READ: Introducing ‘el Rosa Wine Club’, A Weekly Wine Tasting Series With Live Music In Bondi

Words by: Guy Webster

This winter, dust off your best faux-fur coat, get those pinkies out and get ready to unlock your best bougie-self because we’re hosting a Wine night every Friday in June at Hotel Ravesis.

Three years ago we (Only Everything) established ‘el Rosa’, an epic Friday dance party in Bondi to help wind down the truly tiring working week (every week). We brought together local DJs, killer artists, and the best in food and brew each week from 8pm to 1am - and it's been a fun 3 years to say the least. This year we’re spicing things up a bit with the addition of ‘El Rosa Wine Club’. Basically, it’s a pre-party wine tasting designed to shake out those work-week blues with samples of great wine, live mood music, and damn nice vibes.

Expert wine-lover and sommelier-stud, Todd Slater highlights 24 boutique wines from around the globe (6 each week) hailing from the Hotel Ravesis new vino list. Each week has a specific theme carefully chosen by Slater to give you a wine-tasting tour that you might just learn something from, and each theme doubles as a perfect Tinder description should you need one…

Held upstairs at Ravesis, each Friday also features live instrumental musicians from 6pm to 8pm. You’ll be swirling wine, and bitching about John from Accounting, in full lounge bar ambience. It’s the classiest of pre-drinks, really….Plus, if you end up enjoying one of the wines you’ve sampled, you’ll get to grab a bottle at 30% off the list price.

Expect live music by
Casper Tromp 
Michael Dable
Andrew Bruce
+ Weekly Local DJ’s on rotation from 8pm

Not bad, uh? And the wine lineup you ask? Read on…

Fresh, Vibrant & Moorish - Friday 7th 

  • Trimbach Riesling / Alsace, France

  • Nick Spencer Pinot Gris / Hilltops, NSW

  • Dappled Chardonnay / Yarra Valley

  • Scorpo Rose / Mornington Peninsula

  • Domaine Metrat Chiroubles Beaujolais / Beaujolais , France

  • Mt Majura Tempranillo / A.C.T.

Mediterranean - Friday 14th

  • Yume Pet Nat / King Valley, Vic

  • Santadi Vermentino / Sardinia, Italy

  • Pieropan Soave Classico / Veneto, Italy

  • Scala Rosato / Calabria, Italy

  • Terras de Grifo Reserve Touriga / Douro, Portugal

  • Pietradolce Etna Rosso / Mt Etna, Sicily, Italy

Sunny, Stylish & Rich - Friday 21st

  • Heavy Petting Pet Nat / Riverina, N.S.W

  • S.C. Pannell Pinot Grigio / Adelaide Hills, S.A.

  • Ampel Pinot Noir / Tasmania

  • Muzard Bourgogne Rogue / Santennay, Burgundy, France

  • Cherubino Laissez Faire Shiraz / Great Southern, W.A.

  • Hey Hey Malbec / Mendoza, Argentina

Bright, Dark & Delicious - Friday 28th

  • Big Easy Radio Fiano Vermentino / Langhorne Creek, S.A.

  • Tamburlaine Reserve Semillon / Orange , N.S.W.

  • Mount Mary Reflexion Fume Blanc / Yarra Valley, Vic

  • Farr Rising Pinot Noir / Geelong , Vic

  • Saint Domain Cotes du Rhone / Rhone Valley, France

  • Thomas Sweetwater Shiraz / Hunter Valley, N.S.W.

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