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MEDIA RELEASE: WINE MACHINE TOUR WRAP + 2018 WINE MACHINE CONFIRMED

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Tour Wine-d Up: Hot Dub Wine Machine 2017 – The first ever vintage of Hot Dub Wine Machine is bottled up and on the shelf. A fine year indeed!

 

You’ve heard it through the grapevine, Hot Dub Wine Machine went damn fine, baby! The inaugural Wine Machine national tour is now officially complete, having concluded five sold-out dates with a flawless finale in Western Australian wine region last weekend.

From the outset, there were huge expectations of Wine Machine; which presented a new hope for live-music and wine/food/travel lovers looking for an event experience that delivered beyond the status quo, and we’re thrilled to report that Wine Machine rosé to the occasion, delivering on its promise of “full-bodied days of gourmet food, wine, craft beer and live music: get-togethers in the sunshine among the vines of our country’s greatest wineries”.

Of course, getting a brand new touring concert off the ground in 2017 was not an easy cask. Regional wineries as venues were unchartered territory as far as contemporary music gatherings go. But then, something happened. First, the tour sold out. Everywhere. Then, as it wound through Australia’s wineries, report after report of “the best day of my life” rolled in and kept the smiles permanently affixed at Wine Machine HQ, who are happy to confirm the return of the tour in 2018.

“We were genuinely overwhelmed by the enormous reception to the inaugural Wine Machine tour and indeed the incredible response to the events in every state. Thank you for putting your faith in us, we can now confirm we will absolutely be returning in 2018 with an even bigger program and of course, more of the Best. Chardy. Ever.” Chris Murray – Chief Sommelier

TOUR WRAP:

FROM SYDNEY TO THE SWAN VALLEY – ‘WEATHERING’ THE BUMPS AT A SERIES OF LUSH LOCATIONS

The tour got off to a strong start with an intimate event in Tasmania’s Huon Valley, at a picturesque former apple orchard turned vineyard – a pleasant taster to ease into the tour. The first big undertaking however, presented itself at the Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on March 18 – at 10,000 plus people, with wet weather conditions in the lead up, the show was not without its speed humps. However, the production crew and artists persevered through trying to conditions to come out on top, as did the crowd, as The Brag recounts; “The rain [didn’t stop] anyone – no way rosé!…Ever seen a train of grown adults sliding down a muddy hill like it was the Typhoon slide at Wet n’ Wild, all the while clutching bottles of the finest Rose the Hunter Valley has to offer… It was unlikely the day would be anything but a squelchy, debaucherous ball!”

Yarra, on the other hand, turned it on, with rays of glorious sunshine illuminating the sweeping, panoramic views over the Yarra Ranges from Rochford Estate, in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The stunning boutique vineyard played hosts to thousands of Melbournites, who gathered around oak-barrel table settings to enjoy Rochford wines and good times.

Times which flowed at Somerset Valley, although Wine Machine almost didn’t happen after Cyclone Debbie wreaked havoc on Queensland! The skies cleared just in time for a hugely pleasant, sunshine-soaked Autumn’s day by a lakeside stage at Ocean View Estate Winery.  Delighted Brisbanites were treated to a surprise late inclusion on the bill by way of Aussie electronic hitmaker Hayden James, and one lucky competition winner also made a grand entrance to Somerset Valley via chopper.

And then our last location – Perfect Perth. The biggest show of the tour went off without a hitch at the spectacular Houghton Winery, where stately pines created a lush, forest-like centre for the day’s Dubbers. And there, cocooned in kilometres of verdant vines, they danced and danced until the music stopped.

The Wine-Up All-Stars

Hot Dubbers there from early on experienced not just the best conditions for picnicking before the party crowds kicked in; but also some of the best sets of the tour. Purple Sneakers dubbed Paces’ Hunter Valley set “the most exciting set of the day”, with on-point visuals from Ego, fun back-up dancers, and Guy Sebastian joining the Gold Coast producer du jour for an incredible live rendition of their Like A Version of LDRU‘s ‘Keeping Score’. Trio Crooked Colours likewise impressed across Hunter, Somerset and Perth, drawing comparisons to Glass Animals with their cool demeanour and layered, moody indie-tronica pieces, while in Yarra Valley, Confidence Man, fresh from their Golden Plains coup d’etat, delivered plucky dance-pop and individuality in spades; and were one of the most buzzed-about aspects of the day (along with stars of Channel 10’s The Bachelorette getting their grape on!).

