Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Spring Festivals 2018

Spring, season of abundance, is the ideal time to explore our wine regions and a variety of festivals celebrate the season in style with the very best food, wine and merriment.  Time to start planning...

Barossa Gourmet Weekend, 31st August - 2nd September

Just sneaking in on the last day of winter, the Barossa Gourmet Weekend is back for a seasonal celebration of wine, food and experiences.

Seppeltsfield, Jacob's Creek and St Hugo will all host events over the course of the weekend which, of course, coincides with Father's Day.  A gorgeous time of year to discover South Australia's beautiful Barossa region.

Brown Brothers Winery, Milawa 16th - 18th November

The Brown Brothers annual Spring Wine & Food Festival is back for the 32nd time in 2018 and, as always, promises live music, fabulous food and family-friendly activities.

The beautiful manicured gardens surrounding the Milawa Cellar Door will spring to life with the sounds of live bands, a wide variety of hawker-style street food, kids activities and the ever-charming Adam Liaw in attendance.  

The opening gala dinner will take place on Friday 16th November at winery restaurant Patricia's Table and the cellar door will be open all weekend with special offers galore.

More details here.

Effervescence Tasmania, 11th - 18th November

Described as one of the best sparkling wine festivals in the world, Effervescence Tasmania will celebrate some of the world’s finest sparkling wine in Launceston from 16-18 November 2018.

The sparkling producers featured at Effervescence Tasmania are by invitation only, ensuring that the highest quality sparkling wine is presented to guests. In its fourth year now, Effervescence Tasmania in 2017 attracted over 1200 wine enthusiasts over five days and sold out dinners and master classes presented some of the best sparkling wine to have ever been produced in Tasmania.

Tasmania's spring celebration of all things sparkling continues to expand, this year extending its reach, commencing for a fortunate few, with one day of pure indulgence in Hobart on 11th November.  This one day deep dive into the very best sparkling wine Southern Tasmania has to offer includes a visit to Moorilla for Signature Wine Tour and lunch at The Source.  Further details here.

The fun continues at Josef Chromy in Launceston with celebrity demonstrations, masterclasses, food and wine at the various events spread over the following weekend.  The full programme can be found here.  

Celebrate all the best Tasmania has to offer, one bubble at a time!

Margaret River Gourmet Escape, 16th - 18th November

Margaret River's famous Gourmet Escape festival continues to go from strength to strength and returns in 2018 with another all-star line up.  Since the inaugural 2012 event 80,000 passionate foodies have shared in the unique local flavours, incredible landscapes, fun atmosphere and the personal experiences of their favourite attending food and wine celebrities.  The heart of the festival is the Gourmet Village, held annually at Leeuwin Estate, where global and Australian acclaimed food and wine stars host locally themed demonstrations, Q&A’s, panel discussions and masterclasses.

Adding to the Gourmet Village experience, there are a host of Satellite Events offering ticket options so visitors can craft their own culinary adventure.  Vasse Felix and Voyager Estate will each be holding exciting events during the weekend and tickets are selling fast. 

For more information visit gourmetescape.com.au.