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Tasmania Is Coming To Visit Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane

And they're bringing their amazing food and wine along.

As much as mainlanders might poke fun at Tasmanians, it’s pretty much universally accepted that the Apple Isle has got it going on when it comes to food, produce and culture. From their gourmet cheeses to their huge fresh oysters; their weird festivals of darkness to their surreal art gallery with near celebrity status, Tasmania is on many a must-visit list for a reason. But if you live in an East Coast capital city and you simply must eat a Tasmanian oyster – like, now – you can rest easy, because the best of Tasmania is coming to you.

VIN Diemen is an event celebrating all that Tasmania has to offer by gathering up some of its finest wine, alcohol and food vendors who are more than happy to bring their delicious goods to you. The travelling Tasmanian taste-makers will be visiting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over the coming weeks to showcase some of the best produce coming out of our southern state.

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Drink producers at VIN Diemen Melbourne include (*deep breath*) Barringwood, Bay of Fires, Cape Bernier, Clover Hill, Devil’s Corner, Ghost RockGrey Sands, Holm Oak, HeemskerkJansz, Josef Chromy Wines, Moores Hill, Moorilla, Nocton Vineyard, Pipers Brook, Spring Vale Vineyards, Stefano Lubiana Wines, Tamar Ridge, Wines for Joanie, Frank’s Cider, Willie Smith’s CiderLark Distillery and Vestal Water.

There will also be an Oyster Bar (featuring Ashmore Oysters), and the Tassie Produce Stall featuring (*one more deep breath*) HUON Aquaculture, Bruny Island Food, Topped Off Tasmanian Smallgoods, Cradoc Hill Smallgoods, Clean Island Jerky Co., Grandvewe Cheeses, Coal River Farm, Healthy Treats By Mrs Rees, Weston Farm, Art of Tea and the Erudite Guide to Southern Tasmania.

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VIN Diemen, presented by Wine Tasmania, delivers deliciousness to Melbourne this Sunday August 16 (11am – 6pm at the Meat Market in North Melbourne), Brisbane on Thursday August 20 ( 5pm – 10pm at Lightspace in Fortitude Valley) and Sydney on Saturday September 5 (11am – 6pm at the Australian Technology Park in Everleigh). Tickets are $35 plus booking fee for each event and include a take-home wine glass and all tastings (no tokens!).

(Photos: Vin Diemen/Facebook)

Or taste the real thing for yourself. Check out Qantas flights to Tasmania here.