Pinot Palooza 2019

Sat 12th October, 2019
Carriageworks
245 Wilson Street, Everleigh
Price: $65–$90
A festival of regal red with more than 200 different wines to sample, plus a dedicated aperitivo station.

Pinot noir is a rather finicky grape; it requires a lot of care to create truly good wine from, but when done right it's exceptional. At Pinot Palooza you can celebrate all that is weird and wonderful about this tricky varietal and sample some of the best pinot noir produced in Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand.

There are more than 250 different wines on the list for the Melbourne event, as well as local craft beers and a dedicated aperitivo station, Bar Vermouth, where you can taste the spiced fortified wine or have it in a spritz.

With so much booze on offer, organisers suggest you approach the event like a music festival. Make your way to the different stages, dedicated to different "genres" of wine, to get a fuller experience.

Pinot Palooza also promises a cracking food line-up, which will be announced closer to the date.

Tickets include a giant glass to take home and all the wine-tasting you can handle – there are no tokens to worry about running out of here.

From 11am to 6pm.

More information here.