Understanding what's in your glass of wine!
Wines 101 Launch with Larder and Baked
Join us to celebrate the launch of Wines 101 and our ongoing partnership with Larder and Baked. These exclusive wine education evenings will feature tastings of six to eight wines with light refreshments provided.
In addition, we will be hosting exclusive dinners, with four delicious courses and paired with matching wines. Each menu will celebrate a different theme and reflect local and seasonal produce. Gather your loved ones for an unforgettable night of wine and wonderful food.
Meet Your Host: Russell Gehling
'My favourite thing is helping others get more enjoyment out of their glass of wine.'
Our host and educator Russell Gehling has been in the wine industry for more than 23 years. He has broad experience across the field, including as a:
State sales manager for Negociants Australia
Brand builder for multiple Australian and International wineries including Giesen (NZ), Ocean8 Wines (Mornington Peninsula, Australia), and Cep D'or (Provence, France)
Owner of successful international wine import company
Distributor for The Wine Tradition on the Sunshine Coast (current role)
Educator for over 23 years, including staff training for restaurants and retail outlets, wine classes and functions for private and corporate clients, and classes at client's homes.
Russell's knowledge and love of wine stems from varied experiences with wine education, including:
Teaching levels 2 and 3 of WSET (Wines and Spirits Educational Trust) at the Prince Wine Store, Melbourne
Vintages at Primo Estate (Adelaide Plains, SA), Wirra Wirra (McLaren Vale, SA) wineries
Extensive wine education in Western Australia (Margaret River, Great Southern Region) South Australia (Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Kangaroo Island) Victoria (Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Gippsland, Alpine Valley), New South Wales (Hunter Valley), Tasmania (Freycinet Peninsula, Tamar Valley), New Zealand (Martinborough, Marlborough, Otago, Nelson Picton), France (Alsace, Champagne, Chablis, Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Provence, Languedoc), Italy (Tuscany, Piedmonte, Veneto), Spain (Rioja, Jerez, Duoro Valley), South Africa (Stellenbosch), and Portugal.
Russell's passion for good wine, food and company will ensure that his guests leave with a smile, stories to tell, and a bit more knowledge about wine.