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Wine Island Is Bringing Its Three-Day Vino-Tasting Party Back to Sydney Harbour in 2022

Clark Island will again be turned into a wine lover's oasis for three days next March.
By Concrete Playground
October 20, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
October 20, 2021
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There aren't many better ways to spend a day than hanging out on an island, gorging on delicious food and drinking all of the wine. That's what the aptly named Wine Island serves up, and did every year before the pandemic hit — and, after a two-year interlude since 2019, it's making an eagerly awaited comeback in March 2022.

Once again, Sydney's Clark Island will play host to quite the indulgent weekend of wine tasting, this time from Friday, March 18–Sunday, March 20. As always, the well-loved food and wine festival promises a packed lineup, starting with the cocktail you'll enjoy on the boat ride over. It's hosting two sessions per day, too, so you can choose between 10am and 4pm tipples.

The island itself will be set up as the ultimate boozy adult playground, with Rosabelle, Dal Zotto, Dandelion/Heirloom Vineyards, Thomas Wines, Chateau Tanunda, Silent Noise, Nepenthe and Hungerford Hill among the wineries pouring their wares. Or, for those who mightn't want to sip vino all day, 4 Pines will be hosting a beer garden, Archie Rose will sling gin drinks from its own bar, Fever-Tree will be doing spritzes, and there'll also be both punch and iced tea bars — plus drinks from Brix Distillers, Grainshaker Vodka, Ned's Whisky and more.

As well as pairing top-notch vino with even better views, a swag of masterclasses are also on the program, with assistance from Silent Vino Disco! and Wine Selectors. Expect everything from music-and-wine matching sessions to 'Pinot and Picasso' alcohol-fuelled art classes — plus an Archie Rose gin masterclass, too.

And, to keep you fuelled for that big day of wine appreciation, food options will span oysters, lobster, burgers, Italian eats and cheese platters, as well as sweet treats from the dessert bar.

There are two Wine Island ticket packages available, starting with the $109 'five-star experience', which includes ferry transfers, a cocktail on your way over, five tastings, a souvenir tumbler and a masterclass. Then there's the $209 'seven-star experience' — with ten tastings, a meal voucher, a tote bag, access to a VIP area and unlimited tastings at the rosé garden bar.

Wine Island returns to Clark Island in Sydney Harbour from Friday, March 18–Sunday, March 20, 2022. Tickets go on sale at 12pm AEDT on Wednesday, October 27, with pre-sale from the same time on Monday, October 25.

Published on October 20, 2021 by Concrete Playground

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