If there were a ‘best dressed’ prize on the Wine Machine tour we’d have to hand it to Melbourne-via-LA indie-tronica heroes Miami Horror; the dapper devils injected fun and color into every show, citing Yarra Valley as a tour highlight; where they received an enthusiastic reception from a strong home-town crowd. Their energy and terrific showmanship as a band was something to behold; exuberant singer Josh Moriarty outdid himself with his monkeying antics every time – scaling rigs and amplifiers to give the ultimate serenade to audiences.. Nostalgic Miami Horror fans were as captivated by the continued live majesty of tracks from 2010’s indie-pop masterpiece Illumination; with big enthusiasm from the crowds at every show for the catchy Real Slow and Love Like Mine, from 2015’s All Possible Futures. Recent radio hit Leila translated to the live arena with style. The band

“Nick Littlemore had the whole crowd on red alert… he is a damn legend…Not just a singer, producer or performer but every fibre of his body was the music.”X-Press Magazine

And, PNAU – what can we say. Playing their first Australian shows in five years as part of the Wine Machine tour; their performances not only lived up to many’s fond memories of them; but delivered beyond that. Assured, energetic, powerful performances so tight it was like they never left. Phenomenally successful new single Chameleon was as huge and as special as you’d expect live (possibly also the largest amount of people singing along to a song they didn’t know the words to in Australian music festival history). To quote Speaker TV: “[We’re] reminded of how many times in [Pnau’s] enduring career their singles have continued to pierce through a sea of dance music.”

Singer Kira Devine, who sings vocals on Chameleon, was an instant hit with audiences. A larger-than-life presence, Devine emanated a genuine warmth onstage and off – the spotlight was drawn to her (as were the photographers – our official tour photographer Pat Stevenson produced several stunning shots of Devine that you can [access here].) And he may be little, but Young Franco rose to the big task of playing before headliner Hot Dub across the majority of the tour. The bespectacled Brisbanite sailed through an infectiously stacked set no one could help dance to,” (SpeakerTV), and was a particular hit with his hometown crowd at Somerset Valley.

HOT DUB TIME MACHINE

At each Wine Machine an onscreen countdown clock began during Franco’s sets, ticking down the minutes until the wine king himself, Hot Dub Time Machine would hit the stage, and by the time he did, crowd excitement had hit fever pitch. At each leg, the indefatigable Sydney master DJ Tom Loud rolled out his own signature two-hour, time-travelling dance party. Hot Dub’s sets were pure, unadulterated magic. “Hot Dub’s forever entertaining,” said X-Press Mag of his Swan Valley Wine Machine show, “for someone who hasn’t created a track himself, he has created something damn amazing that’s for sure.”  There wasn’t a song, or decade, that wasn’t received with an ecstatic screaming back of lyrics and the uninhibited dance moves that erupt when one is a few chardys deep. The signature Hot Dub party tricks were pumped up across all Wine Machines – confetti and streamers now accompanied with fireworks, soaring co2 flames, and human-sized inflatable balloons emblazoned with Hot Dub’s insignia, the latter creating a colourful visual spectacle as Tom Loud sent Daft Punk’s suitably appropriate lyrics ‘celebrate and dance so free’ soaring out into the cool night air.

Chardy cameos from leading Australian musicians came at every stop of Wine Machine – in the words of Purple Sneakers, “special guests aren’t just reserved for Coachella…it’s just bloody cool to see the support within the Aus music community for other [their fellow] artists.” Hunter Valley highlights came during Hot Dub’s set by way of a kilted-up Guy Sebastian (who had previously performed with Paces) who belted out a heart-stopping rendition of You’re The Voice, accompanied by The Scottish National Bagpipes, and the 90s decade of Hot Dub’s Hunter set came accompanied by bonus Peking Duk rap antics.

