There can be few more spectacular wilderness settings than Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge in Tasmania.
And there is is no better time to visit than mid-winter, when Cradle Mountain Lodge hosts its annual Tastings at the Top food and wine festival - this year from June 22-24.
Now in its 19th year and rated as one of Australia’s top gourmet experiences, the event gives guests the opportunity to celebrate the very best in Tasmanian produce with a banquet of activities ranging from degustation dinners to cooking demonstrations and fresh produce markets to wine and cheese tastings.
The event will be hosted by wine expert Peter Bourne, who has an intimate knowledge and enthusiasm for Tasmanian produce and there is a special three-night-package for the festival includes all scheduled Tastings at the Top events including three night’s accommodation in a Pencil Pine Cabin, full lodge breakfast each morning, two lunches, dinner each night including a five-course dinner on the Saturday and a gala dinner with entertainment on the last night, matched wines as part of the Tastings wine program.
All guests - and many return year after year - get the opportunity to sample a wide variety of local produce while mingling with the providores – with prices from $1695 per person twin share.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is at the entrance to the spectacular World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is just over an hour’s drive from Devonport or two hours from Launceston.
To book call Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge on (03) 6492 2103. www.peppers.com.au/food/tastings-at-the-top-2013/