HEY SYDNEY, IT'S TIME TO GET PUMPED!
By our count, over 150 wines will be on tasting throughout the festival so it's best to be fully prepared to make the most of your time.
Below are some hints, tips and highlights to get you in the mood.
From your wine list, to the floor plan, to merch, to wine, cheese, eats, drinks and a cocktail (or beer) to wash it all down, there is so much happening!
YOUR PINOT LIST!
CREATE YOUR OWN PINOT PLAY LIST & WIN!
With so much pinot noir on tasting, it's a great idea to get your hit list ready.
To make it easier, we've gone full digital where you add producers to a favourite list, rate and (for the wine nerds) even write your own notes to reference and or email yourself later.
By simply adding wineries to your favourites list, you're voting in the PEOPLE'S CHOICE where you go into the draw to win some epic prizes.
Simply follow the QR code on the back of the lanyard we give you on entry.
OR FOLLOW THIS LINK!
Add this to your website bookmarks and or save it to your home screen for easy access on event day!
NAVIGATE YOUR WAY AROUND THE ROOM!
Where will you start your journey?
What winery will be your first? Which region?
Here is your lay of Pinot Palooza land.
YOUR OWN PINOT TOTE ON ARRIVAL!
Upon entry we'll be handing you our very own Pinot Palooza Tote bag (as well as REVEL Wine glass) for all your palooza swag.
It even has two special pouches for a bottle or three of Pinot Noir so don't be shy!
MEET YOUR NEWEST WINE CRUSH!
This year we’re featuring more than a bunch of movers and makers from Orange, NSW.
What can you expect?
Cool wines with loads of altitude. And with plenty of flavour and personality to boot.
Be sure to check them all out.
If you festival without buying Merch, did you even festival?
We don't think so. So whether you're after the ultimate T-Shirt, hoodie or cap, we've got you covered.
Wear it loud and proud!
COCKTAILS AND BEER
We'll all be in great spirits come festival time thanks to the our dear "whey cool" friends from Hartshorn Distillery (Tas) as well as Taylor & Smith plus the delightful Bizzarro Aperitivo are all on hand with their delicious drinks.
Plus, for the very first time, we're stoked to say Gippsland's very own Sailors Grave Brewery will be joining us in Sydney!
There is no denying we love cheese. Heck, our sister festival MOULD - A Cheese Festival is dedicated to it.
So this year we thought we'd bring along a few of our favourites to join us on event days.
WIth us are Grandvewe (Tasmania), Nimbin Valley Dairy (Nimbin) & Rub-A-Dub Artisan Halloumi who are also doing some awesome snacks as well.
You can't live on Pinot Noir alone.
By goodness we've tried but this year we've gone all out on not just more substantial eats.
In addition to the cheese, expect plus meat treats from City Larder and Goose on the Loose plus Lucio's Pizza and Burger Head.
Just as well you have a tote bag, amiright!
Who do you get to DJ a wine festival? Well, a winemaking one (obvs).
With humble bragging rights sets at Splendour In The Grass, Listen Out, Big Day Out and Future Music
Festival (to name a few), CHUX is well and truly primed to keep us in the mood.