I am so excited to be attending this years Wine and Cheese Festival. The event will be held on October 25th at Seaworks, in Williamstown.
I am a huge fan of wine and cheese and cant wait to see what the festival has on offer. There will be live entertainment, a kid zone, and even a grape stomp comp. Thank you to Vil for the lovely insight as to what we can expect on the day.
How many years has this event been running?
The event is in its second year now. Last year was the first year and was an interesting time for us, as despite our best efforts you never know what to expect. Luckily it turned out well received and hugely successful. This year we are fine tuning the formula as we want to make sure the event stays in Williamstown for many, many years. Ideally, we would love it if Williamstown and Wine and Cheese Fest become associated with each other, which means we need to make sure we keep on delivering a quality event.
What can we expect to see at the event?
The event is held at Seaworks which is an old Boat Building shed on the foreshore of Williamstown. It is just past the Park and the Police Station on Nelson Pl. Seaworks transforms very nicely into an event venue and is very unique due to the design and location of the building. It has an indoor section (Shed) and an outdoor section stretching all the way down the Pier, to the SSS Steve Irwin, part of the Sea Shepherd Fleet.
We have locked in over 60 vendors. Most of the vendors are indoors and the shed serves as protection from weather whilst sampling Wine, Cheese and other products. The Outside area will have the Hot Food Vendors, some arts & crafts marquees and seating, (Shaded areas) to enjoy the food and drinks in the fantastic environment.
Entertainment will be provided by Jazz bands and DJs and the Popular Grape Stomp Comp will surely be a hit. There is also a Kid Zone which will have entertainment for the young ones.
Finally, there is also a VIP marquee which is fully catered and a unique environment serving as a fantastic way to network and entertain.
I am so excited to see a ‘wine stomp’. How can we get involved?
The Grape Stomp Comp is hugely popular and a very unique activity. The entry will be very limited unfortunately. The details around this will be released closer to the event, so please keep an eye on our website for details. www.wineandcheesefest.com.au
For those who are not a fan of ‘wine or cheese’ like my partner … haha, what else is on offer at the festival?
There will definitely be something there for everyone, we will have Beer and Cider available, as well as a range of hot food and deserts. There will be well-known brands and some boutique brands, however all are high quality products.
It is, however, primarily a Wine and Cheese event, and something we would like to promote. Why not grab a Cheese Board and a Bottle of wine, and enjoy it in the fantastic surroundings with your Partner and/or good friends? Sounds like a great day to us!
What wines and ciders can we expect to sample on the day?
There is really a whole range of Wine and Cider available, too many to mention here. They are mostly Victorian products, but also a couple of interstate vendors. All of the popular blends and varieties will be available. A full list of the vendors is available on our website. There is also information on our Facebook page and Instagram accounts.
Most importantly when is the festival and where can we get a ticket?
The date is 25 October 2015, so save the date. Better yet, head to our website wineandcheesefest.com.au and the ticket section will have information on securing some tickets. It is quickly shaping up to be a sell-out event, so in order to not miss out and avoid disappointment secure some now, as we will only have a limited number available on the door.
Should you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact Vil on firstname.lastname@example.org
To all my lucky readers, enjoy $5 off your tickets by simply entering Sincerelywine on checkout.
Take a look at last years event here See you there.