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Cope-Williams Winery has produced the most consistently awarded sparkling wine in the Macedon Ranges. This Budburst festival we’re celebrating our tenth year as the best sparkling wine from Australia’s best sparkling region giving away all of our secrets.

Learn the art of blending, riddling, disgorging and and just what it takes to get the best bubbles in Australia. You’ll get to make your own brut base wine (prizes for the best examples), learn the history of Champenoise style wines and find out exactly what the best winemakers in the country look for when making a bottle of bubbly.

Tutored by one of the winemakers responsible for delivering our tenth award in a row this will be a fun, relaxed event that very few people outside of the industry will ever experience. Included is a comparative taste of our most recent bottling and a cellared bottling to also show how one should treat fine sparkling wines in a cellar.

This year’s Budburst food and wine festival will also see the arrival of food trucks at Cope-Williams, the launch of our huge new art space, an open-house on the new accomodation makeovers and two very special secret announcements that will make booze lovers everywhere very excited indeed. Games and cricket will be running all day with plenty of entertainment for kids or friends who just want to have a picnic or walk amongst the vines and art while you become a master sparkling wine maker.

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