Nina Stocker // In Dreams

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For In Dreams, they believe that hand crafted wines start with a dream, from the beginning of the season when the vines lie dormant, until long after harvest, their dream weaves on. Taste their dreamy Pinot, but only in Melbourne!

We sat down with Nina Stocker to chat about her biggest love, Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Nope, they rocked with us last year!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Beer.

My Pinots are best for…

Sharing with friends and lovers any day of the week.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Bar Ampere.

The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Delicious Chinese five spice roast duck… Mmmmm.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

Only Melbourne!

 

Marcus Satchell // Dirty Three Wines

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For Dirty Three Wines, it’s all about the dirt. They believe that great wine tastes the way it does because of the dirt it’s grown in and the hands that got dirty making it. With vines grown in “Holgates Road” in Leongatha South, Victoria, South Gippsland is known to produce some of, if not the best, Pinot Noir in the country.

Try their Pinot for yourself in Sydney and Melbourne!

Over a Pinot (or two), we caught up with Marcus Satchell to talk all about Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

He said yes! It’s their very first time joining us!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Moscato with Dan Sims.

My Pinots are best for…

Drinking (with good company).

My favourite drinking hole is…

The Cape Tavern, Cape Paterson and Siglo, Melbourne.

The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Music with Soul.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

SydneyMelbourne!

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PINOT PALOOZA NEWBIES

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We were all (Pinot Palooza) virgins once too and we recognise that wide-eyed-where-do-I-start-look…

So let us take the fear out of the 100+ wines on offer, because where do you start and whatthehellhappenshere right?!

This is how it works:
We open the door to the VIP rockstars at 11am – this is the bit where we give a handful of people free reign and they run around pouring Pinot over their bare chests.
By 1pm, we ask them to stop wasting the Pinot and freaking out the winemakers and we open up the doors to everyone.

We know you can’t survive in this Pinot party without equipment (you’re no Bear Grylls) so we equip you with:

  • 1 x Lanyard which is a handy 3pm reminder of where you are and why you came here.
  • 1 x Wrist band, which is your pass in and out of this Pinot moshpit.
  • 1 x crystal Plumm glass that’s valued at $35.00 – don’t let it out of your sight!
  • 1 x booklet that gives you all the info you might need, the wines available, who’s in the room and where to find them, and even our snapchat code so you can send us filters of your face.
  • 5-ish hours of tasting of wines. Tasting not a drinking, if you want to go the distance.
  • Love a wine? Vote for it with the iPads we’ll be walking around with.
  • Love it so much? Buy it! Spend over $250 with one wine producer and we’ll refund 50% of your ticket on the spot. Seriously.

But if you still need help, these 2 will sort you out:

ROADIE TOUR GUIDE

Some of the best sommeliers in the country are in the room and they’ll have this handy postcard in their pockets.
They’ll ask you about what type of wines you like and then direct you to 6 wineries you should try – your own personal ROADIE tour.

THERE’S ALWAYS THESE GUYS

Meet the Bottle Shop Concepts crew…  When they’re not busy organising these festivals they’re busy imbibing in all things food and beverages (mostly alcoholic ones). If you’re feeling a bit lost or confused, memorise these faces. They’ll take you under their wing and make sure you have a great time.
bscteam

Finally, go the full distance.
The Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. water is free and plentiful – keep it within our favourite 3 letters: RSA.

 

THE BURG BAR

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THE BURG BAR

As if 150+ wines weren’t enough, this year, we’re mixing it up with a bunch of Hi-Fi, Lo-Fi and B-Sides in addition to a rocking playlist of wines from Pinot Noir’s spiritual homeland; Burgundy and beyond.

A little added extra on the day, and usually retailing well over $150 each, taste them at cost price (from $8), poured by some of the cities sommeliers who’ll tell you some of the stories behind them.

If you’re a VIP (you rockstar, you), one of our Sommelier ROADIES will give you a special BURG BAR tasting of 3 wines.

Yes, this is the really fancy stuff. SAH FANCY.

Bring Cash. Come Taste and drink the bar dry (or we will).

TICKETS

MELBOURNE

 

SYDNEY*

 

BRISBANE*

Waitlist is activated, get yourself on the list.

* VIP TICKETS: SOLD OUT
You nabbed them quicker than swiping right on a hot profile on Tinder (not speaking from experience).

MELBOURNE: YOUR MENU HAS LANDED

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You can’t survive on Pinot alone (we’ve tried, we’ve failed) so we’ve corralled some of the best foodies in Melbourne to feed you.

Melbourne get your face around this menu…

LADRO

 

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MENU

NIBBLES

ITALIAN FRIES tossed in Italian herbs + spices [v. gf]   $7

OLIVES Ladro marinated olives from Mt Zero [v. gf]   – $8

CALAMARI fritti with lime garlic aioli for dipping [gf]  – $13

PIZZA

PIZZA  MARGHERITA tomato, bufala mozzarella, basil [v]  – $15

+ ADD Veneto Salami  +  $3

+ ADD San Daniele Riserva Prosciutto  + $4

BADABING tomato, provolone, fennel chilli pork sausage, oregano, chilli, basil – $17

VERDURA fior di latte, roasted capsicum, zucchini garlic, mint, basil [v] – $16
Can be made vegan, YUM!

GAMBERI prawns, tomato, garlic, peas, chilli, basil  – $17

Pizzas can be made gluten free   + $2

SALADS

INSALATE  RUCOLA rocket leaves tossed with parmigiano [v. gf]  – $10

SPINACI spinach leaves, peas, mint, lemon, ricotta [v. gf]  – $11

SWEETS

 DOLCI  NUTELLA  Nutella filled calzone cooked in the wood-fire oven  [v]  – $9

  [v] vegetarian     [gf] gluten free Prices and ingredients are not set by Pinot Palooza and may be subject to change without notice.

