Winemakers of Rutherglen have been doing good things with grapes for a while now out in northeast Victoria. But, luckily for us, they've decided to come city-side again this September for a two-day wine event, Rutherglen in the City.
The pop-up bar will situate itself inside The Atrium at Federation Square. Seventeen winemakers will take over the high-ceilinged space, transforming it into an inner city 'winery' — so you can forget you're sandwiched between Flinders Street and the MCG and dream of open plains and vineyards.
For $5 you'll be able to sample the best of the region's wine varieties: durif, a red, and muscat, a white that will also be served in two cocktails at the bar. The winemakers themselves will also be on-hand for a chat, and, if something takes your fancy, you can even order a few bottles from them direct.
Full glasses of wine and other drinks can be purchased from the bar, and Beatbox Kitchen and Happy Camper Pizza will provide the nosh. The best thing about it is you won't even have to drive home — thanks to trams and trains, you can have as many wines as you like.
The pop-up will be open Saturday from 12–8pm and Sunday from 12–6pm.