Winter is coming, and in timely fashion Game of Rhones the Game of Thrones themed wine festival is set to make its noble return. The medieval wine tasting is set to take place in multiple locations across Australia and New Zealand as it celebrates its 5th year in 2017. The Game of Rhones festival is a celebration of the formidable grape varieties of the Rhone Valley region in France.
Guests will be able to feast with wine varieties such as Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre, just to name a few. The best wine producers in Australia and New Zealand will also join the party. That's not all. A great range of medieval food, beer and cider will also be available from local producers of the region, in what is sure to be a feast for the ages.
The whole concept is courtesy of Bottle Shop Concepts, an event-based company hellbent on creating fun and engaging events around their favourite drinks, most notably wine. Expect plenty of local and imported wine, charred meats, and heroic tales as the festival makes its way throughout the kingdoms of Auckland, Wellington, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
To add to all the ferocious fun, the festival will double as a combative celebration. Guests will see country versus country, region versus region and producer versus producer. In short, the people of the court will be in charge of deciding the one wine to rule them all.
Ticket prices for the wine tasting event start at $60. Guests are also able to purchase a "Royal Pass" for $105. The VIP pass includes exclusive pre-event access from 12pm to 1pm, as well as a food voucher, complimentary glass of wine at the Rhone Bar and private time with a sommelier to curate their unique journey.
Game of Rhones events sold out across Australia and New Zealand last year, so make sure you get your tickets here. The ticket price also includes an epic plumm wine glass to use on the day and to take home. Best of all there are no tokens required. The events are scheduled to run from 1pm to 6pm.
Over a 100 wine varieties will be offered to guests of the court, with menu selections varying from city to city. More information on the full list of producers can be discovered at the Game of Rhones website which can be found at gameofrhones.com
Make sure you also use the hashtag #WineIsComing for more information.
Where:Cities across Australia and New Zealand including Auckland at St Matthews in the City, Wellington at Chaffers Dock, Perth at B Shed Fremantle, Melbourne at Meat Market, Brisbane at Light Space and Sydney at Carriageworks.