Sanctuary Cove to host fine food, wine, beer and music festival

Friday, 14 June 2019: Sanctuary Cove is rolling out the red carpet for lovers of quality food, wine, beer and music with an all-new festival that taps into the public’s growing appetite for premium treats.

Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove, to be held from July 27-28, will showcase an exceptional range of local, national and international food, wine, beer and cider at the Gold Coast’s ultimate lifestyle destination.

Chefs, leading winemakers, renowned craft beer brewers and gourmet food trucks will combine with The Marine Village’s world-class restaurants to serve up a mouth-watering experience for an expected 6000-plus visitors who appreciate the finer tastes in life.

Wine connoisseurs will be able to wander the streets of the picturesque precinct tasting the best drops from 40 renowned wineries, while their beer and cider-loving friends will have the choice of sampling the goods of 15 of Australia’s top breweries and cideries.

A stellar live entertainment line-up of solo artists and big bands will add to the festival buzz, while foodies will be in heaven as they indulge in fine seasonal eats served up by The Marine Village’s top restaurants and gourmet food trucks.

The popular Winemaker’s Dinner will also return to the five-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on Friday, July 26, with the masters behind some of Australia’s most celebrated wine regions to present their finest offerings at a six-course degustation matched to six wines.

Mulpha Events General Manager Johan Hasser said The Marine Village’s spectacular waterfront location was the ideal location for a celebration of good food and beverages.

“Having hosted a variety of highly successful wine events, we have identified an opportunity to expand and deliver a new festival at one of the Gold Coast’s most unique waterfront locations,” he said.

“People have never been more interested in quality food and drinks, with the enormous growth of the craft beer and cider industries in South-East Queensland evidence of their thirst for the wide array of premium products we will have on offer.

Negociants Australia, which has been an importer of the world’s finest wines since 1984, is among the exhibitors that have jumped at the chance to showcase their wares at the inaugural Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove.

“As a long-time supporter of Sanctuary Cove’s wine events, we are thrilled that Johan and his team have taken the initiative to add this exciting festival to their calendar,” Negociants Australia’s Elliott Ramage said.

“Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove will allow visitors to taste wines from brands, regions and winemakers they may not normally be exposed to and get to do so amid the magnificent setting that is The Marine Village.”

Mr Hasser said Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove would deliver a taste and sensory overload for visitors, including feature demonstrations and special lunches from celebrity chefs.

“From the tastes on offer to the sights and sounds that will accompany them, this will be a unique experience for our ticketholders,” he said.

“Whether they want to dine at one of The Marine Village’s many award-winning restaurants, do a spot of shopping in our quality retail outlets or simply relax with an ice cold brew while watching the sun set over Sanctuary Cove, the choices will be infinite at this tremendous event.”

First release tickets for Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove are now on sale, with a Saturday Pass available for $20, a Sunday Pass for $15 and a limited number of Weekend Passes for $30.

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