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Amy Northcott
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Courtesy of Taste Port Douglas, Bibo and Medium Rare.
Beat the chill with these wine events in Port Douglas, Adelaide Hills, Tasmania and Margaret River. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, please visit event websites for the latest information.
Winery Report

Gourmet Traveller WINE Events

Pinot Noir Dinner

sydney dinner
27 july 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.

Cabernet & Friends

Melbourne DINNER
17 august 2022
THE TEA ROOM, 161 Spring 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.

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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS WITH RIEDEL

➽ 10 AUGUST

Join GT WINE and Mark Baulderstone of RIEDEL for our RIEDEL Winewings Masterclass and dinner at Sydney's Otto. Taste through wines crafted by past GT WINE Winemaker of the Year Award winners served in exquistely paired RIEDEL Winewings glasses. Learning the importance of quality glassware, guests will receive four RIEDEL Winewings glasses to continue the experience at home.

To find out more and book your spot, see here

GRAPE, GRAIN AND GRAZE FESTIVAL

➽ AUGUST 6

It's been a long time between drinks but at last, the barrels are being rolled out for the Grape, Grain & Graze Festival. Wine enthusiasts can taste an incredible range of up to 1800 wines, sample entries from the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show and satisfy their food cravings with Sydney Royal medal-winning food. The Grape, Grain & Graze Festival is an afternoon packed with tastings of the success stories from the 2022 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show. With entries pouring in from all over the country, this is your easiest opportunity to guide your palate around the wine regions of Australia and discover for yourself whether a Margaret River chardonnay triumphs over a Barossa shiraz or a Hunter Valley Semillon over a Yarra Valley pinot noir.

Grab your tickets at rasnsw.com.au/events/grapgraingraze

Grape, Grain & Graze Festival.

CABIN FEVER

  15-24 JULY

Rug up and head to Margaret River for a cosy, wintry getaway in wine country with Cabin Fever Festival this July. Expect fire and feasting across this famed wine region and take your pick from events like Fondue by the Fire with Howard Park and Lady Lola; an intimate tasting of coffee, chocolate and cabernet with Voyager Estate; or even take part in a game of wine options with the LS Merchants team.

See the full program at cabinfeverfest.com.au

ADELAIDE HILLS WINTER REDS

➽ 29-31 JULY

The much-loved Winter Reds event is back in the Adelaide Hills, with a host of events sure to keep you toasty. Regional heroes like pinot noir and shiraz are celebrated, but the Hills is also producing exceptional nebbiolo, tempranillo, gamay and other alternative varieties, so expect to see them on show across the program. Winter Reds will also feature intimate back-vintage tastings, masterclasses, wine parties and lunches. 

Visit adelaidehillswine.com.au/events/winter-reds

TASMANIAN WHISKY WEEK

➽ 8-24 AUGUST

Head to Tassie this August for a week-long celebration showcasing the exquisite whiskies coming out of the Apple Isle. From Meet the Maker events where you chat to the distillers themselves, to in-depth masterclasses starring top examples from Tassie to exquisitely paired whisky dinners. 

Visit tasmanianwhiskyweek.com.au for the full line-up of events across the week.

Tasmanian Whisky Week.

coonawarra cellar door in the city roadshow

 11-28 AUGUST

Get a taste of the iconic Coonawarra this August with the Coonawarra Cellar Door in the City Roadshow. Travelling across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, it's the place to be to experience the top Coonawarra winemakers all in the one place. Some of the wineries making an appearance to pour your their crafts include Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Redman Wines, Patrick of Coonawarra, Koonara Estate, Majella Coonawarra and more. Tickets are $65 and include a souvenir glass, all your wine tastings and nibbles throughout the event.

To see all the dates and book your spot, visit coonawarra.org

TASTE PORT DOUGLAS

➽ 11-14 AUGUST

Chase the sun with a visit to the sunshine state for the Taste Port Douglas this August. You’ll catch some of Australia’s top culinary stars cooking up a storm, along with a range of events, including seaside lunches, cocktail soirees, BBQ feasts, on-board yacht lunches and even guest chef take-overs in the kitchens of your favourite Port Douglas venues. You can expect a mouth-watering line-up of wines on pour, too, with the wine program directed by industry star Samantha Payne. 

Find out more at tasteportdouglas.com.au