Historic Vines and Classic Wines – Wine Tasting Evening

Enjoy an evening with Laithwaite’s Wine People sampling a selection of classic wines in the picturesque courtyard of Old Government House.

Set for alfresco dining with our heritage grapevine as a backdrop, guests will be treated to a taste of a range of classic wines paired with tasting plates inspired by early nineteenth century cuisine.

Your hosts for the evening will take you through the background of each wine and the grape varieties that create it, as well as exploring the tasting characteristics of each style. Each wine will be matched with a mouth-watering morsel prepared by the chefs at Lachlan’s Restaurant.

Find out more about your favourite classic drops and the surprising role Old Government House played in the establishment of the wine industry in Australia.

Tickets also include special evening access into the Enquiring Minds exhibition, located in the upstairs rooms of Old Government House, which explores the scientific advances – including agriculture – connected with the site.

This evening will appeal to those with a taste for the finer things in life and a curiosity to learn more about their origins.

This event is run in partnership with Laithwaite’s Wine People and Lachlan’s Restaurant. In the event of wet weather the evening will be moved indoors to the Lachlan’s marquee. Please note that this event is unsuitable for people under the age of 18.



Enquiries: Please contact the property via ogh@nationaltrust.com.au or phone 02 9635 8149.

Tickets: National Trust members $70 (+bf), general admission adults $80 (+bf). Please book your tickets via Eventbrite.

Old Government House


Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance
Parramatta 2150 NSW


Tuesdays - Sundays, 10am – 4pm.


Mondays and public holidays.

(02) 9635 8149
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members – FREE
Adult - $15
*Concession/child - $10
Family - $35
Children under 5 years – FREE
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.)
Please note: To ensure we can manage timed entry and safe physical distancing, we are asking visitors to pre-purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Booking fees will apply.

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