The surf boards are on the roof racks and the wineglasses are polished and packed safely in the boot – in just one month from now the New Generation Hunter Valley winemakers will embark on "Not Your Usual Caravan of Courage" and are excited to announce where you will be able to catch them between Melbourne and Noosa.
This is 'Not Your Usual' itinerary, and it is jam-packed full of wonderful wine tastings, fantastic food pairings, pop-up wine tastings, a stop for a surf along the way and of course some delicious degustation dinners!
Day 1: Thursday May 5 @ 5.30-8.30pm | Melbourne | The Cellars on Bourke Street – What better place to kick off than in a cellar, where most great wines start their lives! Come down to this labyrinth of tunnels and taste the magic of the Hunter Valley . Tickets $25 - bookings essential at www.newgenerationhuntervalley.com.au
Day 2: Friday May 6 @ 5.30-8.30pm | Sydney | Roller Studio – this funky restored Surry Hills warehouse space is the perfect place to test-drive your palate. Tickets $25 - bookings essential www.newgenerationhuntervalley.com.au
Day 3: Saturday May 7 @ 2-5pm | Newcastle | Dixon Park SLSC – Join the New Gen boys for an afternoon drink looking over the Pacific Ocean. Tickets $25 - bookings essential www.newgenerationhuntervalley.com.au
Day 4: Sunday May 8 @ 7pm | Port Macquarie | The Stunned Mullet – A four course degustation dinner designed matched to New Generation Hunter Valley wines - $85/head – bookings essential phone only (02) 6584 7757
Day 5: Monday May 9 @ 5.30-8.30pm | Coffs Harbour | Bellbowrie Motors – A pop up tasting in a spectacular car showroom – but no drinking and driving! Tickets $25 - bookings essential www.newgenerationhuntervalley.com.au
Day 6: Tuesday May 10 @ 7pm | Byron Bay | The Byron at Byron – A five course degustation dinner matched to New Generation Hunter Valley wines - $145 /head – bookings essential - (02) 6639 2111
Day 7: Wednesday May 11 @ 5.30-8.30pm | Gold Coast | North Burleigh SLSC – Enjoy the stunning views with a Semillon and Shiraz after a dip in the surf at this amazing location. Tickets $25 - bookings essential www.newgenerationhuntervalley.com.au
Day 8: Thursday May 12 @ 5.30-8.30pm | Brisbane | South Bank Surf Club – The New Generation winemakers join Chef Ben O'Donoghue for a tipple or two on the mighty Brisbane River. Tickets $25 – bookings essential www.newgenerationhuntervalley.com.au
Day 9: Friday May 13 | Noosa – come down to the Noosa Food and Wine Festival which starts today and goes through until Sunday 15th where the New Generation Hunter Valley boys have their wines on tasting and are featured on panels in the international line up of celebrity chefs and winemakers.
Tickets to all pop-up tasting events are $25 per person and start at 5:30pm local time (unless stated otherwise). Tickets will be available to purchase online at www.newgenerationhuntervalley.com.au from 9am on Wednesday 13th April.
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