Time Out says
Australia's biggest pinot noir festival kicks off with fine drops, amazing food and live music
Get up close and personal with the world’s sexiest grape variety at this year’s Pinot Palooza festival, an event dedicated to – you guessed it – pinot noir.
Now in its tenth year, Pinot Palooza is a celebration of great wine, kick-ass food and music, popping the spotlight on the finest pinot noirs produced in the southern hemisphere. You’ll be able to try from over 200 Australian and Kiwi wine producers – and even a couple from France and Argentina – then cast your vote in the festival’s People’s Choice award.
Plus, Pinot Palooza has a strict no tokens policy. Your ticket includes booking fee, all wines and a fancy wine glass valued at $25 which you’ll be able to take round and try drops from the likes of Curly Flat, Golden Child Wines, Dirty Three Winemakers, Josef Chromy, Dog point and more.
Food-wise, expect to pair your pinot with wine-friendly eats (yes, we're talking cheese). Plus, if the pinot gets too much, there’s also beers, cider and vermouth on offer. Bottoms up.