This Sunday, the National Wine Centre in Adelaide will again host the Champagne Fest. It’s a day to indulge in French Champagne and stunning Australian Sparkling Wines from the world’s best bubble-producing regions. You can enjoy locally sourced seafood and fresh produce with tunes provided by DJ Driller to entertain you all afternoon.
If you want to learn more about champagne and to taste some special champagnes, you can at Champagne Fest! There will be two sessions of 45 minutes, each costing $40 per person in addition to the Champagne Fest entry ticket. Bookings are a must.
The first, the ‘Grower‘ Champagne Session starts at midday. During this session, you will taste singles origin wines. Among the growers will be Agrapart and Egly Ouriet.
The second, the Vintage Champagne Session starts at 2pm. This session will look at the art of vintage champagne, which requires at least 3 years of ageing in bottle. But most champagne houses only release their bottles after 7 or 8 years in bottle. You can taste champagne from small and larger makers in this session.
There is also a special VIP package called “Let us take you on a bubbly journey” but it has long sold out. For $150 per person, you have entry to Champagne Fest as well to the VIP zone where you can drink as much as you like from a selection of champagne, sparkling wine, red and white wines, beer, cider and soft drinks over 5 hours. You will need to book these tickets fast next year so as to not miss out.
You can buy your Champagne Fest tickets as well as for the champagne sessions here.
Entry ticket: $25 per person or $30 on the day), which includes your first glass of sparkling wine up to a value of $8.
What are your favourite champagnes?