Food, wine and sunshine for Hook and Vine

By | April 14, 2016

The vibes and the weather were sunny and bright at the Sustainable Hook and Vine Festival, held in Torquay at the weekend. The event attracted more than 1,300 people who enjoyed the tasty treats served up in pop-up kitchens hosted by local restaurants, accompanied by regional wine, beer and cider. Now in its second year, the festival again focused on sustainable food and practices, with ambassador Matt Dempsey of Gladioli sharing his views and tips on living, cooking and eating with the environment in mind. Festival director Vicki Penrice said she was thrilled to see so many people enjoying themselves on the day. “It was another successful event and great to see everyone relaxing in folding chairs and on picnic rugs to share food and wine and enjoy some fantastic live entertainment. The kids loved the mechanical surfboard and giant inflatable shark slide too. The biggest surprise was the sun shining so brilliantly all day – we couldn’t have asked for more!”