Answer your most asked questions about wine and enhance your enjoyment of wine in this wine appreciation course lead by Carla Rodeghiero, winemaker at Sapling Yard Wines. An optional dinner will be held in week 6.

The first night is a ‘try first’ night and will be $50 for 2 hours exploring the basics of tasting and appreciating wine and  the wine show system. 8 wines will be tasted. Glasses will be supplied by Carla on this night. There will be an optional ‘sign up’ for the remaining 4 classes with the total cost of $250 (less the $50 from the first night). The proposed start date is Thursday 19 May (to be confirmed) at the Bungendore School of Arts 7pm-9pm.

Course Content

Week 1 – How to taste wine, some basics on the wine show system and what medals really mean

Week 2 – How white wine is made, white wine varieties

Week 3 – How red wine is made, red wine varieties

Week 4 – The question of quality vs price, climate and wine style

Week 5 – Sparkling wine, sweet wine and fortified wine

Week 6 – Optional wine dinner and wine options game

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  • All wine (approximately 40 bottles will be tasted)
  • 6 Riedel tasting glasses to keep
  • Hall hire
  • All course notes

When and Where

2 hour class for 5 weeks, beginning in May, at Bungendore School of Arts 7pm-9pm. Starting date to be confirmed, but Thursday 19th May is the proposed date).


$250 (for all 5 classes) $50 payable upfront for the first class. If you miss a class we will do catch up classes.


Please complete the Expression of Interest form (PDF 131KB) and return it to Sapling Yard Wines.

To enrol or enquire about upcoming classes, please contact Sapling Yard via their website, telephone 02 6238 0697 or 0410 770 894, or email