Everyone dreams of throwing in the 9-to-5 grind for a more leisurely way of life, and swapping the big smoke for a quiet place in the country, too. And, if you like alcoholic beverages made from fermented grapes, we're guessing holing up in your own winery, making as much as pinot noir as you can handle and feasting on cheese features heavily. We'll admit it if you do.
Alas, that's not the path most of us are fated to follow; however the Regatta's returning three-day festival can help you pretend otherwise. The Laneway Vineyard doesn't just boast a hefty selection of more than 50 international and local tipples, plus gourmet food stalls created by the Boatshed restaurant. With garden walls and fairy lights featuring, it also brings a slice of chateau life to the city.
So, sip on whichever nectar of the gods takes your fancy, nibble on scrumptious bites, and enjoy a weekend of food and drink-focused bliss. Taking place from May 25 to 27, entry on Saturday and Sunday is free, but you'll need to buy a ticket to head along to the Friday night launch party — where you'll eat, drink and be merry indeed.