Sip the best at the 2013 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival

Australia’s best wines and winemakers will emerge on the Sunshine Coast for what will be a stellar line up for the tenth anniversary of the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival from 16-19 May 2013.

The festival will feature over 200 wines from 40 wineries where the stars of Australian winemaking will share their knowledge with enthusiastic consumers and wine buffs at the many and various wine-focused events throughout this year’s four-day Festival program.  It is truly a unique opportunity for people to meet and interact with their favourite winemakers.

Wine Tasting

Meet your favourite winemakers

Adam Carnaby, Senior Winemaker from Seppelt Great Western, the major wine sponsor of this year’s event, said:  “Whether you’re a fine wine collector or looking for advice, festival goers will taste wines professionally matched to the various quintessential Australian and global Festival food experiences such as the Asian, Seafood and Hinterland Food Trails; the English and Mediterranean picnics and many more of the special dinners and Festival events.”

Asian Food Trail

Enjoy matched wines at the popular Asian Food Trail lunch

An impressive list of Australian wine writers and critics will debate and discuss a range of colourful topics at the dedicated Village Wine Marquee, Wine Cellar and the Courier Mail LIFE Annexe including; Max Allen, Huon Hooke, Ken Gargett, Tony Love, Aaron Brasher, Peter Forrestal, Tony Harper and Bernadette O’Shea.

Peter Gago, Chief Winemaker for Penfolds and holder of the prestigious title, World’s Best Winemaker, will preside over premium old world and selected Australian wines matched to eight degustation courses at the Friday Qantas Premium International Dinner.  He will also host a special VIP lunch with Penfolds tasting for Platinum Ticket Holders.

The Village Wine Marquee serves as a communal talking spot for Australia’s best wine maestros who will share their extensive wine knowledge each day.

Aaron Brasher, Huon Hooke and Hunter Smith will guide you through the Premium Wine Australia Landmark Riesling Master Class while Peter Forrestal and Andrew Fleming will get in on the Premium Wine Australia Pinot Noir Master Class action. The Festival also welcomes champagne experts Bernadette O’Shea and the face of Pol Roger, Laurent d’Harcourt who will deliver some exciting champagne tastings of both vintage and non-vintage champagnes.

Reds, Whites, Sweet Things and Cocktail Making are all on the menu at the Village Wine Marquee as well as a salute to Bruce Tyrrell, head of one of Australia’s oldest, family-owned wineries.

Returning for 2013 is the hugely popular Top Tastes of Queensland Lunch held on Friday 17 May featuring the best of Queensland wines, chefs and produce.

A new edition to the festival program is the Australian division of the World Class bartending competition.  Dig your feet in the sand, sit back, relax and help judge the best cocktails ever on Noosa’s pristine shores. And if all that action inspires you to create your own then shake it up in the Village Wine Marquee to perfect your own creation at the Cocktail Making sessions.

So whether you are a wine tragic, amateur tippler or serious wine connoisseur, there is something to delight your palate and passion.

Wine tasting

Wine Tasting - something for all tastes

Add another two hundred food and wine personalities, media and producers plus big name entertainers and expect one fantastic Festival celebrating the best in food, wine entertainment and fun.

Download the new festival app or visit the website for the full program and online ticket bookings at

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