Sunday 8 March 2009

Tasmania's Cradle Mountain Lodge launches Tastings at the Top

Voyages Cradle Mountain Lodge will once again play host to Tastings at the Top, the food and wine weekend break that showcases great Tasmanian wines and local providores, all hosted by leading wine consultant Peter Bourne.

Held over the weekend of 20-23 June 2009, against the picturesque backdrop of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tastings at the Top has become synonymous with Tasmania's reputation as a gastronomic haven.

Boutique providores displaying their produce this year include Ashgrove Cheese, Bruny Island Cheese Company and Anvers Chocolates to name just a few.

Savour a tipple of your favourite Tasmanian drop, with Jansz, Dalrymple Vineyards, Lalla Gully, Clover Hill Vineyard and Stoney Rise all showcasing their produce.

Guests will also have some free time to explore the stunning countryside surrounding Cradle Mountain Lodge, with activities including hiking over pristine mountains and relaxing therapies at the Waldheim Alpine Spa.

Three-night (minimum stay) packages for Tastings at the Top start from $1,495 per person, based on two people sharing a Pencil Pine Cabin at Cradle Mountain Lodge. The package includes buffet breakfast daily, lunch, dinner and beverages which are part of the Tastings at the Top program, scheduled events, workshops and activities.

NEW! Cradle Mountain Lodge will also be introducing 5-course Wine Degustation Dinners matched with superb Tasmanian wines.

Packages start from $264 per person with a minimum one night's accommodation, based on two people sharing a room. The 5-course degustation dinner includes starter, entrée, sorbet, main course and dessert with a glass of wine accompanying each course.

Dates to diarise are:
Saturday, 16th May 2009 - hosted by Ed Carr, sparkling winemaker from Bay of Fires Winery
Friday, 24th July 2009 - hosted by Natalie Fryar, winemaker from Jansz
Saturday 15th August 2009 - hosted by Conor van der Reest, winemaker from Moorilla

"With the tantalising combination of the best of Tasmanian produce with top quality wines and such a spectacular setting, it's easy to see why Tastings at the Top has become such a popular event," said Cradle Mountain Lodge General Manager Leigh Reid.

For bookings contact Voyages Cradle Mountain Lodge on:
Phone: +61 03 6492 1303

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