Taste Local Festival Workshop Program
Discover the range of workshops available over the Taste Local Festival, including mixology workshops, unique tasting experiences and more.
Published 26 April

The month-long Taste Local Festival celebrates the best of Canberra’s local wineries, distilleries, and music scene, with the opportunity for attendees to discover a new Canberra gem.

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Located in the heart of the CBD at Canberra Centre, Taste Local attendees can enjoy unique experiences of blending workshops, tasting adventures, and masterclasses.

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Canberra Centre has partnered with local wineries, producers and distilleries to offer attendees a program of unique artisan workshop experiences, with each workshop run by local producers. With an exciting line up of events of the month long Taste Local Festival there's a multitude of options.


Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May: The Canberra Distillery - Gin Tasting Masterclass


Kicking off the first weekend of Taste Local Workshops is The Canberra Distillery, and this is the workshop for you if you consider yourself a master gin drinker?

On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May, join The Canberra Distillery in a gin tasting masterclass. Taste through six different gins and discover how to build the perfect gin and tonic. Experiment with garnishes and ask the distillers any burning questions you have about the gin process and learn about the history of gin and tonic. Invite a friend to join you and bring your Mum to our Mother's Day workshops on the 8th of May to have a chance to win a lucky door prize. You’ll also be provided with some delicious snacks supplied by The Lazy Grazer!


The Canberra Distillery is a small batch distillery with a passion for local flavours and the creative process. They take pride in handcrafting fine spirits from only the essential raw ingredients. 


This workshop will run on Saturday 7th May 10.30am, 1pm & 3pm and Sunday 8th May 10.30am, 1pm & 3pm. Ticket cost $20 per person, with every entry including a surprise gift. 

Secure your spot now to The Canberra Distillery Workshop HERE. 


Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May: Lake George Winery & Sweet Pea & Poppy - Wine & Chocolate Pairing Workshop 


Lake George Winery returns this year with an irresistible wine and chocolate pairing workshop. Lake George Winery will take you on an entertaining and educational wine and chocolate pairing journey. Partnering with Sweet Pea and Poppy chocolates, it's not to be missed.

Lake George Winery is family owned and operated and is located on the north-western shores of the mysterious Lake George. Their handpicked grapes follow sustainable practices and their wine is vegan friendly.  

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This workshop will run on Saturday 14th May 1pm & 3pm, and Sunday 15th May 2pm. Ticket cost $20 per person. 

Secure your spot to the Lake George & Sweet Pea & Poppy Workshop HERE. 


Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May: Contentious Character Winery - Cool-Climate Wine Region Workshop


Think you know wine? This Contentious Character Winery workshop will put your knowledge to the test with a blind tasting, done the Contentious Character way. An engaging hour of sipping cool-climate wines, discovering varietals and regions and swapping tasting notes and thoughts. Choose the red, the white or why not both? 

A cool climate boutique winery, Contentious Character is a single vineyard set on one of the Canberra region's highest elevations providing similar conditions akin to Continental Europe. It's a loveable contrast to what many expect from Australian wines. 

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This workshop will run on Saturday 21st May 2pm, and Sunday 22nd May 12pm & 2pm. Ticket cost $20 per person, with every entry including a surprise gift. 

Secure your spot to the Contentious Character Winery Workshop HERE. 


Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May: Underground Spirits Canberra - Cocktails to Impress Cocktail Masterclass 


Underground Spirits is a boutique distillery that make award winning premium spirits that are anything but typical. When it comes to taste, think the unexpected.

“Cocktails to Impress” Let Underground Spirits guide you to make two cocktails which will be sure to impress your next cocktail party guests! 

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This workshop will run on Saturday 28th May 1pm & 3pm, and Sunday 29th May 1pm & 3pm. Ticket cost $20 per person, with every entry including a surprise gift. 

Secure your spot to The Underground Spirits Canberra Workshop HERE. 


Secure your Workshop Ticket today

With an exciting line up of events for the month long Taste Local Festival, there's a multitude of options, with the hardest decision which workshop to lock in first. Tickets will sell out quickly for these much anticipated workshops, so plan ahead and secure your spot today.   Taste.Local (4)


Find out what else is on during Taste Local Festival HERE. 



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