Tipples, Tucker and Tumbling and Innocent Bystander

Circus Oz, Charcoal Lane join Yarra Valley winery for MFWF performance

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The Melba Speigeltent in Collingwood

The Melba Speigeltent in Collingwood [©The Melba Speigeltent]

Innocent Bystander MFWF Tipples Tucker and Tumbling
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Yarra Valley wine producer Innocent Bystander has teamed up with Circus Oz and Charcoal Lane to deliver an evening of great wine, unique cuisine and jaw-dropping live performances.

A creative mash-up of Melbourne’s famous arts, food and wine cultures, this one-off event is part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and will take place on Friday 22 March at the Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood.

Tipples, Tucker and Tumbling will see the flavours of Innocent Bystander wines captured by both the evening’s food and performances. Guests will be treated to canapés on arrival, followed by three courses by Charcoal Lane, a Mission Australia social enterprise restaurant.

Each course will be matched to three spectacular performances by Circus Oz and, of course, exceptional wines from Innocent Bystander.

With Innocent Bystander’s wine list perfect for exploring iconic varieties from their Yarra Valley home, as well as inspiring varieties from elsewhere in Victoria, the Tipples, Tucker and Tumbling event will showcase a wide variety of drops.

Throughout the evening guests will enjoy wines including Innocent Bystander’s Prosecco NV, 2018 Rosé, 2017 Pinot Gris, 2017 Chardonnay, 2017 Syrah, 2018 Pinot Noir, and their iconic Moscato.

The dinner menu will be expertly crafted by the team at Charcoal Lane to complement Innocent Bystander’s wine list and will proudly hero native Australian produce.

Diners will be kept on the edge of their seats with entertainment including gravity-defying aerialist Rockie Stone, beats courtesy of the talented DJ Anna ‘Pocket Rocket’ Lumb (who will also be hula hooping on the evening), comedy acts, and amazing jugglers.

“Everyone knows that wine and food go together, that’s what the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is all about! But we wanted to take things to another level, so we reached out to our mates at Circus Oz and Charcoal Lane to come up with a triple hit – delicious wines paired with tremendous tucker and immersive performances in the fabulous Melba Spiegeltent. It’s uniquely Melbourne and so much more than just great food and wine,” said Mat Janes, Head of Innocent Bystander.

“We’ll start things bright and bubbly, fresh and uplifting, then we take things up a notch, literally and figuratively before relaxing into some light-hearted frivolity to round out the evening – it’ll be a multi-sensory journey!”

Tickets are now on sale but hurry as spaces are limited to 160 tickets .Book at www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au »

Event: Tipples, Tucker and Tumbling
Date: Friday 22 March, 6.30pm
Tickets: $124
Venue: The Melba Speigeltent, 35 Johnston St, Collingwood

About Innocent Bystander
Known for its friendly and relaxed personality along with producing great wine without pretension, Innocent Bystander is a crowd-pleaser for visitors to the Yarra Valley, with its headquarters located within the picturesque town of Healesville.

They produce a wide range of premium wines including award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Prosecco.

Innocent Bystander’s philosophy is simple: make awesome and accessible wines that are perfect for sharing.


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