Toast to the Coast 2018
Sample the very best of the Geelong wine region at one of the most anticipated wine events in Victoria.
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If you're eager to make the most of the Melbourne Cup public holiday, turn it into a long weekend and make tracks to the port city of Geelong for Toast to the Coast 2018. On November 3 and 4, the leading wineries from around the Surf Coast, Moorabool Valley and Bellarine Peninsula, will open their cellar doors and tribute the unique Geelong wine region with a good old-fashioned vino-palooza. And there's nothing like a chardy party to celebrate an impending mid-week day off.
Toast to the Coast has been attracting hardcore sippers and swirlers for nearly two decades — around 4000 people from across Victoria and interstate attend annually — and the event operates like a well-oiled machine. There's a shuttle bus which takes driving out of the equation and keeps you stress-free, family friendly venues to keep the little ones comfortable, and a commemorative wine glass that doubles as your passport to free wine tastings and ensures the vino flows thick and fast.
Each winery puts its own bespoke spin on the event, with gourmet local fare to keep your stomach happy and live music acts to make sure you are thoroughly entertained. Gear up to try a bunch of new releases, as well as the region's signature drops — 22 wineries will be pouring their finest vino across 17 locations. Check the full list of wineries for further details.
And, the best part is, you've got an extra day (or two) to recover.
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