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May 25, 2015

Escape to Rutherglen for a Winery Walkabout

11/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

Did you know that the Queen’s Birthday weekend is the last long weekend until... uh…late September? How depressing is that?? The great news about long weekends is that they give you time to get out of town and explore sites you might not have seen. If you haven’t taken the three-hour drive to Rutherglen, you’re missing out on one of the best wine growing regions of Australia one with rich history and delicious food to match the rolling vineyards. And then there’s the Winery Walkabout!


The 2015 Canberra Wine Region Harvest Festival

09/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

Each year on a weekend in April, the Canberra District Wineries celebrate the harvest with a festival – the Wine Harvest Festival. This year the festival is on the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April.


Meet the Locals Wine Tasting at East Hotel AND Win a double pass!

17/02/2015 by OutInCanberra

Love your wine? Here’s your chance to meet Canberra’s best wine producers – all within minutes of Parliament House! This Summerside Festival, East Hotel is once again playing host to a number of local wineries. Every Friday during February, some of the region’s finest wineries will head to Kingston to peddle their wares the old-fashioned way; taste and talk.


5 Things for the Weekend

28/11/2014 by OutInCanberra

Happy Friday, Peeps! As usual, there’s a stack of stuff on this weekend. If you’re not down the coast or neck deep in a pool somewhere, here’s a bunch of stuff to do around town. Enjoy! 1. The Christmas Lights Garema Place Friday from 8.00pm. They’ve done it! After four weeks stringing over 20 kilometres of lights across the mall near the Carousel, InTheCity and the Richards family of Forrest have managed to break the Guinness World Record for a Christmas Display.


Tasting 101 – A Century and More

15/10/2014 by OutInCanberra

This spring Canberra is the place to be for wine enthusiasts and novices alike, with a jam packed calendar of events kicking off with Tasting 101 on Thursday 23 October. Following the outstanding success of last years 100 Years, 100 Wines, Canberra’s finest wineries are back with Tasting 101 – 101 wines and more at Hotel Realm, Barton. In its second year, this is one of the largest tastings of Canberra District Wines the capital has seen under on roof, showcasing to consumers a taste of what lies beyond the cities boundaries, in their own backyard.


Wine and Dine at Lerida Estate

30/09/2014 by OutInCanberra

To have two long weekends in a row is a great treat. Why not make the most of the second of these by enjoying a day in the sun at Lerida Estate Winery? It’s a fantastic drive up the Federal Highway to Lake George, and the team at Lerida has filled all three days with activities. No matter if it’s a brief stop-in for a break, or a full day taking in the many options to relax and enjoy, there is something here for everyone.


Truffle Festival at Lerida Estate

02/07/2014 by OutInCanberra

On Sunday 6 July, Christophe Gregoire Master Chef from Le Très Bon in Bungendore will be coming to Lerida Estate to talk about truffles, including growing them, harvesting them, preparing them and using them to create beautiful dishes. He will also be doing a cooking with demonstration with truffles. Afterwards, why not stay for lunch and have truffle experience at Café Lerida. For Café Lerida Truffle menu click here. Full autumn menu is also available.


Q&A with Malcolm Burdett, Chief Winemaker at Lerida Estate

09/04/2014 by OutInCanberra

Canberra is blessed with some magnificent local wineries. Lerida Estate is a Halliday 5-Star vineyard that has been producing knockout vintages over the last decade. With a couple of long weekends coming up, it’s the perfect time to head out to Lerida and sample some of the current crop of wines (and visit Café Lerida for a delicious meal while you are there). We recently spent some time with Chief Winemaker, Malcolm Burdett. So, Malcolm, how’s the last of the 2013 harvest looking?


Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival - Liquid Geography

26/03/2014 by OutInCanberra

Fancy a weekend escape? They say winemaking is the most sensual way to understand a piece of land, so why not come see for yourself …join the celebration of the wine harvest in and around the famed Canberra Wine District this April at the annual 'Wine Harvest Festival'.


WIN tickets to the last Meet The Locals event at East Hotel.

26/02/2014 by OutInCanberra

East Hotel has been playing host to a number of local wineries every Friday throughout the month of February. A handful of the region’s finest wineries have been heading to Kingston to peddle their wares the old fashioned way; taste and talk and this Friday 28 February 2014 is the last one. So why not change your usual Friday night routine and head to East Hotel to taste a great selection of local wines, matched to some delicious tapas.