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Alternative Australia

with Luke Campbell from Vinified

Event Description



1.5 hours


Luke Campbell from Vinified, has teamed up again with Melbourne Wine School to offer a unique tasting event where we delve into the wonderful alternative side of Australian grape varieties.

Alternative Australia:

Australia’s unique climate and landscape have fostered a fiercely independent wine scene, home to a vibrant and ever evolving community of growers, winemakers, and viticulturists.


With more than 100 grape varieties grown across 65 unique Australian wine regions, we have the freedom to make exceptional wine, and do it our own unique way. We can continue to push the boundaries with a vast array of grape varieties, both old and new, with the goal of creating thrilling wines from our own backyard that can stand up to many of the best examples in the world.

Are you ready to embark on a unique wine tasting adventure? Do you crave discovering the lesser-known gems of Australia? Join us on an fun and exciting journey as we explore the fascinating world of alternative grape varieties in this country. Step out of your comfort zone and expand your wine horizons as we delve into the hidden treasures that are often overlooked by mainstream wine culture.

Join Luke Campbell

  • Luke Campbell - Vinified

Known for his passion, outstanding knowledge and infectious enthusiasm, Luke Campbell knows wine and thrives on sharing in and enhancing others’ wine experiences.

Hunter born and raised, Luke has immersed himself in the wine industry over the past 2 decades. His work in Australia and the UK spans the industry – from ‘Michelin’ starred and ‘Three Hat’ restaurants, bars, retail and education to working vintage at wineries, judging at wine shows and writing for trade and consumer publications.

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Wines on Tasting:*

  • Jim Barry Assyrtiko, Clare Valley, SA

  • Ministry of Clouds Mencia, McLaren Vale, SA

  • De Iuliis LDR Shiraz Touriga Nacional, Hunter Valley, NSW

  • Mother Block ( Chalmers ) Sagrantino Blend, Vic

  • Hahndorf Hill Gruner Veltliner, Adelaide Hills, SA 

  • Holm Oak Arneis, Tamar Valley, Tas

  • Anderson & Marsh “Parell” 2022 Albariño, Vic

  • Fighting Gully Road Aglianico, Beechworth, Vic

  • Protero Barbera, Adelaide Hills , SA

  • Colab and Bloom Nero d’Avola, SA

  • Rouleur Wine Co, Pinot Meunier, Yarra Valley, Vic

Note - due to stock or vintage changes some wines may be substituted. This list is indicative of what may be on offer*

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