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July 1, 2015

Alto Olive Oils Dinner at Sage Dining Rooms

30/06/2015 by OutInCanberra

Sage Dining Rooms and ALTO Olives together with Lark Hill Wines invites you to celebrate the launch of the 2015 New Season Extra Virgin Olive Oils with a beautiful feast for the senses. Damian Brabender will be cooking a unique menu based around local, seasonal produce, which will be prepared and served with each of ALTO's freshly pressed new season oils.


A festival of flavours at next month's Tastes of Two Regions

23/06/2015 by OutInCanberra

The Rutherglen wine region has a very rich history. It all started sometime in the 1840s when Lindsay Brown selected a plot of land for the first four acres of what would become one of Australia’s best-known wine regions. ‘Dig gentleman dig, but no deeper than six inches, for there is more gold to be won from the top six inches than from all of the depths below.’


The Tastes of Two Regions Winter Treat

02/06/2015 by OutInCanberra

QT Hotel is playing host to a winter treat that will have you looking to clear your wine cellar for the new season’s vintages. From 10.00am until 4.00pm on Sunday 5 July, The Tastes of Two Regions Wine and Food Expo will help you stock up for the long winter ahead.


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.