Natural Sparkling Wine Tasting Course

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn about the origins and production of sparkling wine across three virtual wine tastings


Tractorless Vineyard

Tractorless Vineyard

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3 x 1 hour Class size 5 to 25     label $215


This is a virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Request your preferred time
  2. Tractorless Vineyard (liquor license number: LIQW880015123) will deliver a Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 10-15 days. We ship nationwide. You must be 18+ years old to purchase this Box.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Join Tractorless Vineyard and winemaker Jeff for all three sessions of the virtual sparkling wine series!

Over three fun online sessions, we will taste, talk and demonstrate how we make sparkling wine the traditional champagnoise method also known as method traditional. We will look and taste at some different styles, varieties and techniques and most of all we will have to celebrate some great sparkling wines.

In the first session, we will taste and discuss the ancient style known as petillant naturel (Pet Nat) or Methode Ancestrale. We will discuss some of the origins of sparkling wine and Champagne and will then look at the rawest version of Sparkling wine known as Zero Dosage (ZD).

For the second session, we will taste and discuss a couple of sweeter, fruitier styles of sparkling wines. This class will also discuss the different methods of making a wine sparkling and how they affect the final flavours.

In the third and final session, we will taste and discuss two of our methods of traditional styles. Our NV bubbles which is a fresh, light day at the races style and NV sparkles which is a richer fuller style. We will also look closer at the method of traditional techniques and how we do it in our winery.

Course outline:

  • Session one: Pet Nat and Zero Dosage
  • Session two: Aleatico and Lamb-Brusco
  • Session three: NV Bubbles and NV Sparkles

The class includes a sparkling wine kit with six bottles of Tractorless Vineyard sparkling wines to enjoy across the three sessions as you are guided through tastings.


Knowledge required

Perfect for all wine lovers.

What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of Tractorless Vineyard Pet Nat
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of Tractorless Vineyard Zero Dosage sparkling
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of Tractorless Vineyard Aleatico Moscato sparkling
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of Tractorless Vineyard Lamb-Brusco sparkling red
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of Tractorless Vineyard NV bubbles
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of Tractorless NV Sparkles
  • 2 x Sparkling wine stoppers

What you'll need

Just yourself and some wine glasses!

Session repeats

This class series runs over 3 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for virtual team building activities at home.

Your teacher
Tractorless Vineyard
Tractorless Vineyard

4.5 (2)

Towards a TRACTORLESS VINEYARD embraces a combination of old world knowledge and skills with new world techniques all guided by Biodynamic principles. The aim is to reduce our resource use by the integration of natural farming systems in our vineyards to provide a more long term sustainably balanced and diverse farming system that can continue to produce award winning wines.

The premium cool climate Southern Highlands is the closest wine region to Sydney, Australia’s largest population centre. While the Southern Highlands wineries have some of the lowest WINE MILES for any Sydney based wine enthusiast, Working together with the local community and other farmers in the Southern Highlands Jeff Aston is leading the regions charge into a more sustainable long term wine industry.

Embracing a combination of Biodynamic techniques coupled with the integration of animal systems in vineyards, we hope to take our wines and some of the regions other vineyards into another level of long term sustainability and increasing wine quality.

Some of the best known wine producers in France and throughout Europe have been long term, or have converted, to Biodynamic viticulture and winemaking techniques and methods to sustain grape quality in order to produce some the highest rated wines in the world We have found when most growers are given the opportunity, knowledge and skills to produce a crop in a more environmentally friendly way, they will embrace it with vigour.

Our new project TOWARDS A TRACTORLESS VINEYARD involves the integration of intensive cell grazing of sheep in the growing season to reduce the resource and time hungry vineyard tasks such as weed control and mid row management and at the same time produce 100% grass feed lamb

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