Wineries from the Geelong Region will kick off the 2006 Federation Square Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series. The series, now in it's 3rd year, takes place in the Atrium at Federation Square on the 4th and 5th January.
Over 12 Geelong vineyards will have their wines available fro tasting, many using the Showcase to display their wines for the first time. As well as long established companies of the Victorian wine industry, the Showcase will highlight many smaller and newer vineyards.
The Federation Square Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series features a different Victorian Wine Region every month over a year, culminating in the Federation Square Annual Wine Awards and Wine Showcase. Buller & Sons from Rutherglen won the inaugural Wine of the Year with their internationally lauded Muscat.
The Showcase Series is designed for people who love wine - whether they know a lot or a little, or are starting out on their journey of discovery. It's an opportunity to taste wines often not readily available in the marketplace, to talk to winemakers, ask questions and discover why Victoria is known as the state of small winemakers and Melbourne one of the Global Wine Capitals of the World.
Where: The Atrium at Federation Square
When: First Wednesday & Thursday of every month
Time: 4.30 - 8.30 pm
Cost: Tasting Tickets $12
2006 Region LineupJanuary 4th & 5th - Geelong Region
February 1st & 2nd - Gippsland Region
March 1st & 2nd - Western Victoria Region
April 5th & 6th - North-West Victoria Region
May 3rd & 4th - Sunbury / Macedon Ranges Region
June 7th & 8th - Bendigo Region
July 5th & 6th - Heathcote Region
August 3rd & 4th - Annual Federation Square Wine Awards & Victorian Wine Showcase
September 6th & 7th - North-East Victoria Region
October 4th & 5th - Mornington Peninsula Region
November 1st & 2nd - Goulburn & Upper Goulburn Region, Strathbogie Ranges & Nagambie Lakes
December 6th & 7th - Yarra Valley Region