Rootstock's First Time in Melbourne

Rootstock Sydney is hosting an all-out night party of natural wine,sustainable seafood, and artisan drinks for the Festival, and they’re bringing their collaborative chef posse with them.

Alongside a selection of Australia’s most interesting wine producers, pouring some of their rarer wines, the Rootstock Sydney team has convinced the incredible talents of Luke Burgess, David Moyle (Franklin, Tasmania), Analiese Gregory (Bar Brose, Sydney), Duncan Welgemoed (Africola, Adelaide), Pasi Petanen (Café Paci, Sydney) and to collaborate on a seafood feast, drawn from some of Rootstock Sydney’s favourite fisherpeople and ocean produce growers.

This is Rootstock Sydney’s first time in Melbourne and they’re taking the opportunity to flex a little extra creativity, in order to distill the two day event into one, fun-filled night. Guests will enjoy a series of courses matched to a series of wine and drinks. A whirling, evolving menu that will draw on the creative talent in the kitchen and their interpretation of Rootstock Sydney’s supporting wine crew, including James Erskine (Jauma), Anton van Klopper (Lucy Margaux), Owen Latta (Latta Wines), Gareth Belton (Gentle Folk) and Tom Shobbrook (Shobbrook Wines), with Ashley Huntington (Two Metre Tall) and his amazing beers.

Natural wine. Things from the ocean. Wild fermented beers (including a one-off beer-wine partnership for the night!). Shane Buckley’s magical Wapengo organic oysters. Music. Multiple courses and matching wines. A touch of mayhem. Sure, it sounds like Rootstock Sydney all over again, but this time they’re concentrating the action and shifting up the pace a bit – Rootstock Sydney does a unique party night, and it’s all happening in Melbourne for one night only.

Tickets are available now for Rootstock's debut in Melbourne with us at MFWF.