A True Tasmanian Experience in the heart of Melbourne

The annual VIN Diemen festival will return to Melbourne on Sunday 11 August hosted at Pure South Dining for a true Tasmanian experience. The event that will make its annual crossing of the Bass Strait to celebrate Van Dieman’s Land’s incredible food and wine culture.

Tasmania is Australia’s hidden gem, where the wild meets a cool climate, culminating in an abundance of natural beauty. This year, VIN Diemen Melbourne will showcase an extended line-up of the island’s leading vintners and producers.

Guests can take a journey through Tasmania’s regions, tasting an array of varieties from every corner of the island. 100 different wines will be making an appearance, including, Tamar Ridge, Moores Hill Estate, Kreglinger Wine Estates and Bream Creek Vineyard.

Meadowbank’s Alex Deane, participating in VIN Diemen for the first time, said, “Meadowbank is excited for VIN Diemen 2019, not only to tell our own story, of which we are of course proud, but also for how good it will be to share the floor with fellow growers and makers (young and old) who are truly exploring how good Tasmanian wine can become. Exciting times.”

Pure South will transform for the day, offering a veritable feast of Tasmania’s finest flavours. The restaurant sources quality, seasonal ingredients from farmers, fisherman and artisan producers across the region, guests can expect produce such as St Helens Oysters, Scottsdale Pork, Pyengana Dairy, and Huon Salmon as part of this year’s menu.

Wine Tasmania Chief Executive Officer, Sheralee Davies said, “Living in Tasmania, we are very lucky to have access to a great array of amazing wine and food. VIN Diemen provides an opportunity for us to share a taste of the island with lovers of all things Tasmanian in Sydney and Melbourne!”

VIN Diemen is a chance to meet the makers, sip, savour and socialise whilst delving deep into the Tasmanian culture with 20 producers, over 100 wines and one true Tasmanian experience.

Tickets are $99.00 and each ticket includes a wine glass to taste and take home, all wine tasting, and all food served by Pure South.

The event will run on Sunday 11 August with two sessions 11:00am – 2:00pm and 3:00pm – 6:00pm.