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Food & Wine Festivals 2015 - Hobart & Tasmania

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Published February 22nd 2015
Taste your way into the year with these food & wine events
Across Tasmania there are events that will make your taste buds run wild!

Below is the list of food & wine festivals across Hobart & Tasmania to explore and enjoy:

1. Taste of the Huon
When: 8-9 March 2015: 8th: 10am-5:30pm & 9th: 10am-4:30pm
Where: Ranelagh, 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart
Cost: Tickets: $ 9pp & children under 16 free.
Details: This festival celebrates fine food, wine, entertainment, arts & crafts from the Huon & Channel region. There is an extensive programme of events to be enjoyed throughout the festival. See website for all information.

2. Tastings at the Top
When: 15-17 May 2015
Where: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, 4038 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain
Cost: Prices start from $1598 per couple
Details: This two day festival celebrates the finer things in life. Feast on gourmet delights with the country's best food and wine experiences. The package tickets include 2 nights accommodation, full Lodge breakfast, Lunch on Saturday, Dinner on Friday & Saturday, welcome drinks, matched wines as part of the Tastings program, and entertainment. For all information see website.

3. The Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend
When: 23-24 May 2015: 12pm-5pm
Where: Princes Wharf 1, Castray Esplanade (Franklin Wharf), Hobart
Cost: General Admission: $25pp
Details: Adults only event (18 only). Tasmania comes together to showcase their superb range of reds from a variety of vintages for you to try. There will be an opportunity to meet, greet and chat with the heart of the Tasmanian wine industry. All tickets include wine tastings, Plumm wine glass to take home, complete tasting booklet and opportunity to enter into the lucky door prize to win a case of top Tassie wines. Click here for website.



4. Chocolate Winterfest
When: 9 August 2015
Where: Gilbert St, Latrobe
Cost: Check website.
Details: Chocolate lovers you do not want to miss this event! Indulge at the festival that celebrates all things chocolate. With a programme that consists of eating chocolate, moulding, decorating, drinking this magical delight, you will certainly experience a sensory overload. There are plenty of chocolate activities and festivities including the Lantern Parade see website for full details of the program and information.

5. Harvest Launceston
When: 19 December 2015: 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: Cimitiere St Car Park, Launceston (opposite Albert Hall)
Cost: Free
Details: This is a farmer's market event that showcases the best of Tasmanian food, beer, wine. Sample wines and delights ranging from Pinot Noir, organic cheeses, sourdough bread and plenty more.

6. Taste of Tasmania
When: 28 December 2015- 3 January 2016
Where: Princes Wharf No. 1 Shed, Sullivans Cove, Hobart
Cost: Free entry
Details: This is a celebration of Tasmanian food, produce, arts, culture and sporting activities. The festival is all about sampling the best of Tasmanian produce, with a mix of interesting cultural food experiences. There will be plenty of food based activities as well as entertainment, games, workshops, children rides and plenty more... Click here for website.
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Why? Enjoy the year with these food and wine festivals...
When: 8 March 2015- 3 January 2016
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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