Weekend getaway: Grampians Grape Escape

Published on 24 April 2015

Photo: Grampians Grape Escape

Based at the foot of the majestic Mount William, the Grampians Grape Escape (2 – 3 May) celebrates the best gastronomic producers and winemakers from the Grampians region with food, beer, wine, and artisan ciders all on offer.

Inhale the fresh mountain air as you absorb the diverse natural attractions and Aboriginal stories. This year, special guest Matt Preston will entertain with cooking demonstrations, sharing some of his hard-earned culinary secrets using fresh local Grampians produce.

Here are our Top 5 event picks to make the most of a weekend getaway:

  1. Ten2One At The Avoca(Avoca, 24 April)
    Ten local winemakers will talk you through a tasting of two wines each, expertly matched with Victorian produce.
  2. Grampians Produce Dinner(Dunkeld, 24 April)
    Put yourself in the trusty hands of Robin Wickens for the night as he showcases a selection of the best local produce from the Grampians region at the lauded Royal Mail Hotel.
  3. An evening at Deidre’s (Laharum, 1 May)
    Enjoy an evening meal at Deirdre’s restaurant, an Organic Olive Grove covering 300 acres, showcasing the amazing produce that the region has to offer.
  4. Spice Bazaar Cooking Classes (Halls Gap, 1 -3 May)
    Discover flavours of inspiring ingredients, techniques & approaches as this experienced Cooking School team guide you through a broad range of alluring dishes including Tapas, Pintxos, Moroccan and Persian Cuisines.
  5. Grampians Winemakers Barrique Auction (Halls Gap, 2 May)
    Bid for the best Shiraz from the Grampians region at the hotly contested Barrique Auction, plus, you can taste the signature wines of over 35 wineries by some of the oldest vines in the world

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