What better way to celebrate late summer than with a Summerside Festival. Food and wine, wine tours, lunches and fine dining, and music in the vines are just a part of what’s on throughout February in the Canberra wine region. Here’s a quick selection of what’s on offer, and don’t forget to book your wine tour with Vines & Wines.
An entire month of music in the vines is happening at Lerida Estate Wines with local musicians and entertainers every Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 22 February inclusive. They’re also running a Wine and Cheese Matching Master Class, a Wine Master Class, and a Duck and Pinot Master Class.
Live music over the weekends includes Sally Greenaway (award winning pianist, composer and musical director), Leisa Keene (pianist and jazz vocalist), and Carlos Perez Martinez (Spanish guitarist). And if that’s not enough, each weekend Lerida has organised vineyard walks, winery tours and tastings, and test your skill with a free game of boules. Book now at http://www.leridaestate.com.au/ and download their menu here www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html
Shaw Vineyard Estate has wine and cheese and fresh seasonal produce combined into a great wine tasting event. The Wine and Cheese Experience for Two includes a wine tasting session at the cellar door and cheese platter lunch, and is on every Wednesday to Sunday from 11am – 4pm from Friday 30 January to Sunday 1 March. Book at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallagandra Hill Winery in Gundaroo is offering a super delish High Tea every Saturday and Sunday throughout February. A yummy selection of finger sandwiches, pastries, scones with cream and jam, and tea/coffee and a glass of Tallagandra Hill Sparking Chardonnay. Bookings essential at email@example.com
Local wine tour company Vines & Wines has some great wine tours running throughout February to complement the Festival.
14 February—Valentine’s Day Vinos
24 February—Canberra Wine Experience Tasting Night
1 March—Canberra Wine Experience
Or you can organise your own tour with friends, family or colleagues.
All tours include four or five cellar doors and a lunch; plus pickup and drop-off to your door. How good is that! Book your wine tour at http://www.vineswines.com.au/
Read more about Vines & Wines at LFW https://lostfourwords.com/2014/11/19/heard-it-through-the-grapevine/