Thursday, 14 June 2018

Tasmanian winemakers to head for Sydney and Melbourne

Vin Diemen (I can't tell you how much I dislike that name) is set to bring leading Tasmanian winemakers to show off their wares in Sydney and Melbourne in August.

Tasmania will come to Sydney for one day only on Saturday, August 11, from noon-5pm (from 11am for VIPs) to showcase the best of its food and wine. And to Melbourne the following day at Pure South Dining over the same time frame.

The venue is the Cell Block Theatre, National Arts School, Darlinghurst, to taste a range of wine styles from sparkling and riesling to chardonnay and pinot noir. But there is, as yet, no list of exhibitors.

There will also be dishes prepared from beautiful Tasmanian produce (although, again, no names are available just two months out).

Ticket prices includes all wine tastings and a Plumm wine glass to taste from and take home. Prices start from $65 ($55 for Early Bird purchasers). Melbourne has a different price structure that includes food.

I find it hard to understand why, at a time when Tasmanian wine is booming, this event has reduced from visiting Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to just Sydney and Melbourne. But who am I to wonder why?

Perhaps, instead of pie in the sky trade missions to remote regions of China, the Tasmanian Government could help extend Van Diemen to Brisbane and Adelaide, maybe even Perth.

Sydney event tickets are available here:

and Melbourne tickets here:


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