Events

5 Must-Attend Winter Wine Events

12 Jun, 2019

There’s always something exciting happening in Australia when it comes to wine.

From festivals to dinner parties, wine shows and more, you can always find wine-related events in every state, showcasing the best Australian wine has to offer. But with so much going on, where do you head first? Below, Halliday Wine Companion select five events, worth leaving the house for this winter.

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  • Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, NSW

  • With a food and wine program more exciting than ever, the 2019 Hunter Valley Wine & Food festival is set to impress. Being the birthplace of Australian wine, the Hunter Valley is a renowned wine region with vines dating back to the 1800s. Home to more than 150 wineries, and located a short two-hour's drive north of Sydney, the festival offers plenty for not only locals, but anyone interested in delicious and historical wine. Spanning across the months of May and June, the festival will showcase the best of the region, across over 40 different events. We recommend attending the De Iuliis Shiraz Masterclass, which will lead you through the journey of shiraz wine.

    May 4 to June 30 | winecountry.com.au

  • Winter Wine Festival, NSW

  • Enjoy an indulgent weekend of wine within the largest winery on the south coast of New South Wales – Crooked River Wines. In celebration of 21 years of business, the winery welcome wine lovers into their luscious vineyards, across the weekend of June 8 and 9. There will be live music and entertainment, local foods and delicacies, plus an impressive selection of top Australian bottles. There's a variety of tickets to choose from, including the wine and cheese package, or the premium package, which both offer luxurious additions.

    June 8 to 9 | crookedriverwines.com

  • Trials, Tastings and Tales Food and Wine Festival, VIC

  • The Glenrowan wine region will host a three-day celebration of regional wines, with live music, warming winter foods and additional surprises. Across the Queen’s birthday long weekend, the Trials, Tastings and Tales Food and Wine Festival encourages guests to broaden their wine knowledge, with a melange of workshops featuring regional wine. You can also stroll along the sculpture trail, taste the estate's handcrafted beer, and float across the vineyards in hot balloons. Here lies your chance to taste the diverse flavours of Glenrowan, and enjoy the new-release wines that will be revealed across the weekend.

    June 8 to 10 | visitwangaratta.com.au/listing

  • Winter Reds, SA

  • The Adelaide Hills is praised for its elegant and contemporary wines, situated just 20 minutes from Adelaide's city centre. This July, Winter Reds festival will showcase the region's finest red varieties across the weekend of July 27 and 29. Countless wineries and iconic venues will play host to 50 standout events, featuring thought-provoking food, art, music, and red wine. Try Sidewood Estate's four-course dinner event, being a sensory experience by the fire featuring their new-release reds.

    July 16 to 28 | winterreds.com.au

  • Good Food & Wine Show Perth, WA

  • Every state enjoys their own Good Food & Wine Show, when restaurants, bars and venues ignite, for a citywide celebration of food and wine culture. This August, Perth will showcase the best they have to offer, with VIP experiences from Margaret River wineries, delectable cheeses from nearby farms, and plenty more on the agenda. We recommend the Wine & Swine class, which shares the ultimate wine pairings with pork.

    August 23 to 25 | goodfoodshow.com.au/perth/