Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The magic of Australia's biggest sparkling wine festival

Calling all lovers of sparkling wine.


The 2019 Effervescence festival in Tasmania is bigger and better than ever with a range of spin-off events in Hobart and at northern Tasmanian vineyards.

Now in its sixth year, Effervescence Tasmania has emerged as the pre-eminent sparkling wine event in Australia. 


Visitors are invited to celebrate Tasmanian sparkling wines and match them  against the best that the rest of the world has to offer.

There are several new events on the program, taking in the north, south and east of the state. 

Wines involved are Apogee, The House of Arras, Barringwood, Clover Hill, Delamere Vineyards, Freycinet, Ghost Rock, Jansz, Josef Chromy Wines, Moorilla, Pipers Brook, Pirie Tasmania and  Stefano Lubiana Wines.


Event partners include Bruny Island Cheese, Huon Aquaculture, Blackman Bay Oysters,
bread + butter, Tasmanian Walking Company, Barnbougle, Stillwater, Timbre Kitchen,
Cloud 9 Balloon Flights and Performance Automobiles Tasmania

Events kick off on November 9 with a golf and bubbles event at Barnbougle - one of Australia's finest links courses.

The next day sees a Tour the Derwent from Hobart to Stefano Lubiana Wines in the comfort
and class of a chauffeured Porsche or Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles from Performance
Automobiles Hobart. This includes a private vintage wine tasting tour, hosted by Steve Lubiana, before a gastronomic lunch in Osteria Restaurant. 

House of Arras wine master Ed Carr hosts a five-course wine and food event in Macq01’s premier Old Wharf Restaurant on November 13 and a bubbles and dinner at Bluestone Bar & Kitchen in Launceston the following night.

With a base at Josef Chromy Wines at Relbia, the weekend of November 15-17 sees a huge range of dinners, tastings, masterclasses and fun events including winery tours and private imbibing.


There are also brunches, mimosas and music and other fun events, including how to smoke salmon with Huon Aquaculture and wine and cheese tastings with Bruny Island Cheese.

So much to choose from, so little time.

You'll find a full schedule at www.effervescencetasmania.com/

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