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WHO IS GAUCHITO GIL?

Gauchito Gil was a nineteenth-century Robin Hood-type character who lived life as an outlaw after refusing to fight in the Argentine Civil War. He spent his time relieving the rich of their possessions and, err, redistributing them among the disadvantaged. He was also rumoured to have miraculous healing powers.

It’s unclear how much of the tale of Gauchito Gil is fact and how much is fable, but what is certain is how revered he is among Argentineans. His death day – January 8, 1878 – is celebrated every year with feasts, and more than 100,000 devotees flock to his hometown of Pay Ubre. Every roadside in Argentina is punctuated with blood-red monuments, and to this day, thieves and robbers pray to him before committing crimes – a custom which has earned him the title of Patron Saint of Thieves.

As the spiritual home of Malbec is Argentina, it makes sense for us to honour Gil’s memory the REVEL way: with a Malbec, tango and empanada party.

Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day happens in MELBOURNE and SYDNEY every April.

WHAT IS MALBEC DAY?

Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day is Australia’s biggest celebration of Argentina’s most famous grape. Well over 90 examples from Argentina, Australia and France will be on tasting, plus empanadas, tango dancing and ales. A true celebration of Argentine culture.

2018 DATES

SYDNEY: Sunday April 15, Carriageworks
MELBOURNE: Sunday April 22, Meat Market

Tickets on sale December 1, 2017

MELBOURNE 2018

MELBOURNE 2018

APRIL 2018

SYDNEY 2018

SYDNEY 2018

APRIL 2018

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April 27, 2017

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: WINE 2017

April 27, 2017 in All About Malbec

Melbourne’s 2017 GOLDEN EMPANADA Winners

Each year at Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day in Melbourne, five restaurants battle it out for the coveted GOLDEN EMPANADA trophy. This year, the competition was tougher than ever, with San…

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April 18, 2017 in FOOD, Golden Empanada Contenders

MENU: Sydney

We know wine tasting is hungry work, so we’ve got the following restaurants on board to ply you with empanadas, meat, cheese and biscuits. Porteño Empanadas $7 Beef Veg Steak…

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April 18, 2017 in FOOD, Golden Empanada Contenders

MENU: Melbourne

We know wine tasting is hungry work, so we’ve got the following restaurants on board to ply you with empanadas and meat and cheese. Don’t forget you can vote for…

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April 14, 2017 in All About Malbec, Malbec Making Legends

MELBOURNE – Your Malbec Wine List is here!

So here you go. Your Malbec Wine List for Gauchito Gil’ Malbec Day and boy, it’s a doozy. In fact, just under 90 different Malbec’s will be on tasting. So the…

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April 14, 2017 in All About Malbec, Malbec Making Legends

SYDNEY – Behold your Malbec Wine List!

So here you go. Your Malbec Wine List for Gauchito Gil’ Malbec Day and boy, it’s a doozy. So the question is now, where do you start. Regardless of your wine…

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March 30, 2017 in All About Malbec, Golden Empanada Contenders

GOLDEN EMPANADA JUDGE: EMILY PAULIN

Familiar with a little online publication known as Broadsheet? Well, this Gauchito here is a huge part of how you get your city’s goss. She’s the Social Media Manager (NATIONAL!!) so runs…

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