If you only get stranded on one island this year, make sure to make it this one. After the colossal success of the previous two years, Wine Island is returning to Sydney Harbour this November for another long weekend of fun, food and sweet, sweet wine.
For those who missed out in the past, Wine Island is more or less what it sounds like, in that it's an island where you drink a lot of wine. More specifically, it's a three-day mini festival on Clark Island in Sydney Harbour, where you can spend your time knocking back glass after glass while feasting on mouth-watering cuisine. Similar to last year's lineup, there will be a range of activities to enjoy – think masterclasses, silent discos and treasure hunts. Yes, treasure hunts.
And, just to add a little extra grandeur in 2017, they've added the Wine Island Superyacht into the mix, so you can ditch the crowd and instead sail to the island on a really big yacht, taking a detour to enjoy the harbour, of course. Once ashore, your ticket gets you access to private masterclasses and exclusive culinary experiences.
Wine Island 2017 is set to run from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12. Tickets will go on sale to members (you can sign up here) on Monday, August 28. In the past, general admission tickets included vintage ferry transport to and from the island with a glass of sparking on board, five wine tastings, masterclasses and your own wine glass — so even standard ticketholders can expect pretty luxe treatment.
Wine Island will take place on Clark Island from November 10–12. For more info and to buy tickets when they go on sale, visit wineisland.com.au.