Burning of the Canes

Fire - Burning of the canes
Burning of the Canes from the air

Burning of the Canes at Austin’s Wines

Our first event in August 2022 was a wonderful success and we can’t wait to bring it back again next year. We exhausted our ticket allocation and welcomed over 150 people to the winery. Our guests joined us fireside, where we celebrated the end of pruning and the rebirth of our vines.

The team from Nama Please cooked up a storm and Renowned DJ Edd Fisher, who has previously played Golden Plains Festival, Potato Head Bali and Dark Mofo (to name a few) set the mood with a 5 hour set under our fabulous tipi.

We kept our guests warm with mulled wine, Pinot Noir Gin, plenty of fabulous vino’s, the bonfire of canes and lots of dancing

Along with the amazing bonfire, we had a stunning light installation by Resolution X, set up by our very own Kane Meade. A real highlight of the night was seeing the valley lit up and it’s a feature that we can’t wait to bring back next year.

Make sure you’re on our email list to be notified about tickets for next years event! You don’t want to miss it.

What is Burning of the Canes?

With a history of being a European Pagan ceremonial ritual of burning the old vine canes that have recently been pruned. Burning of the Canes is a celebration of the rebirth of our vines as the buds start to come back to life. On August the 6th we will be celebrating a successful 2022 harvest whilst welcoming the new season of our 2023 vintage with the hopes that it will be another bountiful and top quality harvest.

Can you cater for dietary requirements?
Yes, please email us with your dietary requirements.

Are you dog friendly?
We are dog friendly and your dogs are welcome in our outdoor areas, however as this event is at night with an open bonfire, we recommend keeping your furry friends at home.

Can I bring my baby?
Yes, of course if you have a baby that you are feeding, you are more than welcome to bring them with you. Please be mindful that the music will be loud.

Where are you located?
We are in Sutherlands Creek, 15 minutes from Geelong and less than an hour from Melbourne.

Can you get ubers from your cellar door?
You can pre-book a taxi or alternatively book a seat on the bus. Uber do not service our area.

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