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Sydney Wine Centre - New Home - 119 Harris Street Pyrmont

Welcome to the The Sydney Wine Centre, the home of wine appreciation in Sydney.

The Sydney Wine Centre is proud to host some of the most entertaining, exciting and enjoyable wine events in Sydney.

Whether it be a 4 week or 1 day Wine Appreciation Course,  a Sparkling Wines of the World Tasting or one of our Bi Monthly Wine Club dinners we believe in the philosophy that good wine, good people and good food are the key ingredients in a good night.

We hope you enjoy looking at the wesbite and encourage you to join our Wine Club to keep you up to date with all that is going on.

Please note that the Sydney Wine Centre is currently moving location. While we set up our new premises in Pyrmont we are looking to host events around Sydney.

In the meantime many of our events will be held in restaurants in Pyrmont, but we are looking to find suitable space all around Sydney so we can share our passion of wine and having a good time with as many people as possible.

If you know of a restaurant or wine bar that you think would be suitable for one of our events please let us know.

Gift Certificates

With fun, entertaining and educational events hosted every week a Gift Certificate to the Sydney Wine Centre is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in wine, whether they be a novice enthusiast or an experienced sipper.

Certificates can be made out for a value amount, a particular event or a style of event. Our certificates are valid for 1 year so the lucky recipient will be sure to find an event that suits their own wine journey.

Email Tim or click on the calendar entry on 31/12/13 to arrange an individual gift.

Private Parties - Corporate Events

Whilst our public events are always extremely popular we greatly enjoy creating memorable events for private groups and companies. Thus if you are organising a Corporate Function, a Team Building Day, throwing a Hens Party/Bucks Party or simply want to organise a group of friends to have a fun night out then contact us and let us help you create an event that every guest will find truely memorable.

We can host events at our specially fitted room in Annandale, come to your own boardroom or dining room or recommend restaurants to suit every occasion. So whether it is a cocktail style event for 200+ people, a Wine Dinner for 30 or an intimate Masterclass for 10 we are able to cover everything including venue, wine, food, presentation and personalised gifts, thus taking all the pressure off you.

Email Tim to discuss any event you have in mind.

Events in 2014

2014 is set to be a huge year for the Sydney Wine Centre as we continue to entertain and educate around the world of wine.

In 2014 we will be breaking our events into 2 broad categories so that you may choose the right style and format of event. The Discover Events are intended as relaxed and entertaining events whereas the Explore Events are slightly more advanced tastings and are aimed at people who already have some knowledge and confidence when it comes to wine. For more specific details please read on or if you have any questions please give us a bell or shoot us an email, we love to have a chat!

An example of the types of events that we will hold in 2014 include:

Our  4 Week and 1 Day Wine Appreciation Courses with Rob Geddes. Rob, who was the 3rd Australian to achieve the Master of Wine title takes guests through an informative and entertaining journey through the world of wine. Perfect for anyone who enjoys wine but is looking to take that enjoyment to the next level. The aim is to have guests knowing what they like and why and feeling confident choosing a wine in any situation.

Our Wine Club Dinners (some at Discover level, some at Explore level) which have been such a success these will now be held a minimum two times a month.

The French Cheese and Wine Nights (Discover Level) with Simon Johnson Provedores. These will continue to be held monthly although spaces for these events are limited so register early to make sure you don't miss out.

Sporting themed tastings which give us a chance to combine 2 of our great loves, sport and wine. Our Tour de France Nights have been hugely popular for years now and are being repeated a number of times this year. We also have special Bledisloe Cup tastings and Super 15 themed nights and a whole host of other special theme nights.

Our Singles Nights (Discover Level) have been a great deal of fun although we have to be honest, we need more guys. Spots for girls fill up quickly but we would love to hear from the single eligible men of Sydney to share the wine with these lovely girls.

A repeat of our successful Discover International Wines Tasting Series.

