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* Toast to the Coast 2019 | Wine & Food Festival *
Wineries across Geelong - one of Australia's truly iconic wine regions - will be celebrating in style as they 'Toast' this major annual festival. Held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend, this iconic two-day festival is one of the most anticipated events on the local calendar, showcasing the very best cool-climate wines and gourmet food from around the Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. This year's event will offer an exciting format change, with more options to discover Geelong's world-class wine. Enjoy Day 1 of the event touring the wineries, visiting cellar doors and discovering the delights our region has to offer. While Day 2 is at the iconic Pier, where our wine producers will come together to offer our finest drops at a beautiful showcase event under the one roof.
18th Year AnniversaryDAY 1 SATURDAY 2 NOV AT THE WINERIES Pack a picnic rug and spend a beautiful Spring day touring our region's finest wineries. Now in its 18th year, the much-anticipated Toast to the Coast is a showcase of the diverse region's premier cool-climate wines with tastings complimented by mouth-watering gourmet catering and food trucks, as well as thrilling live music across the Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. Each cellar door will deliver a program highlighting the unique experience to be found at their venue, with plenty of free samplings, winery and vineyard tours, new wine releases and rare back-vintage tastings. Ticketholders can take their pick of 17 participating wineries across 12 locations, with various transport options to ensure you can pack as much as possible into your day. DAY 2 SUNDAY 3 NOV AT THE PIER There is a new look for Day Two of Toast to the Coast this year, conveniently bringing the region's finest drops to one iconic Geelong venue! Including all of the much-loved elements of the traditional Toast festival minus the travelling, you can enjoy more of the region without having to painstakingly choose - spend your day sampling wines from across all three regions, with stunning views of the Geelong waterfront. Lucky ticketholders will enjoy a taste sensation from 18 local wine producers, with plenty of delicious food on offer and complimented by the smooth tones of live jazz bands at The Pier, during either a morning or afternoon session. Tickets include an enviable Plumm glass to take home after enjoying free tastings from the regions finest producers. Wine will also be available by the glass or bottle, and look out for perfect specials to stock your cellar for delivery after the event! This is a perfect way to hand-pick your favourite drops in time for Christmas celebrations. Love a Toast to the Coast Masterclass? Another of Geelong's iconic venues, Geelong Cellar Door, will be offering three exciting Masterclasses covering the region's hero varietals in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz, all matched with a selection of delicious cheeses and charcuterie meats. A seat in one of these classes will be hot property and is definitely not to be missed. As always, Toast to the Coast is set to be a sell-out so get in quickly to avoid disappointment and take advantage of the Early Bird offer.
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