A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
Put some fire in your belly at this scorching hot festival
Calling all whiskey connoisseurs. From Thursday July 18 to Sunday July 21, the atmospheric Whiskey, Wine and Fire festival will be hitting Caulfield Racecourse. This cosy sounding affair is happening between 5.30pm and 10.30pm on the Thursday, 5.30pm and 11pm on the Friday, 4pm and 11pm on the Saturday and 4pm and 9pm on the Sunday. Each evening promises to deliver an array of food, drink, entertainment and art – a real winter feast for the senses.
If wine or whiskey is your tipple of choice, there will be a range of top Australian winemakers and distillers with their wares available for purchase. Not only can you enjoy a beverage or two, but you can also learn from the experts as they talk about their creations. Wine and whiskey may be top of the bill but there will also be mulled cider and winter cocktails on offer to warm you up on the cold Melbourne nights.
Food is a big part of this festival and if last year's menu was anything to go by, there's some really tasty tucker to get your chops around. In keeping with the 'fire' theme, there will be plenty of smoking and grilling action at a range of pop-up restaurants, as well as tasting sessions for those who prefer to sample a bit of this and a bit of that. Said restaurants will be dramatically lit, contributing to the otherworldly appearance of this twilight event. If you appreciate aesthetics, you won't be disappointed by the enchanting ambience created by lanterns, torches and twinkly lights.
For your entertainment, there will be live music and a fire-based sculpture garden. You can wander around the garden taking in the drama of the whole event and marvelling at the many and varied masterpieces. Tickets are a mere $16.50 and can be requested through the Whiskey, Wine and Fire Facebook page (where there are also more stunning photos of last years festival). Caulfield Racecourse is located on Station Street in Caulfield East. If this event doesn't warm your wintry bones, nothing will!