DRINK: Champagne Fest at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide – 29 October

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Would you like to drink champagne at the National Wine Centre in Spring? We can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

The Champagne Fest is back after its first year, last year. Taking place at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on Sunday 29 October, it is a day full of opportunities to taste and drink champagne (so only French bien sûr!) as well as Australian sparkling wines. The following champagnes will be available by the glass on the day:

Champagne Perrier-Jouët
Charles Heidsieck Champagne
Veuve Clicquot
Moët & Chandon
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte 
Champagne G.H.MUMM
Pol Roger
Champagne André Clouet

For sparkling wines you will find:

Hentley Farm Wines
Deviation Road Winery
Kersbrook Hill Wines and Cider
Jansz Tasmania
House of Arras
The Lane Vineyard
Kilikanoon Wines
Paul Louis
Anniversary Hill
Jacobs Creek
Anno Domini Vineyards

There will also be seafood on offer and DJ Paul Gurry, who is always amusing and knows how to make a crowd dance will be a pleasure to your ears.


Tickets are currently available and cost $30. This ticket cost includes entry as well as a $6 voucher to go towards your first glass.

There is also a VIP ticket (limited to about 130 people) but this has already sold out. This year the package features 6 hours of champagne by G.H. Mumm as well as sparkling, red and white wines, beer, cider and non-alcoholic drinks. If you want to get this package next year, you’d better get in fast when tickets go on sale!


For those who want not only to drink on the day but also to learn, there are 2 masterclasses to choose from. One is Champagne vs Sparkling Wine and lasts 45 minutes. You will learn about the two different styles. The other is a more sensory experience in which you will taste 2 champagnes and 2 sparkling wines while blindfolded so as not to be prejudiced by labels or sight. Only once you have tasted them and decided which is your favourite will the names be revealed! All proceeds of the Masterclasses will go to the wonderful charity, Can Do 4 Kids.


Tickets for the day are available at:


In 2016, 7,224 glasses of champagne were sold and they sold 1,400 tickets. How many glasses will they sell this year?

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