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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Calling all wine lovers in Tasmania this weekend

Take in the historic cellar door at Spring Vale, the lovely lake views at Milton, the platters at Boomer Creek, or a special tasting event. 

I spent last weekend enjoying the opening events of Tasmania's Great Eastern Wine Week, an 11-day festival of vinous and gourmet pleasures. 

The event concludes this weekend, so this is your last chance to get along to one of the many highlights.

Stretching along 221km of coastline known for the quality of the local cool-climate wines, the GEWW comprises nearly 50 events held at the region’s boutique wineries and other local venues. 

It offers a chance to meet the winemakers, the growers, the producers, and the people behind the wine, like Tom Wallace from Devil's Corner (below). 

Visitors can combine a tasting or two with mountain biking in St Helens, a boat cruise on the Bay of Fires, exploring Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay or a visit to Maria Island to see the wombats. 

Alternatively just kick back in the rustic luxury of resorts like the lovely Freycinet Lodge.

Many of the events are sold out, including a friendly wine taste-off between local Italian stallion Claudio Radenti (above) from Freycinet Vineyard and his close friend from the Derwent Valley, Stefano Lubiana. 

Many events are still open, however, or just pop into venues including Devil's Corner, Gala Estate and Craigie Knowe.

You'll find the full program here:

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