***Cancelled due to COVID-19 containment measures***

What the Program would have been - Saturday 25 July

The bus will collect Members from central Launceston hotels and we'll travel up to the famous Barnbougle Dunes/Lost Farm golf course on the north-east coast. We're booked into the driving range to a) refine your game, or b) hope and pray to connect club to ball at least once in Australia's #1 ranked public access golf course.

Next we'll retire to the Lost Farm Restaurant, perched atop a coastal dune with spectacular views of the course and coastline.  We'll enjoy a two-course lunch, with liberal helpings of Josef Chromy Wines, before boarding the bus back south.

Stopping at Lebrina, tree-changers Daniel and Kim at Fork It Farm will be waiting to show us around their beautiful property where they raise free-ranging Berkshire pigs. The property includes a small butchery where they produce artisanal pork and charcuterie. Over a delicious grazing table (including charcuterie, fruits, vegetables and cheese), we'll sample a flight of Pinot Noir.

On return to Launceston, the bus will drop you back to your hotel, and we'll reconvene in central Launceston at Brisbane Street Bistro for a 3-course dinner with matched wines. Depending on numbers, this may be a split seating (6-8.30pm, 8.30pm - late). Please note - the bistro is a comfortable walking distance from most Launceston central hotels. There will be no bus transfers.

Saturday ticket $50, available to Members and their partners only. 

What the Program would have been - Sunday 26 July

Sunday is spent at Josef Chromy Wines. Grab some breakfast before the bus collects you from your hotel and takes you to the winery. Bring your luggage if you are planning on going directly to the airport. 

With coffee warming your hands, we'll introduce you to Georgie Wilkinson from iconic Tasmanian business Lake Leather. In true, hands-on Wine Club Weekend fashion, Georgie will guide you through the process of crafting your own leather wine bottle carrier. 

In the background, you might see Master Distiller William McHenry setting up for the next session, bringing McHenry's famous Gin Lab to Josef Chromy Wines. 

Lunch will be supplied by the Josef Chromy kitchen, before you are seated for one of the highlights of the 2019 programs, the Riedel Sensory Masterclass. And just like last year, the Riedel wine glass set valued at $200 is yours to keep. 

For those flying home the day will finish at around 4.30pm, and Amy will be on hand to do airport runs as needed. For the rest, the bus will return you to your hotel at the end of the program.

 Sunday ticket $50, available to Members and their partners only.