“Cape Mentelle is firing on all cylinders, with the winemaking team

fully capitalising on the extensive and largely mature vineyards,

which obviate the need for contract-grown fruit.

Cape Mentelle is one of those knocking on the door of

the Winery of the Year Award.”

James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2018 edition

International Cabernet

International Cabernet
A superb Cape Mentelle tradition showcasing the world’s most outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons


A superb Cape Mentelle tradition showcasing the world’s most outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons



A great Cape Mentelle tradition since 1982, this year’s exclusive International Cabernet Tasting will be another superb occasion, leaving a lasting impression on those lucky enough to attend. The elaborate blind tasting will showcase 20 exquisite 2015 vintage cabernets from the world’s finest cabernet producing regions – Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany and Australia. Margaret River wines are sure to be well represented with the region experiencing an excellent 2015 vintage.

Taking place in Cape Mentelle’s beautiful cabernet cellar, expert opinions on the line-up will be provided throughout the tasting from esteemed guest speakers from the wine industry and wine media. 

Following the tasting guests will enjoy a sumptuous long lunch in prepared by Kate Lamont, one of Western Australia’s most successful chefs with more than three decades of experience in the wine, food and tourism industry in WA. The menu will be expertly matched to the fabulous cabernets from the tasting and will embrace the exceptional fresh regional produce available in Margaret River.

This year’s event English wine writer Sarah Ahmed from The Wine Detective will join other experts commentators, guiding guests through this incredible tatsing of 20 world-class cabernets across 3 flights in a blind tasting held in the Cape Mentelle Cabernet Cellar. The final line-up of wines will be confirmed shortly and, as always, will include some of the greatest cabernet labels from around the world.

Guests will leave with fabulous memories and a memento from the occasion to enjoy at a later date, a beautifully presented bottle of the yet to be released Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.

The next International Cabernet event will be a feature event of the highly acclaimed Margaret River Gourmet Escape and will take place on Friday November 16, 2018. Join us for a celebration of the world's finest Cabernets and a unique Cape Mentelle Experience.

Tickets available now, click here


‘The variety was cabernet sauvignon, the year 1982.  I can’t be sure, but I think I was at the first event, and have been to several over the ensuing years. Cape Mentelle got the formula right from the word go and, sensibly, hasn’t tinkered with it since.’

James Halliday, The Australian

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