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Amy Northcott
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Courtesy of Canberra Wine Week, Orange F.O.O.D Week and City Winery.

Need to fill your weekends? We've got you covered with events in the Canberra District, Orange, Barossa Valley and Tasmania. Don't forget our GT WINE Dinners are back, with Brisbane and Melbourne up next.
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Melbourne Dinner
March 17, 2021
Private Dining Room AT Bellota Wine Bar

181 Bank St, South 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.

Melbourne's Bellota Wine Bar.
Melbourne's Bellota Wine Bar.

Rhône Rangers

Brisbane Dinner
April 27, 2021
The Dining Room AT City Winery

11 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley
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.

Brisbane's City Winery.
Brisbane's City Winery.

Rhône Tasting

➽ 10 & 15 FEBRUARY

While we can’t travel there for now, who says we can’t enjoy the spectacular wines from the Rhône Valley right here? Join Peter Bourne as he transports you with a tasting of the line-up featured in this edition’s Panel Tasting (page 40). Those in Sydney can catch the tasting on 10 February at Winespace, and those in Orange on 15 February at Ferment, The Orange Wine Centre. The Sydney tasting is $75 and Orange is $55, and both run from 6pm to 8pm.

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

Introductory Wine Course

➽ 16 & 17 FEBRUARY

Why not make your New Year’s resolution to learn more about wine with the help of Peter Bourne and his Introductory Wine Course? You’ll be a wine whiz in no time, as Peter takes the class through all the basics on how to taste wine, plus the well-known varieties and regions. You’ll also get the chance to try wines hand-picked by Peter. The course is held in Sydney over 16 and 17 February, and is $295.

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

TASMANIAN WINE FESTIVAL

➽ 26-28 FEBRUARY

The Tasmanian Wine Festival is back for its second year, hosting all your favourite Tassie producers. Get your questions ready as you meet the winemakers and producers themselves, with names like Frogmore Creek, Meadowbank, Tamar Ridge, Derwent Estate, Clover Hill and more all featuring. Did we mention the views? Held in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens it’s the perfect spot to spend the day and enjoy your purchases.

See the full program at taswinefest.com.au

Tasmanian Wine Festival.
Tasmanian Wine Festival.

ON CLOUD WINE

➽ 27 & 28 FEBRUARY

Looking for a way to spend the WA Labour Day long weekend? Head to Fremantle to enjoy all the best of WA’s wine scene with the On Cloud Wine event. Held at the B Shed in Victoria Quay, taste with a view of the harbour as you join local wineries for tastings, tapas and live music. There’s two sessions each day to book in for, with each ticket including a glass for your tastings (which you’re also welcome to take home with you) and access to a wine locker to hold all your purchases.

See more at wineandfood.com.au/oncloudwine

A Taste of the Huon

➽  7 & 8 MARCH

Join the Huon Valley locals to experience the best of Tassie’s south with A Taste of the Huon festival. Taste your way through local produce stalls laden with cherries, salmon, truffles, apples, mushrooms and more. Don’t forget the wine! You will also catch local wineries pouring all their favourites.

Visit atasteofthehuon.com.au

Taste Great Southern

➽  18-28 MARCH

Say hello to the incredible produce and wine of Western Australia’s Great Southern for the annual Taste Great Southern festival. Be treated to all the goodness from this WA region with a jam-packed itinerary including Vendemmia Brunch at Castelli Estate, 20th Vintage Celebrations at Oranje Tractor, and more.

Tickets are on sale now at tastegreatsouthern.com.au

Canberra Wine Week

➽  21-29 MARCH

Become immersed in the magic of the Canberra District at Canberra Wine Week 2021. There’ll be plenty of events to keep you busy, including picnics in the vines, cellar door tours, exclusive masterclasses, wine flights and much more.

See the full program at canberrawines.com.au

Adelaide Hills Crush Festival.
Orange F.O.O.D Week

Orange F.O.O.D Week

➽  9-18 APRIL

The much-loved Orange FOOD Week is on again celebrating it’s 30th year. As always, there are plenty of highlights on the program, including The Sampson Street Lunch, Sunday Producers’ Market and Brunch, to name a few. Also don’t miss FOOD’s 30th Anniversary Dinner, where five local, young-gun chefs will be cooking a feast of local produce – all paired with local wine.

Visit orangefoodweek.com.au

Barossa Vintage Festival 2021

➽  14-18 APRIL

There’s no better way to celebrate the end of vintage than by partying with the locals at the Barossa Vintage Festival. A high point on the regional calendar, there’s something for everyone across the four days. Don’t miss the Ziegenmarkt, Festival Parade and Town Days. Also check out the exclusive events hosted by local wineries.

For the full program and more information, visit barossavintagefestival.com.au