While the Wine Machine shows weren’t the biggest Hot Dub – whose taken on gigantuan UK festivals –  has played, creating and headlining your very own boutique event is undoubtedly a career pinnacle. As he drank a glass of celebratory champagne backstage after the last set of the last festival, the exhausted but deliriously happy Sydney DJ called it “the funnest time of [his] life”.

From everyone at the Chateau De Falcone, thank you for the support you’ve given to the inaugural Hot Dub Wine Machine tour. We appreciate every last word.

See you at next year’s chardy.

-Ends-

Hot Dub Time Machine is currently available for comment regarding the recent Wine Machine tour and future endeavours. Please contact Dani Marsland, Publicist hello@danimarsland.com

To enquire about partnerships with Hot Dub Wine Machine 2018, please contact Chris Murray, Director Wine Machine, muz@falcona.com.au

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Hunter Valley Feasting

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Gear yourself up for the two-hour dance marathon that Hot Dub Wine Machine will be dishing up with some very moorish, hearty offerings from a wide range of local vendors – jump into a range of different culinary offerings from all over the Valley, all hand-picked to complement the fine wines from HOPE Estate that you’ll be sipping on.

Hunter Valley Cheese

Wine and cheese are ageless companions, and naturally The Hunter Valley abounds with locally produced, handmade, fresh and soft rind cheeses. We’ve brought together a selection of the finest stuff out there from local providores; so be sure to grab a plate of cheese – the perfect addition to your Hunter Valley Hot Dub picnic.

Thai Wok Away

A selection of street-savvy, authentic Thai cuisine, made from fresh ingredients- hints of chilli, garlic infusions, lush vegetables, home-style noodles, and homemade sauces, all grilled and stir-fried on the spot in amazing combinations.

Mexican Cantina

Serving up succulent, slow-cooked Mexican fare (the freshest, most delicious tacos you’ve ever tried), this little Cantina evokes a fiesta on the spot!

S & L Pasta

The best stall to satisfy your carb cravings. Freshly cooked pasta with authentic sauces; let traditional Italian nonnas fill your stomach with something hearty to make sure all that wine doesn’t go straight to your head!

Banger Brothers

Amazing gourmet hot dogs and burgers guaranteed to leave a grin on your face. Featuring locally sourced, handmade sausages, served in freshly baked bread with homemade sauces.

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Grab a gozleme – a Turkish street food classic –  super tasty Anatolian flat bread with various savoury fillings – really does the trick when you’re looking for a snack that’s gonna fuel you for a good few hours.

Big Smokey’s BBQ Cantina

Soul food for all the soul music you’ll be dancing to in Hot Dub’s set. Delicious, heartfelt soul food, barbecue and gourmet street food – slow roasted meats, chilli cheese fries and more.

Goldfish Pop-Up

The award-winner Hunter Valley small bar / restaurant  acclaimed will bring a pop-up offering to the Hot Dub site, serving pizzas, pastas and other superlative Goldish snack staples.

Il Cacciatore Pop-Up

Northern Italian inspired cuisine from Hermitage Lodge’s award-winning restaurant – choose from salmon and burger selections made with fresh local produce, and authentic Italian ingredients.

 

Cabernet Camping Choices – A Guide for Hot Dubbers Heading to the Hunter Valley

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Park your car, pitch a tent, and come party with us.

It’s come to our attention that a lack of a place to sleep is putting a fork in people’s plans for Wine Machine adventures. It certainly looks like all of the AirBnBs and Stayz have already been scooped up for the weekend of Wine Machine (damn those organised people who book things early!). But if you missed out, your days of drinking and dancing at Wine Dub are not over yet! Why not consider camping? It’s way cheaper, anyway. There’s dozens of awesome (and actually really beautiful) bushland campsites nearby Hope Estate, that are currently available for you and your wino-loving mates to book. Plus we’ve thrown in a list of the last of the non-camping accomodation available, too.

So – load the Hot Dub Mixtape onto your car stereo, enjoy the scenic drive away from citylife and out into the peaceful countryside, park your car, pitch a tent, then come and party with us at Wine Machine.

