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Crystalbrook Byron is bringing a taste of the Barossa to Byron Bay

Calling all food and wine lovers! During the month of August, Forest Byron Bay is teaming up with some of the best wineries in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales for a month-long series of long lunches and cellar door pop-ups. 

Each Saturday a winemaker will take over Forest and guide guests through a long, lush and totally indulgent menu with paired wines from their winery. 

Try an Italian-inspired menu from Dal Zotto wines, learn about the biodynamic winemaking practices from Whistler, taste the heralded 2021 Vintage from Nick Spencer, or meet 2022 winemaker of the year, Corrina Wright from Oliver’s Taranga. 

For those after something a bit more relaxed, the resort’s lawn will be reimagined as a vibrant, vineyard-inspired oasis serving wine flights, tastings, cheese and charcuterie boards and some good tunes. Sip and snack under the festoon lights, keep cosy next to the crackling firepits and stretch out on Wandering Folk picnic blankets. 

“We’re looking forward to giving Byron Bay a taste of the amazing South Australian (and beyond) wine scene without having to leave the Northern Rivers,” says Jordan Rodgers, General Manager. 

“The Cellar Door series is an opportunity for both Forest and our winery partners to celebrate our passion for sustainability while showcasing the abundance of Northern Rivers’ produce,” he added. 

Guests are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. 

The Details:

Long lunch series: every Saturday 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cellar door pop-up: every Saturday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm


The line-up:

  • 6 to 7 August: Dal Zotto Wines
  • 13 to 14 August: Whistler Wines, Barossa, SA
  • 20 to 21 August: Nick Spencer Wines, Mclaren Vale, SA
  • 27 to 28 August: Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards


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