Beaujolais nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau is the world's most popular vin de primeur. A red wine, made from Gamay grapes born in the region south of Burgundy, it is produced and bottled only a few weeks after harvest and is meant to be consumed immediately - not aged, like many other varieties of wine. Released only once a year, it is a requirement under French law that this light and fruity wine not be distributed until 12:01am on the third Thursday of November each year. In France, a race to carry the first bottle of Beaujolais nouveau to Paris has become a national event, with cafés and bars across the city announcing when "Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!"

Alliance Française is importing this exclusive wine direct from France so the community in-and-around Brisbane can join in this celebration.

We are delighted to host the event at Newstead House this year.


Newstead house is Brisbane’s oldest surviving home, established in 1846. This iconic landmark has evolved from a simple Georgian cottage into a grand residence following significant renovations and extensions in 1867. The house occupies a commanding position within Newstead Park, with sweeping views of the Hamilton and Bulimba reaches of the Brisbane River.  Newstead House is an established house museum, decorated and furnished to reflect the late Victorian period and is a significant part of Brisbane history.


We have the pleasure of welcoming the owner of Bottli,  Nathalie Taquet who will present this year's Beaujolais.

About Nathalie

One year ago, I made a crazy bet : coming in Australia to have an international experience with my husband and my 3 children aged 20, 18 and 8. After 15 years working as research scientist, I wanted to start a project that looks like me, makes me vibrate and brings value.

Australia has been a great source of inspiration for my project. As my family is in the wine field in France, it jumped right out at me. Things as usual and essential in France as the cork stopper, the corkscrew and the "pop" noise made by the unbottling are just on option here.

I decided to ally my passion to this observation. This is how Bottli is born.

Through Bottli, I aim to share not only high quality French wine in Australia but also the history behind their making. Each bottle is made with heart and dedication by a little French wine maker. And this, I want to spread so the craftsmen’s life stories travel the world with their bottles. To provide a diversity in the wine discovery, we will design wine boxes delivered at home. 


Bottli pleasantly surprises your palate by delivering to you a box of understanding French wine each month. 

You receive a surprise of new wines each month from different French regions.

You will have a tasting note, the pairing between wine and food and the history of the vineyard, like your Sommelier at home !

Just choose your experience (bubbles, organic, great vintage or good ratio quality price) ! 

Special offer for AF members here


Ticket price includes two glasses of Beaujolais Nouveau paired with chef's selection of premium cheeses, charcuterie and grazing delicacies.

Please note, due to licensing restrictions, it is strictly required that all patrons attending the 2019 Beaujolais nouveau are aged 18+ and are carrying a valid form of photo ID.



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Alliance Francaise de Brisbane
262 Montague Road,
West End, QLD 4101.

Tel: (61-7) 3844 4460

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