Tasmania’s infamous weather is on its best behaviour in February so it is a delightful time to spend a weekend in Launceston’s picturesque City Park for this food and drink showcase. Live entertainment is a key part of the program with a ‘big name’ artist from the 1980’s or 90’s headlining on Saturday night, the crowd loves it! Wineries from all over Tasmania are represented plus cider, beer and a sprinkling of spirits. There’s lots of drinks to explore. There are wine masterclasses and cooking demonstrations to attend but its mostly about relaxing under the trees with some delicious local produce and a tasty beverage.
Event dates: February 10-12, 2017
Artentwine Sculpture Biennial
5 vineyards in the Tamar Valley host to works of outdoor sculpture so you can indulge your interests in wine and art. This biennial event has been growing since its inception in 2008 and there is now a prize of $10,000 for the winning sculpture, judged by a panel of experts. The sculptures are on display from 1 October 2016 to 30th January 2017 so there’s plenty of time to visit them all. A progressive dinner, a symposium on Form and Place and a lunch to announce the People’s Choice sculpture prize are among the surrounding events. Visit the sculpture at Iron Pot Bay, Holm Oak, Goaty Hill, Tamar Ridge and Moores Hill Estate.
Location: Tamar Valley
Event dates: October 2016 to January 2017
Tasmania’s reputation as a producer of excellent sparkling wine continues to grow. If you love Sparkling wine, then this is simply a must-do. Tastings, masterclasses, fancy dinners and its all about sparkling. Hear from the best sparkling winemakers in Australia- they’re here and they’re talking about why making sparkling wine in Tasmania is so special. Hosted by Josef Chromy Wines, this is a weekend of bubbly fun.
Location: Relbia, just outside Launceston
Event Dates: November 3-6, 201