Event Info

Getting There

Grapevine NSW 2023 is held at Hope Estate — 2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320.

By Grapevine Gathering Transfer

It’s not good to keep things bottled up! The Grapevine Team has been working hard behind the scenes to secure as many transfers as possible for our partners in wine - but with a transfer driver shortage and a significant rise in fuel costs across the country, this has resulted in a slight increase in transfer pass prices this year. We appreciate your understanding!

Sip back, relax and leave how you’re getting to and from Grapevine with us! Catching the transfer will be the safest and most sustainable way to travel, have your plans in place ahead of time all while minimising your carbon footprint through your choice of transport - it’s a win win!

All transfer passes will include a return trip, picking you up and dropping you off at the same location - just be sure to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time, the transfer will not wait around for you!

Check below to view your closest departure location…

New South Wales Charter Transfer Locations

  • Sydney CBD - Central Station, Railway Colonnade Dr - Departing every 30 minutes from 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Newcastle - Newcastle Interchange Stand C - Departing every 15 minutes from 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Gosford - Gosford Station Bus Interchange - 11:00am
  • Maitland Train Station - 11:30am
  • Kurri Kurri (Maitland) - Rotary Park Hampden St - 11:30am, 3:00pm
  • Albermain (Maitland) - Cessnock St (opposite the chemist) - 11:30am, 3:00pm
  • Burdekin Park Elizabeth St (Singleton) - 11:00am, 2:00pm
  • Branxton (Singleton) - Cliff St Bus Zone (near Pet World) - 11:00am
  • Huntley (Singleton) - Bus Zone, Wine Country Drive (opposite Coles) - 11:00am
By Grapevine Gathering Shuttle Transfer

Staying local? The Grapevine shuttle transfer will be stopping at the following hotels and locations within the region. Check below to view the full list…

  • Rydges Resort Hunter Valley - Departing every 30 minutes from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Cessnock Big W - Darwin Street Bus Zone - Departing every 30 minutes from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley - Departing every 30 minutes from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Chateau Elan - Departing every 30 minutes from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Grand Mercure - Departing every 30 minutes from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Cypress Lakes - Departing every 30 minutes from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • The Mighty Hunter/The Valley Brewhouse - Departing every 30 minutes from 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Please note! If there are less than 50% of sales for a specific transfer, we will unfortunately be forced to cancel this route and all ticket holders will be automatically refunded

Don't say we didn't wine you! You will have until Monday the 16th of October to secure your Transfer Pass.

Purchase Here

By Car

If you’re planning on driving to and from Grapevine you will need to purchase a Parking Pass!

A Parking Pass will give you access to our on site car park for the day - please note, once you have parked, you will not be able to visit your car until you are ready to leave the event.

By securing a Vehicle Pass, a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Helping Hearts Animal Rescue. This organisation rescues dogs and cats who are in need within our community and supports pounds to help reduce the volume of animals sitting within their facilities.

Purchase Here

By Rideshare 

Grapevine Gathering locations are in vineyard regions, because of this, rideshares such as Ubers and Taxis are extremely limited in these areas and are not a reliable way to get home!

We urge you to have a plan in place by securing a spot on our transfer or organising your designated driver ahead of time.

Arrival & Entry

On arrival at Grapevine, please proceed to the front gates in an orderly manner with your digital ticket ready or printed ticket ready to show the gate staff. If your ticket is on your phone, please ensure you download the ticket or screenshot it before the event as reception on site can be limited.

If you are arriving via a transfer please ensure you remember where it has dropped you off so you know where to go at the end of the event.

What to Bring

In order to make sure you have the day possible we recommend bringing the following items to Grapevine Gathering: 

  • High quality screenshot of your Grapevine Gathering ticket 
  • Valid identification and proof of age
  • Cash and cards 
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat 
  • A jacket or jumper to keep you warm when the sun goes down
  • Reusable water bottle
  • A pair of comfortable shoes

Banned Items

Don’t say we didn’t wine you - bags will be checked upon arrival! The below items are banned and if found will be confiscated.

  • Alcohol
  • Aerosols
  • Bags larger than an A4 sheet of paper
  • Camping chairs and tables
  • Eskys
  • Fireworks and flares
  • Food
  • Glass (this includes perfume and handheld mirrors)
  • Hydration packs/bladders
  • Illegal drugs and weapons
  • Professional recording devices and cameras with detachable lenses
  • Skateboards, roller skates and rollerblades
  • Soft drinks
  • Umbrellas


All for wine and wine for all - Grapevine Gathering strives towards inclusivity and ensuring our events are accessible. Please be mindful that the event is set up upon natural terrain and is at times uneven and can be challenging to navigate.

All Grapevine Gathering locations will have a designated viewing platform and accessible toilets - these locations will be revealed once our site map once spilled!

Grapevine Gathering is proud to share that we will be introducing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Initiative this year! The Hidden Disability Sunflower is a way to share with our team and others attendees that you have a hidden disability. We will be providing Hidden Disability Sunflower Lanyards from the entry lane at the festival for anyone that would like to wear one throughout their time at the festival – you won’t need to disclose your disability in order to receive one.

By wearing a Sunflower lanyard, you’re just letting our team know that you might need extra help, understanding, or just more time. If you’re interested in one, please let our staff know on arrival and they will be able to arrange this for you!

We are still currently securing and putting provisions in place to best accommodate those with accessibility requirements, please check back here soon for more information.

For any questions regarding accessibility at Grapevine, please reach out to us here cheers@grapevinegathering.com.au

Join the Team

Grapevine Gathering is always looking for eager and reliable people to join the team!

If you are interested in volunteering at Grapevine you can register here.

If you are interested in paid work at Grapevine you can apply here.

Medical & Wellbeing

Before you get prosecc-y… Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority for the day, please don’t make a pour decision! If you are feeling unwell, need someone to chat to or see something that makes you feel uncomfortable, please reach out to our friendly team and medical staff who will be around all day and are available to help.

More Moet, more problems, so remember to be aware of your limits! There will be food stalls and water stations located around the site. We encourage you to eat regularly and bring your reusable water bottle so you can keep hydrated throughout the day.

If at any point throughout the day you feel unwell or require medical assistance, please head to the medical tent. This is a judgement free safe space with trained medical staff who will be ready to assist in a variety of different situations!

We are all partners in wine so let’s look out for each other! Grapevine Gathering has a zero tolerance approach toward any antisocial behaviour. Partaking in any dangerous or offensive behaviour will result in immediate ejection from the event.

Dance Wize

Dance Wize will be at Grapevine to ensure you and your pinot pals are partying safely. There will be hydration stations, chill-out areas and a friendly team providing crowd care. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them if you need any help throughout the day.

Lost & Found

Any lost items are held by the venue, if you have lost an item at Grapevine Gathering please reach out to the venue directly. 

Food & Drink

Our bars are stocked with local wines, popular beers and a number of ready-to-drink options with something to suit everybody. 

There will be a range of food options available, catering to all preferences and dietary requirements. 

If you have any specific questions regarding our food and drink offerings please reach out to us at cheers@grapevinegathering.com.au 

Please note Grapevine Gathering is not a BYO event, any food or drink brought into the venue will be confiscated by security. 

Set Times

Set times will be available closer to the event.


Sitemap will be available closer to the event.