Sip on semillon and slurp oysters at Uncorked Avalon, a pop-up wine festival arriving to the Northern Beaches.
Summer may be over but this glorious autumnal weather is certainly worth celebrating, and what better way to do so then with a day of vino and oysters. Uncorked Avalon will see the sandy shores of Avalon transformed into a wine and food lover’s haven, showcasing the delights of the Hunter Valley wine region.
Kicking off on Sunday 22nd April, visitors are encouraged to wander through an array of pop-up stalls, sampling gourmet delights and wines of Australia’s oldest wine region including an exciting addition to the festival program – a pop-up Semillon and oyster bar.
The pop-up bar will be hosted by four of the Hunter’s leading winemakers, who will showcase the region’s Semillon variety matched with freshly shucked Sydney Rock oysters.
Those looking to learn a little more can also get involved in a series of masterclasses. Hosted by big names in wine such as Mount Pleasant Wines, McLeish Estate Wines, Tamburlaine Organic Wines and Tulloch Wines, masterclasses will run for 45 minutes and cost $45 per person. This includes a souvenir Riedel glass, a flight of Hunter Valley Semillon and half a dozen oysters. Be warned though, spots are limited to 20 only, so be sure to book in advance.
With the sun shining down and a refreshing tipple in hand, why not team your drink of choice with stinky, oozy delights from the Hunter Valley Cheese Company, plus eats from the likes of Il Cacciatore, Pukara Estate and more.
If you want to skip the line, a festival glass and four tasting vouchers can be purchased online for $26.00. Alternatively, you can purchase a festival glass on the day for $10.00, with wine tasting vouchers costing $4.00 each.
We’re giving away 2 x double pass giveaways for the Oyster & Semillon masterclasses at Uncorked Avalon. Each prize will include: a 45 minute masterclass hosted by one of the Hunter Valley’s leading winemakers or vignerons plus a flight (4 x tastings) of Hunter Valley Semillon, half a dozen oysters and a souvenir Riedel glass to take home. The lucky winners will also receive 1 x Festival glass and 4 x tasting tickets to enjoy at the event that day.
To enter, simply click on the link below and enter via the Eat Drink Play Facebook page. Good luck!
Uncorked Avalon 2018
Where: The Village Green, Dunbar Park, Avalon
When: Sunday 22nd April, 10:30am – 5:00pm
Price: entry is free! To pre-purchase your festival wine glass and tasting vouchers, click here