Queenslanders love a glass of champagne, which is why south-east Queensland has been chosen as the location for Effervescence, the first Australian festival celebrating champagne.
Effervescence will take place against a backdrop of glorious blue skies and autumnal-hued hills at Spicers Hidden Vale, just one hour out from Brisbane, this August.
The festival is the brainchild of The Bubble Diva‘s champagne educator, Amanda Reboul.
“I wanted to create a unique event which not only highlighted champagne the drink, but Champagne the region; to give champagne lovers, whatever their level of expertise, the chance to learn more,” Amanda says.
The festival will include tastings and masterclasses guiding guests through the different regions and styles of champagne.
“It’s the opportunity to celebrate a wine that we so often use to mark some of life’s most important moments,” Amanda says.
Representatives from major and smaller family-owned champagne houses will be in attendance, along with champagne experts like the award-winning David Donald, offering guests the opportunity to taste and talk to the people in the know.
Guests will be invited to walk the ‘champagne trail’, set over the stunning 12,000 acre property, with stations representing the different micro-regions of Champagne. Along with tastings, cheese and charcuterie will be on offer on the trail.
Alternatively, if you want to live large, you’ll be able to book a special VIP weekend package with a welcome cocktail party, luxury accommodation and meals at Spicers’ own restaurant, as well as a range of other activities.
Tickets are on sale now at effervescence.com.au, ranging from $120 per person for the champagne trail to a slightly more extravagant $2,150 per person for the ‘champagne immersion weekend’.
Effervescence will run at Spicers Hidden Vale from Friday 19 August to Sunday 21 August.