Spittoons at the ready! New Wines of Greece are returning to Oz

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Following the huge success of their 2015 visit to Australia, the finest contingent of winemakers and educators from the world’s oldest growing region are making their second pilgrimage to Australian shores.

Showcasing innovative styles and native varietals, more than 20 wineries will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide from 19-25 June to host a range of sessions including trade tastings, highly educational masterclasses, and intimate dinners and lunches for trade and media.

Consumers will have the opportunity to learn more about these wines with dinners in both Sydney and Melbourne. See below for full event details.

A number of familiar faces from 2015’s events will be joined by some first-time visitors to the country, all highlighting exciting varietals in that Greek signature eternally modern style.

From the Peloponnese region to Northen Greece, Santorini, Crete and the islands, winemakers, educators and grape-growers from all over the country look forward to sharing their wines, ranging from zesty assyrtikos to vibrant xinomavros with Australian trade and media.

Sydney trade tasting:

When:    Monday, 20 June from 11am to 5.30pm

Where:  Establishment (level 2)

                252 George Street, Sydney

Melbourne trade tasting:

When:   Thursday, 23 June from 11am to 5.30pm

Where: The Westin Hotel

               205 Collins Street, Melbourne

Sydney & Melbourne masterclasses:

10am: A Wine Odyssey: Greece from North to South Part 1

This masterclass will introduce you to the key wine regions and grape varieties of Greece. From North to South and from East to West, this one-hour session will highlight the diverse terroirs, styles, authenticity and uniqueness of modern Greek wine.

12pm: For the love of Assyrtiko: from Santorini all over the world

When was the last time you fell in love with a grape variety? From the mineral-driven dry wines of Santorini to the noble sun-dried, luscious sweet Vinsanto wines, the expressive versions from mainland Greece and the promising Australian new entry, Assyrtiko, can easily blow your mind. Be prepared for a full-throttle masterclass!

2pm: The Rising Stars: Εmerging Greek varieties

With more than 300 indigenous grape varieties, Greece can offer excitement to all those eager to explore something new and different. This masterclass will unlock all the rising stars of Greek wine and focus on their potential success in the sophisticated Australian market. 

4pm: A Wine Odyssey: Greece from North to South Part 2

A perfect pair with North to South Part 1 and a worthwhile session on its own, this masterclass will continue to explore key wine regions and grape varieties of Greece.

To book your place at the trade tastings or masterclasses please contact Liquid Ideas on 02 9667 4211 or alternatively email rsvp@liquidideas.com.au.

The travelling contingency are also running private masterclasses for retail, hotel and restaurant groups throughout their time in the country, and please contact Liquid Ideas if this is of interest for your team.

How to get there:


By Car

Parking is available in a number of public car parks surrounding Establishment, the closet being the list below. Casual rates apply.

Secure Parking Landmark – 345 George Street, Sydney

Secure Parking The Atrium – 35 Pitt Street, Circular Quay

Wilson Parking 259 George St Car Park –  entry via 9 Lang Street, Sydney

Wilson Parking 220 George St Car Park  – entry via 2 Dalley Street, Sydney

Wilson Parking Bond St Car Park – entry via Bond Street, Sydney


By Bus/Train
The closest station is Wynyard Station take the George Street exit, turn left and walk down George Street until you reach number 252.


Parking is available in a number of public car parks surrounding the hotel, the closet being Flinders Gate Car Park at 175 flinders Lane or Premier Parking accessible via Flinders Lane and located underneath the hotel. Casual rates apply.

 Valet parking is available at the hotel from $50 per car per day.


By tram/train

The nearest tram stop from the hotel is Town Hall/Collins Street. The nearest trains station is Flinders Street.



Where to buy greek wines:

Dan Murphy’s supermarkets



Phoenix Sydney

Xenos Restaurant

Seed Cuisine


The Hellenic Community Centre


Steki Taverna

Nautica Café Bar Resto

Medusa Greek Taverna

The Olive Greek Restaurant

Alpha Restaurant

Jim's Cellars - Crows Nest

Apollo Restaurant

Amatos Liquor Mart

Miloway Pty Ltd

Mr Liquor

Cosmopolitan Café Double Bay

New Chambers Restaurant

Ovolo Hotel

Parea Greek Tavern

The Reservoir

Meet The Greek

Piato Restaurant

Earlwood wines

Zeus Street Greek

Liquor Emporium

Ripples Chowder Bay

Bellvue hotel

Pei Modern

The Oak Barrel

Wine culture

Phoenix hotel




Ainslie IGA Supermarket



Cru Bar



European Wine Store

Prince Wine Store



Hellenic Republic

Press Club



Psarakos Markets

Harvest Wine & Liquor

Barkley Johnson

Saint Crispan


Hellenic hotel

Rufus wine bar

Flinders hotel


George ‘s on way mouth