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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND | ‘Wine Podrick, bring more wine!’* Yes, returning for 2016 is Game of Rhones, a celebration of all things wine.

Game of Rhones is a wine tasting festival featuring the works of over 40 makers from Australia and New Zealand (makers vary from city to city) and over 100 wines battling it out for your attention. There’s even a people’s choice award, should you wish to let democracy do its thing. There’s food too, the likes of which we hope will suit the halls of Kings Landing.

And why Rhones you say? Why from the Rhone Valley in France of course, where noble grape houses such as Shiraz, Carnigan, and Grenache can be found. We would like to think they battle it out in an age-old juicethirsty conflict, but we suspect we might be reading too much into it.

Events are held in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and even across the narrow sea to Auckland and Wellington. Tickets are $60.00 and include all tastings and a free glass (you can call it a chalice maybe, if you want to keep with the theme) and there’s even a ‘Royal Pass’ for those who want to get in early and grab some of the more exclusive drops.

If your need for bloodthirsty semi-medieval battles is insatiable, best watch Game of Thrones. But if your thirst for wine could use quenching, Game of Rhones could be your answer. See the official website for full details.

Neither this article or the Game of Rhones festival is endorsed or affiliated with the HBO TV show Game of Thrones, but if anyone from HBO is listening, we’re big fans.

… Da duh, da de da duh, da de da duh, da de da duh, da de duuuuuuuh.

*From our upcoming Game of Thrones fan fiction. Here’s a link … just kidding. Seriously, we don’t have any Game of Thrones fan fiction so please stop asking.

game of rhones 2016

Game of Rhones 2016

Adelaide
Sunday May 1st 2016, 1:00pm-6:00pm (ROYAL PASS entry from 11:00am)
Published Arts House
11 Cannon Street
Adelaide

Perth
Sunday May 22nd 2016, 1:00pm-6:00pm (ROYAL PASS entry from 11:00am)
Perth Town Hall
Hay St & Barrack St
Perth

Brisbane
Sunday 29th May 2016, 1:00pm-6:00pm (ROYAL PASS entry from 11:00am)
Light Space
30 Light Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane

Melbourne
Saturday 18th June 2016, 1:00pm-6:00pm (ROYAL PASS entry from 11:00am)
Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

Sydney
Sunday 19th June 2016, 1:00pm-6:00pm (ROYAL PASS entry from 11:00am)
Blacksmiths Workshop
Carriageworks
245 Wilson Street
Eveleigh

Auckland
Saturday 2nd July 2016, 1:00pm-6:00pm (ROYAL PASS entry from 11:00am)
Shed 10, 89 Quay Street
Queens Wharf
Auckland

Wellington
Saturday July 9th 2016, 1:00pm-6:00pm (ROYAL PASS entry from 11:00am)
Chaffers Dock
1 Herd Street
Wellington