Warm up your winter with the Tasmanian Wine Festival

THE Tasmanian Wine Festival has announced an exciting evolution coming to Hobart next month – the Tasmanian Wine Festival: Winter Edition.

To be held at The Goods Shed on 20-21 August, the Winter Edition will focus on staying warm, big bold Tasmanian red wines, roaming entertainment and heart-warming food.

The popular Masterclass program will also return, after being well received at the Tasmanian Wine Festival’s summer edition.

Tasmania is world-renowned for cool climate white wines, but also produces beautiful, unique red wines which will feature prominently at the winter event.

The Tasmanian Wine Festival draws visitors from all over the country to Hobart and allows patrons to experience more than 100 different wine varieties. This, combined with Tasmania’s best produce and world-class music, creates an event not to be missed.

“We are really excited to be moving into a winter edition of Tasmanian Wine Festival,” event organiser Luke Schlenner said.

“The summer editions have been really well received and we know that the vineyards and foodies are excited to bring you some different varieties, which lend themselves better to winter.

“We are excited to be able to showcase the beautiful, bold reds Tassie has to offer. Plus of course all the other gorgeous whites, rosés and bubbles.”

Some of the vineyards joining the festival include Frogmore Creek, Observatory Hill, Wobbly Boot, Coal Valley, Nocton, Small Island, Milton, Swinging Gate, Hurly Burly, Tamar Ridge, Derwent Estate, Clover Hill, Riversdale Estate, Torch Bearer and Lake Barrington Estate, with more still to be announced.

“When we heard the original concept for the Tasmanian Wine Festival we knew we wanted to be part of it right away,” Frogmore Creek brand manager Shelley Bickerstaff said.

“Hobart and the wine industry was so ready for a fun event with great vibes and wine flowing.

“We loved seeing so many vineyards and owners at the event showcasing how diverse Tasmanian wine is. Following on from the TWF Summer Edition, it made saying yes to a winter wine fest very easy.

“We are so happy to be involved in a quality event with a Tassie wine focus, and we have some really exciting ideas in the works for the winter edition!”

The event will also see the return of the charismatic Joseph Burton and Carl Windsor, along with other incredibly knowledgeable wine makers and sommeliers, to host exclusive Masterclass sessions.

From the vines to the glass, wine making is a work of art in itself and patrons are offered a chance to learn from the best at the intimate Masterclass sessions, featuring some of the country’s most creative and knowledgeable vintners and wine makers.

“After successfully hosting a masterclass this summer, we are looking forward to hosting a masterclass during the Winter Edition of Tas Wine Fest,” Carl Windsor from Willing Bros. said.

“It gives us a unique opportunity to offer a little more insight to fellow wine lovers, in an intimate setting. Expect bold reds and exciting whites.”

The Tasmanian Wine Festival: Winter Edition tickets are on sale now from www.taswinefest.com.au

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