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2022 Great Eastern Wine Week program released, welcoming visitors back to East Coast Tasmania

The Tasmanian festival returns from 9 -18 September, with a program of premium food and wine experiences.

East Coast Tasmania Tourism and East Coast Wine Trail Association have unveiled the program for this year’s Great Eastern Wine Week, with 221km of Tasmania’s pristine eastern coastline set to come alive from September 9 – 18, with over 60 food and wine events created in collaboration with the region’s best producers.

“After last year’s lockdowns closed off the region to the mainland, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome visitors back to the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania. Our annual Great Eastern Wine Week is the perfect time to visit, as the region’s best winemakers, artisans, restaurants and cafes come alive with special events and experiences rolling out over 10 days.

The week has without a doubt become one of Tasmania’s most loved events in the food, wine and travel calendar – the region is a wine and seafood lover’s paradise”, says Rhonda Taylor, CEO East Coast Tasmania Tourism. “Spring is such a beautiful time of year to visit East Coast Tassie. From the well-known natural wonders of Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and Bay of Fires; to the more adventurous experiences of St Helens Mountain Bike Trails, the unique wukalina Walk and visiting the wombats on Maria Island; through to exploring the East Coast Wine Trail – there’s something for every type of traveller”.

Highlights from this year’s event include:

–        Black Tie and Blundstone cocktail party at the new Devil’s Corner Cellar Door

–        The Battle of the Vineyards at Furneaux Restaurant

–        High Tea with perfectly matched wines at Craigie Knowe Vineyard

–        Great Eastern Wine Cruise with Wineglass Bay Cruises

–        ‘Wild Abundance’ cooking with game workshop at Twamley Farm

–        Freycinet Marine Farm’s Long Table Lunch

There will also be a selection of masterclasses on offer including Flavours of the East Coast Wine masterclasses at Freycinet Lodge; Plumm Glassware masterclasses at Craigie Knowe Vineyard; and VIP Whisky and Gin masterclasses at Spring Bay Distillery. For those who would prefer to take a more spontaneous approach, there are a selection of events on every day including Pop-Up Tasting and Cheese Platters at Hurly Burly Wines; Tasting Plates and Old Vintages at Milton Vineyard; and wine tasting at all of the East Coast Wine Trail cellar doors every day of the festival.

“The East Coast is unique in the way that it is the warmest and driest region of cool-climate Tasmania. Although it’s a fairly new grape growing region, its maritime climate makes it perfect for producing incredible Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling wine, says Great Eastern Wine Week Curator, Glenn Travers. “We truly feel that some of Australia’s best wine and produce come from Tasmania and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to experience the East Coast’s unique terroir and merroir, along with our world-famous beaches, landscapes and adventures, not only during the event, but all year round”.

Great Eastern Wine Week 2022 will run from 9 – 18 September, with tickets now on sale. 

Sit out on the deck and take in the panoramic views of the majestic Hazards and Freycinet Peninsula. Located on the East Coast, Devil’s Corner Cellar Door is more than just a place to taste our award winning wines.

Tickets and full program details can be found at www.greateasternwineweek.com.au with regular updates available via the @eastcoast_winetrail Instagram page. To plan your trip to East Coast Tasmania, visit www.eastcoasttasmania.com or download the East Coast Tasmania App.

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