TOKYO

Our first time in this city, and the first city of the 2018 tour. We absolutely LOVED taking Pinot Palooza to Tokyo. The food, the people and the event were all absolutely fantastic, and we can’t wait to come back in 2019.

But until then… presenting your inaugural Pinot Palooza Tokyo People’s Choice Top 5

PEOPLE’S CHOICE TOKYO TOP 5
  1. Bass River
  2. Becker Wines
  3. Moondarra
  4. Freeman
  5. Ghost Rock

PERTH

Perth! How epic was that? We’re so grateful for you all for coming and making 2018 Perth’s biggest and absolutely best event ever. Watching a thousand of you sing Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing was the Pinot Palooza finale we never knew we needed.

The biggest Pinot Palooza ever means the most amount of People’s Choice votes counted ever, and competition was tough. It was great to see two local wineries take out the top two places – go WA!

PEOPLE’S CHOICE PERTH TOP 5
  1. Below&Above
  2. Howard Park
  3. Giant Steps
  4. Josef Chromy
  5. Vinteloper

ADELAIDE

Giddy up, Adelaide! What a day! Thanks for turning out in droves, despite that awful, awful weather, and helping to make Pinot Palooza 2018 the massive success it was. It’s a shame our horse didn’t win, but you know who did? Local legends Shaw + Smith! Well done to them, and to our Top 5 People’s Choice for 2018!

PEOPLE’S CHOICE ADELAIDE TOP 5
  1. Shaw + Smith
  2. Golden Child
  3. Vinteloper
  4. Stefano Lubiano
  5. Ashton Hills

AUCKLAND

You SMASHED it, Auckland! That was, without a doubt, the biggest and definitely best event we’ve ever run in your fine city. What a pinot party that was.

Thanks so much to you all not just for turning out but for VOTING! With so many pinots on tasting competition was tough, but there can only be one winner… without further ado:

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AUCKLAND TOP 5
  1. Rockburn
  2. Madam Sass
  3. Akarua
  4. Mt Difficulty
  5. Tongue in Groove

CHRISTCHURCH

You were small but very, very sweet, Christchurch! We loved coming back to you for the second year running. We’re going to be back for a third, and a fourth, and a… you get the drift.

Big congratulations to Tongue in Groove Wines, who took out the People’s Choice for the second year, too. They’re the ones to beat, now.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE CHRISTCHURCH TOP 5
  1. Tongue in Groove
  2. Rockburn
  3. Wet Jacket
  4. Akarua
  5. Nanny Goat

WELLINGTON

We love you, Wellington! And apparently you love us, too, selling this event out weeks before the day. When we’re back next year it’ll be in a bigger venue – don’t you worry about that.

Thanks for being awesome!

PEOPLE’S CHOICE WELLINGTON TOP 5
  1. Wet Jacket
  2. Akitu
  3. Akarua
  4. Rockburn
  5. Nanny Goat

MELBOURNE

Thank you, Melbourne! That was, without a doubt, the best event we’ve ever run, ever. And it’s all thanks to you. Over 4000 of you turned out to taste over 260 wines, eat delicious food from our stellar lineup of food vendors, and dance to DJ Greg Sara. Even the weather was phenomenal!

Somehow, in all that, you found time to vote for your favourite producer in the People’s Choice. Here are your results.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE MELBOURNE TOP 5
  1. Akitu
  2. Moondarra
  3. Paringa
  4. Shaw & Smith
  5. Dog Point & Peregrine

SYDNEY

SYDNEY! How epic was that? Definitely the best event we’ve ever run in Sydney. It’s a shame about the weather, but it can’t always be sunny and perfect. It was a good day to be inside wine tasting!

Thanks for coming, tasting and voting… here is your top 5

PEOPLE’S CHOICE SYDNEY TOP 5
  1. Akitu
  2. Charteris
  3. Golden Child
  4. Spring Vale
  5. Ashton Hills & Pegasus Bay

BRISBANE

This year’s event in Brisbane was a little different to previous years. We were in a new venue, which meant we could host more people, which meant the party was bigger than it’s ever been before.

Thanks for coming, Brisbane! It’s thanks to you that this event has grown as much as it has. We can’t wait to bring the party back next year.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE BRISBANE TOP 5
  1. Wooing Tree
  2. Giant Steps
  3. Akitu
  4. Sailor Seeks Horse
  5. Shaw + Smith

SINGAPORE

We returned to Singapore for the second year in a row and ran the event over two days in a brand new venue. It was AWESOME! We’ve definitely found our home in Singapore, and have big plans for what we’ll do in the Lion City in 2019. Watch this space! But before that… presenting your People’s Choice top five for 2018:

PEOPLE’S CHOICE SINGAPORE TOP 5 – DAY ONE
  1. Josef Chromy
  2. Journey
  3. Below & Above
  4. Montalto
  5. Nanny Goat
DAY TWO
  1. Below & Above
  2. Irrewarra
  3. Montalto
  4. Schubert
  5. Babich
OVERALL
  1. Below & Above
  2. Montalto
  3. Josef Chromy
  4. Irrewarra
  5. The Journey

HONG KONG

There’s no other word for it but… WOW! Thank you, Hong Kong. We couldn’t be happier with how our first event in your city ended up. Bring on 2019!

PEOPLE’S CHOICE HONG KONG TOP 5
  1. Bream Creek (Tas)
  2. Antica Terra (Oregon, USA)
  3. Vinteloper (Adelaide Hills)
  4. Moondarra
  5. Lost Lake

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