Public Wine Tasting Events

Back by massive demand after the pandemic made things difficult…


“2023 is the year of the return of the most exciting and social wine tasting experience in Bathurst”

– self-proclaimed by the National Cool Climate Wine Show team
Friday 1st September | 5.30pm to 7.30pm | Tickets $50.00

Tickets on sale from 7th August 2023, 9am.

Purchase Tickets via 123TIX

Venue: Rafters Bar (Building 1413), CSU Bathurst

Book the date and invite your friends for the largest collections of cool climate wines in Australia. This event is about the appreciation of wine, trying new wine styles, judging the wines for yourself and discovering the essence of cool climate wines from across cool growing areas in Australia. Try everything from Sparkling to Gewürztraminer, Shiraz to Malbec, pop a little Rosé in your glass or sample a dessert wine, at your fingertips with our informative team of volunteers assisting you.

The very popular public wine tasting is held on the Friday evening after the judging has been finalised. Collect your complimentary long stem glass upon entry, highlight your top wines in your wine show tasting booklet complete with all the results, enjoy light palette-cleansing refreshments and the company of other wine enthusiasts.

Held in the very fresh and comfortable Rafters Bar at Bathurst CSU, there is nearby accommodation and dining locations, all accessible by your trusty designated driver or our local partners in transport – Bathurst Tours.

Included in the ticket price is a courtesy bus service with Bathurst Tours. Buses will depart every 15 minutes from Russell Street (opposite Courthouse) from 5pm, and returning until 7.45pm.

We are excited to welcome our sponsors – thank you for supporting your locals and socials!


Guest Feedback

Congratulations on a wonderful event, as first timers we had a lovely night and it was great to experience the best cool climate wines
Kerryn Windsor

Fabulous evening of cool climate wines (800+) and yummy food.
Sue Cox

This event is well-designed for everyone, there was a relaxed feel as everyone sipped their way around the room, and the pourers were very informative about the wines. I had an excellent night and will be coming again next year!
Stephen Harper, Suez Recycling Bathurst