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Kick Off Your Shoes, There’s A Massive Grape Stomping Competition At The Wine And Cheese Festival

By Rick Stephens
7th Feb 2020

When it comes to iconic duos, these two are pretty much top the list, so much so that there’s a whole festival dedicated to the pairing. This year, the aptly named Wine and Cheese Festival returns to Melbourne with more wine, more cheese, and at a much bigger location.

It’s taking place on Sunday 8 March at Port Melbourne's Timber Yard, and you’ll find over 50 wine, beer and cider makers showcasing their goods. The likes of Rob Dolan Wines, Bigibila Wines and Eddie’s Cider will be in great company with cheesemongers and artisan food producers offering samples and tastings across the grounds.

The Wine and Cheese Festival places a strong focus on enjoyment as well as education, too. Sign yourself up for a series of masterclasses and learn how to make cheese with the ‘maestro of mozzarella’ Giorgio Linguanti of That’s Amore Cheese, or join Matthew Barry of Mount Avoca Winery as he shares his passion through a series of aged wine tastings, where he'll be presenting several bottles with a combined age of over 100 years.

For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, take a step back to the artisan winemaking methods of yesteryear and challenge your mates in a grape stomping competition. Make the most wine and take home a trophy in the form of what almost certainly has to be wine.

Will you brie there? Tickets are available now.

Getting hungry? Check out everything else happening in food at our Food and Drink section.

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