Now that’s a plan smoother than merlot!

Please note that the Hot Dub staff does not guarantee any of the listings below. You are responsible for contacting each of the campgrounds individually and verifying all information.

LOCAL SHUTTLES

It’s not recommended to drive into the gig at Hope Estate, due to traffic. Instead, take a bus. Rover Coaches run a series of luxe buses through the region with several pick-up points. Check their timetable to see where’s closest to where you’re staying, and book a spot on their coach.

DASHVILLE
20 minutes to HOPE Estate
103 Kirkton Rd, Lower Belford NSW 2335

Wake up in beautiful bushland surrounds in this family-run campground that’s long been the go-to for city slickers heading into the Hunter for concerts at Hope Estate.There’s also a shuttle bus running from Dashville on the Saturday night to HOPE Estate and back, and breakfast included in your stay (win).

The charge for camping is per person, tent hire is available if you don’t have one. Head in a night early on the Friday for some good ol’ fashioned fun, with a licensed bar, dinner being served up, and often, entertainment. Bookings essential – head here.

MCNAMARA PARK
20 minutes to HOPE Estate
1273 Milbrodale Rd, Broke NSW 2330

Large grassy campground on the beautiful Wollombi River, with canoeing and kayaking spots (NB don’t drink and kayak). Surrounded by bush, and has basic facilities (picnic tables, rubbish bins and toilets). No bookings required.

BROKEN BACK
25 minutes to HOPE Estate
Broken Back State Forest

Free camping in state forest (no amenities). Overlooks Hunter Valley. No bookings required.

WOLOMBI CAMPGROUNDS
40 minutes to HOPE Estate
2994 Great N Rd, Wollombi NSW 2325

Large grass reserve, right next to the Wollombi Tavern. Toilets avail, no showers. Log cabins also avail. Bookings required via the Tavern – call 02 4998 3261

COUNTRY ACRES 
Maison Dieu Road
45 minutes to Hope Estate

Grassy areas, camp kitchen, amenities. Cabins also available. Bookings required – call 02 6572 2328

NOONAN’S LOOKOUT
50 minutes to Hope Estate
*offroad, 4WD required

Free bush camping in the Heaton State Forest, at the base of the Mt Vincent lookout.
Access is from the Sugarloaf Range Road, from its entrance just below the Mt Sugarloaf Reserve picnic area, or from entering through Archery Road coming off Wakefield Road. No bookings required.

HOTELS & HOLIDAY HOUSES STILL AVAILABLE:

Villa Bella Vista

Cypress Lakes Resort

Blaxlands House

Best Western

Pindari House

Chateau Elan

Quest Singleton

Hunter Valley Hotel Academy

Mid City Motor Inn

PNAU to play first show in five years at Hot Dub Wine Machine

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THEY’RE BACK! – PNAU PLAY FIRST LIVE SHOWS IN 5 YEARS

Hot Dub raids the cellar and brings out his finest friends to the Wine Machine table for your enjoyment – including a very rare pair of classic club Chameleons! 

HOT DUB WINE MACHINE PRESS KIT ACCESS HERE

World-beating Sydney audiovisual artist Hot Dub Time Machine (Tom Loud) launched his one-of-a-kind boutique event series Hot Dub Wine Machine – a full-bodied day of gourmet food, fine wine and live music, taking place across a collection of the country’s best wineries – to an overwhelmingly huge response earlier this week, with 70% of all tickets already sold nation-wide. So blown away was Hot Dub and organisers by the instant support for Wine Machine, that they’ve brought forward the line-up announcement a fortnight.

For the coveted headline spot, Hot Dub’s dug deep into this wine cellar and dusted off a vintage classic, that are now perfectly primed for the drinking…Australian music fans – get ready to ‘Embrace’ the huge news that classic Aussie club ‘Chameleons’ PNAU will be playing their first live shows in over five years at all of the Hot Dub Wine Machine events (excl. Tas)! “PNAU are absolute dance music royalty – an act that have always been hugely respected on the Australian dance scene, and by myself as an artist,” says an excited Loud, “Their new track is so strong, and we couldn’t be more honoured to be hosting their live return on our Wine Machine stage – it’s going to be epic!”

