WTF IS PINOT PALOOZA?
Good question. Like all good stories, it started over a bottle of wine in a restaurant where many were singing the praises of a certain grape variety called pinot noir.
Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2012, Pinot Palooza was born out out us being we fed up with the usual “death by masterclass” classroom-style wine event. So, we called our winemaking mates in Australia and New Zealand and simply said: “We want to do a wine tasting event called Pinot Palooza. But make it fun.”
Fast-forward to today and the event is now held in 13 cities and 6 countries including AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, JAPAN and now, the USA.
13 CITIES, 6 COUNTRIES
We’re a grassroots movement of likeminded wine folk hell-bent on celebrating the people, place and personalities of the greater global wine community; especially pinot noir makers. We live to celebrate the best small, family-owned, hands on wine makers who are all about making the best wine they can with as little intervention as possible. Organics and sustainability are what we’re about.
Since 2012, we’ve grown and grown yet we remain 100% independent. We’ve also published a magazine and regularly get out and visit the wine folk we champion. We’re all about collaboration, not competition and invite any and all to join us in a wine party to celebrate our favourite grape – with a rocking soundtrack, of course.