Winemaking season is here, and everybody's invited!
WHEN & WHERE
6 weeks from Sat 24 Feb // Closing night Sat 7 April
Thu-Sat 5pm-late // JUMP TO FULL SCHEDULE (below)
249 Lygon St, Brunswick East
Winemaking //Workshops & Free Tours
Live Music // Jazz Party, Lisa Miller Trio, Freya Josephine Hollick, Senegambian Jazz Band, Sweet Jean, Jade Imagine + DJ Fee B Squared!
Wine // Free Tastings, Nightly Happy Hours, Tasting Flights, New release 2017 Pinots and Cab Franc
Food // A series of collaborative dinners with Le Bon Ton, plus food by Beatbox Kitchen, Mankoushe + more to be announced.
Glad you asked.
Noisy Ritual is an urban winery in Brunswick East. In Autumn each year we make premium wines with the help of a rowdy community of Winemaking Members. Grapes arrive weekly from all around the state, and we stomp the grapes, press the wine and lock it away in barrels to mature for the rest of the year.
Noisy Ritual was built on a philosophy of celebration - we think making wine should be relaxed, loud, inclusive and fun. So each winemaking season we throw our doors wide open to let as many people as possible experience the joy of making wine in the city.
Come and help us celebrate this busy time with live music, free tours, mates-rates drinks and some special events. It's time to GET INVOLVED!
WINEMAKING WORKSHOPS (Members only)
Saturday and Sunday workshops will be exclusive to our Noisy Ritual Members. Each Member works with us to follow one of the batches all the way through. Surrounded by likeminded folk, they stomp the grapes, press the wine and bottle it – all in a relaxed, fun and inclusive environment. Three educational, social, fun and rowdy workshops, and a whole lot of amazing wine to be created and enjoyed.
More info at noisyritual.com.au/memberships
WINEMAKING TOURS (FREE)
Vintage is the time of year when our winery is in full flight. And every Thursday we’re offering free tours with one of our founders - to walk you through the process and see how the wine in your hand actually gets made. There’s work to be done too, so make sure you’re ready to roll up your sleeves (and maybe your pants) and get involved!
Tours are free but places are limited so register here.
WINE TASTINGS (FREE)
Each week there’ll be something new to try - from our unreleased 2017 reds to some weird and wonderful things (ever tasted fermenting grapes?). Whenever you walk through the door we’ll start you off with a taste of something interesting.
For us, Vintage means party time, so don’t miss our nightly happy hours 5pm-7pm Thurs-Sat! During these times we'll be doing Members’ pricing on glasses of wine for everybody.
Each week we’ll host a performance by a great live act - shows are free unless indicated!
Sat 24 Feb // Jazz Party + DJ Fee B Squared
Fri 2 March // Lisa Miller Trio (Feat. Shane O’Mara)
Fri 9 March // Senegambian Jazz Band
Fri 16 & Sat 17 March // Freya Josephine Hollick *Ticketed Event* // Dinner with Le Bon Ton
Fri 23 & Sat 24 March // Sweet Jean *Ticketed Event* // Dinner with Le Bon Ton
Sat 7 April // Closing Night // Jade Imagine + DJ to be announced!
LE BON TON DINNERS (Melbourne Food & Wine Festival)
We’re joining forces with the crew from Le Bon Ton over 2 weekends for a series of collaborative dinners (as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival).
Each night offers a 3 course wine-matched feast, hands-on wine making demonstrations and an after-dinner wine-drinking party with live music from Freya Josephine Hollick or Sweet Jean!
Fri 16, Sat 17, Fri 23 & Sat 24 March // Tickets here
Featuring: The Ritual Stomp, Mates-Rates Drinks, Jazz Party, DJ Fee B Squared, Beatbox Kitchen.
Sat 24 Feb // Free Entry // 5pm-late // Details here
Help us celebrate the end of another awesome vintage. Details to be announced soon!
Sat 7 April // Free Entry // 5pm-late
In the last 3 years we’ve undertaken a rite of passage. Outgrowing a Thornbury basement, moving through a Preston pop up and settling into a permanent, grown-up Noisy Ritual HQ in East Brunswick. And we managed to do this while creating some delicious wines with some first-rate humans. Best of all, since opening the doors to Melbourne’s first urban winery we’ve introduced hundreds of people to the joys of winemaking, close to home.
Here’s the whole story.
VINTAGE 2018 SCHEDULE
Sat 24 Feb // 5pm-late // Jazz Party, DJ Fee B Squared, The Ritual Stomp, Mates-Rates Drinks, Beatbox Kitchen // FREE
Thurs 1 March // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm + Free Winemaking Tour 7.30pm
Fri 2 March // 5pm-late // Lisa Miller Trio (Feat. Shane O’Mara) + Happy Hours 5-7pm
Sat 3 March // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm
Thurs 8 March // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm + Free Winemaking Tour 7.30pm
Fri 9 March // 5pm-late // Senegambian Jazz Band + Happy Hours 5-7pm
Sat 10 March // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm
Thurs 15 March // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm + Free Winemaking Tour 7.30pm
Fri 16 March // *Ticketed Event* // Dinner with Le Bon Ton feat. Freya Josephine Hollick
Sat 17 March // *Ticketed Event* // Dinner with Le Bon Ton feat. Freya Josephine Hollick
Thurs 22 March // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm + Free Winemaking Tour 7.30pm
Fri 23 March // *Ticketed Event* // Dinner with Le Bon Ton feat. Sweet Jean
Sat 24 March // *Ticketed Event* // Dinner with Le Bon Ton feat. Sweet Jean
Thurs 29 March // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm + Free Winemaking Tour 7.30pm
Fri 30 March // CLOSED (Good Friday)
Sat 31 March // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm
Thurs 5 April // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm + Free Winemaking Tour 7.30pm
Fri 6 April // 5pm-late // Happy Hours 5-7pm
Sat 7 April // 5pm-late // Closing Night - Help us celebrate the end of another awesome vintage. Details to be announced soon!