All posts tagged: wines

Pinot Palooza

A touring Pinot Noir festival, Pinot Palooza is all your pinot dreams come true. Now in it’s fifth year, the festival will bring some of the best pinots from Australia & New Zealand to Melbourne.  Throughout the day, wine drinkers can soak up the music, taste some delicious food from free range rotisserie, Bird on a Wire and cast their vote in the People’s Choice. Tickets cost $60 and include unlimited wine tasting  or if you want to go all out, we recommend the VIP option ($95)  where you can access the festival early access from 11am, plus Burgundy Bar tasting of 3 wines, time with the Sommeliers who will personally curate your experience at the Burgundy Bar and a food voucher. When: 1pm -6pm, October 15, 2016 Where: Town Square Pavilion, Royal Melbourne Showgrounds Visit the Pinot Palooza website here.   

Dominique Portet’s 40th Australian Vintage

Last night the We Know Melbourne team were invited along to a wine tasting soiree to celebrate the 40th harvest of Dominique Portet wines. The celebrations were held in the intimate industrial space of QT Strategies where we got to mingle with other food bloggers, wine lovers and of course the father and son team of Dominique Portet. The Portet family have been making wine for ten generations, originally beginning in Bordeaux in the 18th century. Today the Portet name is closely associated with Dominique Portet and Ben Portet, the ninth and tenth generation winemakers. Dominique originally from France, has worked with vintages all over France before moving to Napa for 3 vintages, and in 2000, started the Yarra Valley winery and cellar door. While his whole family is involved (including wife and 2 other sons), it is Ben the 10th generation winemaker who works at the winery alongside his father. A humble and gracious duo, we were delighted to have the opportunity to meet such a family so committed to winemaking. The evening was completed …