Welcome to paradise!

Anchored over 3 days from Friday 2 Nov – Sunday 4 Nov, 2018 on Clark Island, this is the place where you can feel like you’re leaving the city while entering the very heart of it.

All holidaymakers will depart from Man O War Steps, Sydney Opera House aboard the Bellini Boats.  Once aboard, you’ll be greeted with a glass of Bellini Cipriani to enjoy on the journey over to paradise.

Upon arrival, it’s a matter of choose your own adventure – you can discover boutique wineries from Australia & Abroad; hit the hillside and sip some award-winning wines at Unwined with Cellarmasters; get competitive in our island games and treasure hunts; or learn a bunch of things at the Wine Selectors masterclasses.

If wine isn’t your thing (pffft), 2018 has the biggest line up of alternative bevvies – start with a visit to Gage Roads Beer Garden, pouring their award-winning ales from Freo, WA, pop over to the Archie Rose Gin Bar for an Island Spritz or relax in the Pimms Garden for a refreshing cocktail.

Fishing for food?  The Island will be serving up satiable sustenance from Chur Burger Food Trucks including juicy burgers, loaded fries, Mediterranean pitas, fluffy boa buns, Hunter Valley Cheese Co. platters, Ralston Bros. oysters and finish it all with a gelato and coffee from N2 Gelato.

Wine Island is a session based event and runs daily from 10am – 2pm and 4pm – 8pm.


ALL ferries will depart ‘Man O War Steps’ Sydney Opera House (east)

All ferries depart approx. 30-40 minutes before advertised event session time. To ensure smooth boarding, please arrive 45 minutes before the event time. That way, we can get you on your way to wine paradise.

Please note: To provide the best experience possible, our departure times are strictly observed. Please ensure that you allow extra travel time on your journey to the Man O War Steps to avoid delays.

On your journey to Wine Island, you’ll be enjoying a splash of Bellini Cipriani.


Ferries will commence departure from Clark Island 20 mins before advertised session end time.

Holidaymakers will be dropped off at Campbell’s Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay (just north of the Overseas Passenger Terminal).

Please note:  No alcohol to be consumed on the short journey back to Campbell’s Cove, please use this time to sip on your water and post to Instagram. Also, no opened bottles allowed off the island so please keep a lid on it until you get home and enjoy!


Wine Island is an 18+ fully licensed event and BYO alcohol is not permitted. There will be a range of alcoholic beverages available to taste or purchase by the glass and bottle.

Please note: Wine Island only serves tastings and beverages by the glass.  All bottle purchases are for take away consumption only and must be taken off the island unopened.  There is also a strict no drinking policy on the return ferry which you must adhere to.

Wine Island serves alcohol in accordance with Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines.

Please consume alcohol responsibly.