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Sports stars meet on the MCG for competition in “Field of Wines”
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In a unique opportunity for lovers of both sport and wine, the “v-know” wine event group has secured the use of the MCG playing surface for a wine tasting that will feature sporting icons involved in the world of wine.
Field of Wines which will be held on 16 March will feature sporting icons who have gone onto involvement in the wine game. These include AFL greats Robert Walls and Mike Fitzpatrick and Olympic Runner Cameron MacKenzie.
The event will be hosted by wine media commentator Max Allen and v-know director Rory Kent. The event offers attendees a guided tour of the new Melbourne Cricket Club facilities, a wine tasting featuring over 20 wines to be held on the grass surface of the MCG with hors d’oeuvres served matched to the wine, and a key presentation from the hosts. On arrival, guests will receive tasting notes of the wines to be presented and throughout the event have the opportunity to mingle with a number of experts from the wine industry to discuss wine at their own leisure.
In addition to those sporting icons already mentioned, a number of other sports identities will be in attendance as guests.
Keeping to the sporting theme, from NSW’s Hunter Valley and SA’s Barossa Valley, we’ll have the winemakers who play for their respective rugby clubs presenting a team of bottles in a ‘State of Origin’ showdown.
The event is being held in conjunction with the MCC Young Members and will be an official AFL Season launch function for the group. Stephen Gough, CEO of the Melbourne Cricket Club, said that the event was a first for the MCG: “This is a unique wine event on the playing surface and a rare opportunity for people to experience the MCG at its captivating best.”
Rory Kent, v-know director, said: “This is the first time a wine show has been presented on the surface of the MCG. It is certainly a concept that has tremendous appeal.”