Winery Walkabout goes virtual

By Eliza Campbell

20 May, 2020

Victoria’s longest-running wine festival, Winery Walkabout, will return on Saturday, June 6 – but this year’s event is a little different.

Rutherglen’s Winery Walkabout festival, taking place annually on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, brings together Australia’s wine community in one of its most historic wine regions. This year, the event will take place virtually, with guests purchasing an at-home wine pack in lieu of a ticket to gain access to a full day of online entertainment.

Winery Walkabout the House will virtually showcase the very best of northeast Victoria’s celebrated wines through online discussions, masterclasses and more. For those who normally can’t attend the event, this online program will allow wine lovers from all over Australia to partake in some of its iconic pastimes – like the festival’s unofficial dress-up theme.

Guests get into the dress-up spirit at the 2016 Winery Walkabout festival. 

To attend, purchase the Winery Walkabout pack of Rutherglen wines for $85, delivered anywhere in Australia for a flat rate of $10 shipping. Festivities will begin at noon on Saturday, June 6, and be hosted by wine enthusiast and TV personality Tim Campbell.

Participants will be invited to take part in a series of activities, challenges and games to win points for their team. At the end of the day, the team with the most points will be crowned the Winery Walkabout the House 2020 “Team of the Year” and receive a Rutherglen prize pack.

Winery Walkabout the House will also see several independent Aussie musicians stream live performances exclusively for attendees. DJ Hot Dub Time Machine will headline the event, with blues musician Ash Grunwald and folk-rock duo the Pierce Brothers also performing on the day, and more artists to be announced over the coming weeks.

To find out more about Winery Walkabout the House and to purchase your pack, click here. | @winerutherglen