Wine Island returns to drop anchor

Wine Island

This is the place where you can feel like a celebrity partying in a private island close to the city. It’s time to pick out your best summer dresses and t-shirts, chuck out the sweaters and winter clothing and discover a piece of paradise filled with great wine, food, music, silent discos, masterclasses, treasure hunts and more!

In its third year, Australia’s most tropical and unique wine festival, Wine Island, returns to Clark Island, Sydney Harbour from Fri 10 Nov – Sun 12 Nov 2017.

Your holiday begins aboard the Bubbles Boats with a glass of sparkling for the short journey over to the island. Once ashore, you’ll sip your way through a selection of over 100 new wave and classic wines from De Lisio, Taylor Made Wines, Yarra Social, 6ft6, Riot Wine Co. and many more. Also making its way back to Wine Island is the world famous Frosé, joined by other delicious wine-based cocktails including an exotic Malbec Sangria and Prosecco Margaritas.

This exquisite yet relatively untouched piece of paradise is a small island so only a limited number of ‘holidaymakers’ can attend the event – giving Wine Island its famed first-class feel. This also allows for visitors to chat one-on-one to the friendly winemakers, or simply lie back and soak in the view with some of the top drops from around Australia and abroad.

Ensuring no one goes hungry on this deserted island, Chur will be popping up in paradise to satisfy every foodies dreams. Former fine dining (Assiette, Banc) and award-winning chef Warren Turnbull, the mastermind behind the cult Chur Burger, is curating a bespoke tropical menu of freshly shucked oysters, cheese platters, Hawaiian poke, fish tacos, lamb on the spit and of course, his mouth-watering burgers.

Masterclasses presented by Wine Selectors will have you pairing music with wine in our smash hit of 2016, the Silent Disco Drops, along with Dessert Island where our sweet-toothed holiday-makers will enjoy leading dessert wines with delicious sweets. There’ll also be some Vino Trivia and Cold Blooded Reds to indulge in – it’s the next big wine trend so get the lowdown on the best reds for chillin’ while you’re chillin’ this summer.

No journey to Wine Island will be complete without visiting Cracka Wines ‘Club House’ at the top of the island, where you’ll be able to enjoy a selection of cracking wines while lounging on day beds, competing in the Cracka Wine Olympics or quenching your thirst for knowledge in Cracka’s Wine Library.

Packages to paradise begin at $99 for the 5 Star experience and include your ferry transfers, a glass of sparkling for the journey across, 5 wine tastings, a Wine Island tumbler and access to masterclasses (excluding Dessert Island which can be purchased for an additional $30).

For $199, our 7 Star experience is extra indulgent with ferry transfers, unlimited wine tastings, exclusive access to the 7 Star Bar with a premium viewing point to enjoy a picnic, chow down on a Chur picnic pack, sip top drops and watch the world float by.

Having a taste for the finer things in life, the most exciting addition to 2017 is our Wine Island Superyacht. Guests looking for a 10 Star experience will set sail with friends across the harbour in luxury before dropping anchor on Wine Island. Once ashore, the superyacht will form a base for private masterclasses and exclusive culinary experiences. Starting at $399 per head, guests will enjoy all that comes with living a life of luxury from cheese & oyster bars and canapés throughout the entire event (also catered by Warren Turnbull) unlimited wine tastings, access to 7 Star Bar and exclusive gift bag.

All tickets to be purchased via
10 Star Superyacht 10 Star Superyacht – on sale now via (Limited tickets are available)
Group Bookings (10+) – Tues 8 Aug at 9am
Pre sale to members – Tues 29 Aug at 12midday
General on sale – Fri 1 Sept at 9am

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