Live your best life at a wine festival on a harbour island
Don your fanciest hat, leave your passport at home and prepare for the ultimate weekend escape without leaving the city limits.
Wine Island is back for 2016 and will be bringing its celebration of all things vinous back to Clark Island in Sydney Harbour. This is a food and drink festival with a difference, running across a full weekend in November when guests will be ferried to the island with a glass of sparkling in hand before sampling the showcase of 100 exciting wines form the likes of Chaffey Bros., Thomas Wines, Fox Gordon, Clyde Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Paxton Organic Wines, Tintilla Estate and 6Ft6.
To keep your sea legs in check the dining portion of your island getaway will be provided by Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro (a new venue from the Bar H team), Oysters Unplugged, Chur Burger, The Hunter Valley Cheese Factory and Puntino/A.P.E., and there will be masterclasses and treasure hunts to keep you entertained.
You'll be able to drink King Valley prosecco and play bocce, kick back in a hammock with some pinot or post up at the 'Bubbles and Vermouth' bar for aperitifs.
To really make sure guests are living the sweet life they are introducing a session where dessert wines are matched with sweet treats, plus there will be a silent disco where you can drink on the dancefloor.
Last year Wine Island sold out in a matter of hours so this year there will be pre-sale tickets available on August 29 for newsletter subscribers, with ticket sales officially launching on Thursday 1 September where you can opt for GA tickets or the VIP holiday experience.