Australian Wine Fair set for 27th January

The 2016 Australian Wine Fair, open this year to both trade & consumer, is set for 27th January at the Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2.

A limited number of places may still be currently available for the Australian Masterclass where Australian wine experts John McDonnell and Wine Australia Chairman Brian Walsh explore a selection from premium producers and experience the regional diversity as well as the past, present and future of Australian wine in ‘History and Evolution of Australian Wines’.

Featured wines include Pewsey Vale, Contours Riesling, Peter Lehmann VSV, 1889 Shiraz, and Dalrymple Pinot Noir.

Places are limited and are available on a first come/first served basis.

For consumers, tickets are on sale priced €15 giving them the chance to chat with winemakers themselves.

To book:

To book a place on the Australian Masterclass contact  Jean Smullen  086 816 8468 or

The Australia Day Tasting here forms part of a three-day trade event where a wide and diverse range of Australian wines will be presented in London (26th January) and Edinburgh (28th January).

The event will showcase more than 200 wines from 44 wineries. Meanwhile a focus table featuring two of Australia’s signature varieties, Chardonnay and Shiraz, will explore the history and evolution of these two grapes across the regions.

On the 18 tables of exhibitors’wines, 15 of the 44 wineries are seeking distribution in Ireland.

Wine Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Andreas Clark will also attend the event which runs from 1pm to 6pm or trade and 6.30pm – 8.30pm for consumers.

“Ireland remains a strong market for Australian wine and this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to refresh your knowledge in our exceptional portfolio of premium wines,” stated Wine Australia’s Head of Market UK and Europe Laura Jewell MW.

Trade: e-mail Jean Smullen

Consumers: register online.

To view a list of featured wines and visiting winemakers, please visit the website.


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