Relax. Take a load off. You’re on Wine island time now.
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 2019. From Friday 1st November – Sunday 3rd November, 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. Guests will transported via Batch & Co Spritz boats, with a refreshing spritz 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 stall holders. This year’s beverage line up is the biggest to date, with Tulloch Wines, Grant Burge, Petaluma, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Cumulus wines and plenty more pouring their signature tipples across the weekend.
If you fancy a break from all the frivolity, you can take a seat at the Napoleon Perdis Beauty Bar, where they’ll be offering services including makeovers, micro massages and more.
A smorgasbord of festival food, including cheese and oysters, will no doubt pique your appetite. The legends at Chur Burger will be dishing out more substantial fare, with the likes of loaded fries and lamb souvlaki also available. For dessert, N2 Extreme Gelato will be satisfying all you sweet tooths.
As Clark Island is a small, harbour island, only a limited number of ‘holiday-makers’ can attend the event. Last year’s tickets sold out in only two hours, so you’ll want to get in quick.
Pre-sale tickets are available from Wednesday 7th August at midday, with regular on-sale tickets available from Friday 9th August.
Tickets start from $109pp and include a wine tumbler, transfers to and from Clark Island with a spritz for the voyage over, 5 wine tastings and Wine Selector masterclasses. Otherwise the $209 7-star experience includes unlimited wine tastings all day, a meal voucher, a reserved VIP area and access to the 7 Star Bar.
For those looking to be spoilt, opt for the Hamptons Package for $299. The package includes transfers to and from Clark Island via your own floating island, a glass of bubbles and cheese/charcuterie for the journey over, a premium food and beverage package, private masterclasses, all wine tastings and more.
Wine Island Festival 2019
Where: Clark Island, Sydney Harbour
When: Friday 1st November – Sunday 3rd November
Price: Purchase your Wine Island tickets via the website.