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The annual VIN Diemen festival will return to Melbourne on Sunday 12 August and for the first time will be hosted at Pure South Dining for one true Tasmanian experience, celebrating the region’s exceptional food and wine culture.

Brought to life by Wine Tasmania, in partnership with master of events Revel, better known for the world’s biggest Pinot festival, Pinot Palooza, VIN Diemen will give guests an opportunity to explore Tasmania’s culinary delights without leaving the city.

Tasmania is Australia’s hidden gem, where the wild meets a cool, calm and collected climate with an abundance of natural beauty. This year, VIN Diemen Melbourne will showcase the unparalleled quality of Tasmania’s wine and food, with an extended line-up of the island’s leading vintners paired with Pure South Dining’s artisan producers.

Guests can enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival before winding their way through each region, tasting an array of varieties from every corner of the island. The day will welcome over 20 Tasmanian wine producers featuring 100 different wines from the likes of Tolpuddle, Moorilla, Pipers Brook, Moores Hill Estate and many more.

Moores Hill Estate owner, Fiona Weller said, “VIN Diemen is a one-off opportunity to experience Tasmania’s food and wine offerings. We’re delighted to be involved in sharing what defines our region and why Tasmania is such a unique place.”

Long before provenance became a buzzword, Pure South Dining’s close relationships with Tasmania’s remote growers and producers has brought the best of the ‘pure south’ to Melbourne.

Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, the newly refurbished two-story restaurant will transform into a gourmet isle for the day, offering an unrivalled feast of Tasmania’s finest and most bespoke fare. Pure South sources the highest quality ingredients from farmers, fisherman and artisan producers across the region, some of which are exclusive on the mainland, flown in by light plane. VIN Diemen will feature produce from rare-breed Mt Gnomon Farm pork, St Helens Oysters, Tongola Farm, bass strait scallops and more.

The event will also include beverages from Tasmanian suppliers Strait Brands serving vodka and gin along with Pagan Cider.

Wine Tasmania Chief Executive Officer, Sheralee Davies said, “we are extremely thrilled with the opportunity to bring VIN Diemen back to Melbourne for its fourth year, with a twist. This year’s event, presented in partnership with Pure South Dining, will feature Tasmania’s outstanding food alongside our cool climate wines to present a Tasmanian feast like no other.”

VIN Diemen is a chance to meet the makers, sip, savour and socialise whilst delving deep into Tasmanian culture with over 20 wine producers offering over 100 wines and one true Tasmanian experience.

Early bird tickets are $110.00 and general admission are $125.00, limited VIP tickets are also available for guests to purchase. Each ticket includes a Plumm wine glass to taste and take home, all wine tasting, and food served by Pure South.

When: 12 August 2018 | 12pm ~ 5pm
Where: Pure South Dining, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
More information: here.