Cin-cin! Wine Island 2022 is coming to Canberra

Wine Island will transform Queen Elizabeth II Island on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra into a wine lovers’ paradise for its two-day festival.

Dip your toes in the sand at the Greek Beach Club while enjoying some of the finest wines, beer and ouzo. Then, dance it off with DJ Charlie Villas who will set the paradise vibes to ten. Over the 2 and 3 December, Wine Island is hosting a range of boutique cellar door experiences from some of Australia’s best regions. Get a taste of the Hunter Valley, McLaren Vale, King Valley, Coonawarra and Alpine Valley all at this Canberra slice of paradise.

Get low and limbo at Wine Island
Get low and limbo at Wine Island © Wine Island

Brews, burgers and big vibes

Local wine producers will be in abundance at Wine Island 2022. Beyond wine there is also beer and fine spirits courtesy of BentSpoke Brewing Co., Big River Distilling Co. and a Canberra Wine Bar. Gourmet food will be dishes out from Olleyville by Create. Expect cheese and charcuterie platters, tasty tacos and sweet desserts. Grease Monkey will be grilling out the burgers, while Olive at Hawker has a menu serving up fresh Mediterranean fare.

Plus, there are a number of fun and frivolous events to sign up for. Join the popular Wine Selectors education masterclass. Or, tap into your creative genius with a professionally-led paint class with Pinot & Picasso. ‘Cin’ in some gin with Canberra’s Big River Distilling Co. at their gin masterclass. Or take to the beach and stretch it out with Yoga + Unwined.

Join in on a masterclass or Paint & Sip while in paradise
Join in on a masterclass or Paint & Sip while in paradise © Wine Island

‘Wine’ away the hours with these activities

Big River Gin Masterclasses
Discover all about distilling and gin making whilst tasting a selection of delicious gins from Canberra’s Big River Distilling Co.

Pinot & Picasso
Take a speed painting session where local artists guide you through basic painting techniques. Release your inner Picasso and leave with your very own Wine Island-inspired masterpiece!

Yoga + Unwined
Throw off your shoes and hit the sand for an express vinyasa-inspired flow and moment of mindfulness. You’ll walk away feeling you’ve earned that glass of wine or two.

Tickets are limited, so if you’re keen to get fruity (in grapes, natch), be quick!

Where to find Wine Island 2022

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