Unlocked: Australia’s First Families of Wine



Eleven multi-generational wine families will unlock rare and revered wines from their private cellars to showcase Australia’s rich wine heritage, modern diversity, and the celebrated wine stories that have become the foundation for future generations. Get a sneak preview of a limited number of wines that are being released from each winery at BC Liquor Stores in June.

In a walk-around format with Aussie-inspired bites, you will have the rare chance to meet the people behind the wines. Family members from each winery will share wines that provide a glimpse into the past, present and future of Australia’s most iconic winemaking families.


Australia’s First Families:

•             Yalumba (1849) – Robert Hill Smith
•             Tyrrell’s Wines (1858) – Bruce Tyrrell
•             Tahbilk (1860) – Alister Purbrick
•             Henschke (1868) – Stephen Henschke
•             McWilliam’s Wines (1877) – Scott McWilliam
•             Brown Brothers (1885) – Ross Brown
•             d’Arenberg (1912) – Chester Osborn
•             De Bortoli Wines (1928) – Darren DeBortoli
•             Jim Barry Wines (1959) – Peter Barry
•             Taylors (1969) – Justin Taylor
•             Howard Park (1986) – Jeff Burch



Date: Thurs. May 28th, 2015

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Venue: The Vancouver Club,

915 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

*The Vancouver Club’s dress code policy is “smart casual”; jeans, denim, cargo pants and athletic wear are not permitted

Cost: $59 + gst

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