Looking to spend a couple days sipping wine on an island with Sydney, Australia gleaming in the background? Then Wine Island is the place for you. The aptly named annual event–or at least annual until the pandemic cancelled the event for the last two years–is set to return in March 2022.
Sydney’s Clark Island will play host to Wine Island 2022. The three days of indulgence (Friday, March 18–Sunday, March 20) features a packed lineup, beginning with a cocktail to enjoy on the boat ride over. There are two sessions per day, which means visitors can choose between 10am and 4pm pours.
Wineries expected to take part in the event include Rosabelle, Dal Zotto, Dandelion/Heirloom Vineyards, Thomas Wines, Chateau Tanunda, Silent Noise, Nepenthe and Hungerford Hill, among others. Those looking to mix it up from the vino will be able to enjoy a beer garden hosed by 4 Pines, gin drinks from Archie Rose, spritzes from Fever-Tree, and also punch and iced tea bars — plus drinks from Brix Distillers, Grainshaker Vodka, Ned’s Whisky and more.
Those looking to brush up on their wine knowledge or just use the juice to fuel other creative pursuits will be able to take part in a number of masterclasses. There will be everything from music-and-wine matching sessions to “Pinot and Picasso” art classes as well as an Archie Rose gin masterclass, too.
Food options will include oysters, lobster, burgers, Italian eats and cheese platters, as well as sweet treats from the dessert bar.
Two Wine Island ticket packages are available: the five-star experience, which runs $109 and includes ferry transfers, a cocktail on your way over, five tastings, a souvenir tumbler and a masterclass; and the seven-star experience, which includes ten tastings, a meal voucher, a tote bag, access to a VIP area and unlimited tastings at the rosé garden bar.
Wine Island returns to Clark Island in Sydney Harbour from Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20, 2022. Tickets go on sale at 12pm AEDT on Wednesday, October 27, with pre-sale from the same time on Monday, October 25. To book your ticket, head over to the official website.