Learn while tasting champagne in a Sparkling Fest masterclass

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Sparkling Fest 2021 returns to the National Wine Centre and you can try some amazing sparkling wines and champagnes all while learning at a Sparkling Fest masterclass!

Sparkling Fest masterclass

SPARKLING FEST MASTERCLASS 1 – ADELAIDE HILLS | SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER |

1:30PM-3PM I $75PP+BF

In this masterclass, you will discover some of the shining examples of the Adelaide Hills as you explore the various styles from Blanc de Blancs to Sparkling Rosé from across the Adelaide Hills. You will taste:

  • Deviation Road ‘Beltana’ Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Chardonnay
  • Lambrook ‘Emerson’ Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
  • Daosa ‘Natural Reserve’ Sparkling Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • Honey Moon Vineyard Sparkling Brut Rosé
  • Mordrelle Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Chardonnay
  • Ashton Hills Sparkling Brut Rosé

 

SPARKLING FEST MASTERCLASS 2 – GROWER CHAMPAGNE | SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER |

1:30PM – 3PM I $95PP +BF

In this masterclass, you will delve into the world of Grower Champagne. This is a must for Champagne lovers! You will taste:

  • NV Agrapart et Fils ‘Terroirs’ Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvee Avize, Champagne
  • NV Domaine La Rogerie ‘La Grande Vie’ Blanc de Blancs Avize, Champagne
  • NV Pierre Peters Cuvee De Reserve Brut Cote de Blancs, Champagne
  • NV Cedric Mousse ‘Les Vignes de Mon Village’ Blanc de Noirs Montagne de Reims, Champagne
  • NV Andre Clouet ‘Grande Cuvee’ Brut Blanc de Noirs Bouzy, Champagne
  • NV Remy Leroy ‘Assemblage Rosé’ Extra Brut Cote des Bar, Champagne

 

SPARKLING FEST MASTERCLASS 3 – FANCY CHAMPAGNE | SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER |

1:30PM – 3PM I $200PP +BF

In this masterclass – a must not miss opportunity – you’ll get to try the best of the best Champagne.. all at once! In this masterclass you will explore some of the most recognised Champagne Houses and individual wines. A great chance to taste some of the most famous wines that we typically only see in the movies! You will taste:

  • 2013 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Reims, Champagne
  • 2013 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Cramant, Champagne
  • 2008 Pol Roger ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ Epernay, Champagne
  • NV Krug Grande Cuvee Reims, Champagne
  • 2008 Dom Perignon Epernay, Champagne
  • 2006 Salon Cuvee S Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-oger, Champagne

 

Buy tickets for any of the, or all 3, Sparkling Fest masterclasses here:

 https://events.humanitix.com/sparkling-fest-2021-series?c=edm 

 

Read more about Sparkling Fest 2021 here.

 

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Sparkling Fest 2021 returns to the National Wine Centre

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National Wine Centre has just announced Sparkling Fest 2021. As with last year, the festival will take place over several dates and we’re happy to see the return of the Sunday Sparkling Fest event that we know and love from previous years (more about that below).

Taking place over several dates throughout September and October, Sparkling Fest 2021 will include a Sparkling vs Champagne dinner, Sunday masterclasses and a full day festival to complete the series at the end of October. The masterclasses will be announced later and we will bring you information about those when it’s available. For an idea of what they may involve, take a look at our article about last year’s masterclasses.

 

ADELAIDE HILLS SPARKLING VS CHAMPAGNE DINNER | 4 COURSES | THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER | 6:30pm | $250PP +BF

The National Wine Centre proposes an in indulgent, stunning 4 course seafood dinner designed by Executive Chef Steven Clark paired with stellar examples of local sparkling and their French counterparts.

 

You will be guided through the evening by Head Sommelier James Boden and local sparkling experts as they share their extensive knowledge and insights into the wonderful world of sparkling and champagne.

 

An evening not to be missed by lovers of bubbles – tickets are limited.

Sparkling Fest 2021

SPARKLING FEST 2021 | SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER | 12pm – 5pm | GA $25PP +BF /GOLD $250 + BF

This is the traditional Sparkling Fest main event. Picture a day of pure indulgence, as you delve into the wonderful world of all things bubbles, with an extensive range of sparkling wines from Australia, America and across Europe and all of your favourite Champagne houses on offer. Spoil yourself with an all-inclusive Gold Lounge experience in the Vines Room or come along and enjoy live music and delicious festival foods in the Hickinbotham Hall and Terrace.

 

Tickets are limited and are sure to sell out!

 

General Admission – 12pm until 5pm

Tickets are $25 per person (+ BF) and include entrance into Sparkling Fest plus $8 Sparkling Fest tokens to use towards your first drink. You can expect:

  • Live entertainment to be announced soon (keep an eye on the National Wine Centre’s Facebook and Instagram pages)
  • extensive list of Champagne and local Sparkling Wine available
  • still wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle
  • food offerings available to purchase include:
    • Fresh Streaky Bay oysters,
    • cheese and charcuterie,
    • paella,
    • squid, and
    • more!

Gold Lounge – 12pm until 5pm

Tickets are $250 per person (+ BF) and include entrance into Sparkling Fest 2021 with exclusive access to the Gold Lounge areas. The Gold Lounge ticket includes:

  • a 5 hour food and beverage package, including a progressive “Feed Me” style lunch
  • Deviation Road Loftia Vintage Brut & Mumm Grand Cordon served by the glass
  • a selection of local beer, wine and soft drink.
  • exclusive Champagne tastings throughout the day.

 

Tickets are limited. Bookings are essential!

 

Due to the changing nature of capacity restrictions by the South Australian Government, event capacities at Sparkling Fest 2021 are subject to change on short notice.

 

In what’s been another difficult year, bubbles are needed more than ever and we’re excited to see the return of Sparkling Fest 2021!

 

WHAT: Sparkling Fest 2021

WHEN: various dates across September and October 2021

WHERE: National Wine Centre, Adelaide

HOW MUCH: The price depends on the event: the dinner $250, general admission to Sparling Fest on the Sunday $25 and the special Gold Lounge package $250 – all exclusive of booking fee.

HOW: Buy your tickets here: https://events.humanitix.com/sparkling-fest-2021-series

 

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