Grampians Grape Escape | 5-6 May 2018
Visitors can rediscover the majesty of the Grampians and journey to the heart of Halls Gap for a festival of regional wine, food and music. With over 120 stalls that will indulge all the senses the festival will also feature cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, live music, plus plenty of free fun for kids of all ages. Guests will have a chance to meet Paul West from River Cottage Australia and Matt Sinclair from MasterChef Australia and The Cook's Pantry and discover their culinary secrets. There is no better place for visitors to celebrate the end of harvest than at Grampians Grape Escape.
High Country Harvest | 4-20 May 2018
The High Country Harvest is an annual salute to amazing produce, chefs, winemakers and brewers. 2018 marks its sixth big year across three weekends from Friday 4 to Sunday 20 May. This year’s program will feature more than 50 mouth-watering events in beautiful settings in village cafes and restaurants, wineries and farms from Beechworth to Rutherglen, Bright to Mansfield and beyond. Visitors from far and wide can escape to Victoria's picturesque North East and celebrate the region's bounty, the colours of Autumn and the talented folk who grow, make and bring to the table.
Rutherglen Winery Walkabout | 9-10 June 2018
Since 1974, thousands of visitors have descended on Rutherglen for one of the biggest wine festivals in the country. At the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout, revellers can spend the long weekend tasting wine, enjoying live music, entertainment, tours and more at over 17 wineries. Participating wineries will be setting up markets, food vans, masterclasses, buffet breakfasts, dinners, VIP tasting areas and more.Visitors can take advantage of the TAC Shuttle bus service picking up passengers from regional areas such as Lavington, Albury, Wodonga, Howlong, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Beechworth, Mulwala, Yarrawonga, Bundalong, Corowa and Wahgunyah. The Shuttle buses are a hop on and hop off service between all the participating wineries.
Winter Wine Weekend | 9-11 Jun 2018
Held during the Queens Birthday long weekend in the Mornington Peninsula in June every year. The opening event is the Winter Wine Festival - an exhibition and tasting which traditionally marks the beginning of the extensive Winter Wine Weekend program. One place, on one day. All undercover, visitors can taste more than 200 premium wines from around 50 wineries. Tickets include all tastings, Riedel wine glass, tasting book which includes all wines on exhibition and two entree size dishes.
Toast to the Coast | 3-4 Nov 2018
Geelong's pre-eminent annual food, wine and music festival, Toast to the Coast is held over two days of the Melbourne Cup weekend. Toast to the Coast attendees will have the opportunity to sample wines from 33 leading and lesser-known wineries participating across the Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast. Wineries throughout the region will give guests the chance to soak up the atmosphere while showcasing award winning premium cool climate wines right inside their cellar doors giving guests the opportunity to meet the makers behind the wineries.In addition to savouring the region's award winning wines, guests can meander through the vineyards, enjoy a delicious lunch and be entertained by the best local musicians.
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