Creativity by the Barrel

Four Winds Barrel Competition

Handmade Canberra and Four Winds Vineyard are teaming up to bring you the Four Winds Barrel Art Competition.

This is your chance to transform a wine barrel into something fun, something useful, something interesting or all three. Entry is $100 and includes your wine barrel. Pick up your barrel from Four Winds Vineyard’s cellar door, turn it into a creative masterpiece and bring it along to The Handmade Market for display over the weekend of 10 & 11 September, where the entries will be judged by a public vote. The winner will receive a mixed case of Four Winds Vineyard’s wines. You are welcome to sell your creation at the market.

So here are the key dates:

  • 1 July – competition open. Register here
  • 1 September – Photo of entry submitted
  • 9 September – entries delivered to EPIC for the Handmade Market
  • 10-11 September – display and judging at market
  • 11 September – 2pm voting closes, 3pm winner announced
  • 11 September – 4pm all entries to be collected from market

Head over the the Four Winds Vineyard events page to register. We started the competition with 22 barrels, and three have already been taken, so you need to register soon! Good luck, and we can’t wait to see your creations.


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


  • 28 & 29JULY 2018
  • 20 & 21OCTOBER 2018
  • 7*, 8 & 9DECEMBER 2018
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM


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