PNAU made a mark in the noughties thanks to their forward-thinking, high-energy live shows – and have promised their Australian return to the stage in 2017 will be marked by that same sense of the cutting-edge contemporary that defined their rise.  The new live line-up sees original members Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes return, joined by a new addition – Nick’s bro Sam Littlemore. The boys’ infectious new track Chameleon (watch the video here) is currently blitzing the Oz airwaves and a surefire contender for triple j’s Top 20 come Hottest 100 time.

As well as partying with PNAU, Wine Machine revelers will be dancing through the decades with Hot Dub himself as he plays his signature set under a ceiling of stars. Revellers receive another rare treat in Miami Horror, Melbourne’s long-time favourite psychedelic indie-electronic adventurers, who’ve been slaying the States the past couple of years and will bring their well-polished live chops to Australian stages for Wine Machine.

The Australian music scene’s A-List are also in tow – a cabernet Franco, of the Young varietal. A Paces Ximenez. A crisp Crooked Colours Chenin Blanc. Running Touch Reserve. A sparkling Tom Tilley, a Confidence Man claret. Dena Amy dessert wine. Cabernet Liz Cambage. A tipple of Tina Says, a Piedmont PileratsSports sherry, and of course, a few DJs from the Chateau de Falconia family  itself.

FULL LINE UP*:
HOT DUB TIME MACHINE
PNAU (live)
Miami Horror (live)
Paces (live)
Young Franco
Crooked Colours (live)
Running Touch (live)
Tom Tilley (triple j)
Confidence Man (live)
Dena Amy
Liz Cambage
SPORTS
Tina Says
Pilerats DJs
I Oh You DJs
Falcona DJs
* Lineup varies in each state, check here for details.

SOMERSET VALLEY (QLD) ADDED TO VENUE LINE-UP
So it turns out Brisbane does have a couple of wineries. Due to unprecedented demand, Hot Dub Time Machine is happy to announce that Wine Machine will hit Queensland’s Ocean View Estate, in the coastal wine region of Somerset Valley (some 450m above sea level!). Only an hour from the Brisbane CBD, Brisbanites, this is your chance to cruise the Cape, and lap up the luxury lakeside at Ocean View.

Somerset Valley Wine Machine joins the spectacular locations already on the Wine Machine Tour – Sydneysiders will experience the natural amphitheatre at Hope Estate in picturesque Hunter Valley wine country, while Melbournites will road-trip to Rochford Estate, with its sweeping, panoramic views of the Yarra Ranges. The family-owned Home Hill Winery, a former apple orchard in Hobart’s Huon Valley, plays host to Tasmanian Wine Machine, and Houghton Winery, on the lush green banks of the Swan River, has been reserved for W.A.’s wine-lovers.

Escape the big smoke and come un-wine-d with Hot Dub and his carefully curated collection of artists – food, wine, and merry-making in the spirit of a traditional European get-together in the grapevines. We chianti think of a better way to spend a sunshine-soaked, late summers’ day!

HOT DUB WINE MACHINE – 2017 DATES
Saturday March 4, Home Hill Winery, Huon Valley, TAS – Event Details here
First Release sold out, Final Release onsale now

Saturday March 18, Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW –  Event Details here
First Release sold out, Final Release onsale now

Saturday March 25, Rochford Estate, Yarra Valley, VIC –  Event Details here
First Release sold out, Final Release onsale now

Saturday April 1, Ocean View Estate, Somerset Valley, QLD – Event Details here
***JUST ANNOUNCED – NOW ON-SALE***

Saturday April 8, Houghton Winery, Swan Valley, WA –  Event Details here
First Release sold out, Final Release onsale now

Final Release $69 + BF
V.I.P. and transport options available, check ticketing page for details

National Announce – A Get-Together in the Grapevines of Australia’s Best Wineries

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Expand your palate in 2017, as the indefatigable time-travelling music maestro Hot Dub Time Machine introduces Australia to HOT DUB WINE MACHINE. A full-bodied day of food, wine, beer and live music – a get-together in the sunshine among the vines of our country’s greatest wineries.

