20-22 July 2018

You are invited to an exclusive weekend hosted by Champagne Charles Heidsieck Chef de Cave Cyril Brun and International Wine Communicator of the Year Tyson Stelzer, showcasing the finest Tasmanian Wines and benchmarks from the great house of Charles Heidsieck. Join us for Saffire’s signature degustation dining experiences, cocktail and gala dinners, lunch on the terrace and a prestige masterclass hosted by Cyril and Tyson. Meet local winemakers, explore the spectacular landscape of the Hazards of Freycinet and relax in the stunning surrounds of Saffire Freycinet.

The Saffire Wine Weekend was the best weekend we have ever experienced.
– Terry & Denise Webber, guests at Sparkling Saffire Weekend 2017

Featured Tasmanian Estates:

  • Apogee
  • House of Arras
  • Clover Hill
  • Pirie/Tamar Ridge
  • Kreglinger/Pipers Brook/Ninth Island/New Certan
  • Bellebonne



Luxury Suite - $5,400 (two nights, all-inclusive)
Signature Suite - $6,000 (two nights, all-inclusive)
Private Pavilion - $6,800 (two nights, all-inclusive)

To make a booking call 03 6256 7888 or email




12 noon – 2pm
Guests are welcome to arrive at their leisure for a casual sit down lunch in the restaurant.

2pm – 7pm
Spend the afternoon settling into your suite. If you prefer, Sa­ffire will have a range of activities taking place including a hike up to Wineglass Bay lookout.

7pm – late
Cocktail style dinner, greeted with a glass of Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV from Chef de Cave Cyril Brun himself. While Executive Chef Todd Adams has prepared a very special menu just for this dinner, it will be Cyril and the local winemakers who star as they share some of their special sparkling, white and red wines with you throughout the evening.

Sparkling Saffire Weekend
Sparkling Saffire Weekend


7am – 10am
A la carte breakfast at guests’ leisure.

9am – 11am
A range of Saffire activities and experiences will be launched this morning, including the iconic Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm tour and sparkling tasting, the Schouten Island sparkling and seafood cruise and a tour of Freycinet Vineyard to learn (and taste) the art of winemaking. Please note that activities are limited in numbers, and will need to be booked in advance.

12noon – 2pm
Lunch is served on the terrace (weather dependent) with a BBQ, Sa­ffire style, featuring local sparkling, white and red wines.

2pm – 4pm
Champagne and Sparkling Masterclass. A very special chance to join an interactive session hosted by Charles Heidsieck Chef de Cave Cyril Brun alongside International Champagne Writer of the Year Tyson Stelzer, showcasing the full suite of Charles Heidsieck vintage cuvées culminating in the mythical Blanc des Millénaires 1995 alongside Tasmania’s flagship sparkling wines. And for those who prefer, there is always the spa to relax and unwind.

6:30pm – late
The ultimate degustation and immersion in the great wines of Champagne and Tasmania! Pre-dinner drinks hosted by Todd, Cyril, Tyson and the winemakers before moving in for the gala formal dinner around 7pm. The dinner menu has been designed especially for this evening by Chef Todd. It will be a six-course menu with matching Champagne from Charles Heidsieck and benchmark local wines.


7am – 10am
A la carte breakfast at guests’ leisure.