Mu­sic, wine flows


SAN­GUINE Es­tate was filled to ca­pac­ity on the week­end as mu­si­cians ser­e­naded the wine­sip­ping crowd.

The pop­u­lar Heath­cote San­guine Es­tate Mu­sic Fes­ti­val was again a sell-out this year with 160 mu­sic and wine lovers de­scend­ing on the win­ery for the three-day event.

Af­ter re­leas­ing tick­ets for next year’s event on the Satur­day they have al­ready reached ca­pac­ity for 2018.

San­guine chief ex­ec­u­tive Jodi Marsh said they were thrilled with the out­come of the fes­ti­val and look­ing for­ward.

‘‘It was fab­u­lous. We had the best time and the feed­back was in­cred­i­ble,’’ she said.

‘‘Some peo­ple said it was the best one ever which is tes­ta­ment to the fact that these artists wouldn’t nor­mally come out here to play.

‘‘It is very rare and ex­tra­or­di­nary that a fes­ti­val of this size sells out 12 months in ad­vance.

‘‘This was our sixth year and I think peo­ple just love com­ing back, it’s like they are com­ing home.’’

Ms Marsh said the three main el­e­ments of the fes­ti­val re­main the same and that is why peo­ple come back year af­ter year.

‘‘Food, wine and mu­sic have been to­gether for six years and the crux of the event re­mains the same,’’ she said.

‘‘Al­though we add some new world-class mu­si­cians into the mix, the main things stay the same and our cus­tomers love that.’’

This year’s event saw an­other day added to the pro­gram hold­ing a free fam­ily soiree at the win­ery on Thurs­day.

‘‘We al­ways re­ceive great sup­port from the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the free events were great,’’ Ms Marsh said.

‘‘The Bendigo fes­ti­val also ended up sell­ing out with the mas­ter­class for young mu­si­cians be­ing a high­light for me.’’

Paul Wright, Tobias Brei­der and Howard Penny en­ter­tain the crowd at the Heath­cote San­guine Es­tate Mu­sic Fes­ti­val on the week­end.

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