Lismore Wine Fair a real corker

Lismore Wine Fair organiser Rebekka Battista gives Menins Food Works Rob Menins a sample of his own stuffed chillies.

If endless wine sampling and nibbling on delectable deli foods for just $15 sounds like a great way to spend a lazy Sunday, then youll be in absolute heaven at the Lismore Wine Fair.

Now in its third year, this decadent day for quaffers is a fundraiser for local charity Our Kids, which gives you even more incentive to cancel all prior engagements on Sunday, September 10.

To wash down the 80 odd varieties of Australian and New Zealand wine on offer will be a delicious array of snacks from Lismores favourite deli, Menins Food Works, including the delis own feta stuffed chillies, marscapone stuffed figs, sun-dried tomatoes, cheeses and olives.

There will be delicious samples from local producer Iron Pot Food such as basil, rocket, coriander and macadamia pesto, along with dukkahs, tapenades and a selection of Iron Pots gluten-free range of sweet slices. And leave a space for a taste of the mouthwatering quiches and pies from Brubecks Fine Foods.

A highlight of this years Wine Fair is a shiraz masterclass with winemaker Stephen John who, for just $10, will take you on a wine sipping journey involving a dozen different varieties of shiraz. Bookings are essential to Rebekka Battista on 6620 2705.

The Lismore Wine Fair is just a fantastic and really fun afternoon, said Rebekka. You can eat and drink as much as you like, then sit back, relax and listen to great music from a traditional swing jazz band.

The Lismore Wine Fair runs from 12-4pm at the Left Bank Caf in Lismore.

Its part of a big weekend for food lovers in Lismore, with NORPAs Lismore Feast on the night before. This event happens under the stars at Lismore City Hall, where a sumptuous meal created by guest chef Peter Conistis from Omega Restaurant in Sydney will be served along with wines from De Bortoli. Tickets are $120 and can be purchased from or from the Northern Rivers Ticket Centre on 6621 5600.

The Northern Rivers Echo is offering readers the chance to win a night for two in a spa room at the Lismore Bounty, along with two tickets to the Lismore Wine Fair and shiraz masterclass with Stephen John. All you have to do is answer the question where does cork come from? and fill in the entry form on page 33. Entries close on Wednesday, September 6.

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