East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Discover a grape escape with a difference

Fancy owning a barrique of fine red wine? 

Or maybe you'd rather just enjoy a glass or two on a day out in the country? 

The Grampians Grape Escape is back on at Halls Gap in Victoria at the end of April and start of May. 

Grampians Winemakers will be hosting their annual Grampians Winemakers Shiraz Barrique Auction; an opportunity for wine lovers, collectors and connoisseurs to take home something special. 

Each winery involved in the auction has provided a small volume of their best shiraz from the 2020 vintage. A tasting will be held prior to the auction at the Barrique Bar.

The barrique to be auctioned will be the 28th vintage blend that has been produced in the region for auction.

Wineries involved include the likes of Blue Pyrenees, Seppelt, Taltarni, Mount Avoca, Montara, Best's Great Western, Mount Langhi Ghiran and Henty Estate.  

The event returns after a two-year hiatus. I attended a few years ago and it was terrific. 

A not-for-profit festival, Grampians Grape Escape has spotlighted the region’s producers and makers for 30 years and this year will welcome visitors for an extended celebration over three days from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1. 

There will be over 100 exhibitors from Western Victoria and the festival’s first ever Feel-Good Friday will offer visitors the chance to enjoy an afternoon snack from a selection of food trucks, enjoy a local drop from the bar and dust off their dancing shoes with sets from Purple Revolution, a Prince tribute band, and Mixtape’s 80s covers.

Saturday and Sunday will see an array of stalls serving up everything from burgers to paella with cooking demonstrations from guest chefs Geoff Jansz and Emmylou MacCarthy (never heard of her, sorry).  

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the festival website: http://grampiansgrapeescape.com.au/


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