Taste over 25 lo-fi wines by female winemakers at Freshwater Brewing Co

Melbourne’s midweek wine-tasting event Into The Vines is coming to Sydney for the first time on Wednesday 27th March, honouring International Women’s Day with a celebration of women in wine.

Hosted at Brookvale’s stylish brewery, Freshwater Brewing Co, Into The Vines’ first Sydney event invites local oenophiles, beer-lovers and everyone in between to branch out and taste over 25 small-batch wines directly from five pioneering female winemakers.

Freshwater Brewing Co
The chic Freshwater Brewing Co is pet-friendly too!

At just $15 a ticket, it includes all tastings, a tasting card, question prompts for the winemakers and a grazing board that guests can pick on to cleanse their palates as they taste the wines. The lineup of wineries includes Empire of Dirt – a lo-fi boutique winery by Tash Webster from Moorabool Valley (VIC) that aptly just launched a 2023 Pinot Noir called “F*ck the Patriarchy – and Intrepedius Wines – helmed by winemaker and single mother of three, Chrissie Smith, who makes her small-batch wines from her minimal intervention 1-acre parcel of land in Yass (ACT).

What is lo-fi wine?

Those in the know over at Dan Murphy’s define lo-fi wine as “a broad selection of wines that are crafted with no or very few adjustments during the winemaking process.” So essentially they’re wines with minimal intervention and a ‘hands-off’ approach where the winemakers limit additional ingredients and processes in making the wine. Sounds great to us.

Taste over 25 small-batch wines directly from five pioneering female winemakers

Wine tastings can be known to be full of pomp and privilege, however, Into The Vines was created to take the wank out of wine and make it approachable for anyone who enjoys a beverage, learning new things and meeting new people. The interactive, one-room wine tour offers the chance to discover new varietals and blends of wines made in family-owned, boutique wineries and special offers on take-home bottles on the night.

Freshwater Brewing Co will also be putting on a spread from their newly updated menu – think authentic tacos, hearty burgers, crunchy salads and more – as well as a $25 burger and pint deal and exclusive snack packs to treat yourself to before or after your tastings.

Who doesn’t love a good beer and burger combo?

You can pre-order your burger deal or snack pack along with your ticket, or you can order directly from the full menu on the night. With delicious craft beer and small-batch wines, meal deals, pumping music, and great company, it’s set to be a fun, interesting and affordable night out for gals (and guys!) to kick the Easter long weekend off.

Get the girls together for a fun night out!

Each tasting session is capped at 90 pax, with sessions at 6pm – 7pm and 7pm – 8pm. The price is $15 for the tasting event, and $40 for the tasting event and a Burger and Pint. Through Humanatix, the event is also partnering with Girls Boardrider Fraternity, a local non-profit that encourages girls and women to get out in the ocean.

Get your tickets here.

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