Urban Winery Sydney: Wine Blending Session

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From $120.21

3 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Learn what goes into making the perfect glass of incredibly well-balanced red wine.

Urban Winery Sydney’s blending sessions are one of the more entertaining and informative classes. Separated into groups, sit down with our head winemaker Alex Retief and be taken through six single variety red wines, exploring the aroma, structure and palate-feel of each.

Each group is then given measuring cylinders and half an hour to come up with their favourite blend, for example, mixing 50% shiraz, 30% merlot, 10% petit verdot and 10% tempranillo. These ‘favourite blends’ are then collated and poured to the groups, so they can be blind-tasted and judged by everyone involved – with an ultimate winner appointed on the day.

Our guests will sit amongst the wine barrels in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, however feel as though they have been transported to the vineyards of regional NSW. The experience will round out with a sample from a few select bottles paired with a cheese and charcuterie platter.

What's Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Blind-tasted and judged by everyone involved

Each group is then given measuring cylinders and half an hour to come up with their favorite blend

Enjoy a shared NSW charcuterie and cheese platter


Souvenir bottle of A. Retief wine to take home

Tasting six wines from three different wine regions, exploring the aroma, structure and palate-feel of each

Two-hour blending session with winemaker

What's Not Included

Additional take away wines available to purchase and take home from the cellar door

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum age is 18 years to partake in the experience however children are permitted within the winery
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


a great place
sofilidgren, 07-11-2019
I just love it and will go again. the tasting combined with the food they offered was done with professionalism. It also had a very personal touch from the owner, which made the visit special
A really enjoyable experience
Happiness273100, 03-09-2019
My son and I recently did the red wine blending experience and must say we had a great time. It was all about the structure of different wine varieties which we had never really thought about before. But each wine was explained and more importantly tasted and then we got to do our own blends and then blind taste each others. Unfortunately his blend came out the winner. We really learnt a lot about wine structure while having an absolute ball. Alex was fantastic and we would recommend this experience to anyone who likes red wine.
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Nadean_T, 20-07-2019
Issy was friendly knowledgeable and easy going a fabulous thing to do if you enjoy your wine we learnt so much about tasting wine and it was great fun to blend our own

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