The Tasting Room features 149 wineries pouring ~720 wines. But the International Festival Tastings are more than a tasting; they’re an opportunity to explore all of the wines of the world, and to find new and exciting ways to enjoy them. In addition to the individual winery tables, regional tasting stations hosted by California and New Zealand, as well as theme stations for South America and Sparkling Wine, will allow festivalgoers to explore the unique wines of a specific area of the wine world.
California’s Vineyard Voyage
Step into the Golden State’s renowned wine regions: the regal vineyards of Napa, the rustic charm of Sonoma, the old vines of Lodi, and the diverse landscapes of the Central Coast. You’ll sip exquisite wines, delve into the tales behind each bottle, and explore the distinct flavors that set these regions apart. Experience California’s vinicultural tapestry, all in one captivating journey. Savor the range of flavors while uncovering how California winemakers are pioneering sustainability.
New Zealand Wine – Altogether Unique
New Zealand is a special part of the world, situated between the Tasman Sea and the South Pacific Ocean. We produce less than 1% of the world’s wine but are recognised as one of the most premium wine-producing countries, with our distinct grape growing regions, diverse range of varieties, unique climatic conditions and imaginative viticulturists and winemakers.
Come join us at our Regional Booth this year, to taste through some of the best New Zealand has to offer!
Discovery Italy at this tasting station located at the gateway to the Italy theme section of the Tasting Room. Wine experts will introduce you to the regions and wines and offer suggestions on how to navigate the 71 Italian wineries. Wines from Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Puglia, Sicily, Tuscany, and Veneto will start your Italian voyage of discovery.
Put Some Sparkle in Your Life
Stop by the Sparkling Wine Tasting Station to sample a selection of bubbles from around the world. Explore different styles, iconic regions, and discover the different ways winemakers can make their wines pop.