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All The Wine-Related Events In Victoria You Need To Go To Before Summer Ends

By Millie Lester - 10 Jan 2018

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Summer is here which means there are fresh excuses to drink wine waiting on the other side of every red-hot sunrise. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of all the best excuses to drink wine, eat cheese and bask in the glorious Merlot-streaked sunshine, and they are aplenty.

Here are all the wine-related events coming to Victoria this summer

One Block Winery & Cellar Door Summer Series

Mount Burnett

Looking for an excuse to get out of town for the weekend? Try the One Block Winery & Cellar Door Summer Series at Chestnut Hill Vineyard in Mount Burnett. There’ll be boatloads of wine, music, food and sweet, sweet fresh country air. This event will be happening on the first three Sundays in January and the winery team will be showcasing the last eight years of One Block wines, while putting on an absolute spread thanks to a tonne of barbecue meats and a mighty woodfire grill.

For more info head here.

Sunday Fun Day At Cofield Wines

Wahgunyah

The enjoyment factor of this event is written in the name. This summer, the Cofield winery will be throwing down some live music, as well as a gourmet food spread (including delish platters from The Pickled Sisters Cafe) and an insane list of local beers, ciders, gin, wine and cocktails for guests to enjoy. Worried about what you’ll do with your kids? No wuzzaz, there’s kids’ meals, face painting, lawn games and even an OG jumping castle. You can check out this cracker of an event on Sunday January 14 and Sunday February 11.

For more info head here.

Brushes & Barrels

Rutherglen

Another summer wine event to add to the [long] list is Brushes & Barrels at Rutherglen Estates. Here you can join the team for a relaxed evening of fine wines, stunning art displays and their brand new cellar door. You can join the festivities on December 28, January 4 and 11 and the invitation is extended to all novices and wine lovers alike.

For more info head here.

Wine Down Fridays At Montara Cellar Door

Ararat

Add some spice to your arvos with Wine Down Fridays at Montara Cellar on the first Friday of every month. Not only will there be incredible wine on offer, but you’ll be privy to breathtaking views, local beers, tasting platter and even some authentic live music. Head to their website to find out more about the perfectly relaxed and intimate environment that’s calling for you this summer.

For more info head here.

Shiraz Sunday At Steel Cutters Cottage

Great Western

Now that your Fridays are booked, it’s time to think about your Sundays. One delicious way to spend them is at the Steel Cutters Cottage regular monthly event where you can enjoy fab food, great Grampians wine and luscious live music. You’ll have your pick of relaxed dining options, tasting plates, charcuterie boards and mains, all paired with a glass of award-winning sparkling shiraz. So far, all good, so pencil the event in your calendars for January 1, February 25 and March 25.

For more info head here.

Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen Bridge Bar

Wahgunyah

Sunsets, views and award-winning wine—these are a few of our favourite things. Which is why you, like us, need to head to Pfeiffer Wines in Wahgunyah between December 27 and January 7. The ever-popular Bridge Bar will operate between 4-8pm every afternoon, serving up a tongue-tickling array of award-winning wines, wine cocktails and scrummy nibbles.

For more info head here.

Chardonnay Masterclass

South Wharf

The last event you need to add to your list this summer is the Chardonnay Masterclass at Bohemian Wine Bar. This delicious lesson will be lead by the bar’s head sommelier, Gavin Wraith, and you’ll learn all about the demise and rise of the beloved Chardonnay. You’ll taste through a bracket of delicious wines, as well as a cheese and charcuterie platter, so if you aren’t already cancelling your plans on January 26, you’re making a yuuuuuge mistake.

For more info head here.

Or if you're just after a sneaky cheap wine to neck while you're on the couch, check out our list of cheap wines that are actually good.

Image credit: Griffin Simm

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