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The summer arts festivals are winding up but the State Makers festival is just beginning. We’re set for five weeks of exciting wine and food events in the State Buildings, from a Cognac Masterclass through to a Blind Wine Tasting and Hand Bottling Workshops with Nic Peterkin, Petition Wine Bar & Merchant is set to be a hub of activity for wine lovers. See the full State Makers program here.

This month’s exciting new finds include wines from the faraway shores of Georgia and Germany with others from the closer to home vineyards of Margaret River.

We look forward to seeing you all during State Makers!

Emma, Laura, Kim, Ludo and the Petition Wine Bar & Merchant team.


Explore the world of fine French brandy in a Cognac and Armagnac masterclass at Petition Wine Bar & Merchant.

Cerbaco brand ambassadors Mikael Gillard and Alex Hoinville host a masterclass and tasting  session exploring a range of brands including Darroze, Castarede, Delord, Jean Fillioux, Normandin Mercier, Paul Giraud & Francois Voyer. Cerbaco has a 30 year distribution history with a strong focus on family owned and artisanal products.

A range from V.S.O.P. to rare 40 year old and family reserve spirits will be presented and poured along with decadent cheese boards and charcuterie.

Monday 13 March | 6.30-8pm | $40pp
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Back by popular demand! Dine with friends and strangers alike as Head Chef Jesse Blake serves up a special rustic three-course share menu, expertly paired with a selection of progressive wines from Petition’s wine list. The perfect way to get to know Petition.

Wednesday 15 & 29 March | 6pm-9pm | $80pp
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We want you to be the judge! Test your senses at Petition Wine Bar & Merchant with a blind wine tasting. Find out how good your palate really is and see if you know your malbec from your merlot. Hosted by the Petition team.
Tuesday 4 April | $25pp | 6pm-7.30pm
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L.A.S. Vino’s Nic Peterkin joins us once more for State Makers! Last year saw him pressing and fermenting Nebbiolo amongst the Petition Wine shelves. This year, he’ll bottle it. Bring your friends down and get your hands dirty in the bottling line, hand-dip wax seals and draw your own labels!

Thursday 6 April & Friday 7 April | 5pm-7pm
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The best of Great Southern winemaking talent comes to the State Buildings, with a pop-up wine market in the Postal Hall.

Petition Head Chef Jesse Blake will showcase the best of Great Southern produce, alongside some of the region’s leading wine producers. Hear from the wineries, growers and artisans as you explore a region famed for its cold climate offerings.

Saturday 1 April | Session 1: 11am-1.30pm, Session 2: 3pm-5.30pm | $55pp
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What better way to start the week? Each Monday drink in at take home prices at Petition Wine Bar & Merchant. Whether it’s discovering a drop of something local or a bottle that conjures up faraway places, be social on Monday’s at the State Buildings. Come in, enjoy a bottle and pair with the Petition Wine Bar & Merchant food menu.

Every Monday
Free event | no booking required


A celebration of the mighty grape, chenin blanc! The small town of Vouvray in the Loire Valley is responsible for some of the world’s greatest white wines. Petition will be comparing Vouvray wines with wine styles made a little closer to home all accompanied by a playlist of seriously banging hip hop.

Tuesday March 14
Free event | no booking required


This month we have seen a wave of fun new wines in the shop. Here are just some of our staff favourites…

Ziereisen ‘Viviser’ 2015 Baden, Germany $36 T/A
This wine is made from 100% Chasselas which is a believed to be a native Swiss grape variety although in Germany it is known as Gutadel. The wine has some similarities to Chablis – plenty of taut minerals, citrus and almond meal notes. This wine has 5% of skin contact wine in the blend to add complexity, wildness and texture. Pure and delicious.

Farr Rising Chardonnay 2014 Geelong, VIC $48 T/A
Citrus blossom, peach and nectarine aromatics… Lovely oak presence from French barrels, which is in balance with the fresh, bright acid and mineral backbone. Another outstanding wine from Nick Farr who continues to impress with his meticulous and precise winemaking.

Pheasant’s Tears Mtsvane 2015 Kakheti, Georgia $46 T/A
This Georgian wine is something pretty special. Savoury, textural and spicy with beeswax, crushed green herbs, dried rose petals and smoky, roasted nuts. The palate has amazing concentration and intensity. A wine that makes you think and changes with every sip. Drink at just under room temperature.

Nocturne Rose 2016 Margaret River, WA $30 T/A
This wine is made from 100% Nebbiolo from a single vineyard in Margaret River. Dry and savoury with cherry, leather and rose petal notes. Perfect with cheese, charcuterie or equally as delicious on its own.

Tonic Nebbiolo 2015 Adelaide Hills SA $52 T/A
Plenty of pickled cherries with almond and chestnut notes. Some lifted floral characters add prettiness and elegance. Chalky fine tannins scream of the variety – crunch acid leaves things fresh and juicy on the palate. We got bugger all of this, so get in quick!

Fraser Gallop ‘Palladian’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Margaret River, WA $102 T/A
This is usually cellar door only, so we are pretty pumped to have some in the shop. This wine is made using some modern oak regimes rarely seen outside of Europe. We find the oak to be incredibly elegant and integrates beautifully with ripe cassis fruits, black olive and herbal undertones. A real treat for Cabernet fans…

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