North-East Victorias most famous Wine Festival is just around the corner! This is one of my absolute favourite events of the year!
If you're a wine lover, don't mind a big crowd, a lively and inviting atmosphere, some live music and appreciate the various tastes that food trucks bring to the table then I promise you will love the Winery Walkabout just as much as I do!
If you opt to hire a bus to take you and your group of fellow wine connoisseurs winery touring for the day and you're a fun, outgoing crowd, you can pick a theme for your bus to get dressed up as! This makes the day even more fun than it already is and seeing other groups committed to some outrageous outfits guarantees a few laughs!
This is also a great event to bring the whole family along to, there are kid friendly areas at most wineries where there is plenty of entertainment, fun and games. The Saturday tends to be the cruisier, more low key day of the weekend with a slightly smaller crowd as opposed to the Sunday which is notoriously larger - you can expect to see a much rowdier, slightly younger group of people rolling off of large busses on Sunday. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wandering around amongst plenty of zombies, animal onesies, brides, morph suits of all colours and themes, hillbillies, super heroes and the odd Where's Wally or 20!
Rutherglen's Winery Walkabout is anticipated to ring in roughly 15000 people to the 19 participating Wineries this year! it has become an annual outing for so many people both local and from far and wide. In fact, this year the Wine Makers of Rutherglen will be celebrating the 44th year of the legendary Walkabout, how amazing!
In my opinion, this is an unmissable, absolute must do! and an experience you won't forget. If you come along this year and it doesn't seal the deal in becoming an annual participant then I will be very surprised!
Visit www.winerywalkabout.com.au for more info and to purchase your tickets.
*Early bird ticket prices apply until the 9th of April! so get your clan together, pick a day and get onto it to save a few bucks!
Also, if you're after a run down of events over the weekend here is the direct link to download the free Event Guide :)
See you there fellow Wine Lovers!