Burning of the Canes

Burning of the Canes

An event not to be missed at Austin’s

This annual ritual of the Burning of the Canes, is one not to miss. The first time we have opened it to the public to celebrate the end of pruning and the rebirth of our vines.
Put on a pair of boots, a big jacket, your beanie and grab a wine, and get ready for an unmissable event.

The team from Nama Please will be cooking outside with fire, Renowned DJ Edd Fisher who has previously played Golden Plains Festival, Potato Head Bali and Dark Mofo (to name a few) will be setting the mood with a 5 hour set.
We will be keeping you warm with mulled wine, Pinot Noir Gin, plenty of fabulous vino’s, the bonfire of canes and our famous fire pits.

The Details

Date: Saturday August 6th
Where: Austin’s Winery, Sutherlands Creek
Time: 5pm-10pm
Age: 18+ only. (due to the open fire, this event is not appropriate for those under 18 years of age)
Cost: $75
Ticket includes: Food cooked over fire by Nama, glass of wine on arrival and entertainment

Bus transfers to and from Geelong station are available


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 a dog friendly cellar door, 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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