Meet the Maker, Be the Maker – the art of red wine blending

From AUD $4,925.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Margaret River, Western Australia
  • Product code: EYVBTM

This five-day food + wine immersion is curated and facilitated by Cassandra Charlick and Stepan Libricky.

A freelance travel and wine writer, Cassandra writes for Halliday magazine, Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine, Delicious. magazine, Escape magazine and many more publications. She’s a reviewer for the WA Good Food Guide and presenter on Channel Nine’s Our State on a Plate.

With over 20 years of experience, Stepan's career includes hotel operations, immersive wine tourism, and tourism development for names such as Hilton Hotels (Europe and across Australia), Xanadu Wines and Leeuwin Estate.


You’ll be privy to wine travel tips, meet some legendary winemakers, access behind the scenes insider knowledge and dive deeper into the Italian magic found in Margaret River.

Due to the intimate nature of this experience, places are limited and strictly first come, first served. 


Our 'Meet the Marker, Be the Maker - the art of red wine blending' retreat includes the following:


  • 4 nights luxury accommodation set amidst one of Margaret River's most private estates
  • All meals and beverages
  • Mel Kokoti is your private chef for the entirety of your stay. With an Australian Good Food Guide hat and placed in the WA top 50 three years running, she’ll carefully curate each dish to highlight the wine you’ll be exploring.
  • A day of mountain biking through the towering Karri forests and by the famed waterways of the region. Uncover secret spots that connect you with the true sense of place and belonging. Warm up with a rich meal amongst the natural wonders
  • ‘Meet the Maker’ in Amato Vino’s Brad Wehr. Pay a visit to his winery and taste an array of classic and alternative reds with his low-intervention winemaking. Learn how he treats wines and what drives his pursuit of excellence. Join Brad for an intimate winemaker’s tasting and feast.
  •  ‘Be the Maker’ with the LS Merchants winemaking team. Get your masterclass on red wine blending and create your own blend in this full day of hands-on activity. Under the guidance of Dylan Arvidson, one of Margaret River’s most respected and awarded winemakers. Perhaps your wine will be the best blend of the day. Finish the day gathered by a fire pit and enjoy a scrumptious dinner with Dylan and his favourite wines.
  •  Savour freshly created and cooked artisan produce all inspired by or complimenting red wines of the region. Think vine leaf-wrapped cheeses, red wine gelato or wine-infused biscotti.
  •  Specially curated wine tasting and inspired gala dinners. Discover the scale of red wine varietals Western Australia has on offer. From light bodied to heavy warmers.
  •  All transfers from arrival through until departure.
  •  Plenty more wine-filled surprises.