WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST
CELEBRATION OF MALBEC!
BRISBANE | APRIL 7
MELBOURNE | APRIL 13
SYDNEY | APRIL 14
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 BRISBANE, MELBOURNE and SYDNEY every April.
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Your MALBEC Wine List for 2019, Melbourne!
Your MALBEC MENU, Sydney!
There’s more empanadas here than you could poke a malbec at, Sydney! Here’s your menu to keep you fuelled and ready for tango. 4mates BBQ chorizo roll with chimichurri Empanadas ($6…Read More
Your WINE LIST for 2019, Brisbane!
Brisbane! Your first ever wine list for Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day is here! Please note there are many wines still to be added… this is just a teaser. Watch this…Read More
Your MALBEC MENU, Brisbane!
Brisbane! Your first ever Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day menu is brought to you by Asador BNE, who promises delicious meat and vegetables cooked over fire, empanadas and maybe even a…Read More
Your MALBEC MENU, Melbourne!
In 2019, Melbourne’s top chefs will again be battling it out to win the GOLDEN EMPANADA trophy. There are two categories: the Professionals, as voted by a team of Melbourne’s…Read More