Everyone's favourite red has a dedicated festival
Pinot Palooza is marking its fifth year as Australia’s largest annual Pinot Noir festival, and while that may sound crazy specific, it goes hard every year because people love pinot.
The festival tours the country (with a pittstop in NZ this year) and this year the Sydney edition is being held at Carriageworks on Sunday, Oct 9 from 1pm. If you lock down tickets early they'll only cost you fifty bucks, which is a bargain for all the wine tastings, food stalls, classes, performances and good times you get in return.
Expect amazing wines from Curly Flat, Dalrymple, Greywacke, Josef Chromy, Moondarra, Mount Difficulty and Yabby Lake, Ata Rangi, Stefano Lubiana, Shaw + Smith, Maude, Kooyong Est, Chatto, Charteris, Giant Steps, Craggy Range and Pegasus Bay.
If none of those names ring a bell don't worry - the wine will be delicious regardless.
If you want to taste wine like a boss you can upgrade to a VIP experience with pre-event access, a food voucher and extra tastings.
If you're as motivated by snacks as by wine you'll also be pleased to hear that there will be dishes from Bodega, Belles Hot Chicken and Yarra Valley Dairy available on the day, plus beers from Young Henrys for a change of pace.