Can I use cash to pay for food and drinks if I haven’t purchased Festival Currency?
The Vino Paradiso Festival is a ‘cashless’ festival. In other words, to buy food and drinks to consume at the event you’ll need to use festival currency.
How Does Festival Currency Work?
You can buy festival currency at the event (with cash or credit card) or for a faster experience, in advance via the Vino Paradiso Website. The VP card you will receive contains a chip, which can be read by the Exhibitor’s scanning device, that deducts a set amount depending on what you purchase. It’s so simple to use, let the exhibitor know what you would like to purchase. They will ring up the transaction on their device. Then scan your VP card against their device and bingo, transaction is complete, start enjoying your wine, beer, cider, spirits and food!
How much should I put on my VP Card
- The approximate Price Guide at the Vino Paradiso Festival is:
- Sample of Wine: $2.50
- Glass of Beer/Wine/Cider: $5.00 – $10.00
- Cocktails: $10.00-$20.00
- Food – $5.00 – $20.00
We would recommend a minimum of $50 to be pre-loaded onto your VP card to maximise your experience at the Festival!
How do I know how much is remaining on my card?
Visitors can simply ask an Exhibitor how much credit they have remaining and scan their card, or do the same at any Roaming Top-Up Seller or Festival Currency Booth.
After each transaction, the Exhibitor will also show you the balance on your card.
Cool, but how much do I pay for this?
That’s easy: A one-time activation fee of $3.50 is deducted from your initial top-up (think of it as the purchase cost of the VP card). It only gets deducted once and no longer will you be charged ATM fees each and every time you need a little more cash on site!
Can I get a refund on any Festival Currency I don’t spend at the event?
Yes you can! Please post your wristband to
Po Box 741
Kensington NSW 1465
Please include your
Bank Account Number:
And your refund will be processed within 14 business days of receiving your wristband.
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 50,000 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.