Wine Machine: Yarra Valley

Posted by - April 2, 2018 - Festivals, Review

Hot Dub Wine Machine set up camp in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley last weekend, and it was evident that no amount of rain was going to keep the hordes of thirsty Hot Dubbers from their Chardonnay.

As the gates opened, a sea of ponchos engulfed the estate, but spirits were far from dampened. A steady supply of Rochford’s finest wines flowed, and the main stage began to buzz with people dancing, singing and generally getting lively.

It only took a couple of hours before the rain dances worked their magic as the rain clouds were replaced by blue skies. Picnic blankets were down, cheese boards were out, and the numerous watering holes made sure that glasses were sufficiently topped up.

The soundtrack to the day was laid on by Haiku Hands, Sneaky Sound System, Falcona DJs, Owl Eyes, Tom Tilley, with Hot Dub playing the headline set to close the show.


The eclectic mix of acts made for an electric atmosphere and by the time the show had ended, partygoers were still buzzing for more. Fortunately, the efficient shuttle bus service back to the city made for an easy transition to the after-party.

With the last of the Wine Machine series ending this weekend in Canberra, you’ll have to wait until next year for the next installment but keep your eyes peeled for upcoming Hot Dub events.