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.



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:


What’s your favourite sparkling wine?


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Sparkling Fest 2021

5 champagne events to attend at Good Food and Wine Sydney this weekend

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Good Food and Wine Sydney is on this weekend from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June.

We have found 17 events with a French theme that we think you should attend! We will let you know about them in separate articles this week on the subjects of champagne, wine, cheese and cooking skills. First up, champagne events.


Bubblicious Brunch (Fri, Sat (Sold out), Sun)

Start your day in the most bubblicious way at Bubblicious Brunch.

Learn the difference between Prosecco, Sparkling and Champagne as you taste a line-up of effervescent beauties. Served with a selection of not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch goodies.


Let’s get fizzical (Fri, Sat and Sun)

Taste a range of sparkling wines in this free wine tasting masterclass at the Riedel Drinks Lab at Good Food and Wine Sydney this weekend.


Journey into the world of champagne (Fri, Sat and Sun)

Ever wondered how each Champagne differs from the next?

Emperor will take you on a fascinating journey into the effervescent and wonderful world of Champagne.


Champagne and caviar (Fri and Sat)

Indulge your senses in this decadent class and discover how these beauties, Champagne and Caviar, go hand in hand.

Emperor present to you the history, stories and etiquette behind France’s most delicious export paired with incredible caviar. Sip and taste France’s finest through this luxurious masterclass.


Behind the bubble (Fri, Sat and Sun)

Want to go beyond the taste and look of sparkling? Join Emperor as they demystify the sparkling world.

Understand the bubbles industry they pull back the curtain on the lesser-known aspects and provides the answers everyone wants to know. From how it’s made, to the vines on which the grapes are grown, we’ll take you ‘Behind the Bubble’ to uncover the science and mystery of sparkling wine.


What events are you going to at Good Food and Wine Sydney this weekend?