Festival Currency

The official currency used for food, wine, beer, cider and spirit purchases on site at Vino Paradiso.

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FAQ

A Festival Currency Card is the official currency used at Vino Paradiso.

Cash or card will NOT be able to be used for on premise purchases at Vino Pardiso. The Festival is cashless, and the Festival Currency Card is the only option for making purchases at Vino Paradiso.

Visitors pay our friendly POS Staff with either cash or card, and receive a Festival Currency Card that can be used to make purchases throughout the Festival.

The card contains a chip, which can be read by the Exhibitors scanner that deducts a set amount from the card depending on what they purchase.

By using the Festival Currency Card, we are able to provide faster service, instead of fumbling for change in your pocket, or a pin number on your card, all you have to do is simply scan your Vino Paradiso Festival Currency Card on an Exhibitor scanner and start enjoying your purchase.

Visitors can pay for a Festival Currency Card using either Cash, Visa, Mastercard or their debit card.

They cannot use AMEX or Diners Club cards.

Festival Currency Purchase Example One:

  1. Visitor purchases $50 of credit on their Festival Currency Card;
  2. $2.50 of this amount is a refundable bond on the card; and
  3. Visitor has $47.50 to spend with Exhibitors.

Festival Currency Purchase Example Two:

  1. Visitor purchases $50 of credit on their Festival Currency Card;
  2. $2.50 of this amount is a refundable bond on the card;
  3. Visitor purchases $5.00 Festival Glass at POS Booth; and
  4. Visitor has $42.50 to spend with Exhibitors

No. The Festival Currency Card is the only form of currency at Vino Paradiso.

Festival Currency only has purchase amounts of:

$15.00
$30.00
$50.00
$100.00

The approximate Price Guide at Vino Paradiso is:

  • 30ml Sample of Wine - $2.50
  • 100ml Sample of Beer or Cider - $2.50
  • Glass of Wine - $5.00 - $10.00
  • Glass of Beer, Cider or Spirits - $5.00 - $10.00
  • Cocktail - $5.00 - $15.00
  • Food Dish - $5.00 - $20.00

Yes. The minimum amount a Visitor can put on Festival Currency Card is $15.00.

Visitors simply return to a POS Booth and top up the amount of money on their existing card.

Immediately after every transaction, the scanner will indicate how much credit is remaining on the Festival Currency Card. Visitors can simply ask an Exhibitor how much credit they have remaining, or do the same process at any POS Booth.

All credits remaining on a Festival Currency Card are 100% refundable. This gives Visitors the peace of mind that if they don’t spend the entire amount on their Festival Currency Card, that they can get their remaining money back.

This can be refunded as cash or as a refund on the debit or credit card that they made the initial purchase with.

Festival Currency Refund Example One:

  1. Visitor has $10.00 of credit remaining on card;
  2. Returns card to Refund Station; and
  3. POS Staff Member refunds $10.00 of credit and $2.50 for card bond.

Festival Currency Refund Example Two:

  1. Visitor has $00.00 of credit remaining on card;
  2. Returns card to Refund Station; and
  3. POS Staff Member refunds 2.50 for card bond.

Vino Paradiso is not Big Brother, and we are not tracking the location of our Visitors or their Festival Currency Cards. Unfortunately, if a Visitor loses their card, the credits remaining on the card are also lost.

Each card has a refundable bond placed upon it for the amount of $2.50.

As Vino Paradiso is an environmentally friendly Festival, we urge Visitors to return their card when leaving the Festival. A refundable bond of $2.50 is placed upon every card until it is returned at one of the allocated four Refund Stations. When Visitors return the card they receive whatever amount is left on the card as well as the $2.50 refundable bond.

A Festival Glass is required to taste and purchase wine, beer, cider and spirits at Vino Paradiso.

Each Festival Glass is $5.00 and can be paid with by a Festival Currency Card.

Free Festival Glass

Every pre-purchased Festival Currency package receives a FREE Festival Glass which is required to taste and purchase wine, beer, cider and spirits throughout Vino Paradiso.

With 80,000 wine and food fans expected to join us at The Rocks, we recommend you pre-purchase your Festival Currency in advance to reduce queuing, save money and maximise your festival experience. With your pre-purchased currency in your pocket you can arrive at Vino Paradiso at your leisure and begin tasting without delay.

$2.50 = 1 x 30ml taste of wine or 1 x 100ml taste of beer / cider.

Food and full glasses of wine, beer and cider start from just $5.00.

Packages

$30 Package

Includes Free Festival Glass, Currency Card and $30 worth of Festival Currency


$50 Package

Includes 2 Free Festival Glass, Currency Card and $50 worth of Festival Currency


$100 Package

Includes 2 Free Festival Glass, Currency Card and $100 worth of Festival Currency


Get your festival currency

Please bring your Eventopia receipt on the day to collect your Festival Currency and FREE Festival Glass and begin your tasting experience.