Celebrate May with fabulous wine and food, books and festivals

We're having a bit of a break this month, so instead of your normal newsletter we're sending you a brief May reminder. We don't want you to miss out on the chance to win some fabulous wine, cookbooks and travel guides. We also have some highly recommended wine saving products to give away, winesave, complete with their own bottles of Yabby Lake wine.

Even as autumn sets in around Australia, there are plenty of great events for wine and food lovers – the Good Food Shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, the Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend and of course, the International Cool Climate Wine Show.

Read on for your chance to win tickets, share in the celebrations or save with special VisitVineyards.com subscribers' offers.

And don't forget to scroll down and find out if you are a lucky April winner!

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Fabulous Tasmanian wine, Yarra Valley Salmon delicacies, tickets , great books and more

Wine, winesave, event tickets, great travel guides, gold wine advice and a beast of a cookbook – we have some wonderful prizes for you as a VisitVineyards.com subscriber this month:

  • Sip, savour and save your favourite wine with winesave.  Recommended by sommeliers around the globe and Jancis Robinson MW, it's designed for keeping opened wine perfectly, and it does. We have six winesave units each with their own bottle of delicious Yabby Lake wine, plus seven mini winesave cans, to be won, so you can test it out for yourself »

  • Indulge in some mouth-watering culinary delicacies from Yarra Valley Salmon. If you fancy some hand-milked caviar and award-winning hot smoked salmon from a sustainably run boutique aquaculture farm, then enter now for your chance to win one of six tasty prize packs. It's seriously yummy! »

  • Held on the weekend of 28-29th May, the Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend celebrates cool climate reds and brings together vignerons and winemakers from across the state to showcase their very best wines. Add in special sessions like a cheese and wine tasting with Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese and a Pinot Noir Master Class with Nick Stock and you have a full weekend of fabulous wine and food.

    Disappointed you can't make it to Hobart? Don't worry, you can still join in the sipping and savouring wherever you are in Australia with a case of premium Tasmanian wine to be won »


QUICK TICKETS – email us now to win:

The International Cool Climate Wine Show is on again in May, showcasing the grapes varieties and wine styles of cool climate regions of Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Following the judging, wine lovers have the chance to sip and compare the entries (over 600 to choose from!) at the public tasting held on Wednesday 25th May.

If you can attend this public tasting, email Kerry now via winner@VisitVineyards.com and tell her where this event is being held (just click on the link above to find out!). You must include your contact phone number and postal address for the entry to be valid (and so we can post your tickets to you). Four double passes to the public tasting will be drawn this Friday 13th at 2pm. Winners will be notified by phone.

Are you already a winner?

Good luck with your entries in the fabulous competitions above – but don't forget to check our winners' page to see if you are an April winner! 

The names include the very fortunate recipient of The New Renaissance of Italian Fusion Cuisine 1.0 by European celebrity Chef Gianfranco Chiarini – our equal top cookbook of 2010, and sure to make someone very happy indeed.

Thank you for all your creative entries, and congratulations to the winner and runners up.

Or did you win Angullong wine, one of 10 copies of Produce to Platter – Geelong and surrounding regions or one of the many prizes in our Members-only competition? If you find your name, email Kerry on winner@VisitVineyards.com and she'll soon have your prize winging its way to you.


Make sure we can contact you! Please remember to add VisitVineyards.com to your safe senders' list. A subscriber recently missed out on tickets to a festival because our email had landed in their junk mail folder, and they didn't respond in time. Don't be disappointed – please make sure we can contact you in time to award your prize.

Also make sure you enter your contact phone number, as it's the way we notify winners of event tickets. If we can't contact you to confirm you'll attend, we have to re-draw until we can reach an eligible winner.

Until our next full newsletter in June, enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes that come with the changing of the seasons. Cheers from

Robyn Lewis and the VisitVineyards.com team.


PS If you missed our last newsletter, you can find it here »