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London -Tyrrell's Wines - An Evening with Bruce Tyrrell at Merchant Taylors Hall

22 Feb 2023 6:30 - 11:00 pm

We're thrilled to be joined by Bruce Tyrrell to host a vertical tutored tasting, followed by a wine dinner paired with a selection of Tyrrell's wines.

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Bruce Tyrrell, fourth-generation winemaker and managing director of Tyrrell’s Wines is coming to London and we are delighted to be hosting a special evening allowing you the chance to meet the man and taste through an incredible selection of Tyrrell’s wines in a tutored tasting and wine dinner double. 
The evening will commence with a masterclass featuring a five vintage vertical tasting of the iconic Vat 1 Semillon.  

Guests will then be served a four course meal prepared by the Merchant Taylor’s Kitchen with a delicious selection of Tyrrell’s wines including the Old Hillside Shiraz, Vat 9 Shiraz and Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet.  

This is truly an incredible opportunity to meet one of Australia’s most iconic producers in a stunning London setting with a selection of wines befitting of the occasion.  

Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Wines featuring in this dinner can be seen below.

The menu for this dinner can be seen below.

Please note; while dietary requirements for food allergies or intolerances can be accommodated with advance notice, the menu for this dinner will be as described and amendments or substitutions based on preference cannot be accommodated.  All dishes are prepared in the same kitchen meaning allergen cross-contamination cannot be avoided and traces may remain.

Please notify the Tastings Team of any dietary requirements or allergies by email to -


Salt cod and prawn fishcake with parsley mayonnaise, lemon gel and cucumber ribbons 

Vegetarian alternative

Jerusalem artichoke velouté with gruyère beignet and root vegetable crisps 

First course

Pecorino gnocchi with butternut squash, roast broccoli and fricassée of wild mushroom

Second course

Rump of lamb with slow cooked mutton parcel

Vegetarian alternative

Root vegetable pithivier 


A selection of cheese and accompaniments  

Tutored tasting

Vertical tutored Vat 1 Semillon masterclass featuring the following vintages; 
Wine Dinner 

1st Course - HVD Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon 2015 
2nd Course - Special Release Pinot Noir 2021 
3rd Course - Old Hillside Vineyard Shiraz 2018 from Magnum 
                   Vat 9 Shiraz 2019  
4th Course - Vat 8 Shiraz Cab 2018  

Bruce is the fourth-generation winemaker and managing director of Tyrrell’s Wines. As well as producing world-class wines, Bruce has made an indelible mark on the Australian wine community. In 2006, Bruce was recognised with an Order of Australia medal in recognition of his contribution to the Australian wine industry – in particular his efforts to improve grape quality, research, tourism and export opportunities

Over 160-plus years, Tyrrell’s has been a constant in both the Hunter Valley and Australian wine industries. Pioneers of what are now two of Australia’s favourite wine varieties – chardonnay and pinot noir – Tyrrell’s have also been instrumental in establishing Hunter Valley Semillon as one of the world’s iconic wine styles. Their Vat 1 Semillon is Australia’s most awarded white wine, having won almost 5,500 medals and more than 330 trophies. 

Sit back, relax, and let the Tastings & Events team guide you through the wonders of food and wine pairing, whether it be at a restaurant takeover, themed dinner, Members’ lunch, or foodie masterclass.  Our team will help members learn the building blocks of how the flavours and sensations in food and wine interact. The menus for the events are usually provided on registration but do let us know of any dietary or seating requirements.

Do you send physical tickets or is it all e-tickets? 

We no longer send out physical tickets for our events. An email confirming registration will be sent to the member who has purchased the ticket(s) and this email can be used as confirmation upon arrival at the event.  

Can I bring a non-member? 

Yes. Tickets must be booked by a member, but you are welcome to bring non-member guests.

Do I need to know lots about wine to attend?

Absolutely not! Our events target a range of experience and knowledge levels, and we try to make this clear on our event pages. If you’re unsure if an event is for you, simply contact and we will try to help.

Do I get a discount on wines after events?

After our ‘in person’ events, we offer attendees a 10% discount on the wines we have shown, subject to availability. You will be provided with a private code after attending the event to redeem the discount

What is your cancellation policy?

Full details on our cancellation policy can be found here.

Can I join a waiting list for sold out events?

Yes. Please do feel free to join our waiting lists for sold out events. If tickets become available you will be contacted by email.

Why not consider a Tasting ticket as the perfect present this Christmas with a great range of styles suitable for beginners in wine right through to experienced tasters? You can buy tickets to in person events as gifts as well as our 'wine sample packs' or bottles for certain online events.

To turn a ticket into a present, simply email and let us know the details and we can send you a PDF gift voucher over email or a print out in the post.


If you have any questions, please email or visit this web page for more details.

Merchant Taylor's Hall, London

22 Feb 2023 6:30 - 11:00 pm Merchant Taylor’s Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB
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