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Bubbles Bonanza

Make your own Sparkling Wine and enjoy it with a gourmet picnic Get your nearest and dearest together and come and enjoy the best of the Hunter Valley. Learn how to hand make your own sparkling wines in the French traditional method. One of your group will… Read more...

Shakespeare in the Vines

Twelfth Night Saturday 24th February 2018 This season will see Essential Theatre revisit one of Shakespeare's romantic comedies, Twelfth Night set amongst the picturesque Calais Estate Vineyard in the Hunter Valley. Whether you're new to the work of Essential… Read more...

Winery Long Lunch

Explore the Inner Workings of a family run Boutique Winery, then dine in style! Calais Estate has created the unique experience you’ve been looking for—Winery Long Lunches. This is more than just a Winery tour, it’s the experience all wine lovers are after!… Read more...

Private Tastings

If you are looking for something a little different for an office function or dinner party in your home, why not ask us to organise a private tasting for you. A great way to impress and treat clients, friends or family. With a private Calais wine tasting we… Read more...

Hand Crafted Sparkling

In September 2010 we started a project to hand craft sparkling wines in the french traditional method. The first hand-bottling of our Chardonnay blanc de blanc was released in August 2011. Created onsite by hand, these small, select parcels are produced using… Read more...

Make your own Sparkling Wine and enjoy it with a gourmet picnic

Get your nearest and dearest together and come and enjoy the best of the Hunter Valley. Learn how to hand make your own sparkling wines in the French traditional method. One of your group will even get hands on in the process to disgorge the bottles, then you will style the bottles to your own preferences...you decide how sweet or dry to make the wine, or even turn it into a rose!  Then enjoy your hand crafted sparkling wine over a fun and relaxing picnic lunch set on our picturesque Vineyard Estate in the heart of wine country.

$65 pp - bookings essential, min numbers apply, price includes sparkling session and picnic lunch with sparkling wine.

 

Twelfth Night

Saturday 24th February 2018

This season will see Essential Theatre revisit one of Shakespeare's romantic comedies, Twelfth Night set amongst the picturesque Calais Estate Vineyard in the Hunter Valley.
 

Whether you're new to the work of Essential Theatre or a regular audience member, you are guaranteed a night to remember with a fresh take on this much loved classic. It will be a truthful, fast paced and energetic production. You will be laughing out loud at the antics. 


We invite you to join us at Calais Estate and be taken on this journey as we see this tale unravel amongst a magnificent setting. 

 

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Ticket prices and inclusions: 

 

General Admission - $50:
Picnic style seating so please BYO picnic rug or purchase one with a Ticketek Add on. Please note there is NO BYO food or alcohol.

 

Student General Admission - $40:
Students up to 18 years old will be required to present current student ID/concession card on entry.  

 

Gourmet Picnic Hamper and General Admission for Two - $215:
A Picnic style seating for two people with gourmet picnic hamper to share. Please BYO picnic rug or purchase one with a Ticketek Add on.

 

VIP Lunch Package - $190:

The VIP experience begins at 1.30pm.

Enjoy Shakespeare in style!
Start with hand-crafted boutique sparkling wines and nibbles on arrival. Tour the beautiful Estate and learn about the wine making process including a hands on sparkling wine demonstration. Then enjoy a 5 course degustation from the renowned Verandah Restaurant with matched wines, hosted by the owners of Calais Estate, before settling in your VIP area for the performance of ‘Twelfth Night’.

This VIP package includes:

  • - Calais Sparkling wines and nibbles on arrival.
  • - A sparkling wine making session.
  • - A private tour of the Estate.
  • - A five course degustation lunch with matched wines
  • - Your performance ticket.
  • - A reserved VIP seating area for the performance
  • - A gourmet cheese and biscuits plate to enjoy with the show.

Please Note: Gluten free and Vegetarian options available on request upon purchase of VIP ticket by contacting the Estate 02 4998 7654 – these requests must be made no later than 1 week prior to the event.

  

Gourmet Picnic Hamper - $115:
Please note: This Hamper serves two and this ticket is for a hamper only – A separate entry ticket will need to be purchased to gain entry to this event.

Hamper Includes:
 - Olives
 - A selection of cheeses with handmade condiments and biscuits
 - Gourmet smoked salmon pate or gourmet dip
 - Bread rolls
 - Salami & Ham
 - Salads
 - Desserts
 - Bottles of water
 - A bottle of Estate Wine (your choice of red or white wine)
- x2 picnic wine glasses
*This will all be presented in a cooler bag which is yours to keep.


