Sparkling Queen: A Bubbles Masterclass

An absolute must-do for lovers of champagne and sparkling! This is an exclusive hands-on experience where you can tailor make your own sparkling wine in a one-on-one masterclass with the winemakers, giving you a unique insight into the technique of making Méthode Champenoise style wine.

As a highlight of this tour, you will be treated to a three hour Sparkling Wine Masterclass, where the winemakers will lead you through the blending, tirage and disgorging steps of sparkling wine production. You will then get hands-on to disgorge and tailor-make 6 bottles of sparkling to your liking. These 6 bottles of wine are yours to take home to share with your friends and family (this alone is valued at $168 per person!).

Your hosts for the masterclass are known as the ‘King and Queen of Sparkling’ of the Perth Hills and Swan Valley region. Winemakers Josh and Rachael have established a reputation as one of Perth’s best winemaking teams and are the winemakers of choice for many vineyards – this is your exclusive opportunity to work with them to learn everything they know and create your own sparkling masterpiece!

Throughout this masterclass you will:

  • Take a full tour behind the scenes of the winery
  • Sample a range of premium sparkling wines
  • Trial dosage liqueurs to find what suits your taste
  • Receive a hands on disgorging lesson
  • Tailor-make 6 bottles of sparkling at your preferred dosage
  • Cork, Muselet and label your bottles to take home

On full day tours, we will start the day with fabulous wine tastings at some of the other beautiful Bickley Valley wineries, as well as enjoying a delicious vineyard lunch before your sparkling masterclass. We finish the day with a cheese platter on the verandah overlooking the vineyard. See below for example full day and half day itineraries.

Sunday 10th December – available for individual bookings

This tour is normally only available for group bookings, however due to interest from individuals we are opening this tour for individual bookings for a special tour on Sunday 10th December. This is a one-off opportunity and the perfect excuse to stock up on your bubbles before the holiday season! We will require a minimum of 8 people booked for this to go ahead, with a maximum of 12 places only. To register your interest, please email enquiries@upcloseandlocaltours.com.au or phone 0423 126 254.

 
This tour is only available as a private experience for groups of 8 to 12 people. Please note that bookings MUST be made a minimum of two weeks in advance as the wine takes two weeks to be prepared for disgorging.

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TIMES & DAYS

this tour is available Tuesday to sunday, please see example itineraries below.

Prices include pick-up, all wine tastings, a three hour Sparkling Masterclass with 6 tailor-made bottles for you to take home, a vineyard lunch with a glass of bubbles (full day tours only) and a cheese platter. Please note there are NO additional booking fees or credit card surcharges. Bookings are subject to availability.


Example itinerary – Half Day Tour

Depart approx 1pm
Scenic drive into the Perth Hills wine region
Three hour Sparkling Wine Masterclass with inclusions as listed above
Enjoy a Cheese Platter in the vineyard to finish the day
Return approx 5pm
Cost $245/person (includes your 6 bottles of sparkling valued at $168)

Example itinerary – full day tour

Depart approx 10.30am
Scenic drive into the Perth Hills wine region
Start the day with a Sparkling wine flight paired with matching piccolo antipasto
Enjoy a wine tasting and a stunning vineyard lunch
A glass of premium sparkling with your lunch
Three hour Sparkling Wine Masterclass with inclusions as listed above
Enjoy a Cheese Platter in the vineyard to finish the day
Return approx 5pm
Cost from $295/person (includes your 6 bottles of sparkling valued at $168)

We are more than happy to accommodate any special requests for this tour. If would like to alter the itinerary to suit your group, please note this on your booking enquiry.

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Pick-up and drop-off

We can pick-up and drop-off from a central meeting point, or any private address or business within 25km of the City. For locations outside this area, please contact us for a quote.

The drop-off and pick-up times listed above may vary slightly depending on your location.