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Geelong Winter Shiraz Festival - Shiraz v. Syrah. Tasting Terroir.


Shiraz v. Syrah.  Tasting Terroir.
Australia v. France.  Global Master Class

Enter the Leura Park Estate Barrel Shed for a rare and exclusive wine appreciation experience. 

Be guided and inspired by our very own French winemaker Elise Bonon as she curates a fabulous voyage spanning two countries, Australia and France, both renowned shiraz/syrah powerhouses. 


Three of The Bellarine’s most exclusive wine labels – Leura Park Estate, Yes said the Seal, Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Three acclaimed Syrah producing regions of France.   

  • Discern palate influences of local terroir, respective Bellarine vineyards, clones and vintages
  • Compare with Syrahs from three renowned French viticultural districts.
  • Explore cooper, oak and global influences
  • Delight in this international flight across six premium wines


$50pp plus booking fee - including wines, curated journey, cheeses & your choice of a premium bottle of Bellarine Shiraz to take home (RRP $45 +). *


Limit 20 per session - Bookings Essential

Saturday, July 3
1pm - 3pm
Fully booked

Sunday, July 4
1pm – 3pm
Fully booked


*Select from Leura Park Estate, Yes said the Seal or Jack Rabbit Vineyard Shiraz



About Elise Bonon

Expressive, dynamic. Winemaker Elise Bonon’s disposition is very much reflected in her genuine passion for nurturing each varietal’s persona within the loving parameters of sustainable practice.


Growing up in Bordeaux (Fr) with a passion for science, Elise gravitated towards the wine industry and rapidly fell in love with it. After few internships and vintages spanning some of the premier wine regions of France including Medoc, St-Emilion and Cotes du Rhone, she graduated with a Master of Wine making & Viticulture from the University of Montpellier (Fr). Curious to travel the world and pursuing her passion, she gained experience in California at the prestigious Napa Valley before signing up for a vintage in Australia in 2017. The rest is history.





After the year that was, Leura Park Estate feels privileged to present the 5th annual Shirazamatazz, a two day celebration featuring an exclusive Shiraz Global Master Class, sensational wine, food, spicy mulled Shiraz, music and fun.


Our classic Cellar Door Menu will be available to feast upon all weekend.   Head Chef David Hutchinson ‘Hutch’ is known for his generous servings and fresh local fare.  From gourmet stone based pizzas, stunning al fresco and cheese platters, ‘Saltdog’ fish & chips, hearty fillet steak sandwiches, salt & pepper calamari and more!  Definitely on this weekend will be one of Hutch’s famous house made pies (hint, it will have shiraz in it ; )  Another must try is Chef Sam’s ‘to die for’ Crème Brulee.


13 years of live music and still going strong!  Our classic live ‘Leura’ both days from 12noon.  Kick back to the sounds of contemporary pop classics from legendary local musos.



  • 20 % discount off Take Away Shiraz purchases – even half dozen and dozen deals!


  • Double Magnum (3Litres) Leura Park Estate Shiraz 2016
    • This weekend only $199. Normally $250.
    • Aged to perfection. An amazing gift for lovers of fine red wine who are impossible to buy for (or yourself!)

*20% discount not applicable



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