Fitzroy icons Marquis of Lorne, Harry & Frankie at the Rose, and Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel, are joining forces for the first time for a winemaker pub crawl on Sunday 30 October.

The event, Young Gun of Wine UNCUT, will feature 30 of Australia’s most cutting edge winemakers with around 60 wines, across the three venues for one afternoon.

Sean Donovan of Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel said, “These pubs seen their share of wild characters, so it’s fitting to be able to gather these maverick and handmade winemakers here.”

Whilst Will Benjamin of Marquis of Lorne suggests the timing of the event is rather special: “We’re holding this on Sunday afternoon following Derby Day. A little wine will be the perfect recovery.”

Thomas Hogan, sommelier and owner of Harry & Frankie, is looking forward to trying the wines: “It’s a super exciting time to be involved in the Aussie wine industry. A dynamic new generation of winemakers are questioning the how, what, where and why of the status quo – producing wines of intrigue, character and most importantly, quality. Young Gun of Wine places these winemakers directly in the spotlight and champions their efforts to the industry and public alike.”

Alquimie magazine will be at the event, with a live exhibit form their latest edition.

This wine event will be held across all of the three venues, where attendees will rove between each of the venues on the hour to meet a new group of winemakers. Running from 3-6pm, tickets are $45, which includes all wine tasting plus a gift wineglass from Riedel. Numbers are strictly limited. For bookings, please visit Eventbrite.


Winemaker lineup

An Ape is Loose • Athletes Of Wine • Attwoods Wines • Avani • By Jingo Wines • Jardim do Bomfim • Gilberts Siding • Castagna • Adams Rib • Dirty Three Wines • Satch Wines • Faux Pas Wines • Fetherston Vintners • Fikkers Wine • Gestalt Wines • Hanging Rock Winery • Ipso Facto Wines • Journey Wines • Lino Ramble • Livewire • The Blood of Hipsters • Mitchell Harris Wines • MoFro Wines • Out of Step • Sentio Wines • Ten Miles East • The Story • Tim Ward Wines • I’ll Fly Away • Tokar Estate • First Foot Forward • Tomfoolery Wines • Two Tonne Tasmania • Valentine Wines • Valere • Vigna Bottin Wines • Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown • Vinteloper • Year Wines