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Pinot Palooza 2022

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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You'll be a Pinot Pa-loser if you miss out
Pinot Palooza has emerged from its COVID enforced cellar to bring its now famous party to three Australian capital cities in 2022: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Festival creator Dan Sims is promising a party like never before, with Pinot Palooza - which claims the title as the world's longest-running pinot festival - celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

Pinot Palooza 2022
Pinot Palooza is back in 2022 to celebrate its tenth anniversary year


Kicking off with the Melbourne leg in early May, Pinot Palooza 2022 events will follow in Brisbane and Sydney in late May and June respectively, with an Auckland event slated for October.

This year's events will welcome a dedicated Tasmanian wine and produce hub the first region-specific precinct of its kind at the festival. Presented with Trade Tasmania in partnership with Wine Tasmania, the precinct will feature wine, cider, spirits and cheese from over 20 Tasmanian producers. This development has been welcomed by Wine Tasmania CEO Sheralee Davies:

"It's been a while between drinks and Tasmania's wine producers are looking forward to showcasing their latest pinot noir - in still and bubbly form - alongside other delicious Tasmanian produce at these events," she said.

Dan Sims, Director and CEO of Revel, the team behind the festival, says that the event's lengthy hiatus gave he and his team an opportunity to reflect on the way they operate. This has resulted in some format changes to this year's events the biggest of which is relocating the Melbourne event from the large, open format of Carlton's Royal Exhibition Buildings to operating across a mix of indoor and outdoor areas at Port Melbourne events space, The Timber Yard.

Pinot Palooza 2022
This year's event will see a few format changes


The 2022 festival will also welcome a new ticketing format that will see pinot fans choose from one of multiple session times available over the two day events. Sims says the new format is designed to not only better manage crowds and density considerations but to offer punters a more personal interaction with the festival's lineup of over 70 leading pinot noir producers.

"Our audience keeps telling us that Pinot partying aside, they really love being able to have quality conversations about wines they like with the people who made them," says Sims. "This element is integral to what makes Pinot Palooza special, and our new set-up is all about creating more of these moments for our audiences."

As always, there will be a considered food and bar lineup in each location, with names including NAMA, Taco Truck and Burn City Smokers confirmed for Melbourne, with more to be announced soon.

Pinot Palooza 2022
There are over 150 pinot noirs on tasting


Tickets are now available for the Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney festivals. Tickets are $65 (plus booking fee) which includes festival entry, Revel wine glass, chats and all wine tastes (no tokens).

In each city, there will be three session times to choose from over the two days: Friday, 4.30 - 8.30pm; Saturday, 11am - 3pm or 4pm - 8pm.

The Melbourne festival takes place on 6-7 May. The Venue is The Timber Yard, 351 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne. You can buy tickets here.

Pinot Palooza Brisbane will take place on 20-21 May at John Reed Pavilion, Brisbane Showgrounds. Click here to buy tickets.

Sydney will have its turn on 17-18 June, where the event is being held at Bay 22-24 Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh. Ticketing here.

So jump in now to secure your opportunity to try more than 150 pinot noirs on tasting at this year's Pinot Palooza!
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Why? You'll be participating in the pinnacle of pinot partying
When: Melbourne: 6-7 May; Brisbane: 20-21 May; Sydney: 17-18 June
Where: Venues in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. See website for details.
Cost: $65 (plus b/f)
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