Publication date: Monday 9 January // Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
The Victorian Pride Centre is thrilled to announce that Bellarine Peninsula wine producer Scotchmans Hill is the new Official Partner at the Victorian Pride Centre and wine sponsor of visual arts programming at VPC.
Scotchmans Hill started supporting VPC by providing wine sponsorship for virtual events prior to the centre’s opening, and it has been a proud supporter of VPC’s diverse visual arts programming and numerous exhibition launches since the Pride Gallery’s opening in November 2021.
Scotchmans Hill Managing Director Peter Reilly OAM is one of the Founders of the Victorian Pride and is an active and passionate member of the LGBTIQ+ community.
As a place of social connection and celebration, VPC is delighted to offer visitors premium Scotchmans Hill wines at the Rooftop and Theatrette bars for a range of events to be held at the centre through 2023, alongside our other beverage options.
This fabulous partnership contributes to the financial sustainability of the Victorian Pride Centre as a home for LGBTIQ+ communities. VPC has taken on the responsibility of the supply and responsible sale of alcohol at the centre and places the utmost importance on partnering with suppliers that align with our values as an organisation.
Midsumma Festival at VPC – from January 23 to February 11, 2023 – will be the perfect opportunity to try a Scotchmans Hill wine and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of our centre for LGBTIQ+ communities.
Quote attributed to Peter Reilly OAM, Managing Director Scotchmans Hill:
“Scotchmans Hill is a grower, producer and wholesaler of premium cool maritime climate wines and is proud to be the newest official partner and wine sponsor of the Victorian Pride Centre. We acknowledge and reflect the values of an inclusive community that embraces diversity and self-expression. We look forward to a relationship full of love, respect to the Victorian Pride Centre, its supporters and friends.”
Quote attributed to Justine Dalla Riva, CEO Victorian Pride Centre:
“The act of collective celebration and a sense of connection are such important aspects of our communities, and with Scotchmans Hill, we’re fortunate to partner with a wine producer that is not just local but also owned and operated by LGBTIQ+ people and allies. We’ve had such a fabulous relationship with Scotchmans as our visual arts programming wine sponsor, and now we’re excited about building upon that existing relationship.”