Whilst care is taken, trace elements of gluten may be present.

Please note that gluten free pizza is cooked in the same oven & prepared in the same kitchen as gluten pizzas.  

BELLE’S HOT CHICKEN

MENU

 

CHICKEN

Belles Spicy Chicken Sandwich – $12

(sorry no GF, Vegan or Veg)

MEATSMITH

MENU

 

MEATY BITS

Duck Dog – TBC

Charcuterie plate – TBC

(sorry no GF, Vegan or Veg)

BURN CITY SMOKERS

MENU

 

Smoked Duck Leg, with ‘Four Pillars Marmalade Glaze’ and juniper, $18

14hr Smoked Beef Brisket Burgers with McClures pickles and French’s Mustard. $15

7 APPLES

MENU

 

Because dessert is best paired with… you guessed it.
Thanks to Jansz Tasmania and 7Apples we’ll have…

 

SCOOPING:

Pinot Sparkling Wine Sorbet (Sparkling Wine courtesy of Jansz Tasmania) – GF, DF, V, VG

Raspberry Sorbet – GF, DF, V, VG

White Chocolate & Cherry – V, GF

Blueberry Yoghurt – V, GF

Walnut and honey with goats cheese crumble and pinot glaze – V

Watermelon & Mint Sorbet – GF, DF, V, VG

$6 per cup of 2 flavours

JANSZ TASMANIA

POURING

 

We can’t mention Sparkling specialists Jansz Tasmania and not mention the Jansz Sparkling Bar.

Pouring:

 

VINTAGE ROSÉ

100% Pinot Sparkling Vintage Rosé

 

PREMIUM ROSÉ

Premium Rosé (Pinot Noir dominant)

 

You can’t miss the Jansz Sparkling Bar, with plenty of seating to sit, relax and buy yourself a glass (tastings are included in your ticket).

YARRA VALLEY DAIRY

SAY CHEESE!

 

Because what’s a little wine without some cheese?

$15 platter, including 3 cheeses, crackers and relish.

Cheeses include: Saffy, Persian Fetta, White Savourine, Black Savourine, Yering, Le Jack and House Cow.

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Pete Caldwell // Dalrymple

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According to Vigneron, Peter Caldwell: “Pinot Noir has always underpinned my enthusiasm for wine. It is the perfect example of what wine should be: mysterious, challenging, a complete reflection of its environment and the most satisfying when you get it right. Welcome to Dalrymple.” And the best thing? These Pinot veterans join us in EVER city on the East Coast. Hell. Yes.

We caught up with Pete Caldwell from Dalrymple to chat all about the greatest grape on the planet, Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin? 

Nope, they’ve done all of them! Palooza legends!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Water.

My Pinots are best for…

Drowning out kids’ noise.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Geronimos, Lonnie.

The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Pippa Merrett. But if she’s not available, sunshine, lollipops and life.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

SydneyMelbourne & Brisbane!

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Pinot Palooza 2016 // Jansz Tasmania

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 Sparkling specialists, Jansz Tasmania will be bringing their Vintage Rosé and Premium Rosé all the way from the cool climate of Tasmania. You can’t miss the Jansz Sparkling Bar, with plenty of seating to sit, relax and buy yourself a glass – only in Sydney and Melbourne!

We sat down with the Jansz Tasmania team to have a chat about all things Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

They said no – they rocket it with us last year!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvée.

My Pinots are best for…

Elevating Every Occasion.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Wild Rover.

The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Smoked Salmon, Scallops and Berries / Raspberries pair beautifully with our Sparkling Rosé wines.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

SydneyMelbourne!

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Pinot Palooza 2016 // Paringa Estate

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Back in 1984, Lindsay McCall began his incredible wine journey with the purchase of a derelict orchard on Paringa Road. With Lindsay’s passion and fascination for wine, he followed his dream to establish Paringa Estate by the mid 1980s. Give their unique Pinot a try, but only in Melbourne!

We hung out with the Paringa Estate to have a quick chat about the greatest grape in the universe, Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Nope, they’ve been with us since 2014!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Ardbeg single malt whiskey.

My Pinots are best for…

Peninsula Pinot on a Tuesday night & The Paringa single vineyard Pinot for dinner with the inlaws.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Flinders Hotel.

The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Golden Plains pork cutlet, crispy belly and salt roast kohlrabi in our chefs hatted restaurant.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

Melbourne!

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Clare Halloran // TarraWarra

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TarraWarra Estate is well known as a producer of exceptional Pinot Noir. Their wines are created to express the unique terroir of the TarraWarra site, which contributes unique characteristics to their wines.

They’ll be pouring their Pinot in EVERY city of the East Coast!

We caught up with Clare Halloran from TarraWarra to have a chat about all things Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Nope, they’ve been with us the whole way!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Riesling.

My Pinots are best for…

Everything!

My favourite drinking hole is…

Wesley Anne.

The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Life.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane!

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Geraldine McFaul // Willow Creek Vineyard

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Established in 1989 on an old grazing property in Merricks North, Mornington Peninsula, Willow Creek Vineyard produces some amazing Pinot Noir – but you can only catch them in Melbourne!

We sat down with Geraldine McFaul to have a chat about all things Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Yep, we’re popping their Pinot cherry!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Rose.

My Pinots are best for…

Celebrating the long-overdue legislation of marriage equality in this country!

My favourite drinking hole is…

Siglo.

The one song that makes you dance when the beat drops…

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

A tin of duck rillettes and some fresh croutons.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

Melbourne.

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