HUON VALLEY –  HUNTER VALLEY  –  YARRA VALLEY  –  SWAN VALLEY – SOMERSET VALLEY  

Best. Chardy. Ever.

PRESS KIT ACCESS HERE

Cast your mind back to December. As we all flew from one stock-standard festive do to the next, something out of the ordinary went down in Adelaide (yes, of all places). A few (thousand) lucky people gathered on the rolling green hills of Serafino Winery, in the McLaren Vale, to welcome the inaugural edition of something that went by the name of ‘Hot Dub Wine Machine’.

While they knew little, over 6,000 Adelaide wine and music lovers rosé to the occasion… and they were rewarded tenfold. A giant custom-built stage flanked by rows of grapevines! Rockstars arriving by chopper! Hundreds of red balloons! Gourmet food! Australia’s best bands, back to back! And a Hot DubTime Machine set to end them all. All toasted to with custom-made red wine featuring Hot Dub’s own insignia. It truly was, the Best. Party. Ever.

The footage that’s emerged has since caused serious levels of fomo throughout the rest of Australia, who hoped and prayed that one day, they too could be a part of Hot Dub Wine Machine….Well, that day has finally come (longest four week wait ever, right?). Hold out your glass brother, because Hot Dub Time Machine and Falcona are thrilled to be pouring out the wine for W.A., N.S.W., Victoria, and Tasmania! That’s right, this March and April, Australian audiences will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exceptional experience that is Hot Dub Wine Machine as it expands nationally into a (wine) regional tour like no other. Escape the big smoke and come un-wine-d with HotDub and his carefully curated collection of famous bands and djs – food, wine, and merry-making in the spirit of a traditional European get-together in the grapevines. We chianti think of a better way to spend a sunshine-soaked, late summers’ day!

Hot Dub Wine Machine is a civilised, boutique offering, with a capped capacity – which means there will be plenty of space to find a comfortable spot to relax, while taking in sweeping views of the scenic vineyards, and the stage spectacular. The live concert experience will retain the intimacy and familiarity accompanying one of Hot Dub’s nightclub shows, whilst taking on scale of a larger outdoor event, with an array of attractions on offer. At each Wine Machine, attendees can expect to quaff their way through top-notch local vino that will dazzle the palette, craft beer and cocktails, to get you loosened up for the dance floor. Also on offer will be a decadent selection of gourmet chow – be swept up in a frenzy of local flavours from fresh finger food to delicious baos and burgers and that’s just the start! “The McLaren Vale event was a fantastic vibe,” says Loud of what to expect of Wine Machine: “joyous, wild and really good fun”.

The forthcoming Wine Machines across Australia in April and March will follow suite; with each outdoor location equally as stunning as the vineyard vistas of McLaren Vale….

HOPE ESTATE, HUNTER VALLEY
Hot Dub joins a history of heroes gone huge in the Hunter.

 ‘Splendid’ doesn’t even begin to describe the appeal of Hope Estate Winery, situated in picturesque Hunter Valley wine country, the perfect country escape from Sydney city – all rolling green hills, towering gums, and a wide open sky that comes alive at sunset in a flush of burning hot pink.

Hope’s sunken amphitheatre is home to the biggest winery concert that’s ever happened in Australia (Elton John), and The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, and Fleetwood Mac have all graced the Hope stage. At Wine Machine we’ll be lucky enough to hear all our heroes on the same night – in huge, Hot Dub style!

ROCHFORD ESTATE, YARRA VALLEY
Hot Dub brings the heat to Yarra’s cool climate wine region.

Sweeping, panoramic views over the Yarra Ranges are on offer for Melbournites who head out for Wine Machine at Rochford Estate, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, a stone’s throw from the city. Not only can Rochford boast having a smashing-tasting chardonnay under their belt, but also an expansive natural ampitheatre that’s the perfect fit for our sunshine frolicking.

The Yarra may be a cool climate wine region… but we all know Hot Dub will bring the heat!

HOME HILL WINERY, HUON VALLEY, HOBART
A country affair – Hot Dub’s the apple of Hobart’s eye.

