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Wine Island 2018

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One of a Kind Wine Festival
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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


Summer is on its way and its time to get out and enjoy picnics in the sun. Sydney is the destination to enjoy the outdoors, especially anywhere on Sydney Harbour. Wine and food festivals rate the highest in popularity. If this sounds like you, then book your tickets now to Wine Island.

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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


This festival is held over 3 days from Friday 2 November Sunday 4 November 2018. Your ticket to Wine paradise will include being transported to Clark Island in Sydney Harbour onboard a Bellini Boat. Sit back and enjoy the decadence with a glass of Bellini Cipriani and take in the spectacular harbour views and soak up the sea air on the short journey to the Island.

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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


Wine Island
Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


Pack your picnic rug (no chairs allowed), hats, sunblock and claim a spot on the grass and get ready to party.

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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


There will be plenty to do onshore, from browsing through the boutique Australian & International wine stalls, chilling in the Cellarmasters chill zone, contests, silent discos and more.

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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


Delicious food stalls will be offering the usual tempters such as shucked oysters, cheese platters, burgers, Mediterranean pitas, hot chips, desserts and more.

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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook

Those that like a bit of a challenge can enter the games and treasure hunt or take a Wine Masterclass.

If you don't drink wine, there is also a beer garden and cocktail bars and plenty of food options to enhance your day.

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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


Star of the day, Chef Ashley Smith from 12-Micron, will be serving up his creations for those sweet lovers at Dessert Island stall. Dessert Island has masterclass as well for $30 a ticket- 3 wines paired with 3 desserts. You will need to book the class when you get your Island ticket.

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Wine Island - image credit Wine Island Facebook


Island packages start at $99 per person up to $399 per person

eg. The 5 Star package inclusions:
Wine Island tumbler
Transfers to/from Clark Island with a glass of Bellini on the journey over
5 wine tastings
Masterclasses (excluding Dessert Island)
plus booking fees ($6)

Please note that you must buy your ticket prior to the day. You will receive your wristband a couple of weeks prior which you then load with currency. There are no cash transactions on the Island, you can have your wristband scanned when there to check for remaining funds. You can load more funds on the day from one of the roaming currency sellers or at the stall on the Island.

No food, water or alcohol is allowed to be brought with you. All must be purchased on the Island. Check the FAQs on the website.

Getting there:
Departure:
All ferries will depart 'Man O War Steps' Sydney Opera House (east)
Departure times will be 30-40 mins before the advertised session.

Return:
Ferries will depart Clark Island wharf 20 minutes before advertised session time. Dropping off at Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay which is located just to the north of the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Go to the Wine Island website for full details on all the fun available on the day. event.best to book online first.

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Why? Wine Festival on an Island
When: Friday 2 November - Sunday 4 November 2018
Where: Clark Island, Sydney Harbour
Cost: from $99 to $399 per ticket
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