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Warier River Wines in The Marlborough Wine region of New Zealands South Island

Warier River Wines in The Marlborough Wine region of New Zealands South Island

Tasmanian treats at the Taste of Sydney
Rutherglen Durif - 101 Not Out
Vintage in the Barossa Valley

Yay it's March, our fave month of the year! Hopefully it will be yours too if you make the most of the fabulous weather that March often brings, and get out into wine and food country. Sun, no wind, lovely wines, great food, winemaking action – what's not to love?

Vintage is now well underway in most regions and is finishing up north (just starting for sparkling in Tasmania) – from early reports, #V17 is going to be a standout! We cant wait to get out hands on some of these wines later in the year.  As usual, there are wine and food festivals and events on almost everywhere around Australia and NZ this month, taking advantage of the gorgeous weather.  

Scroll down for a selection of March events, or for the full list (searchable by date and State/region), check out our wine and food events calendar here » 

If you're planning ahead for a trip to our wine regions, remember, we have Australia's largest number of wine producers right here (nearly 5000 of them, around twice as many as the government seems to know about), where you can find the hidden gems, the new hipster and indie labels, the tried and true, venues for weddings, long lunches, the small boutique producers and everyone else, with opening hours, wine types and everything you want to know – even whether they cater for the kids!  

Just search in the VV search box on the right. 

Oh, and did we tell you we also have a growing list of cideries, microbreweries and distilleries too? (Can't find your fave? Or have you just set one up?!  Email the name and location to Cameron and he'll make sure they're added).

So if you are  looking for producers, restaurants, cellar doors and cool places to relax, you're in the right place. Plus we have hundreds of articles, interviews, itineraries, videos and rich information on our wines, ciders, brewers and makers, so you can find the best places to go and how to get there. Around 5000 people visit our website every day, looking for this sort of info – thanks everyone for visiting us!

We have lots of DIY itineraries and tours, too. 

Remember too, if you're on the road and you are a member of any State auto association (NRMA, RACV, RAA etc) and you're in or visiting Victoria or Tasmania, you can also save when you visit vineyards with our Wine and Food Selections program with RACV and RACT – pretty handy for your wine country travels. Save at:

  • wineries and vineyards
  • food producers, makers and sellers
  • regional restaurants
  • microbreweries, and
  • accommodations and attractions (Tasmania only).

Check out discounts up to 20% at some big names in Victoria here, or in Tasmania here »

Even if your nearest grapevine is hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away – or if you are visiting Australia (or this website) from overseas – if you love wine or food, you're sure to find something to make your Australian wine and food travels even more enjoyable!

If you haven't already subscribed, get into the wine and food groove, support Australia's fabulous wine and food producers and tourism operators, and join over 52,000 other happy wine and food lovers who find us a great source of information here –  it's free »

Enjoy your wine and food travels and go safely! Cheers  Robyn, Kerry, Cameron, Laura and the VV team. 

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