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Amy Northcott
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Courtesy of Marlborough Wine & Food, Cellar Door Fest and Bibo Wine Bar.
Welcome 2022 with these events in Tasmania, Adelaide, Sydney and Marlborough. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, please visit event websites for latest information.
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Gourmet Traveller WINE Events

Premium Chardonnay Dinner

SYDNEY dinner
20 & 21 JANUARY 2022
bibo, 7 Bay St, Double Bay
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.

Riesling and Seafood Dinner

ADELAIDE DINNER
3 FEBRUARY 2022
louca’s seafood restaurant, 242 Pulteney St, Adelaide

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.

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Star Performers Tasting: Tasmanian Sparkling

7 & 13 December 2021

Calling all fans of the bubbly kind. Join Peter Bourne for a not-to-be-missed tasting of the exceptional line-up of Tasmanian sparkling wines from this edition’s panel tasting. Sydney-siders can catch the tasting on 7 December at Winespace in Surry Hills, and those in Orange on 13 December at Ferment, the Orange Wine Centre. Both the tastings are $125pp and run from 6pm to 8pm.

Read about the wines here. To book your spot, visit peterbourne.com.au or call (02) 9552 2366.

Tasmania’s Taste of Summer

28 December to 3 January 2022

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello 2022 with Tasmania’s Taste of Summer festival. A rebrand of the popular Taste of Tasmania event, settle in at the gorgeous Hobart waterfront for a week celebrating the best produce, wine, beer, spirits and live entertainment from across the Apple Isle. You’ll find all your favourite Tassie producers in the one spot, with over 80 stallholders pouring and serving up their wares. You’ll also be sorted for New Year’s Eve, with the event hosting a Flight NYE 2021 Party featuring live music and of course, a stunning fireworks display over the Hobart waterfront.

Find out more at tasteofsummer.com.au

CELLAR DOOR FEST

4-6 February 2022

It’s time to take a deep dive into the very best of South Australia’s wine scene with Cellar Door Fest. You’re guaranteed to leave with a box in hand ready to top up the cellar. The line-up features a mix of SA icons, alongside some new wave producers bound to excite. Wander around the grounds and catch up with the winemakers themselves, while mingling with fellow wine lovers and listening to local, live music performances.

See cellardoorfestival.com

Cellar Door Fest.

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

12 February 2022

Celebrate and indulge in some of New Zealand’s top wine and produce with the return of the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival. Held at the Renwick Domain, near Blenheim, you’ll find an impressive list of wineries, with staff on hand to answer all your questions and tell you about their fantastic wines. There will also be wine and food masterclasses led by renowned chefs, along with live, local music performances.

See the full program at marlboroughwinefestival.com

Wine Island Sydney

18-20 March 2022

Speaking of great festivals, come March, there’s no better place to while away a weekend than on Sydney’s Clark Island for Wine Island. The selection of wine, beer and spirits producers is bound to attract a crowd, with names like Heirloom Vineyards, Nepenthe, Thomas Wines, Fever-Tree, Archie Rose, Grainshaker Vodka and more, all set to star at the event. Food-wise, look out for local faves BL Burgers, Artisan Cheese Room, Olio Kensington and East 33 Oysters – and what says summer more than fresh, Sydney oysters in the sunshine? If you fancy learning something new, there’s that, too, with a range of both free and paid masterclasses on cheese, wine and gin.

See more at wineisland.com.au