No matter your style of wine consumption, Canberra District Wine Week from 5-14 April has an event for you.
If tasting without commitment is your thing, then the kick-off event (30 March) is for you. Gather in the courtyard of NewActon and sample the wares of 20 wineries, giving you a taste of what’s on offer throughout the event. This is the perfect introduction to this year's Festival theme Expect the Unexpected.
While wine might take the centre stage throughout Canberra District Wine Week, the food on offer lends strong support. A six-course degustation dinner (9 April) will be hosted at Canberra’s only two-hatted restaurant Aubergine, who will feature makers Four Winds Vineyard, Pankhurst Wines, Shaw Wines, Yarrh Wines, Lake George Winery and Clonakilla.
If your love for great wine is only matched by your love for amazing Canberra venues, you’re in for a treat. Lunch in the Vines (5 April) at Pialligo Estate will be your opportunity to enjoy an assortment of dishes using the Pialligo Estate paddock to plate philosophy. Soak up beautiful vineyard views, savour delicious food and wine and unwind with your friends.
Not content with sipping idly? Pilates in the Vineyard (6 April) is for you. Let yourself feel virtuous as you join in a pilates class while enjoying the fantastic views of Entoria Wines vineyard, then take some time to sample the fruits of the vines.
Stomp to your heart’s content at Murrumbateman Winery’s Grape Stomping (Saturday 6 April). Get down and dirty and lend a hand – sorry, foot – with getting the harvesting started, as well as alive music, wine tastings and nibbles.
Beyond wine consumption, there’s something for everyone, including art exhibitions, smoked ribs paired with cool climate wines, winery tours, watercolour lessons, cheesemaking, and live music in the vines. For the full program, head to canberrawines.com.au
Drink Responsibly. Don’t want to drive? Check out our suggestions of how to explore Canberra’s cellar doors with or without a car.