This year 22 of the region’s wineries are participating a two-day celebration of cool climate wines, live jazz and spring roses, known for being successfully grown beside the vines.
“This is a key event on the Canberra District Wineries calendar. The festival always pleases visitors who come to escape the busyness of this time of year, and relax with the sights, smells, and sounds of spring – and of course the great wines and live music we have on offer,” according to festival organiser, Annemaree Schafferius of Tallagandra Hill winery.
“For the locals it’s an extra reason to get out and explore the many wineries located right on their doorstep, all within 35 mins drive of Canberra city.
Some of the experiences on offer as part of the festival this year include Mediterranean mezze with sparkling Bel Canto and music by ‘As famous as the moon’ at Brindabella Hills; the opportunity to test your senses with a wine scents challenge and barrel samples at Four Winds Vineyard; disgorging your own bottle of fermented rosé and a long lunch at Lark Hill Biodynamic Wines; viewing an art exhibition and enjoying music from ‘Acca Daicquiris’ at Shaw Vineyard Estate; and a rare opportunity to taste the 2010 Shiraz Viognier at Clonakilla.
For a full program of events and your passport to the Wine, Roses and All That Jazz festival, telephone 02 6205 0044 or visit Canberra District Wines.