The one-day Toast To The Coast event has been moved to May 2022
Another major Geelong event has had its summer plans put on hold due to the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant through Victoria and Geelong specifically with Toast To The Coast postponing the forthcoming event.
Returning for its 19th year, Toast to the Coast was due to take to Geelong Waterfront’s Pier on Sunday, February 6, promising another amazing summer wine-fuelled paradise for wine lovers of the region.
The key takeaways
- Toast To The Coast has been postponed until May 2022
- Toast to the Coast conveniently brings the region’s finest drops to one iconic Geelong venue
- Ticket includes entry, all tastings – wine, spirits, beer and cider, live entertainment and Plumm glass to take home.
Usually held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend, this iconic two-day festival is one of the most anticipated events on the local calendar, taking more than 4,000 wine drinkers on a stroll through the Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast regions, showcasing the very best cool-climate wines and gourmet food from the area. While the covid pandemic has forced the event to cancel its usual antics two years in a row, Wine Geelong reimagined Toast to the Coast into a one-day event this February.
In light of the current outbreaks of COVID-19 and in the interests of the health and safety of guests, Wine Geelong has made the difficult but responsible decision to reschedule the ‘Sunday at the Pier’ event. The event will now take place on Sunday, May 15 2022.
Building on from the format they offered punters back in 2019 (alongside the usual antics we all know and love), the May edition of Toast To The Coast will continue to conveniently bring the region’s finest drops to one iconic Geelong venue. The event will be split into two sessions with a morning session running from 11am to 2pm, and an evening session running from 3pm to 6pm.
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 and instead, spend your day sampling wines from across all three regions, with stunning views of the Geelong waterfront.
For anyone that’s ever missed the bus in previous years or spent the majority of the day at a single location, we’re sure this event will be right up your alley.
Lucky ticket holders will enjoy a taste sensation from 19+ Geelong wineries, two gin distilleries and one brewery with plenty of delicious food on offer and complimented by the smooth tones of live jazz and acoustic bands at The Pier, during either a morning or afternoon session. The morning session will run from 11am-2pm, while the afternoon session will run from 3pm-6pm.
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 attendees should be on the look out for perfect specials to stock your cellar for delivery after the event.
For those that don’t want the fun to end, Sailors Rest will be presenting the after-party, where there will be chilled DJ vibes/live music and complimentary finger food on offer for Sunday Toast patrons (simply show your Toast to the Coast ticket on entry). Soak up the relaxing atmosphere of the rooftop bars and patio with specular bay views and enjoy a fantastic end to the ultimate Sunday session!
Limited tickets remain for the new date.
You can purchase tickets and find out more here.