Fancy a glass of wine or two?
With 18 years experience, Toast to the Coast will be coming back early November for another amazing summer event.
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.
As if you need another reason to raise your glass and cheers, this year’s event will offer an exciting format change, with more options to discover Geelong’s world-class wine.
Day 1 remains the same format we all know and love, with patrons touring the wineries, visiting cellar doors and discovering the delights our region has to offer. Consisting of free wine samples, local catering, food trucks, vineyards local restaurants and cafes, wine appreciation classes, new wine releases, rare vintage tastings, live music and children’s activities, Toast to the Coast always keeps the promise of an atmosphere for friends and family. 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.
For Day 1, 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. Tickets for Day 1 can be purchased here.
Day 2, however, has made is all a little bit easier for you wine lovers that don’t particularly like running around the countryside. The Sunday event is now at the iconic Pier, where wine producers will come together to offer our finest drops at a beautiful showcase event under the one roof so you can 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 17 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. Tickets for Day 2 can be purchased here.
Each year the event gets more popular and is a must-attend for all lovers of wine. Tickets are on sale now so get in quick as they are expected to sell out.