A continuation of our specific Grape Variety and Regional Tastings (Explore Level)

As always we will continue to welcome some fantastic Winemakers to the Sydney Wine Centre (Explore Level) who will show off their amazing range of wines.

In 2013 we will also be expanding our Wine Tours available to the public and for private groups.

Check out the Upcoming Events section on the right to see specific dates or click on the Calendar section to see all the events.

If you would like more details about any events please send us an email or if you have any ideas for a tasting you would like to see us host please let us know as we love to hear what everyone enjoys.  

Terms and Conditions of Events at Sydney Wine Centre

All attendees at events hosted by the Sydney Wine Centre must be at least 18 years of age and respect our strict adherence to RSA principals.

All attendees must confirm their places at events by completing a booking form that is sent on registration of interest.

Once a booking form is completed and payment made this booking form acts as a confirmation of booking.

Payments accepted in AUD only.

If you are unable to attend an event you may transfer to any other event provided 7 days notice is given.

For private bookings a 25% deposit is required to reserve a function date.

Full payment is required 7 days prior to the event with final numbers confirmed at this time (changes of 10% allowed).

Functions can be held for groups between 10 and 100 people (min $500)

If notice is given within 7 days, a 50% fee will be charged to change events.

If for some reason an event is cancelled you will be given a full refund.

Bookings, Cancellations and Refunds

Public events and courses at the Sydney Wine Centre are generally structured tastings with limited spots available.

Thus at all events, unless otherwise stated, a booking is only confirmed when payment details for that booking have been received.

We understand that there can be situations where people will be unable to attend after having confirmed a booking. Wherever possible we will try to ensure that in this event, the guest(s) are replaced and if this occurs a full refund or transfer will be offered.

However in the event of a cancellation within 7 days of an event, if we are unable to find a replacement for the cancelled booking, we are unable to guarentee a refund or transfer. We will however attempt to come up with a solution that is agreeable to all parties through a late notice program or refer a friend option. We appreciate your understanding on this difficult topic

Privacy and data security policy

Privacy Statement

Sydney Wine Centre takes your data security extremely seriously. We are committed to safeguarding your personal information and privacy.

This Policy applies only to our site and not to any sites to which we show links. These sites will have their own privacy policies which should be read when using the site.

Our Privacy Policy is in line with the government’s Privacy Guidelines and Spam Act issued on September 17, 2001, and fully effective as of November 27, 2007.


What personal information do we collect?

During the course of business we will ask for your name, address, contact number, gender, and email address. We will also ask if you have any special requirements in relation to attending our events, your age bracket and confidence with wine, which allows us to tailor the experience to the requirements of the audience.


The Sydney Wine Centre does not collect or store any credit card information electronically. All electronic transactions are handled through PCI compliant third party websites, with industry leading levels of security.


How do we use the information we collect?

The information requested will be used to enable us to provide the service requested or to respond to your enquiry. We may also use your data to personalise your experience and interaction with the Sydney Wine Centre of to manage and enhance services to you.

We may contact you to obtain further information or to discuss a particular service or enquiry or the functioning of the service.

We may disclose your personal information to event participants and service providers that perform services on our behalf.

By using our services, you consent to us using and disclosing your personal information for this purpose.

We will never sell your data or pass it to any third party without your permission.

We may contact you for future marketing purposes unless you ask us not to.


Complaint Resolution Mechanism
In the event that you have a question, concern or complaint regarding the way in which we handle your personal information, you should contact Andy Pope at:

Sydney Wine Centre, 119 Harris Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Or on (02) 9572 3500, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Changes to this Policy
From time to time it may be necessary for us to review this policy.

We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time and to notify you of any amendments by posting an updated version on our website http://www.syndeywinecentre.com.au


Access to and the accuracy of Personal Information
We will ordinarily give you access to your personal information upon your written request and verification of your identity.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure the personal information that we maintain is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

If we deny you access to your personal information or refuse to correct that information upon your request, we will provide you with reasons for doing so.


Website security

All transactions will be secured with a minimum 128 bit SSL