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Burning of the Canes

August 3 @ 5:00 pm 9:30 pm

Celebrate the “Burning of the Canes” at Austin’s Wines on Saturday, August 3rd. This annual ritual marks the end of the grape harvest and the beginning of a new season. Join us for a spectacular bonfire on our 1500-acre property, symbolizing rebirth and prosperity. Enjoy live Music, mouth watering winter warming food from your favourite food trucks, and award-winning wines. With mulled wine, winter cocktails, and delicious food, this all-weather event promises an unforgettable night.

Due to the open fire, this event is not appropriate for those under 18 years of age

Bus transfers from Geelong, Bannockburn or Lara are available.

Bring a deck chair or picnic blanket and wear your winter gear.

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 3rd we will be celebrating a successful 2024 harvest whilst welcoming the new season of our 2025 vintage with the hopes that it will be another bountiful and top quality harvest.

What happens if it rains?
This is an all-weather event, so rug up, pop on your boots and be prepared if it rains.
Tickets are non-refundable.

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.

870 Steiglitz Road
Sutherlands Creek, Vic 3331 Australia