Xanadu Wines Masterclass presented by CEO and Chief Winemaker Darren Rathbone

University House members and guests are invited to join Darren Rathbone who will present a variety of wines from Xanadu Wines, located in the beautiful lands of Margaret River.

Xanadu Wines was established by Dr John Lagan in 1977. It’s location is where the Mediterranean climate not only offers a perfect grape growing environment, but its idyllic scenery is a testament to its poetic namesake, and exotic setting for making wines that embody all that is Margaret River.

A highly respected winery tucked away in Australia’s south-western corner, Xanadu is proud of its ongoing commitment to crafting exciting wines of outstanding quality.


Members $10.00

Guests $20.00

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