Australia's biggest Pinot Noir festival kicks off with fine drops, amazing food and live music
If your idea of a good time is a couple of glasses of great wine, kick-ass food and some great music, Pinot Palooza is the event for you. Brought to you by the Bottle Shop Concepts team, the festival celebrates the best Pinot Noirs to come out of Australia and New Zealand.
Sample more than 100 wines from wineries including Ata Rangi, Pegasus Bay, Chatto, Giant Steps, Shaw + Smith, Charteries and Stefano Lubiana. Taste Burgundy from Pinot's homeland at the Burg Bar and talk to expert sommeliers to find your new favourite wines. Jansz Tasmania will be getting fresh with wine fans with their sparkling rosé sorbet – think frosés but more frozen.
This year, the food line-up is going to rival the wines for the spotlight at the Melbourne Showgrounds. The Melbourne festival will feature delicious barbecue from Burn City Smokers, fried chicken from fellow wine lovers Belles Hot Chicken, pizza by Ladro, and other wine-appropriate snacks from Andrew McConnell's Meatsmith and Yarra Valley Dairy.
If you need to refresh your palate with something frothy, Sample Brew will be pouring their ales all day.