagne is king. Or is it? From southern England to southern Tasmania, a sparkling wine revolution is underway. Taste the best of this new breed of bubblies alongside the classics from Champagne.


Ed Carr, House of Arras, Tasmania

Kate McIntyre MW, Moorooduc Estate, Mornington Peninsula

Lincoln Riley, Stokehouse, Melbourne

Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide, Brisbane


The Wines of Wonderland
There’s so much more to wine - and life - than chardonnay and shiraz. Travel through the tasting glass to explore a wider world of weird and wonderful grape varieties, of startling flavours and amazing stories.


Mike Bennie, Wine Front, Sydney

Kim Chalmers, Chalmers Wines, Heathcote

Jane Faulkner, The Age, Melbourne

Jancis Robinson OBE MW, London


Tickets on sale 24 October

Bookings: Arts Centre Melbourne on 1300 182 183 or

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