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Monday 22 August 2016

Tasmania shines a light on its East Coast gems

Tasmania's East Coast wine region; home to star wineries like Freycinet Vineyard, Milton and Spring Vale, gets its moment in the spotlight when it hosts the Great Eastern Wine Weekend in September. 

Several events and tastings are planned over the weekend of September 10-11 including a major degustation dinner with matched wines at Freycinet Lodge. 

Among the highlights is a Freycinet Marine Farm tour that will see visitors savour local oysters and mussels, plucked straight from the sea and paired with wines from The Bend vineyard; and a cruise with Wineglass Bay Cruises to Wineglass Bay to experience tastings of East Coast wines in their exclusive Sky Lounge. 

The highlight is the Great Eastern Wine and Dine at Freycinet Lodge; a sunset feast overlooking Great Oyster Bay featuring Tasmanian produce matched with wines presented by their respective winemakers. The six-course degustation menu will be matched with six East Coast wines.

The local cellar doors, include Darlington Vineyard, The Bend, Milton, Spring Vale Vineyards, Gala Estate, Devil's Corner, Freycinet Vineyard (above), White Sands Estate & IronHouse Brewery and Priory Ridge Wines will all be hosting special cellar door tastings. 

This is the second year of the event with a much-expanded program.  
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