NOMAD Wine School

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NOMAD Wine School


NOMAD Wine School

Join us as we explore the most important grape varieties from the world of wine. The day will involve tasting flights from classic regions around the globe, and will give an opportunity to see how different growing conditions and winemaking techniques shape different expressions of the same variety”

Lunch will be served by the NOMAD kitchen. The dishes will draw from the restaurant’s dynamic and seasonally driven menu and will be updated regularly over the course of the year.

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NOMAD Wine School


10:00am – 15:30pm  



16/28 Foster Street, Surry Hills (Above NOMAD)


What is the NOMAD Wine School?

The NOMAD Wine School is our way of communicating wine the way we see it. With a focus on small producers, lesser-known regions and sub regions and a breadth of varietals which don’t always fit the norm.

  • We’ll start with an introduction to wine tasting

  • Wines will be tasted semi-blind – you won’t initially know what they are – and in flights of two to enable you to compare and contrast different styles.

  • You’ll taste 10-14 wines throughout the day – all of which are available to purchase at the end.

  • We’ll cover winemaking styles, classic and lesser-known regions, a multitude of different grape varietals and styles and much more.

  • Lunch will break up the day and we’ll discuss the basics of food and wine pairing.

  • As the day progresses we’ll move from lighter whites through to the heavier end of the red spectrum and everything in between. Something for everyone.

  • We’ll provide you with inside knowledge to help you find hidden gems and bargains.


Who is it aimed at?

The school is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about different Australian wine styles and varieties in a relaxed an informal environment. All knowledge and experience levels welcome.


What will I learn on the day?

  • Wine tasting and appreciation

  • Winemaking techniques

  • Grape styles and flavor profiles

  • New and upcoming producers

  • Emerging regions and areas to watch

  • Climate and wine  

  • Food and wine matching

  • Finding value in wine 

  • And more… 



10:00-10:30 An introduction to wine tasting

10:30-12:00 Australian white wine grape varieties with themes including:

  • Why does acidity matter?

  • Skin Contact

  • Sweet and Dry

  • To oak or not to oak?

  • Aging gracefully

12:00-12:30 Food and Wine Matching

12:30-13:00 Lunch – 2 wines with lunch

13:00-13:30 Cheese

13:30-14:30 Australian red wine grape varieties with themes including:

  • Tannins and texture

  • Stems and bunches

  • Old and young

  • Oxygen and decanting  

14:30-15:00 Stickies with themes including:

  • The sweet style spectrum

  • Sweet V Fortified 

15:00-15:30 Questions and Discussion




Smoked corn fed chicken, toum, pickles, wood fired flatbread 

Green olive, almond & pomegranate tabouleh 

Whole wood roast spiced cauliflower | jersey milk yoghurt 


Cheese selection