Wine Island is back early next year with a huge line-up of winemakers, island-side bars and entertainment.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what would be three things that you would take? Ask us and it would be wine, wine and more wine. Thankfully, Sydney’s Wine Island festival is back and bigger than ever in 2022. From Friday 18 March – Sunday 20 March, Clark Island will once again transform into heaven on earth for fans of the fermented grape.
With 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour, ticket holders will enjoy a weekend of tastings, masterclasses, entertainment and delicious food. You can choose between a lunchtime or sunset session with ferry’s leaving King Street Wharf at 10am or 4pm each day. Guests will be transported via Fever-Tree Ferry with a refreshing cocktail in hand for the short journey to paradise.
Once on Clark Island, you can get amongst an extensive and diverse list of winemakers and stallholders. This year’s beverage lineup is the biggest to date with Accolade Wines, Chateau Tanunda, Heirloom Vineyards, Rosabelle, Rowlee Wines, Silent Noise and plenty more pouring their signature tipples across the weekend. From a Four Pines Beer Garden, Archies Rose Rum Bar and Brix Distillers Rum Bar, as well as punch and iced-tea bars, Wine Island 2022 is also much more than just a wine lovers paradise.
A smorgasbord of festival food will no doubt pique your appetite. The legends at BL Burger will be cooking up out all your favourite bunned combinations, East 33 Oysters will be shucking premium oysters to match your glass of champagne, Olio from Kensington Street will be serving all your Italian classics and Joeys Lobsters will satisfy all your salty seafood hankerings.
As well as pairing Australia’s best vino with Sydney’s views, a heap of masterclasses will run across the three days including Silent Vino Disco! and Wine Selectors. Expect everything from music-and-wine matching sessions to ‘Pinot and Picasso’ alcohol-fuelled art classes. There’s even an Archie Rose gin masterclasses.
Tickets start from $109pp (5-star experience) including ferry transfers, a cocktail on your way over, 5 tastings, a souvenir tumbler and a masterclass. Otherwise, the $209 (7-star experience) includes 10 tastings, a meal voucher, a tote bag, access to a VIP area and unlimited tastings at the Rosé Garden Bar.
Wine Island Festival 2022
Where: Clark Island, Sydney Harbour
When: Friday 18 March – Sunday 10 March
Price: Purchase your Wine Island tickets via the website