Hop, sip, and jump to Jacaranda Gin Festival | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Hop, sip, and jump to Jacaranda Gin Festival

Hit the road, jacaranda. And don’t cha come back unless you got a gin in hand.  

Calling all gin connoisseurs, tonic tipplers, and the wild movers and shakers of town: as spring rolls into Brisbane, the Jacaranda Gin Festival will be blossoming at Newstead House on Saturday, September 7.  

And really, what better way to spring into the warmer months than with a glass (or bottle) of gin in hand?  

Leave your Lorna Jane activewear and Nikes at home (gym? Sorry hun, we said gin), and get ready to tantalise your tastebuds with a day-long celebration of the best of craft and popular gins, direct from Australian and international distillers.  

Savour the taste of spring as you roam around the dreamy gin marketplace, decked-out with interactive stalls, cocktails stations, and live entertainment to keep you tickled pink all day long. Tasty food trucks and chef stations will be the hungry wanderer’s best friend, making it all too easy to wash down 10 (yes, 10!) free gin tastings, guaranteed with each ticket purchase.  

While the official 2019 gin lineup still tight under wraps (but rumour has it it’s going to be even bigger than last year), there’s guaranteed to be plenty of gin to make you grin, no matter if you prefer the subtle spice of Affinity Gin or the zesty undertones of Hippocampus Dry…or if you’re like us and like to wash it down with lemonade #basicwhitegirlalert.  

Consider yourself a bit of a gin black belt? For $88 per person, treat yourself to the Jacaranda Gin Lounge experience to enjoy access to a breezy lounge area (afternoon nap, anyone?) and a classic G&T on arrival.  

Looking for the complete gin-sider experience? Secure tickets to the VIP Gintopia Lounge to indulge in eight glorious hours of gourmet nibbles, an exclusive full-service bar, and front row seats to all the best gin action. Topped off with your own private marquee to fully relax, you’ll be oozing a certain gin ne sais quoi by the end of the night.  

Tickets are tipped to sell out fast! Secure your place here now and let the celebrations be-gin! 

Words by Jane Bartley
- the gourmand always ditching the gym for gin.

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