Winedown: A MIFF Wine Tasting Event, August 12

Together with MIFF, we’re thrilled to announce a Winedown tasting which will feature some of our favourite wine and beer producers from around the land.

Due to the popularity of the 2016 sold out event, this time wine lovers can choose from two sessions, either 12:30pm – 2:30pm or 3.30pm – 5:30pm, plus in between the two sessions, we’re presenting a special edition of Not Serious Wine Chats discussing “The Price of Plonk – Why Does it Cost What it Does?”

Like most things, wine costs money to make. but what’s the deal with pricing wine, and why is it so different depending on where you buy it? does price reflect quality? how much should quality cost, and who decides? where’s your money going, and where’s the value?

The experts chatting about this topic that is close to all of our hearts include prominent Spanish Wine Importer, Scott Wasley; Blackhearts & Sparrows very own Adam Cotterell; Valentine Wines owner, Dominic Valentine; Clonakilla wine marketer, David Reist; and Paradise Alley’s Laura Twomey.  More info here.

The ‘Not Serious Wine Chats’ discussion is free, but to participate in the Wine Tasting, you will need to purchase a ticket that includes a Riedel Ouverture Wine Glass (valued at $39.99 a pair), which is yours to keep.

Producer List

Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Sailors Grave Brewing
La Sirène
Mallaluka Wines
Konpira Maru Wine Company
Latta Vino 
Philip Lobley Wines
BK Wines
Maidenii Vermouth
Betrand Bespoke
Blood Moon Wines
Valentine Wines 


MIFF Festival Lounge (Forum Theatre), Sat Aug 12

Session One, 12.30pm, $35
Not Serious Wine Chats: The Price Of Plonk – Why Does It Cost What It Does?, 2.30pm, FREE
Session Two, 3.30pm, $35