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Wine 101- Wine Education Classes provided by Upper Reach Winery

Wine 101- Wine Education Classes

Wine 101- Wine Education Classes
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AU$55.00
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About
A terrific way to get a real understanding of wine and wine styles. Perfect for beginners and wine lovers alike. A formal seated tasting experience with a friendly casual vibe.  Learn about the difference between sweet/dry, what oak does to a wine and aged wines. You will get a very good understanding of the basics and be tasting like a pro in no time. Recommended: Finish with a 2 couse set menu in our restaurant overlooking the vineyard. Choose a large share platter for 2 , a seasonal dessert and tea/coffee. (Wine 101 & 2 course set lunch option)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The perfect way to get a real understanding of wine and wine styles. You'll be tasting like a pro at the end of this hour and a half, with all those wine questions and myths answered. Perfect for beginners and wine enthusiasts alike. Understand the basics of wine tasting and taste like a pro after the class *Be the winemaker, create a wine, balancing the sweetness and acid *Experience how oak barrels change wines *Appreciate how wines age and when best to drink them *A formal seated tasting experience, in the working winery surrounded by barrels *Taste our wines to practice your new wine appreciation skills
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • The perfect way to get a real understanding of wine and wine styles. You'll be tasting like a pro at the end of this hour and a half, with all those wine questions and myths answered. Perfect for beginners and wine enthusiasts alike. Understand the basics of wine tasting and taste like a pro after the class *Be the winemaker, create a wine, balancing the sweetness and acid *Experience how oak barrels change wines *Appreciate how wines age and when best to drink them *A formal seated tasting experience, in the working winery surrounded by barrels *Taste our wines to practice your new wine appreciation skills
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58842P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • All wine tasting is free during wine classes, however if choosing the lunch option, any wine ordered during lunch option will be charged seperatly.
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 77 Memorial Ave, Baskerville WA 6056, Australia Meet at Upper Reach Cellar Door for the start of the tour.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • All wine tasting is free during wine classes, however if choosing the lunch option, any wine ordered during lunch option will be charged seperatly.
Departure details
  • 77 Memorial Ave, Baskerville WA 6056, Australia Meet at Upper Reach Cellar Door for the start of the tour.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jul. 2020
A note from Wine 101- Wine Education Classes
We are working within all state government regulations for COVID-19 health & Saftey. A few changes may be made on your experience to manage these regulations and keep everyone safe, whilst still maintaining a fun educational experience for all.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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5.0
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Jenny
Perth, Australia13 contributions
A relaxed, enjoyable and informative wine appreciation course
May 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our morning doing the Wine 101 course with friends of ours. Stephen was a wonderful guide. He has great knowledge and was very informative, but was also relaxed and easy going, with a fun sense of humour. We enjoyed the tasting experience very much, and feel that the course helped deepen our understanding and appreciation of wine and how to pair it with food. Upper Reach have some great wines! We went on to enjoy a delicious lunch in the Upper reach restaurant, topped off with a terrific Tempranillo (highly recommend this!). A relaxed wander down to the Swan River and through the vineyards was a great way to end a delightful experience. Thanks to the warm and welcoming team in the wine tasting particularly. We will certainly be back!
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Laura P
We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience and thank you for taking the time to let us know. We look forward to you visiting Upper Reach again soon.
Written 10 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alan W
1 contribution
Wine 101
Apr. 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed our morning, taking part in the Wine Education 101 class, after a breakfast at the restaurant for a family group of 6. None of us are 'wine experts', apart from knowing what we like and what we don't, so Steven's approach of starting with some ordinary everyday tastes before moving onto wines themselves helped us feel comfortable with our lack of expertise. Then, as we moved on to the basics of tasting beyond 'sniff/swirl/sip', the small techniques as well as the prepared 'handouts' of a 'tasting wheel' to help identify flavours and a page for our own notes were really helpful, too. A really good morning, definitely 'value for money', no condescending 'wine conneisur' talk and some extra knowledge to take away with me. I must pay more attention to what I'm actually tasting now!
Oh - and Upper Reach's wines are well worth tasting, too. Alan
Written 29 April 2021
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Laura P
Thank you Alan for sharing your thoughts regarding the Wine 101 Class, we want people to feel relaxed and to enjoy the experience and Stephen is wonderful at achieving this. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Written 10 May 2021
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Daisy B
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Fun and informative
Jan. 2021
A fun and informative class! The guide was wonderful and engaging, and the experience was very relaxed while still learning a lot. Lots of tips and methods for tasting wine that will be helpful and easy to apply in everyday life. Really learned what we like in wine which will make it easier to buy well in the future!
Written 24 January 2021
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Laura P
Wonderful, so happy you had a great time and learnt something along the way.
Written 2 March 2021
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jayne p
Kallaroo, Australia9 contributions
Great experience
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Great experience, lovely walk around the vineyard with a glass of wine in hand! Then into the working parts of the winery to try wines straight from the tanks and compare them with their bottled counterparts. All this followed by a lovely lunch in the restaurant. Perfect.
Written 17 October 2020
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Laura P
Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your winery tour and lunch.
Written 19 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erika W
Greater Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Top Marks for Wine 101 and lunch
Sep. 2020
What a wonderful way to learn more about wine appreciation instead of just drinking it and never giving it another thought.

Loved the plate with all the items you could sniff to identify the flavour you were trying to identify in the wine.

The atmosphere was great and the presentation fantastic.

