Some of the state’s premier wine regions and their makers are set to go on show as Cumulus Up kicks off a new series of monthly events showcasing Victorian wines.
With a different regional focus each month, the City Cellar Door & Wine Market will see a select handful of respected vignerons head to the city to peddle their wares the old fashioned way: via taste and talk.
For some of the smaller-scale winemakers, such as the Yarra Valley’s Thick as Thieves and Mornington Peninsula’s Garagiste Vintners – whose wineries don’t feature a traditional onsite cellar door – the city market represents a rare opportunity for the public to sample their wines and for the makers to tell their stories firsthand.
The inaugural event this Saturday (July 6) will focus on wines from the Mornington Peninsula, with celebrated pinot producers Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong Wines among those participating. The event’s debut will be followed by different monthly instalments until the end of the year.
The casual, market-style atmosphere of the day will also see the Cumulus Up kitchen roasting a whole suckling pig and offering up their crispy pork buns (with slaw and mayo) to ease the potentially arduous task of having to taste all of those incredible wines in one hit.
Entry and wine tastings will be free, while wine sales will be offered at cellar door prices.
Cumulus Up’s City Cellar Door & Wine Market will take place on the first Saturday of each month. This Saturday (July 6) features the Mornington Peninsula region.