Sparkling Saffire Weekend

It’s my great pleasure to invite you to join me on my inaugural Sparkling Saffire Weekend this June in Tasmania at Saffire Freycinet, one of my favorite places in the world.

This very special weekend is strictly limited to 20 couples.

Over the course of island, marine farm and vineyard tours, lunches, dinners and masterclasses, we will experience Dom Pérignon, Krug Grande Cuvée, Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, Dom Ruinart, Domaine William Fèvre Chablis and Faiveley red Burgundy.

You will meet Tasmania’s greatest winemakers as they pour their finest sparkling, still, white and red wines. All my favourite Tasmanian wines will be flowing: Freycinet Vineyard, Domaine A, House of Arras, Jansz, Stefano Lubiana, Frogmore Creek and Tamar Ridge.

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I look forward to welcoming you to my Sparkling Saffire Weekend, 9-11 June 2017.





The below rates include two nights at Saffire Freycinet (Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June), plus all meals, lounge beverages, signature experiences, additional Sparkling Saffire experiences, minibar and $100 property credit.

Luxury Suites:  $4,800 / 2 ppl / 2 nights

Signature Suites:  $5,400 per night / 2 ppl / 2 nights

Private Pavillions:  $6,200 per night / 2 ppl / 2 nights




12 noon – 2pm: Guests are welcome to arrive at their leisure for a casual sit down lunch in the restaurant.

2pm – 7pm: Spend the afternoon settling into your suite. If you prefer, Sa­ffire will have a range of activities taking place including the Wineglass Bay lookout walk.

7pm – late: Cocktail style dinner kicking off with champagne Ruinart. While chefs Hugh and Todd have prepared a very special menu just for this dinner, it will be the local winemakers who star as they share some of their special sparkling, white and red wines with you throughout the evening.


7am – 10am: A la carte breakfast at guests’ leisure.

9am – 11am: A range of Saffire activities and experiences will be launched this morning, including the iconic Marine Farm tour and sparkling tasting, the Schouten Island sparkling and seafood cruise and Freycinet Vineyard tour and tasting! Please note that activities are limited in numbers, and will need to be booked in advance.

12noon – 2pm: Lunch is served on the terrace (weather dependent) with a BBQ, Sa­ffire style, featuring local sparkling, white and red wines.

2pm – 4pm: Champagne Masterclass. A very special chance to join an interactive session hosted by International Champagne Writer of the Year Tyson Stelzer, comparing Dom Pérignon, Krug Grande Cuvée, Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame and Dom Ruinart with Tasmania’s flagship sparkling wines. And for those who prefer, there is always the spa to relax and unwind.

6:30pm – late: The ultimate degustation and immersion in the great wines of Champagne, Burgundy and Tasmania! Pre-dinner drinks hosted by Hugh, Todd, Tyson and the winemakers before moving in for the gala formal dinner around 7pm. The dinner menu has been designed especially for this evening by executive chef Hugh and head chef Todd. It will be a six-course menu with matching champagne, Chablis, red Burgundy and benchmark local wines.


7am – 10am : A la Carte Breakfast at guests’ leisure.


Sparkling Saffire Weekend