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Friday 9 April 2021

Calling all pinotphiles - it's time to party

Pinot Palooza was the biggest pinot noir party in Australia and New Zealand until along came miserable old Covid-19.

A nightmare period for events organisers like Dan Sims and has team at Revel Global meant no events in 2020 - a soul-destroying scenario.

But in 2021, Government jab jibbering or not, live wine events are back baby.

"After 12-month hiatus we are so looking forward to returning to Pinot normal," says ringmaster Sims.

Revel Global has unveiled a list of venues and dates for wine lovers keen for a pinot party.

They include: Queen's Wharf in Auckland on August 6-7, Sydney on October 1-2, Melbourne on October 8-9 and Brisbane on October 15-16.

All cities will feature tastings on Friday evenings and Saturdays with limited capacity sessions for each. Friday sessions will run from 4.30pm till 8.30pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm.

The Melbourne festival will mark the 10th anniversary of the event.

In Auckland, featured wineries will include Ata Rangi, Burn Cottage, Dog Point, Grasshopper Rock, Mount Edward, Rippon, Quartz Reef and Valli, while Australian participants have yet to be revealed, but will include the cream of pinot producers.

For details and bookings visit Auckland tickets are on sale now, Australian tickets from May 4. 

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