Indulge in an unforgettable experience that every wine-drinker – from the beginners to aficionados – will enjoy.
No matter the time or place, there’s always something on in Australia’s multitude of wine regions. Whether you’re heading over to New South Wales or looking for a road-trip out of Melbourne, these four events ensure you can indulge – to whatever degree – in your passion for wine.
You won’t find a more stylish, extravagant event than this one. Happening over the Grand Prix weekend, this indulgent event will see you take a scenic flight out of Melbourne and over Port Phillip Bay to land at Pt. Leo Estate, where you’ll enjoy a delectable lunch at two-hatted restaurant Laura, accompanied by the finest of wines produced by the estate.
Gather a group of your nearest and dearest and head out to Coldstream in Victoria, where Chandon’s winery is located. Guided and taught by a sommelier, you’ll learn about how the signature bottle of Chandon sparkling is created through an enjoyable, enlightening and informative day, where you’ll also dine on perfectly paired canapes and wines.
In the heart of regional NSW sits the town of Orange, which hosts its revered Food Of Orange District Festival each year. The Forage event is a hallmark of the festival, featuring a guided 4.1km walk through Orange’s beautiful vineyards, where you’ll be treated to live music, a 9-course degustation menu and stunning vistas of Mount Canobolas as you taste the local cool-climate wines. There are plenty of boutique and blissful places to stay in and around the town so you can turn your visit into a romantic getaway.
If you’re a wine connoisseur, this event is one you cannot miss. Part of the Grampians Grape Escape festival held in the Victorian highlands, it presents you wish the opportunity to get your hands on a limited edition Barrique Shiraz, comprised of eight of the best shiraz’s the region has to offer. It’s a major fundraising event for the wineries in the region, so bid big to support some of the nation’s finest producers.