From The Wine Vault Lunch

Every wine connoisseur knows where the most rare, most exclusive, greatest tasting, and most expensive wines are kept: the VAULT.

On Sunday 31 August at 1PM at The Smith, that’s precisely where Top Australian Wines will retrieve 9 extraordinary, one-of-a-kind wines.

From The Wine Vault Lunch

Join us for our most exclusive wine lunch to date; 10 people will have the rare opportunity to experience 9 extraordinary & rare wines from the personal collection of Top Australian Wines.

WHAT: From The Vault Wine Lunch

WHEN: Sunday 31 August, starting at 1:00PM

WHERE: The Smith, 213 High Street, Prahran

AVAILABILITY: Reserve your seat at this unforgettable event. Phone bookings 8521 3333

ULTRA EXCLUSIVE:  We can ONLY invite 10 people

Price: $175 per person which includes a 3 course meal and 9 extraordinary wines.

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These wines are our VERY best.

That’s locked away in The Vault.

That rare, well-aged, and exclusive wine will only be opened during the most special of occasions.

Sunday 31 August, starting at 1PM, is one such occasion. Join us for an incredible wine lunch featuring remarkable cuisine from a top chef as well as the rarest wine from our personal collection at Top Australian Wines.

Tasting notes accompany each new glass.

Only 10 fortunate people will have the privilege of savouring some of the most rare and highly sought wine. 

Will it be you? Book today!

Step into The Vault


Your first wine from The Vault is a

2005 Peregrine Ridge Winemakers Reserve Sparkling Heathcote Shiraz Late Disgorge (Heathcote)

TROPHY & GOLD – Australian Sparkling Wine Show 2011, Class 3, Sparkling Red Wine (Any method of fermentation)

Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark red to garnet with purple to garnet hue. 
Nose: Blackberries, dark cherries and raspberries with hints of yeast and spice.
Palate: Intense lifted blackberries, dark cherries and sweet raspberries dominate the finely textured palate.  
The extended time on lees delivers a persistent bead and fine, creamy moose.  
Medium to full bodied in the mid palate with a long, dry and persistent after palate.  


Right from the start, you’re feasting like royalty! Succulent crispy port belly withchar siu sauce, spring onions, and sesame

Straight from The Vault is a

2010 Bass Phillip Gamay (Gippsland, VIC)

Tasting Notes:

Brilliant in color, nose, and taste. Bright red in colour with a tinge of purple on the rim, the nose has light berry aromatics with hints of dried leaves and herbs. The flavours have a liquorice note and the finish is quite substantial without being excessively tannic. Close to Beaujolais.

Next, you savour each sip of a

2013 Turkey Flat Gobble Gobble Shiraz Grenache (Barossa Valley, SA)

Tasting Notes:

A one-of-a-kind experience. Juicy crushed mixed berries, light peppery stalk influence, plenty of perfume and a little cinnamon oak – brightly lit is how it smells – synaesthetes apply within. Medium bodied, all pippy raspberry and spice with fresh crunchy acidity, light but firm tannin control and a meaty red berry finish that’s lively and fairly long. Barossa Nouveau, you might call it. Works well. Very interesting wine.


Luscious flavour that you’ll be talking about for days! Beef cheek braised in a beautiful red wine with celeriac remoulade, mushroom and bacon lardons

Your third wine tasting is a fine Shiraz —

2008 Dowie Doole Reserve Shiraz (McLaren Vale, SA)

Tasting Notes:

In a class by itself. Outstanding, super saturated, black crimson red colour with very deep, black crimson hue. The nose is a sniffers delight with a perfumed, aromatic profile of ripe blackberry, liquorice, mocha, dark chocolate, vanilla and confectionary showing superb intensity. Magnificently opulent and rich, the palate delivers explosive flavours of ripe blackberry, liquorice and mocha followed by some vanillin confectionary and spice. Silky smooth, perfectly integrated tannins with very long aftertaste of blackberry, mocha, liquorice and vanillin confectionary.

Then, heighten your experience with

2010 Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz (Barossa Valley, SA)

Tasting Notes: Award-winning and high marks.

It has a fragrant nose with spicy black berry fruits. Sweet and intense, raspberry and cassis transform mid-palate to chocolate, leather and spice, with an earthy-truffle-like back palate that lingers, complimented with very fine tannins.
96 Points – James Halliday

Next, every sip is pure indulgence with

2003 Noon Reserve Shiraz (McLaren Vale, SA)

Tasting Notes: Robert Parker 99 points! 
Off-the-charts richness as well as an intoxicatingly complex, multidimensional bouquet of smoke, licorice, blackberries, cassis, vanilla, and incense. A huge, sweet, rich, concentrated attack becomes even more impressive with laser-like precision to its full-bodied, super-concentrated style. Boasting good acidity, ripe tannin, and a layered mouthfeel, this stunning Shiraz is the finest I have ever tasted from the Langhorne Creek sector of South Australia. It should drink well for two decades.

As you finish your last bites of your main course, you won’t want to put down our glass of 

2003 Rogues Lane Shiraz Malbec (Heathcote, VIC)

Tasting Notes:

Halliday — 94 Points.

“Deep, dense colour; a very similar wine, the juicy malbec subsumed in the ever-so-dense blackberry fruit of the shiraz. The tannins, however, are slightly less robust. Ultimate Parker special.”


A perfect end to a perfect meal! Cabot cloth bound chedder, quince puree & candied walnuts

Your final wine tastes of the day are rare vintages—

2007 Kooky Village “The Nutter” Shiraz (Barossa Valley, VIC)

Tasting Notes:

A treasure to behold. The Shiraz starts out dark and brooding, quite closed. Rich dark forest fruits and a hint of black olive start out until the 2007 starts to open up with touches of raspberry, cherry, liquorice and spicy plums. Tell-tale stone fruit comes through subtle oak, intertwined with complex red fruits, giving over to a long, well textured finish.

And last but not least —

2008 Battelly Durif (Beechworth, VIC)

Tasting Notes:

90 Points Halliday.

“Deep crimson; a strongly accented bouquet of dark berry fruits leads into a full-bodied palate where succulent fruit and truculent tannins wage war on each other – best stand back for five or so years and let the victor emerge”

That’s 3 courses and 9 Vault-worthy rare and extraordinary wines, savoured by 10 of the most fortunate people.

Will you be one of them? Will you be able to sample wines that so few people will ever taste?

Will you have stories to tell your friends and family for years, or will you be on the outside looking in?

The Vault closes its doors after 31 August. Reserve this exclusive seat today!

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