Aussie Wine Month, May 1st- 31st 2015, is Australia’s biggest celebration of Australian wine with events in almost every state. So this May, raise a glass!
The event, now in its 4th year, brings together Industry, consumers, media, restaurants, bars and key influences to celebrate wine! There will be city-based wine tastings, regional festivals, food and wine dinners and vineyard activities.
Aussie Wine Month is part of Wine Australia’s broader strategy for the domestic market to raise awareness about the diversity and quality of Australian wines among consumers and other key influencers such as sommeliers.
NSW Events info here
Here are some of our top picks on what to check out during the month:
City Cellar Door, FREE TASTINGS, 6th+ 7th
Celebrate Aussie Wine Month with a free wine tasting at Wine Australia’s City Cellar Door, which pops up at Australia Square this today and tomorrow. The winemakers from various regions will be pouring the drinks, there will be fresh oysters from Oysters Australia and charcuterie served by Salumi Australia.
Winemakers and wineries featured at the City Cellar Door:
- Carlo Pizzini – Pizzini Wines (VIC)
- Corrina Wright – Yarnbomb and Oliver’s Taranga (SA)
- Jeremy Dineen – Josef Chromy (Tasmania)
- Jim Chatto – McWilliam’s Wines (NSW)
- Keith Hentschke – Hentley Farm (SA)
- Luke Skeer – Wynns Coonawarra Estate (SA)
- Neil Larson – Tahbilk (VIC)
- Richard Burch – Howard Park (WA)
Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th May, 3 – 8pm
Lowe pop-up wine cellar door @ Kitchen by Mike
The dinner will feature a selection of new offerings and vintage favourites from their Organic and Biodynamic vineyards in Mudgee. There will also be tastings of David’s new Low Alcohol Project wines.
Kitchen by Mike
8th, 9th, 10th 11-4pm
Tickets: $15pp including nibbles
Lovedale long lunch
Food and wine lovers can feast and dance around seven Lovedale wineries over the third weekend in May each year in the Hunter Valley. The Lovedale wineries have teamed up with local Hunter Valley restaurants for a weekend of fine wine, gourmet food and live entertainment. Ideal for a large group who can travel around the valley and experience it all over a few days.
Various Hunter Valley Locations, see here for details.
Tickets: $65-$85 per person
Taste of Orange festival
The Taste Orange Festival will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May in Robertson Park, Watsons Bay. There will be an array of delicious foods with wineries from Orange on display for your drinking pleasure.
Pyrmont Festival + Mudgee Region
The Festival celebrates Pyrmont as a premier dining destination, with local restaurants featured across the program matched with Mudgee region winemakers. There will be live music, local artists, wine makers and more. More info here.
Tickets: Entry is free with wine tasting packages including souvenir wine glass available to purchase, starting at $25.
Aussie Coat of Arms Dinner
Enjoy 3 courses designed around the Aussie coat of arms paired with unique Australian wines.