Now in its third year, Australia’s most tropical and unique wine festival, Wine Island, returns to Clark Island, Sydney Harbour from Friday 10 November – Sunday 12 November, 2017.

This is the place where you can feel like you’re leaving the city while entering the very heart of it. So, pack your bags, throw away your cares and discover a piece of paradise filled with great wine, food, music, silent discos, masterclasses, treasure hunts and more!


Your holiday begins aboard the Luxe Estate Bubbles Boats with a glass of sparkling for the short journey over to the island. Once ashore, you’ll sip your way through a selection of over 100 new wave and classic wines from De Lisio, Taylor Made Wines, Yarra Social, 6ft6, Riot Wine Co. and many more. Also making its way back to Wine Island is the world famous Frosé, joined by other delicious wine-based cocktails including an exotic Malbec Sangria and Prosecco Margaritas.


This exquisite yet relatively untouched piece of paradise is a small island so only a limited number of ‘holiday- makers’ can attend the event – giving Wine Island its famed first-class feel. This also allows for visitors to chat one-on-one to the friendly winemakers, or simply lie back and soak in the view with some of the top drops from around Australia and abroad.


Ensuring no one goes hungry on this deserted island, Chur will be popping up in paradise to satisfy every foodies dreams. Former fine dining (Assiette, Banc) and award-winning chef Warren Turnbull, the mastermind behind the cult Chur Burger, is curating a bespoke tropical menu of freshly shucked oysters, cheese platters, Hawaiian poke, fish tacos, spit-roasted lamb pitas and of course, his mouth-watering burgers.


Masterclasses presented by Wine Selectors will have you pairing music with wine in our smash hit of 2016, the Silent Disco Drops, along with Dessert Island where our sweet-toothed holiday-makers will enjoy leading dessert wines with delicious sweets. There’ll also be some Vino Trivia and Cold Blooded Reds to indulge in – it’s the next big wine trend so get the lowdown on the best reds for chillin’ while you’re chillin’ this summer.


Get ‘Down To Earth’ at the Cracka Wines Club House at Wine Island: a cellar door-meets-day spa experience for holiday-makers. Lie back on day beds and try a range of biodynamic wines whilst getting a foot scrub, then take home a grape vine to plant happy memories until next years’ event rolls around.

Packages to paradise begin at $99 for the 5 Star experience and include your ferry transfers, a glass of sparkling for the journey across, 5 wine tastings, a Wine Island tumbler and access to masterclasses (excluding Dessert Island which can be purchased for an additional $30).

For $199, our 7 Star experience is extra indulgent with ferry transfers, unlimited wine tastings, exclusive access to the 7 Star Bar with a premium viewing point to enjoy a picnic, chow down on a Chur picnic pack, sip top drops and watch the world float by.

Having a taste for the finer things in life, the most exciting addition to 2017 is our Wine Island Superyacht. Guests looking for a 10 Star experience will set sail with friends across the harbour in luxury before dropping anchor on Wine Island. Once ashore, the superyacht will form a base for private masterclasses and exclusive culinary experiences. Starting at $399 per head, guests will enjoy all that comes with living a life of luxury from cheese & oyster bars and canapés throughout the entire event (also catered by Warren Turnbull) unlimited wine tastings, access to 7 Star Bar and exclusive gift bag. Limited tickets are available.


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*Wine Island 2015 was awarded the title of Best New Event 2015 by Concrete Playground (

  • Wine Island 2016 won the Experiential Award for Best Festival by the Plus Ones & The Socialites


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Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News

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