From The Wine Vault Lunch, June 14 at The Smith Prahran

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


On Sunday June 14 at 1PM at The Smith, that’s precisely where Top Australian Wines will retrieve 9 extraordinary, one-of-a-kind wines.

Join us for our most exclusive wine lunch to date.

20 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 June 14, starting at 1:00PM

WHERE: The Smith, 213 High Street, Prahran

AVAILABILITY: Reserve your seat at this unforgettable event. Phone bookings 9500 9307

ULTRA EXCLUSIVE: We can ONLY invite 20 people

Price: $179 per person which includes a 3 course sumptuous meal matched with 9 extraordinary wines



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 June 14, 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 20 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

2004 Mons Rubra Methode Traditionelle Sparkling Pinot Noir (Macedon, VIC)

Tasting Notes:
100% pinot grapes grown from the ancient MV6 clone, this well balanced sparkling pinot is full bodied, creamy and rich and fills the palate with subtle layers of fruit.

Mons Rubra sparkling pinot noir has a perfect balance of the pinot noir grapes having been hand pressed and barrel aged in new French oak before tirage bottling and ageing on lees. It is an elegant, balanced and complex sparkling with a delicate flavour.  Intensely aromatic with notes of cherry and raspberries and followed up by an understated elegance which drives the fruit towards a long and lingering finish.

With stunningly fine beads and a delightfully smooth finish it has developed into a wine both fascinating and rare!


Right from the start, you’re feasting like royalty! Succulent YELLOW FIN TUNA with AVOCADO, SPRING ONIONS, GINGER and SOY

Straight from The Vault is a

2007 McLeish Estate Semillon (Hunter Valley, NSW)

Tasting Notes:

The Semillon colour shows off luminous greens.

With a distinctive Hunter lemongrass/straw aromas as a young wine.

The fruit/acid balance ensures a long length to distinct elegant finish, combined with lively lingering, generous palate.

Excellent acid structure, long flavours of lime and apple blossom.

Perfect in its youth and a wine that will bottle age gracefully.


Next, you savour each sip of a

2007 Bodegas Enguera Megala (Spain)

Tasting Notes:

The intense aroma is spicy fruit flavours of ripe red and dark berries.

The palate is concentrated with lots of ripe fruit.

Very smooth with good acidity.

Grippy, bitter, and chocolatey tannins that last a long time.


Luscious flavours that you’ll be talking about for days! WAGYU PORTERHOUSE (Marble score 7) with MISO & roasted garlic FRAICHE

Your third wine tasting is a fine Shiraz —

2006 Peregrine Ridge Limited Release Shiraz (Heathcote, VIC)

Tasting Notes:

In a class by itself.

Colour: Dark red to garnet with purple to garnet hue.

Nose: Spicy with hints of cinnamon and a touch of eucalypt and tart raspberries leading to dark cherries, blackberries, dark plums and mulberries.   There is an integrated mix of spice and savoury oak, with dark chocolate undertones.

Palate: Rich dark plums, dark cherries and blackberries dominate the palate, with superbly integrated oak providing the length and persistence that is the hallmark of this wine style.  The front palate provides a spicy introduction to a long and persistent after palate with developed, silky tannins and a dark chocolate finish.
This is a medium to full bodied wine.

Then, heighten your experience with

1998 Riddoch Estate Shiraz (Coonawarra, SA)

Tasting Notes:

Medium red-purple; the bouquet has some spicy/leathery notes in varietal mode, the palate with pleasant, soft dark cherry and spicy fruit. Minimal oak.

Next, every sip is pure indulgence with

2012 Passing Clouds “The Angel”

The Angel ’12 is the second vintage that has been made with 100% Cabernet sauvignon fruit.
Spending 18 months in French oak this Bordeaux style Cabernet shows great fruit intensity,
Medium red – purple colour, spicy blackcurrant aromas flow into the palate where the fruit meets well with the elegant tannin structure representative of the style.


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

2006 Pertaringa “Over The Top” Shiraz

(McLaren Vale, SA)

Tasting Notes:

Intense nose of mint and black pepper followed by distinctive Shiraz flavours, including blackberry and mulberry. A full flavoured style exhibiting luscious sweet berry fruit on the palate rounded off by hints of milk chocolate and under-scored by savoury notes. The oak used in this wine is well integrated, and fine silky tannins indicate the excellent cellaring capabilities of this wine.




Your final wine tastes of the day are rare vintages—

2007 David Franz Alternative View “Pirate Strength” Shiraz (Baroosa, SA)

Tasting Notes:

A treasure to behold.

Brooding deep rich red Purple with a dense black core

Intense Red and Black summer berries laced with cherries over liquorice and cedar box with smoky yeasty undertones

Initial black currants liquorice and an explosion of ripe raspberry ably supported by rich deep Satsuma plum brooding below.

The middle palate starts with Chocolate over cigar box that volatilizes cleanly to reveal deep yeasty black tea and shiitake mushrooms.

The Assertive acid and firm yet velvety tanning gives a palate that lingers on and on.


And last but not least —

2009 Izway “Don” Shiraz (Barossa, SA)

Tasting Notes:

True Barossa wine.

Old vine, intense fruit spectrum, concentrated and stylish.

Shows balance and harmony.

Strong tannin profile and balance.

A lovely wine that shows good Barossa wine done well.

Nothing overpowering, elegant and totally drinkable.

That’s 3 courses and 9 Vault-worthy rare and extraordinary wines. 

Savoured by 20 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 June 14th!

This event has SOLD OUT!

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