East Coast Wine Trail

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East Coast Wine Trail

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Tasmania set to sparkle in November



Calling all lovers of premium cool-climate sparkling wines.

Tasmania’s finest sparkling houses will once again come together to showcase their best at the Effervescence Tasmania Sparkling Wine Festival from November 10-13.

Now in its eighth year, Effervescence Tasmania brings wine lovers from around Australia to Northern Tasmania, enticed by the opportunity to sample over 50 sparkling wines from around Tasmania, poured by the people who grow and make them.

Comedian and wine expert Merrick Watts will host the Gala Dinner at Josef Chromy Wines and will also be bringing his show An Idiot’s Guide to Wine to Effervescence this year.

“This is one of my all-time favourite shows to do, getting to perform it at one of my all-time favourite wineries, and one of the most picturesque places on the planet, is really tough,” said Watts.

“It’s a comedy show about wine. People taste wines as I tell jokes about the grapes and their history. As a warning, I should say, some people over the course of the wine tasting have learnt something. That’s accidental.”

The event is designed to capitalise on Tasmania’s increasingly fine reputation for premium new world sparkling wine and is used as a vehicle to invite and educate trade, media, and over 1000 wine enthusiasts on the quality of sparkling wine produced in Tasmania.

Supported by Events Tasmania, the festival features Tasmania’s leading premium sparkling producers.


Highlights of the 2022 program include Tasmanian and International Benchmark masterclasses and The Grand Tasting, a public tasting event at Josef Chromy Wines on November 11, showcasing over 50 cuvées from 14 of Tasmania’s best sparkling producers.

The popular Bubbles and Beats DJ session will round out the Saturday program.

Effervescence will also see Jansz Tasmania, Clover Hill, House of Arras, Timbre Kitchen, Black Cow Bistro, Stillwater and Josef Chromy Wines host tours, degustation dinners, lunches, picnics and masterclasses throughout the Tamar Valley region and Launceston over the course of the festival.

Tickets for Effervescence Tasmania are on sale now at www.effervescencetasmania.com/

Participating wine producers are Apogee Tasmania, Barringwood, Brook Eden, Pirie, Clover Hill Wines, Delamere Vineyard, House of Arras, Jansz Tasmania, Josef Chromy Wines, Kreglinger Wine Estates/Pipers Brook, Holm Oak, Freycinet Vineyard, Spring Vale and Bellebonne.


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