WINE LOVERS are set to sample some of the region’s finest Pinot Noir on the weekend as the inaugural ‘A Pinot Affair’ arrives to Little Malop Street.
The sold-out event will feature more than 20 local producers and world-class cool climate Pinot Noir from across the Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and Moorabool Valley.
Geelong’s newly rejuvenated West End precinct will host wine aficionados as they enjoy tastings alongside live music and entertainment.
“The event will offer the perfect day out for the wine enthusiast to enjoy the finest of Geelong’s Pinot Noir all under one roof,” Wine Geelong president Scott Austin said.
“With more than 20 producers from across the Geelong region offering tastings, patrons will also be treated to live music within an elegantly styled marquee complimented by gorgeous floral displays by local business, Bloom College.”
He said the event sold out quickly as they had to adhere to a 350-person capacity but were hoping to expand on that in the future.
“I’m aware that it sold out quite early, it’s fairly limited capacity (350 people) due to some of the council requirements but we’re hoping to expand on that in the future.
“I think the local traders are excited, it brings together the whole hospitality side of the wine industry. They support Geelong wines on their lists and venues-and it will be great to bring the farms to town; to really show the exemplary high-quality wines with a particular focus on Pinot Noir that this region is famous for.”
Mr Austin said Wine Geelong would have half their members exhibiting with between 50-60 wines available for people to taste.
“There will be wines that are currently available on the local markets and no doubt some special wines brought in by the producers.”
He said the day would be a fantastic event for “our wine region” and Geelong in general which is becoming a really “incredible destination.”
“We are lucky enough to boast some of the best Pinot Noir in Australia, including Bellarine Peninsula drop Yes Said The Seal, which took out the Australian Pinot Challenge Award in 2017,” Mr Austin said.
For more information of the other participating wineries, head to pinotaffair.com.au.