Anna is a food and wine tragic and has spent more than her fair share of time at bars – both in front and behind them. She’s in charge of all things social, media, comms, and food at REVEL/BSC. Her knowledge comes largely from excessive consumption.
MAIN STAGE: Henschke (MEL, SYD, BNE)
Do I even need to explain why? One of Australia’s best known wineries, and for good reason.
FRINGE: Eastern Peake (MEL)
Owen Latta is making some very interesting but seriously delicious wines out there in the ‘Rat.
DANCE TENT: Moondarra (MEL, SYD, BNE)
If you’ve been to Palooza before, you’ll have seen its winemaker Neil, possibly shirtless, dancing to Blue Monday by New Order.
EMERGING TALENT: Willow Creek (MEL)
I did a barrel tasting with Geraldine a few months back at her Mornington winery, and was crazy impressed with what she’s doing down there. The onsite restaurant, Rare Hare, is worth a visit too.
NEW RELEASE: Passing Clouds (MEL)
Putting the “cool” in cool climate Pinot.
VIP: Burn Cottage (MEL, SYD)
I bloody love this Pinot, and while it can get a little pricey, it’s totally worth it. ‘Nuff said.