Pinot Palooza 2015

Pinot Palooza, brought to you by the same folks as legendary wine festival Game of Rhones, is back for 2015 and going national. Pinot Palooza will return to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in October after sell-out events in 2014, as well as hitting Perth and Adelaide for the first time in August, featuring Australia and New Zealand’s hottest wine producers.

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Touring Australia nationally in 2015, Pinot Palooza is a food, music and wine experience not to miss, featuring the best Pinot Noir from some of the top producers in the Southern Hemisphere. In total there will be 150 of the world’s best, ranging from light, ethereal and graceful, all the way through to the ‘take no prisoners’, in your face, mouthful of flavour wines that this pernicious variety can achieve.

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Pinot Noir producers in the Palooza line-up include Australia and New Zealand’s renowned wineries – Ata Rangi, Bay of Fires, Shaw + Smith, Yabby Lake, Kooyong, Mt Difficulty, Giant Steps, Two Paddocks and Pegasus Bay to name just a few. On the day, attendees will be able to vote for their favourite Pinot Noir on roving iPads, putting them into the draw to win some awesome wine-centric prizes.

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A new addition for the 2015 tour is the VIP Ticket which includes general admission, sommelier roadie tour (a tour by one of the cities finest somms sampling the finest Pinot’s on show), Burgundy bar tasting and a food voucher for $95, saving $35. These are limited and are sure to fly!

The ‘Back Stage Pass’ is back – a limited pass for those who want to take their pinot obsession to the next level. Pinot lovers will get to know the ins and outs, the who’s who and how of all things Pinot Noir.

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Cutting-edge Australian wine educators and the movers and shakers of the Pinot Noir world will lead Palooza-goers through a Burgundy Masterclass in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney – covering off how things have changed in the classic region and presenting a line up of wines that show the quality of Burgundy and how it remains the ultimate vinous homeland.

 The Burgundy Bar is also back with an even bigger range of wines on offer. With the vast majority of these wines retailing for over $150, this is a rare opportunity to try some of the best wines in the world at cost. The best sommeliers in each individual city will be on hand to take Burgundy fans through these exceptional wines.

Tickets are now on sale and include a take-home Riedel ‘Heart to Heart’ Pinot Noir glass (valued at $30), as well as access to all the wines on tasting – no pesky tokens! Early Bird tickets are on sale until end of July, saving $10.


Details for the 2015 Pinot Palooza series:

Sydney:           Monday 5th October (public holiday), 1pm till 6pm

                        Carriage Works, Blacksmith’s Workshop

                        245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

                        $60, includes take-home Riedel ‘Heart to Heart’ Pinot Noir glass

Melbourne:     Saturday 10th October, 1pm till 6pm

                        Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Bay 3 & $

                        1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

                        $60, includes take-home Riedel ‘Heart to Heart’ Pinot Noir glass

Brisbane:         Sunday 11th October, 1pm till 6pm

                        Light Space

                        30 Light Street, Fortitude Valley

                        $60, includes take-home Riedel ‘Heart to Heart’ Pinot Noir glass

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by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme