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Amy Northcott
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Courtesy of Twamley Farm, Heritage Wine Room, Recoleta and Freycinet Lodge.
Check out these events across Tasmania, Margaret River and New South Wales. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all events will be confirmed or postponed on a case-by-case basis. Please visit event websites for latest information.
Winery Report
The Wild Abundance Event at Tasmania's Twamley Farm.

Gourmet Traveller WINE Events

Margaret River Cabernet Masterclass with Houghton

➽ 21 october 2021

While most of us can't travel there now, why not take your tastebuds on a trip to the gorgeous Margaret River, with our virtual tasting with Houghton Wines. Join Houghton Wines Winemaker Courtney Treacher and GT WINE Editor Dom Sweeney as they take you through the award-winning portfolio. It’s a tasting that can’t be missed by any cabernet fanatic, with the line-up for the night including some of Houghton’s best expressions including the Jack Mann Cabernet, Gladstone Cabernet and CW Ferguson Cabernet Malbec. To get involved, choose from either an Icon Pack, Gold Pack, Silver Pack or Premium Pack to have the wines sent straight to your door for the night. For more information and to buy your tickets, see here.

Recoleta.

Italian Varieties Dinner

MELBOURNE DINNER
22 september, 2021
Recoleta, 10 Bourke St, Melbourne
HOSTED BY NICK STOCK

TIME: 6.30 – 10pm
COST: $225 (inc GST) ($202.50 for subscribers)
Four course dinner included.

See the line-up and book your spot here.

Recoleta.

Glorious Grenache

PERTH DINNER
15 SEPTEMBER, 2021
heritage wine room, 131 St Georges TERRAce, PERTH
Hosted by ANJA LEWIS
SYDNEY DINNER
22 SEPTEMBER, 2021
Otto Mezzanino, 6 Cowper Wharf, SYDNEY
HOSTED BY PETER BOURNE

TIME: 6.30 – 10pm
COST: $225 (inc GST) ($202.50 for subscribers)
Four course dinner included.

See the line-up and book your spot here.

Heritage Wine Room.

INTRODUCTORY WINE APPRECIATION COURSE

➽ 24 & 31 august

Love wine, but want to know more about how it goes from grape to bottle? Join Peter Bourne across two evenings where you’ll learn all the nuts and bolts of Aussie wine. Held at Sydney’s Winespace from 6pm to 8.30pm, tickets are $250 for the two nights, and include the wines and nibbles.

To book your spot, visit peterbourne.com.au or call (02) 9552 2366.

WA CABERNET TASTING

➽ 1 & 6 SEPTEMBER

Taste your way through some of the top examples of cabernet sauvignon coming out of WA with Peter Bourne. Sydney-siders can catch the tasting on Wednesday 1 September at Winespace, and those in Orange on Monday 6 September at Ferment, the Orange Wine Centre. The Sydney tasting is A$80 and Orange is A$60, and both run from 6pm to 8pm.

To book your spot, visit peterbourne.com.au or call (02) 9552 2366.

Tasmanian Great Eastern Wine Week

➽ 3-13 SEPTEMBER

For the first time ever, the Great Eastern Wine Weekend is turning into an 11-day festival celebrating the best of Tassie’s East Coast. From meet the maker tastings, live music, long grazing dinners and oyster shucking, there’s more than 50 events lined up. You can even take in a workshop pairing game meat with local wines or a whisky masterclass.

Visit eastcoasttasmania.com/great-eastern-wine-week

Freycinet Lodge is hosting a Mingle with the Maker tasting event.

Mudgee Wine + Food Month

➽ 3 September to 4 October

Mudgee is the place to be this September to enjoy the much-loved Wine + Food Month festivities. It’s the perfect chance to explore the best of this NSW gem, which is attracting a lot of attention in the food and wine world. The program is jam-packed with events, where you’re sure to bump into some top winemakers

Head to visitmudgeeregion.com.au

Fine Vines Festival

➽  15-24 October

Say hello to the Margaret River’s newest event, with the launch of Fine Vines Festival. Across 10 days, take part in an exciting line-up of tastings, blending masterclasses, live music, vineyard tours, garden parties and more. Events include the Black Glass Tasting at Cape Mentelle, A Taste of Sea and Chardonnay at Shelter Brewing, Pet Nat Party at Bungalow Social and more.

Find out more at finevinesfestival.com.au

Fine Vines Festival is the newest event on the Margaret River calendar.