Taste Local Festival
The Canberra Centre is celebrating local produce this month with the Taste Local Festival. Every Friday in May sees complimentary drinks and nibbles from local producers, while workshops on Saturdays and Sundays give shoppers the chance to meet and learn from winemakers and distillers. This weekend, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May, Tallagandra Hill Winery and Gallagher Wines will be on hand, with workshops focusing on pairing wines with cheese and special moments.
Find out more and buy workshops tickets via canberracentre.qicgre.com
World Bee Day
The Capital Region Farmers Market will celebrate World Bee Day (20 May) this weekend, on Saturday 22 May at EPIC. The celebrations will include bee-friendly displays and exhibitions, honey and bee-themed food, a display of hives, native plants, flowers and their growers, and more.
Buzz on over to capitalregionfarmersmarket.com.au for more information.
Chant Du Vin
Chant Du Vin will bring together music, wine and tourism at Lake George Winery on 220-21 May and the Vintner’s Daughter on 22-23 May. The events will see intimate performances from musicians Sarah McLeod, Kav Temperley and Mahalia Barnes, as well as the chance to “get up close and personal” with the winemakers and sample the local produce.
For all the details and to purchase tickets, visit chantduvin.com
Four Pillars has announced its next release of Bloody Shiraz gin for 1 June, with a limited-edition bottle available this year that “captures the movement of the gin being mixed into bloody delicious gin drinks”. They’ve also announced some extra treats, too: A Bloody Shiraz grape paste and a Yarra Valley Bloody Shiraz gin caviar.
To order, head to fourpillars.com.au