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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

SYDNEY 2019

SYDNEY 2019

APRIL 13

MELBOURNE 2019

MELBOURNE 2019

APRIL 14

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April 24, 2018

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018

April 11, 2018 in All About Malbec

Your MALBEC menu, Sydney!

You’re here for the Malbec but that doesn’t mean you’re not here for the food. Presenting your Malbec Day 2018 menu, Sydney! PORTENO Grilled Chicken Sandwich $12 Cider braised Pork…

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April 6, 2018 in FOOD, Golden Empanada Contenders

Your MALBEC menu, Melbourne!

Once again, five of Melbourne’s best empanada chefs will battle it out to win the coveted GOLDEN EMPANADA competition. Two trophies are up for grabs: the Professional, as voted by…

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March 26, 2018 in All About Malbec

Your 2018 Malbec List, Sydney!

The speed at which tickets for 2018’s Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day sold out are proof that you are THIRSTY for Malbec, Sydney. So, without further ado, here’s what you’ll be…

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March 26, 2018 in All About Malbec

Your 2018 Malbec List, Melbourne!

Melbourne! May we present to you the biggest, longest, most fabulous Malbec list we’ve ever put together for 2018’s Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day! On this list are wines from Australia,…

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March 15, 2018 in All About Malbec

Rina and Nadim Sawaya: Tango Esencia Studio

Dominating the dance floor at this year’s Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day in Melbourne is the lovely Rina and Nadim Sawaya from Tango Esencia Studio. We caught up with them to…

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March 6, 2018 in FOOD

About 4mates Empanadas (Sydney)

Joining Porteño, La Bastide and Alfamores in Sydney is 4mates Empanadas – an authentic Argentinean eatery run by chef Fernanda and her family. We caught up with them ahead of Gauchito Gil’s…

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