A festival of champagne is on its way

Effervescence champagne festival returns to Spicers Hidden Vale this September - and tickets are available right now.
27 Mar 2018
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer


A festival of champagne is on its way

Sipping beautiful champagnes with a stunning Queensland countryside backdrop is the promise of a festival returning to Spicers Hidden Vale in the first weekend of September.



Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Effervescence champagne festival and it’s actually about a whole lot more than just ‘tasting the stars.’ The celebration is a day of indulgences, bringing together the wine, spectacular food and music, at beautiful Spicers Hidden Vale just an hour from Brisbane.


The Sunday champagne trail offers the chance to taste almost 70 different champagnes from more than 25 houses, from both boutique growers and major houses.
“It’s a unique opportunity for champagne lovers,” says event founder Amanda Reboul.
“There are plenty of tasting events for hospitality workers and champagne professionals, but it’s extremely rare for the public to be able to taste champagnes side by side like this.”
Guests can also buy the champagne at special prices, delivered to their door.


Effervescence welcomes lauded French chef Bruno Loubet as the 2018 chef-ambassador. Loubet recently returned from the UK where he opened Bistrot Bruno Loubet and The Grainstore to great acclaim. He will be demonstrating on stage the art of food and champagne matching and fielding questions from MC Fiona MacDonald. There’ll even be a food market and French boutique on site.
Prices range from $120 for the champagne trail to $250 for a full day escape package, and there are early bird prices available for the VIP weekend (August 31-September 2) which includes three days of lavish champagne breakfasts, lunches, dinners and masterclasses.
New for 2018
  • A ‘Full Day Escape’ ticket. Guests begin with a 10am champagne masterclass, before a truffle and champagne long lunch with food by Bruno Loubet and Spicers Hidden Vale’s executive chef Ash Martin. They then walk the champagne trail.
  • An exclusive VIP area The Luxe Lounge, where guests are able to taste 3 premium cru champagnes (additional ticket cost).
  • A “designated driver” entry ticket for $50 (excludes the champagne trail).
 Return coach transport is available for $30 from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Ipswich.
Full details here.
Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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