A Rootstock retrospective

We toast the natural wine festival that broadened Australia's drinking horizons with a series of photographs that capture Rootstock in all its glory.

By James Broadway
Banksii's Rebecca Lines drinking Georgian wine at Rootstock
Banksii's Rebecca Lines

Rootstock – the annual wine party that celebrated everything from natural wine to sustainable agriculture – may have poured its last drinks, but fond memories of the festival live on.

Photographer James Broadway captured the festival in all its weird and wonderful splendour from its early days through to the most recent event in Sydney in 2017. Here he shares some of Roostock's highlights over its five years in existence along with a running commentary that illuminates the names, faces and happenings that made the event what it was. Raise a glass to Rootstock.

Thanks to Mike Bennie for additional assistance in putting names to faces.

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  • Author: James Broadway