Grapevine Gathering Festival at Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley

Gather your wine partners and get ready to cheer grape time as Grapevine Gathering returns to scenic Rochford Wines this October. Sip some of the best wines from the Yarra Valley region while enjoying a lineup filled with local and international talent.

This festival is brought to you by the team behind beloved festivals like Pitch Music and Arts, Beyond the Valley, For the Love and more, and as you’d expect, it has a crazy lineup. This year, boogie to the tastes of fools, Beijing duke, ball park music, Gus Dapperton, jack riverthe veroniques, Man of confidence, Alice Skye, Nyxen and Becca Hatch.

The festival has also recruited viral TikTok celebrities, the Inspired Unemployed, to host, perform change-over DJ sets and lead the crowd in various other shenanigans. The duo gave DJing a crack on a segment of the bacheloretteand although their dancing is more relevant than their DJ, hopefully by October they’ll have mastered the craft.

Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, beers and ciders will be on the menu, so to help fill your stomach there will also be wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers and simmered and smoked treats. You can register for presale tickets until 3 p.m. on Wednesday May 25 and general public tickets on sale from noon on Thursday, May 26.

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Shirley M. Pinder