On a roll after sold-out events in Tokyo, Osaka, Perth, Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch, Melbourne & Sydney (Sheesh!), we’re super pumped to be back at the Show Grounds as part of our epic multi-city 2019 tour. The final stop of our Australian tour.
We invite you to prime your glasses and get stuck in exploring this year’s stellar line-up of pinot (literally our biggest line up yet)– and when you’re ready for a refreshment, come and check out the local craft beer and dedicated aperitivo station, Bar Vermouth.
Need a run-down? Here’s all your 2019 highlights.
ONE EPIC LINEUP
Featuring more than 160 wines, our 2019 program boasts THE BIGGEST lineup of producers Brisbane has ever seen.
NEW THIS YEAR – You said you wanted to make it easier to pick out the vegan, organic, biodynamic and lo-fi wines at our events, so this year we’re giving them to you on a platter – with icons!
Now, go study your wine list for some tips on how to navigate your way around the room!
It’s going to be a BIG day so here is your FESTIVAL MAP to help you navigate your way around the room.
WHAT WE’RE EATING
You can’t live on pinot noir alone, (haven’t we all tried??) so this year, we’ve gone all out. Below are but some of the incredible food folk we have in store for you.
MILAWA CHEESE MENU
- Cheese Boards
+ takeaway cheese sales
MR BUNZ MENU
2 BAOS for $13
- Crackling Pork Bao | cucumber, spring onion, hoisin
- Crispy Chicken Bao | cucumber, jalapenos, spicy mayo
- King Brown Mushroom Bao (v) | lettuce, garlic chips, black garlic aioli
- Italian Pulled Pork Loaded Fries – $13
- Bacon & Mozzarella Arancini – $10
- Italian Sub – $13
- Double Crumbed Fried Green Olives – $10
WHAT WE’RE DRINKING
Everyone loves a spritz, that’s a fact. Melbourne, you proved it last year; Bar Vermouth went off so we’re bringing it back for 2019. Once again, the crew from Maidenii will be on hand for tastings, cocktails and a garnish of charming chit chat. Cin cin!
French wine maker Gilles Lapalus and Australian bartender Shaun Byrne came together to create Maidenii using both native and traditional leaves, flowers, fruits, herbs and spices. The final product can be enjoyed straight up or in a cocktail.
- Maidenii Dry
- Maidenii Classic
- Maidenii Sweet
- Maidenii Kina
- Dry & Dry – $10
- Maidenii Spritz – $10
- Le Tonic & Tonic – $10
- Negroni Spritz – $15
DJs SKIN CONTACT ARE MAKING THEIR BRISBANE DEBUT!
Hold onto your wine glass, the DJ crew that knows how to get the pinot party started will be in the house for the very first time. Our favourite lunatics from Adelaide – DJ Skin Contact – will be bringing the bangers like there’s no tomorrow. So take a break from your tasting schedule, grab yourself a spritz and let the rhythm take control. For a taster, check out Skin Contact’s warm-up playlist.
2019 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Our People’s Choice award has fast become a Pinot Palooza highlight, with winners bathed in glory, cheered by fans and featured in the Pinot Palooza magazine each year.
This time ’round, we’re ramping things up with a dedicated awards ceremony where the winners from each city in the tour will be announced (all 11 of them), along with an overall global winner. The awards ceremony will take place at REVEL HQ on December 5, 2019 (stay tuned for more deets on that).
So what’s in it for you? Plenty.
By simply voting you go into the draw to win a dozen of REVEL wine glasses and a REVEL Golden Ticket – which means you and a mate get to go to any of our Melbourne events (or partner events) FREE for an entire year. Plus, you and 3 of your mates get to come to the awards night in December. Yass!
How to vote? Look for roving REVEL staff toting iPads or hit up the Info Desk.
GET VOTING! HAVE YOUR SAY AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCER.
Relax, guys; this magazine isn’t about percentage points or star ratings or big words that no one understands, it’s about discovering what’s wonderful about pinot noir. Along the way you’ll meet some wonderful people and visit some of our favourite parts of the pinot world – so fill your glass and come along for the ride.
And yes, you’ll get a FREE copy at the event.
Are you one of the lucky ones to secure VIP tickets? Well, you’re in for a treat this year. We heard your feedback from last year and brought back in the exclusive pre-event access from 11am. So this means you have 2 hours before the crowds plus two talks from Pinot Palooza legend Peter Marchant and Founder Dan Sims.
Oh, and a glass of the new release Devil’s Corner Brut, NV on entry to wet that pinot whistle
Exclusive VIP chats are below!
11.30pm: Peter Marchant – Tasmania
12.30pm: Dan Sims – Pinot Palooza Unearthed