2015 Sustainable Hook & Vine Festival
The inaugural Hook & Vine Festival presented by Whitford (One of Torquay and Geelong’s leading Real Estate Agencies) is locked in for Saturday February 28th, 2015 at the beginning of the iconic great ocean road in Torquay. Coastal Event Management with the support of RACV, The Good Fish Project, the Surf Coast Shire, Great Ocean Road Coast Committee and Barwon Water will present a seafood and wine festival with a sustainable twist.
Three local mums have come together to create a concept to support three great causes: Regional, Seasonal and Sustainable. The Hook & Vine Festival has also been created to support and showcase our great restaurants and wineries. We have some amazing food and wine venues on the Surf Coast which don’t attract as much promotion as other regions so it’s time to show off what these towns can create.
The sustainable seafood concept came about after realizing that whilst Torquay isn’t necessarily known for being a seafood town as such, that it is known for being passionate about the environment and in particular our surrounding coastlines. Choosing seasonal and sustainable seafood is about being aware of over farming and overfishing, and responsible practices. We wanted to show that you can still choose amazing seafood that protects the future of our oceans without compromising on taste. In the US there are at least 9 annual sustainable seafood events which all sell out, so it’s time that we took the message seriously in Australia too.
The Hook & Vine ambassador is Chef Guy Grossi who shares our passion for sustainable seafood. The event will be hosted by local personality Dale Vine (The Block, Getaway, and Postcards & Man Space). The festival will be held on the Torquay common in a picnic style atmosphere with local artists such as Michael Stangel and Imogen Brough (The Voice), Where’s Joss, Madhouse and Rockstar playing on the main stage. Local restaurants will set up pop up kitchens with a selection of grab food on offer, whilst brew houses and wineries join in the fun with themed and interactive stalls surrounding the perimeter. The Hook & Vine Festival won’t just be another market, our point of difference will be exceptional quality food and experiences.
Torquay Common, 1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay 28th February 2015 .
This is a family oriented event with unlimited access to the kid’s zone and live music all day, all enclosed in a secure gated arena.