Do you know your aged wines from your new vintages? Your sauvignon blanc from your chenin blanc? How about your cool climate grape from your warm climate grape? No? Well – time to find out, with the Loire Big Bloom festival on June 1 and 2. 

Head down to People's Park Tavern at Victoria Park for a celebration of all things Loire wines. Sitting in the country's northwest, the Loire is home to numerous feted appellations, including Crémant de Loire, Muscadet, Touraine, Savennières, Rosé d’Anjou and Saumur Champigny.

Running from the centre of France all the way down to the coast, the Loire is home to a range of terroirs, allowing it to play host to a whole number of grapes and wine styles. Familiarise yourself with the primary varietals with a series of wine tastings and masterclasses, with food pairings and live music to keep you well fed and entertained along the way. 

Event highlights

Free Wine Tasting

Indulge in a free guided wine tasting experience featuring a selection of exquisite Loire wines. Sip and savour the diverse flavours and aromas while learning about the rich winemaking traditions of the region. Discover your new favourite wine or simply enjoy the opportunity to expand your palate. 

Wine Masterclasses

Join expert Mike Knowlden for interactive wine masterclasses and become a wine expert in just 30 minutes. Learn about the characteristics of different Loire wines, the art of wine tasting, and how to pair wine with food like a pro. (Ticketed - Book on Eventbrite before the festival) 

Craft Workshops

Unleash your creativity with our hands-on craft workshops. From watercolour painting to crafting botanical terrariums or candle making out of upcycled wine bottles, explore your artistic side inspired by the beauty of the Loire. (Ticketed - Book on Eventbrite before the festival) 

Food Pairings

Elevate your tasting experience with delectable food pairings curated to complement the unique characteristics of Loire wines. From pub food to gourmet bites, discover the perfect match for your favourite wine. 

Live Music

Groove to the rhythm of live music performances throughout the day, followed by a lively DJ set at night. Let the music elevate your festival experience and create unforgettable memories with friends and family.

For those interested in masterclasses and workshops, tickets are available on the Loire Bloom Big Eventbrite page. Visit for more information.