Please Note: Menu may change subject to availability but will be similar and of equal quality. Gluten Free and Vegetarian available on request upon purchase of Hamper – simply contact Calais Estate on 02 4998 7654 – these requests must be made no later than 1 week prior to the event.

 

Picnic Blanket - $42:
Please note: This ticket is for a Picnic Blanket only – A separate entry ticket will need to be purchased to gain entry to this event.

 

Important Information


Gates open at 4.30pm for General Admission – live music, food and drink will be available.

The VIP experience begins at 1.30pm.

The performance will commence at 6.30pm. Food and Drinks will be available throughout the performance.

Calais Estate offers a number of catered hospitality packages that include food & beverage along with a ticket to the concert. Or, if you prefer something more relaxed, The Verandah Restaurant will have food stalls available to purchase from on the day.

Calais Estate and its outdoor concert amphitheatre is a fully catered venue and there is Strictly NO BYO food and drink. Unopened bottles of water are permitted. No umbrellas are to be used throughout the performance. Chairs are permitted however the venue is on a hill so they will be restricted to the back of the seating area.

The performance will go on if wet weather presents and will be moved into the Calais Estate Barrel Room.
 

Event Terms and Conditions

The concert will go ahead rain or shine.Calais Estate is a fully licensed and catered venue. Food and beverages will be for sale at the venue. Patrons may not bring their own food or drinks.No cameras or recording equipment permitted.
The food listed above on the VIP luncheon and Hampers are subject to change due to seasonal availability. If they do need to be changed, something of the same quality and value will be added instead.Disabled access is available however, this is limited so please phone Katrina to discuss your requirements before purchasing tickets on 0400 747 072.

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Explore the Inner Workings of a family run Boutique Winery, then dine in style!

 

Calais Estate has created the unique experience you’ve been looking for—Winery Long Lunches. This is more than just a Winery tour, it’s the experience all wine lovers are after!

 

Begin the day with a glass of our sparkling wine and nibbles. Get an all access tour of the inner workings of a Boutique winery. Meet the family behind the brand, learn how wine is made and get hands on designing some of your own custom sparkling, made in the French traditional style.

 

Then it’s time to relax with a 5 course degustation by the renowned Verandah Restaurant (located on the Estate and one of the most popular restaurants in the Valley) with matching Calais Estate Wines. This is when you get to sample the Estate’s extensive boutique wine list, one of the largest in the Valley, and work out what styles suite your palate.

 

It’s a great way to spend the afternoon - eating, drinking and relaxing with new friends. Definitely an experience not to be missed but probably best to leave the car at home!

 

Lunches are held monthly (except in our Wine and Food Month June when they will be held weekly) but places are strictly limited as this is a very intimate experience. If you’ve a group of 10 or more we can book a private Winery Long Lunch for your celebration or get together.

 

 2017 Dates:

 

18th November

9th December

 

2018 Dates:

 

17th March

28th July

7th April

25th August

12th May

15th September

2nd June

20th October

16th June

10th November

23rd June   

18th November

30th June

 

 

Cost: $149pp or $129pp for Calais Wine Club Members*

 

Time: Lunches begin at 11am.

 

To book or to find out more, go to our online store here or you can contact the Winery on 02 4998 7654 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

To redeem your member discount on this event please use the code 'MEMBERLUNCH'. Please note, this code is for members and their guests only. Bookings made with the discount code by non-members will be charged the additional $20 or their booking will be cancelled.

 

If you are looking for something a little different for an office function or dinner party in your home, why not ask us to organise a private tasting for you. A great way to impress and treat clients, friends or family.

With a private Calais wine tasting we bring a little piece of the Hunter to you. Everyone gets to taste boutique wines that are not readily available in retail outlets and our friendly staff are on hand to guide and educate the party as requested. 

Private tastings are available in Sydney and Newcastle areas throughout the year and also possible in other states at particular times, minimum numbers are required and bookings are essential. Give us a call today to discuss your requirements 02 4998 7654 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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In September 2010 we started a project to hand craft sparkling wines in the french traditional method. The first hand-bottling of our Chardonnay blanc de blanc was released in August 2011.

Created onsite by hand, these small, select parcels are produced using the traditional French Champagne method. Matured on lees for a minimum of 9 months and hand riddled then disgorged. This process was invented by Madame Clicquot in 1816, previously all Champagne was cloudy. The finished result of all this hard work is stunning hand crafted sparkling wines which show a refined elegance.

This is a project we are very proud of here at Calais and one that we showcase regularly in our monthly Winery Long Lunches. It also enables us to be able to individually style bubbles for special events or orders, a favourite with our Brides!

 

Here's a preview of one of our Winery Long Lunch events put together by Sydney Weekender: