Thursday, 23 April 2015

One of Tasmania's best gourmet events hits a milestone

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, one of Australia's most beautiful wilderness retreats, will mark a significant milestone when it hosts the 21st edition of the popular Tastings at the Top weekend from May 15-17.

The two-day gourmet festival ranks among the country's best food and wine experiences in one of the most idyllic settings and will be hosted by Sydney wine expert Peter Bourne and executive chef Joshua Hamilton (previously from Freycinet Lodge and Sails in the Desert at Ayers Rock).

The program includes wine matching events, degustation dinners and tasting with wineries including Native Point, Spring Vale, Clarence House and Heemskerk and food suppliers Barilla Bay oysters, Spring Bay scallops and Cape Grim beef.

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge general manager Leigh Reid, said it was testament to the event's appeal that it was celebrating 21 years of showcasing the best of Tasmania's food and wine excellence.

“In the ever-changing food and wine scene Tastings at the Top has obviously remained both relevant and enjoyable for our guests and our industry partners,” Reid said. “It is a winning formula that we look forward to showcasing for many years to come.”

I've attended several Tastings at the Top and can highly recommend the event, which is always relaxed and fun, but also informative - and held in stunning surrounds. 

The two-night Tastings at the Top package includes accommodation, breakfasts, Saturday lunch, two dinners , welcome drinks, matched wines and entertainment, with prices starting from $1598 per couple. Visit 
for further information or phone 1300 806 192.


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