Queenslanders are some of the most enthusiastic Champagne drinkers in the country, which is why south-east Queensland has been chosen as the location for the first Australian festival celebrating Champagne.
This August, (19-21) Effervescence will take place against a backdrop of glorious blue skies and autumnal – hued hills at Spicers Hidden Vale, just one hour from Brisbane.
The celebration of all things Champagne and champagne 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.”
Effervescence will celebrate everything Champagne, with 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 Reboul says.
Representatives from major and smaller family-owned Champagne houses will be in attendance, along with Champagne experts such as Vin de Champagne award winner, David Donald, offering the opportunity to taste and talk to people in the know; both makers and educators.
Guests are invited to come for the day and 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. Alternatively guests can book one of the special VIP weekend packages with welcome cocktail party featuring Australia’s string diva Suzie G, luxury accommodation and meals at Spicers’ own hatted restaurant, as well as a whole range of other activities.
A unique celebration of everything champagne, Effervescence is set to be an annual event with the limited number of tickets expected to sell fast.