WINE MACHINE Heard it on the grapevine

Premium music and lifestyle event Wine Machine has announced it will be returning in 2020, taking over Oakover Grounds in the Swan Valley on Saturday, April 4.

The garden-party picnic by day, turned fiesta by night, attracted over 65,000 sommeliers-in-the-making across its six dates nationally last year as it descended upon the most famous and spectacular wine regions in the country for a decadent day of dining, drinking and dancing. Although Wine Machine lovingly hand-picks the soundtrack to the event each year, they don’t pop the cork on the line up until the last minute.

Organisers have promised a bumper 2020 vintage with the return of their signature “Cellar Door” oasis of epicurean delights, vintage activities and bohemian comforts. In addition, wine-makers have announced they are turning the standard festy-festival-fare on its head with the roll-out of their gourmet “Le Marche” activations in all states, where top local chefs and farmers present the tastes of the region in a farmer’s market bazaar.

Wine Machine have also announced that for the first time ever, tickets will be available to their famed long-table lunch, where patrons can dine with the artists, wine-makers, farmers and VIPs among the vines.

In keeping with their mission of encouraging emerging creatives, Wine Machine will again throw the door open to a $10,000 art grant with the winner to exhibit their creation at the event in each state as well as a national music prize with the top act earning their chance to perform onstage.

Wine Machine hits Oakover Grounds in the Swan Valley on Saturday, April 4. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 1 at