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Winter Wine Festival, Sanctuary Cove

Food and wine lovers can happily indulge themselves in a stunning setting for a weekend at Sanctuary Cove's Winter Wine Festival.

Returning for its third year, the annual festival is a real celebration of the finer things in life with wine masterclasses, food and wine matching events along with wine appreciation events, fine dining and live music. And, as a first this year, there's even something for beer lovers with the 'Brew Boardwalk' featuring local brewers such as Green Beacon Brewing Co and Balter Brewing.

You don't need chilly temperatures to enjoy the best that this popular festival has to offer, and with South-East Queensland's balmy winters, you can make the most of the beautiful surroundings of The Marine Village's quaint streets as you indulge in the spoils of the season from over 80 wineries and producers.

Winter Wine Festival, Sanctuary Cove

Food and wine lovers can follow the indulgent Wine Trail through The Marine Village, sampling a special selection of the latest release wines from Australia and around the world.

Wines from all over the world will be represented at the event with wineries from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina, USA along with Champagne houses from France. 

From Australia, there are South Australian icons such as Henschke in the Eden Valley and D’arenberg in McLaren Vale, through to smaller estates like Howard Vineyard in Adelaide Hills and Charles Melton in the Barossa Valley. Woodlands, Forester and Watershed will make their way from Margaret River to represent Western Australia, while wineries from Victoria will include Mandala Wines, Stonier and Dal Zotto.

Winter Wine Festival, Sanctuary Cove

Special Event - The Winemakers Dinner - Winemakers from Australia and New Zealand’s most celebrated wine regions will present their latest release wines as part of the Sanctuary Cove Winter Wine Festival on Friday, July 27 at The Grange, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. The ticketed event will see guests treated to an indulgent evening exploring the finer things in life as a six-course menu by Executive Chef Matt Hart is matched with the finest champagne and wines for an elaborate dining experience. $159pp or $149pp groups of 10+ BOOK HERE This event will sell out so don't delay!

Winter Wine Festival, Sanctuary Cove

Head of marketing and events at Mulpha Sanctuary Cove Johan Hasser says, “Since the inaugural festival in 2016, Winter Wine has quickly become a popular and much-loved highlight of Sanctuary Cove’s annual events calendar.

Whether you are a wine lover or a sommelier, the festival offers a charming vineyard-inspired setting to celebrate the cooler weather and enjoy some of the best wines from all over the world without having to leave the Coast."

Winter Wine Festival, Sanctuary Cove

Nice to know - To top off your day, why not dine at one of The Marine Village's fabulous restaurants, which will host unique tastings and special menu options to complement the festival's program. Or even make a weekend of it by booking in to Sanctuary Cove's beautiful accommodation.

Need to know - Winter Wine tastings, presentations and live music will run from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, 29 July. The Winemakers Dinner on Friday July 27th commences at 6.15pm.

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