Is there anything better than a room full of champagne? (No need to answer – that question was clearly was a rhetorical).
The decadent Champagne Fest is on again at the National Wine Centre on Sunday October 28.
Head along to unwind on the centre’s picturesque garden terrace overlooking the Adelaide Botanic Gardens while indulging in champagne and sparkling wine from regions across France, Italy and Australia.
As the National Wine Centre’s James Boden says: “Champagne doesn’t have to be reserved just for special occasions – it should be enjoyed just as often a good bottle of red or white wine.”
Amen to that James.
More than 25 wineries will take part in this year’s Champagne Fest, including Australian wineries The Lane Vineyard, Deviation Road, Philip Shaw Wines and Sittella, and French Champagne Houses such as Perrier-Jouet, Andrè Clouet and G.H. Mumm.
For those wanting a more structured educational experience, there will be two master classes held at 12pm and 2pm. The first explores bubbles sourced from champagne houses that grow their own grapes, while the second will celebrate vintage champagnes.
Renowned Adelaide DJ Driller Jet Armstrong will entertain festival-goers throughout the day, while the National Wine Centre’s chefs will prepare an indulgent menu featuring freshly-shucked oysters, paella and antipasto platters.
Champagne Fest is on 11am-6pm. Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door, which includes a complimentary bubbles up to the value of $8. Master class tickets are $40 per person (which doesn’t include general admission into Champagne Fest).
For more info and to buy tickets, visit wineaustralia.com.au