Wine Shop tastings and semi-private dining.

Bistecca Wine Shop


Italian wine is romantic, interesting and engrained with a rich culture. It can also prove to be difficult when navigating the Italian grape varieties that are grown across the globe.

With a focus on Italian wine varietals, Alice Massaria (Bistecca Restaurant Manager and Head Sommelier) will be available to host private tastings for groups of eight to fourteen people in Bistecca’s Wine Shop.

The subject matter is determined by you! We have a variety of tastings you can choose from, all of which include both white and red wine but if you want a tasting specifically on vino rosso, we can make it happen.

Each tasting consists of six tasting glasses of wine, cheese & cured meat boards and two-hours under the tutelage of Alice as she guides you through the need to know information surrounding Italian wine, its varieties and what to look for when choosing a bottle for your home.


  • How to taste wine

  • How to order wine in an Italian restaurant

  • Difference between ‘old world’ and ‘new world’ wine

  • Common Italian grape varieties explained

  • Comparisons of Italian grapes to common Australian varieties

  • What is organic/biodynamic/natural wine?

  • Alice’s favourite wineries and what makes them unique

What is included?

  • 6 wine tasters

  • Cheese and cured meat board and pickled vegetables

  • Two-hours with wine expert (Alice)


  • Great Wines ($95 per head)

  • Better Wines ($145 per head)

  • The Best Wines ($295 per head)



The Wine Shop offers a semi-private dining space for up to 9-10 people. Minimum spend applicable, please enquire below.