1. Australia
  2. South Australia
  3. McLaren Vale
  4. d'Arenberg Winery

d'Arenberg: The Blending Bench & Degustation with Wine

Product ID: 75388
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The Blending Bench is a hands on, interactive experience where you play winemaker! Using three barrel samples of our premium Shiraz you get to create a wine of your very own. Then you'll dine at d'Arry's Verandah enjoying their world renowned degustation.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Do a self guided tour of the d'Arenberg Cube Alternate Realities Museum
  • Enjoy an interactive wine blending experience
  • Create your own unique wine
  • Take home a 750ml sample bottle of your blend
  • Eat an 8 Course Degustation at d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant
Full description
Your experience begins in the Alternate Realties Museum, on the ground floor of the d’Arenberg Cube. Your self-guided exploration will take you through a space filled with wall to wall art installations, designed to excite and awaken your senses. You will be assisted by the d’Arenberg smartphone application, The Alternate Realities Museum.

Once you have explored the museum, proceed to meet your host on Level 4 of the d’Arenberg Cube, who will take you through to your booked experience. The Blending Bench is a hands-on interactive experience where you play winemaker. 

A palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavors and textures, are melded in search of balance, fullness, and finesse. The physical work of picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing, and barrel aging has already been done for you. You get to create a wine that is truly unique then bottle, name, and label a 750-milliliter sample to take home and show off to your friends. 

Following your blending session, indulge your taste buds at an eight-course degustation in the d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, which overlooks the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. This is a favorite way of eating and a homage to the old adage ‘variety is the spice of life’. The combination of flavors and textures created between the food and wine pairings makes for an experience that will linger.
Includes
  • 1.5 hour wine blending class
  • 750 ml sample to take home
  • Lunch: 8 Course Degustation
  • Wine Pairings with Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers

When you get there

Meeting point

Concierge, located at the front entrance of the d'Arenberg Cube

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Know before you go
• As alcohol is served participants must be a minimum 18 years of age – not suitable for children.
• There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 participants per class
• It is recommended to download the mobile application in advance