The meal afterwards soaked up all the wine and was top notch.
Written 5 September 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to feedback- thrilled that you enjoyed it. We always think its a fun day. Looking forward to seeing you again soon
Written 16 October 2020
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kathrynlh2017
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Wine 101 is a winner
Jun. 2020 • Friends
An excellent experience. 🍷
Stephen was knowledgeable,informative and funny. Can’t wait for the next one.
Written 29 June 2020
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Yay- we can't wait for you to come back either! Wine102 19th October....
Written 16 October 2020
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Peter
Perth, Australia3 contributions
Wine 101 and lunch
Jun. 2020
The tasting was great and gave us a good appreciation of different wines and how they are made. The lunch was superb and was a great way to finish a marvellous day.
Written 28 June 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review us- delighted you enjoyed the day. They are always good fun!
Written 16 October 2020
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Rob1808
Perth, Australia35 contributions
Education and Degustation in the Swan Valley
Mar. 2020
My wife purchased two tickets to the 101 Wine Education Class back in November as a Christmas gift to each other. At the time, I thought what a wonderful idea, as it's always hard to find gifts for each other after 31 consecutive years of Christmas's, Birthday's and Anniversaries together.

Whilst I was originally pleased with the gift idea, as anything to do with Wine and the wealth of knowledge there is to learn about it has always been of interest to me, what I didn't factor in was just how much of a family owned and run business Upper Reach is, and the service standard and presentation of the property is surely testament to owners who obviously take a great deal of pride in what they do.

Our 90+ minute Education Class, more affectionately referred to on the day as more of an appreciation than an education (although I was of the opinion it was both) involved the tasting, evaluation and discussion of a vast array of both Red and White wines.

Steve, our Education Class host and highly trained wine guru, delivered what our party of 4 wine lovers felt was a highly informative, relaxed and entertaining session, and I sensed that the rest of the group, approximately 15-16, felt the same way.

The wines we tasted were fabulous, and the accompanying info sheets and character charts used to assess each variety, together with the contrast sample pots of fruits/minerals/soil etc we all used to prepare our senses prior to smelling and tasting each wine, were a great learning tool in themselves.

After our session with Steve, we were escorted to the Dining area of the winery. where we enjoyed a beautiful lunch, which if included in the booked activity, included a generous tasting plate which was more than enough to satisfy two people (you can choose from 3 different Platters) followed by a good selection of freshly made desserts. Of course, having just sampled many of Upper Reach's wines as part of the education class, I couldn't not order a glass to compliment my meal.

The icing on the proverbial cake for our party of four however, was the outstanding setting in which we enjoyed our Lunch together, seated on the outdoor terrace verandah, which is elevated above the rear lawn area (which is used for live music concerts in Feb/Mar each Summer) with a West facing aspect overlooking the immaculate Vineyard, as it sprawled across the landscape to join the banks of the upper reaches of the Swan River.

We did two more things as we departed this newly discovered little gem in our own backyard in the Swan Valley..... we collected our complimentary bottle of wine from Steve at the cellar door, and then we made a pact together that we would return to Upper Reach in the very near future. 10/10 for the 101.
Written 9 March 2020
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Hi Rob I'm so very sorry that I've missed your lovely review. I think you were one of the lucky last before Covid hit. So thrilled you had such a great day
Written 16 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Upper Reach Winery
malcolml908
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Really Really Nice Boutique Winery
Highly recommend visiting this small boutique winery. One of the best private tours in Swan Valley. Owner Laura is
John B
John B
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Very nice
We did a nice wine tasting and had a walk of the grounds. Nice little winery with excellent wines and friendly staf
bmh60
bmh60
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An excellent lunch and a lovely wine tasting.
A fabulous lunch followed by an excellent wine tasting. Great service and a charming host for the wine tasting maki
rieo992
rieo992
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Lovely small winery
Excellent private tour with friendly passionate guide followed by delicious lunch with wine. Highly recommend.
petersheenab
petersheenab
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A must visit.
Wine tasting, we were so impressed with the quality of the wins we purchased 3 bottles. Friendly welcome from staff
maggiemK6207XI
maggiemK6207XI
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Wonderful service from beautiful Staff who know what they are doing.
We were in the Swan Valley for a two day stay at Mandoon Estate, for my Husbands birthday, and decided we would go
Janine D
Janine D
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Relax and unwind!
Staying in a warm and cosy cottage with views across the vineyard, was the perfect place to stay in the Swan Valley
Hemcglash
Hemcglash
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sunday lunchtimeme.
Great wines, good selection. Excellent tapas meal at the neighbouring restaurant. Lovely setting. I shall return ti
margynicholas
margynicholas
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Nice cottage for a Swan Valley getaway
We stayed overnight in the cottage which was very comfortable and well appointed. We were two couples accommodated
Susan R
Susan R
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Love This Winery
We have visited Upper Reach Winery for breakfast and lunch. Food was fantastic, selection was good and serving gene
Marg17081959
Marg17081959
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Nice tasting at Cellar Door
Upper Reach is a beautiful winery and the Cellar Door is very welcoming Staff are friendly and knowledgeable & gen
Lance C
Lance C
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Underwhelming
We attended as a group of 8 persons and although the wine offering was nice, the food was disappointing. The wait
douglasfaudet
douglasfaudet
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A very special occadion
Visit to the cellar door. Great wine tasting experience. Knowledgeable friendly staff. We were served by the owner
robcJ8948PG
robcJ8948PG
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Fascinating
We had a wonderful time being shown the whole wine making process. I thought I knew a bit about this, but boy did
austag
austag
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Shame I have to share this wonderful place and their wine!
Upper Reach never disappoint. Did the winery/vineyard tour for the first time, I've visited UR numerous times over
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