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By Libby Curran
September 12, 2019
By Libby Curran
September 12, 2019

The Melbourne weather gods have finally started to answer our post-winter prayers and the season of weekend escapes is well underway. And now you've got another great reason to round up the crew and get out of town: the return of A Weekend With, an out-of-town music, food and wine festival.

This one's going down about three hours north of Melbourne, taking over a historic winemaking facility in Victoria's Rutherglen region from November 1–4. The 120-year-old venue on Mount Ophir Estate is set to host a thoughtful program filled with the good stuff, from tunes and art to great local booze.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a Welcome to Country with Yorta Yorta artists, before a huge communal feast for 500 people. Hosted by the Social Food Project, it'll come complete with wine tastings, booze from local labels and live music by Chapter Music.

Wake up the next morning to free coffer from Everyday, while DJs and local musicians play chilled, ambient tunes. In the afternoon, livelier live music will be paired with captivating installations and artworks. Throughout the day, you'll be able to head to the bar for more free wine tastings or to pick up a glass from the likes of Trutta Wines and Scion — or a pint from Bodriggy Brewing Co.

It'll all culminate at a big pét-nat party on Sunday afternoon before spending a final night on the historic property.

The festival's capped at just 500 punters and you've got the opportunity to stay on-site, either camping, glamping or in one of six properties. First release tickets are currently on sale for $230.

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