Where to party at Tasting Australia this April

Missed out on a ticket to the d’Arenberg Cube Surrealist Ball but still want to find a good party this April?

Tasting Australia still has you covered, with the chance to sample Australia’s best spirits and fresh wine surrounded by great music and the best in the beverage business, or luxurious lunches in South Australia’s picturesque coastal regions; there’s a delicious party for you that won’t break the bank.

Here’s how you can celebrate in style this April…

Fresh Wine Disco

Doubling as the official closing-night party of Tasting Australia, the Fresh Wine Disco is back bigger than before after a sell-out edition in 2017. Held at The Manor Basket Range and curated by Taras Ochota of Ochota Barrels, the Fresh Wine Disco kicks off in the afternoon on Saturday 21 April as winemakers from across Australia convene to pour the 2018 harvest straight from the demi-john into your glass.

Coming along for the ride are the gurus from Adelina (SA), Andrew Seppelt (SA), Arno Wine Co (SA), BK (SA), Basket Range (SA), Blind Corner (WA), Borachio (SA), Brian (Tas), Charlotte Dalton (SA), Commune of Buttons (SA), CRFT (SA), Dandelion Wines (SA), Gentle Folk (SA), Good Intentions (SA), Harkham Wines (NSW), Jamsheed (Vic), Jauma (SA), Jilly Wines (NSW), Koerner (SA), Little Things (SA), Murdoch Hill (SA), Ngeringa (SA), Occam's Razor (Vic), Ochota Barrels (SA), Proud Primary Produce (Vic), Samuel’s Gorge (SA), SC Pannell (SA), Shobbrook (SA), Si Vintners (WA), So Fresh So Clean (SA), William Downie (Vic), Worlds Apart (SA), Xavier (Vic) and Yetti and the Kokonut (SA).

Among the food available for purchase will be tasty treats from the iconic Mary’s Burgers, straight out of Sydney, and locally based food truck maestros Tacocat

Tickets from $90.00. Buy here

Tasting Australia Spirit Awards Party

If spirits are more your thing then this is your must-attend event.

The best of Australian distilling will be celebrated with this public party that kicks off with the gold medals being handed out for the inaugural Tasting Australia Spirit Awards.

Your ticket includes a gin and tonic on arrival, your own Riedel glass and samples of eight spirits of your choice.

It’s genuinely Adelaide’s most exclusive bar for one night only, and tickets won’t last.

Tickets $60.00. Buy here

Coffin Bay Yacht Club Party

Love the idea of a regional, seaside shindig you won’t ever forget? For those who find themselves on the Eyre Peninsula, this is one amazing community-style soiree with some of Australia’s best food, beverages and personalities.

Sit down for lunch with Tasting Australia ambassador Duncan Welgemoed (Africola) and Morgan McGlone (Belles Hot Chicken) preparing your meal with the fresh flavours of the Eyre Peninsula (expect your fair share of Coffin Bay Oysters).

Tickets: $99.00. Buy here

New Moon Orchard Party

If you love McLaren Vale and want to soak up the stunning surrounds of the region, here is your ‘must do’ event of the season.

Papershell Farm is embracing the new moon with a unique party set among Willunga’s historic almond orchards. With views out towards Port Willunga set behind rolling vineyards, the picture-perfect lunch will see family recipes and an Indian and Malay curry banquet prepared from food grown at the farm, as well as other key ingredients from across the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Tickets: $130. Buy here

Tasting Australia runs from 13-22 April 2018. 

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