Great Eastern Wine Week

Fri 9th September, 2022 – Sun 18th September, 2022
East Coast Tasmania
Tasmania’s stunning East Coast is gearing up for a huge, 10-day series of events turning the spotlight on the state’s unique wine and food.

Great Eastern Wine Week started as a one-night dinner event at Freycinet Lodge. Now, nearly a decade later, the ‘week’ runs for ten days and stretches 221km along the coast. It’s a celebration of everything the region has to offer, including, of course, some of Australia’s best cool-climate wine.

From September 9 to 18, the East Coast’s wineries, distilleries and restaurants will host a huge variety of events, showing off the best local wine and produce. The region’s cool climate – which is actually slightly warmer than the rest of Tasmania – allows for some superb examples of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling Wine, among plenty more. For foodies, the coastal waters produce high quality oysters, mussels and fish, pairing perfectly with zingy local wines. There’s also no shortage of local cheese, whisky, and wild game - all of which will be on show across the week.

Amongst the headline events will be the Black Tie and Blundstone at Devil’s Corner, the Great Eastern Wine Cruise (appropriately paired with a glass of wine), and the Winemakers Degustation Dinner at Furneaux Restaurant. For those into something a little different, Craigie Knowe vineyard will be hosting a high tea with a selection of sweet and savoury pastries, Freycinet Marine Farm will show off the coast’s seafood with its Long Table Lunch, and Darlington Vineyard is pairing wine and art with its Sip and Paint event.

Great Eastern Wine Week is supported by the Tasmanian government through Events Tasmania. The project received funding from the Australian government’s Recovery for Regional Tourism Program, an initiative of the $1 billion Covid-19 Relief and Recovery Fund.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with East Coast Wine Trail Association.