The Secret Garden was one of my favourite childhood storybooks. Now Brown Brothers have brought a more grown up version to life with their pop-up Hidden Vineyard. I entered the space – at the utterly transformed Establishment Studios – to whispers from fellow guests of “it’s magical” and “genius”. Essentially they are hosting a summer Prosecco picnic in temporary urban winery. There’s delightful theatre in tugging on a wine bottle suspended from the ceiling, to find a wicker basket filled with treats from fellow Milawa producers drops onto your picnic rug.
Pre-registered guests (registrations have now closed) enjoy priority entry however if you turn up at a quiet time you may just get lucky. Entry is free and a glass of Prosecco is complimentary on arrival while more wine is available to purchase. Guests will be treated to music and canapés each night. Enter the Hidden Vineyard at 23 Grattan Street, Prahran (take the train so you can enjoy as many glasses as you like). It’s open 4-10pm tonight, Saturday and Sunday only.