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Great grapes + grains at Hickinbotham Vinehop

November 18th + 19th marked the launch of the first event of it’s kind, The Peninsula VineHop .. the first beer, wine + cider festival to grace us in all it’s glory.

Literally a brewery, winery + cidery tour on steroids!
Festival goers grabbed a ticket for just $34, jumped on a bus and soaked up the sunshine, sipped their way from start to end and enjoyed more than just a tasting portion of good vibes.

Along the Grape + Grain trail, the crew at Hix pulled out all stops to ensure the winery was utilised in it’s fullest – and rolled out the great escape to Hickinbotham experience.

Jumping off the bus and losing yourself in the bush beats of live music was just the beginning.


Glimpses of water views from every area of the festival were fantastic (mother nature surely delivered) and the miscellany of culinary delights exceeded that again!
Guests could choose from a white linen restaurant VIP escape; or gravitate towards the irresistible smoked treats straight out of the giant smoker of Bigger than Texas BBQ food truck.

Not a detail was left to chance, with a gorgeous break away area under the gumtrees styled by stretched events, the table station + PennyRose caravan to ensure even the chill factor of the escape experience was enjoyable.
And when even the comfort of cushions and shade couldn’t cool you down – a double scoop of gelato goodness from the gorgeous Sweet Kart Catering was called for.




Awaiting buses to the next destination felt much like the home stretch of an international holiday … no-one really wanted to end the escape but reality (and two other amazing venues) were awaiting!

The cool Instagram printer transformed PennyRose Caravan into a selfie station, and guests boarded the bus with a keepsake photo booth print to keep the memory well and truly alive until next year.

Re-live the day + find your snap by searching #escapetoH on Instagram.

Same spaces, same great paces … can’t wait to see ya faces  – bring on 2018 Vinehop!



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