An easy half hour from Hobart, Home Hill Winery has long been a destination for those tripping through Hobart’s wine region – the Huon Valley. Let the fresh country air fill your lungs as you admire the artfulness of this stunning boutique vineyard, a family-run affair that once upon a time was an apple orchard. While we’re at Home Hill we’ll be drinking up their perfect Pinot, tucking into delicious Tasmanian tucker then having a corker of a time dancing up a storm, backdropped by Home Hill’s huge vineyard and epic hillscape.

HOUGHTON WINERY, SWAN VALLEY
Dancing down by the river to Hot Dub.

W.A., you score Houghton Winery, in the stunning Swan Valley region. Does a stage on the banks of the Swan River, surrounded by lush gardens – stately pines, verdant vines, and Houghton’s signature Jacaranda trees – sound OK to you, Perth Wine Dubbers? And only a brief, 30-minute drive from the CBD (but we’ll leave that to the chauffers of the classic Jag you’re rolling into the Valley in, like the suave hellcat you are!). Hot Dub Wine Machine is surely set to join the region’s signature events Spring In the Valley, Welcome to the Valley, and Electric Vines as an annual calendar highlight for music, wine and food lovers in W.A.

OCEAN VIEW ESTATE – SOMERSET VALLEY
Brisbanites – get ready to cruise the Cape towards Ocean View Estate, in the coastal wine region of Somerset Valley (some 450m above sea level!). Only an hour from the Brisbane CBD, the Ocean View offers the chance to experience pure lakeside luxury!

Hot Dub Wine Machine is the exciting next chapter in the career of Sydney artist Tom Loud, whose innovative, audiovisual party Hot Dub Time Machine continues to draw epic crowds, both at home and abroad. Loud’s 2016 was spent playing smash-hit total sell-out seasons worldwide (including shows at London’s historic Forum and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and ended with headline spots at the Falls Festivals across Australia. Says Loud of the project’s evolution: “Our Hot Dub team is on a constant mission to make sure every time people come to our show, it’s more epic, more exciting. We decided the next step was to turn the set into a boutique all-day event – take it al fresco with a scenic location, and get some great Aussie bands and DJs on board. Someone suggested the name Wine Machine, and it took off from there.”

Hot Dub Wine Machine features a hand-picked line up of the cream of Australia’s music scene, with a full announcement of artists forthcoming very shortly. Naturally, Hot Dub will roll out his own signature, set – a two-hour, time-travelling dance party, where the audience is invited, vis a vis a flight attendant on the bigscreen, to twist, moon walk and head-bang their way from 1954 to the present day, via an iconic song from each year, mixed live by Loud.

All the classic Hot Dub Time machine vintages will get a spin, and audiences can also expect some extra tasting notes, particular to the ‘wine song’ region. Since developing the concept, the Wine Machine leader has become full-bottle on the best wine-drinking songs of all time: “I think a simple dance move, chant or both make a great drinking song,” says Loud, “My fave is the ‘Wine Song’ by the Cat Empire. It has a great Zorba The Greek-style build up and some awesome lyrics about Aussie summers.”

Hot Dub Wine Machine is highly recommended for anyone partial to indulging in Epicurean delights, to sharing gourmet picnic hampers with great friends on starry nights, and for those who know how to get (Verde)lho on the dancefloor – if after several wines all you ever want to do is twist, shout and let it all out, you’ve come to exactly the right place!

HOT DUB WINE MACHINE – 2017 DATES
Presented by Falcona & Hot Dub Time Machine

 Saturday March 4, Home Hill Winery, Huon Valley, Tasmania – Event Details here
Saturday March 18, Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW –  Event Details here
Saturday March 25, Rochford Estate, Yarra Valley, VIC –  Event Details here
Saturday April 1, Ocean View Estate, Somerset Valley, VIC –  Event Details here
Saturday April 8, Houghton Winery, Swan Valley, WA –  Event Details here

First release tickets $59 + BF, Second Release $69 + BF
V.I.P. and transport options available, check ticketing page for details

All tickets onsale Wednesday, January 18, 10AM local time, from www.hotdubwinemachine.com