The Great Eastern Wine Week is making a comeback this year on 9-18 September in Tasmania’s East coast.
East Coast Tasmania Tourism and East Coast Wine Trail Association have unveiled the 2022 program with over 60 food and wine events created in collaboration with regional producers.
“After last year’s lockdowns closed off the region to the mainland, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome visitors back to the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania,” says the CEO of East Coast Tasmania Tourism Rhonda Taylor.
“Our annual Great Eastern Wine Week is the perfect time to visit, as the region’s best
winemakers, artisans, restaurants and cafes come alive with special events and experiences rolling out over 10 days.”
Highlights include the Black Tie and Blundstone cocktail party at the new Devil’s Corner Cellar Door; The Battle of the Vineyards at Furneaux Restaurant; high tea matched with wines at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and many more.
A selection of masterclasses will also be avaliable such as the Flavours of the East Coast Wine at Freycinet Lodge; Plumm Glassware at Craigie Knowe Vineyard as well as VIP whisky and gin masterclasses at Spring Bay Distillery.
Tastings will commence everyday throughout the week where guests can sample cheese platters and wine pairings in a pop-up at Hurly Burly Wines or tasting plates and old vintages located in Milton Vineyard.
Other events include the sip and shuck at the Gala Estate where Melshell oysters will be paired with the vineyard’s wines.
Guests can also expect to learn about the region’s winemakers, growers and producers behind the offering.
“The week has without a doubt become one of Tasmania’s most loved events in the food, wine and travel calendar — the region is a wine and seafood lover’s paradise,” says Taylor.