Wine Lovers, Mark Your Calendars: Pinot Palooza Has Locked in Its Vino-Slinging Dates for 2024

If you can't go past a light- to medium-bodied red wine — and 50-plus vino labels pouring it — then this is the boozy festival for you.
Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
March 27, 2024

Being spoilt for choice can be overrated. Sometimes, like when deciding which wine varieties you feel like at any given moment, it's easier to have someone else do the picking for you. Enter Pinot Palooza, which celebrates exactly the type of vino that's in its name, and has also locked in when you'll be able to spend a day sipping pinot noir in 2024.

Here, the sound of a light- to medium-bodied red wine sloshing around a glass is the standard soundtrack. And you'll hear that noise a whole heap — before the pandemic, the Melbourne-born wine-tasting festival had notched up an estimated 65,000 tickets sold globally.

In 2024, Pinot Palooza has spring dates locked in for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, all for a two-day stint. So far, venues are yet to be announced. Also, tickets will go on sale in early July.

The vino-sipping fun will play out similarly to before, although exactly who'll be doing the pouring is also yet to be revealed. Whoever it is, Pinot Palooza's lineup always spans drops from Australia, New Zealand and further afield. Last year, more than 50 winemakers came to the party.

As always, attendees will spend their session swirling and sampling that huge array of pinot noir, and hitting up pop-up bars and food stalls between drinks.

And, while Pinot Palooza as a standalone fest only has east coast dates for 2024, in Perth and Adelaide it's part of an already-announced collaboration with cheese festival Mould.

Pinot Palooza 2024 Dates:

Friday, October 4–Saturday, October 5: Sydney, venue TBC
Friday, October 18–Saturday, October 19: Brisbane, venue TBC
Friday, November 22–Saturday, November 23: Melbourne, venue TBC

Pinot Palooza will tour Australia's east coast in October–November 2024. For more information, and for tickets from early July, head to the event's website.

Published on March 27, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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