Steven Paul // Oakdene Wines

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Hand crafted, estate grown wines from Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula in Geelong, Oakdene Wines bring you their finest Pinot. There rocking veterans return to the party to join us in Sydney and Melbourne – you don’t want to miss them!

We hung out with Steven Paul from Oakdene Wines to chat all things Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Nope, they’ve been with us EVERY year!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Imported wine!

My Pinots are best for…

Sharing.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Little Creatures, Geelong.

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

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Fine Glassware.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

SydneyMelbourne!

 

Pinot Palooza 2016 // Matua

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Armed with lots of Kiwi ingenuity and determination, the brothers – Bill and Ross Spence set out to revolutionise the New Zealand wine industry, and now Matua wine can be enjoyed not only in New Zealand, but all over the world. And the best thing? They’ll be pouring their wines in Melbourne!

We caught up with the Matua team to have a quick chin wag about Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Nope – they lost their V-plates last year in Melbourne!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Hendricks Gin and Quina Fina tonic, I just can’t help myself.

My Pinots are best for…

Anyone that enjoys sharing a glass (or two).

My favourite drinking hole is…

The Sundeck in Queenstown.

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

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

More Pinot.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

Melbourne.

Pinot Palooza 2016 // Shadowfax Wines

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Shadowfax is a boutique, winery located in the heart of the picturesque Werribee Park. While Shadowfax have many visitors from all over Melbourne flocking to their winery to enjoy the unique hospitality and brilliant Mediterranean-inspired menu, it’s their range of premium and award-winning Pinot that keep people coming back for more. They’ll be pouring their Pinot in Sydney and Melbourne!

We sat down with the Shadowfax Wines team to chat all things Pinot. 

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Nope – they’ve done the past three years with us!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Skinny decaf latte.

My Pinots are best for…

We don’t discriminate…every day is good for drinking our Pinots.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Gerald’s Bar.

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

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Duck, hare and goose.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

Sydney & Melbourne.

 

Lou Holyman // Stoney Rise Wine Company

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In the Tamar Valley, Northern Tasmania, Stoney Rise is a 30 year old vineyard, where Joe Holyman produces all the wine in his big green shed. Apparently during vintage, he doesn’t wear many clothes and usually works into the wee hours of the night listening to loud music. While his wife isn’t sure if it’s all work, she enjoys the wine. (Maybe she should follow him on social media to check?)

For Stoney Rise, it’s all about drinkability, and the enjoyment of sharing wine with food and friends. They grow their grapes and create wines with minimal inputs… and maybe some nude pigeage, of course.

We sat down with Lou Holyman to chat all things Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Nope – Lou can’t exactly remember (might be a bit hazy from the Pinot), but they’ve done every year with us!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Joe’s drink.

My Pinots are best for…

Anytime people have friends come over.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Saint John Craft Beer.

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

Don’t laugh… I can’t help it – it’s catchy and yes we have a tween in the house!

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Stoney Rise Pinot – maybe BBQ’d salmon. Holyman & Project X – wagyu brisket.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

SydneyMelbourne & Brisbane.

 

Pinot Palooza 2016 // Eastern Peake

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For over 30 years, Eastern Peake has been growing and making great Pinot. Planted in 1983, west of Daylesford, this site produces Pinot which ensure longevity for which Eastern Peake is renowned. They’ll be pouring their Pinot only in Melbourne!

We caught up with the Eastern Peake team to chat all things Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

No – they’ve been with us EVERY year! What legends!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Melbourne Bitter.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Wine and the Country.

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

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Good friends or duck.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

Only Melbourne!

 

Tessa Brown & Jeremy Schmölzer // Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

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From Beechworth, in north-east Victoria, Tessa and Jeremy return to the party to bring you their unique Pinot. Give their Pinot a try, but only in Melbourne.

Over a Pinot (or two), we caught up with Tessa Brown & Jeremy Schmölzer to chat all things Pinot:

Are you a Palooza Virgin?

Nope, they’ve rocked out with us before!

When no one is watching, I drink…

Cups of tea because I’m very pregnant. When not pregnant, amaro. Lucano is the current fave.

My Pinots are best for…

The question makes specific mention of Monday: I mean, you can definitely use our Pinot to ethanol-load and dull the senses before ABC Q&A on a Monday (poor Monday), but we reckon our Pinots are best for roasting chestnuts around an Autumn campfire and telling yarns to friends and family.

My favourite drinking hole is…

Hahaha my home ‘city’ is Ingham, in Far North Queensland. My favourite drinking hole (childhood lounge room) there is the Ashton Hotel. It’s a great place to sink a few mango tinnies. But I think you mean Melbourne. That would be Gertrude St, Enoteca (North) or Smalls Bar (South).

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

My Pinot’s are best paired with…

Good conversation and laughter. Pine mushrooms and rabbit braise goes alright too.

Drink with them in the flesh in:

Only Melbourne!

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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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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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