Taste your way around the Grampians this Spring and celebrate the award-winning Shiraz at the Grampians wine region’s ‘Seriously Shiraz’ long weekend – 3 to 7 November 2017. With more than 20 events over 5 days it’s the perfect excuse, to get together with friends and family and enjoy wine, food, music and mountains. Here’s our insider tips and suggested itinerary to make sure you get to sip & savour every minute of this fantastic event...
Friday 3 November
Montara - Montara are bringing back the 80’s again with Rock legends Wendy Stapleton, Paul and Michael Cristiano performing live at a special Wine Down Event. Enjoy a glass of wine or bubbly at Montara winery and take in the music and the spectacular mountain views. Starts: 4pm
Saturday 4 November
Mount Langi – Spend your afternoon in the spectacular grounds of Mount Langi Ghiran with a culminating performance by musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, with a glass of Langi Shiraz . Let your senses go wild as you taste a selection of cheeses matched to your wine whilst taking in the view of the rolling mountains, listening to the sounds of the violins play. Starts 3pm
Barangaroo – From Saturday to Monday 4-6 November Barangaroo Boutique Wines will showcase their current and future vintages including a Vertical Tasting of their sparkling Shiraz. There will also be slow cooked beef brisket buns cooked to perfection that will melt in your mouth - and they go fabulously with wine! Starts 2pm
Sunday 5 November
Grampians Estate – Did you know sparkling shiraz originated in the Grampians wine region? For that reason there is no better place for a Sparkling Shiraz Masterclass than at Grampians Estate. Compare, taste and enjoy a range of award winning wines from the region and compare them to other industry icons. This masterclass will give you a strong appreciation for wine history and change your perception of sparkling forever. Also catch the Streeton Reserve Shiraz Masterclasses. Saturday 4 - Tuesday 7 November.
Steel Cutters Cottage – Dine by the Vines at Grampians Estate. To celebrate the official launch of Grampians Estate's Kellys Welcome 2009 Blanc de Blanc. Rohan and Marlene from Steel Cutters Cottage in Great Western are hosting the 5 Course Degustation lunch highlighting regional food matched with some of Grampians Estate's finest wines.
Fallen Giants/ Halls Gap Estate – Listen to the sounds of local singer/song writer Riley Mason Live at fallen giants vineyard. Relax on the deck or lawn, enjoy a produce platter, bring your own picnic or order a hot meal from the Yebo Mama Food Truck onsite!
Croquet & Rosé Garden Party @ the Ararat Croquet Club - Pop on your whites, slip on your shades for this afternoon of fun, games, funky tunes, local wine and produce. Why not challenge your friends to a great game of croquet whilst tasting local wines from The Story, One Tonne Wine Co. and SubRosa. Loser buys the next round!
Monday 6 November
Mountainside – Want to impress your friends and family by talking like a true wine enthusiast? Learn the language of wine with Mountainside Wines in their Language of Wine Masterclass. Starts 11am. See here for all Mountainside events – Friday 3 – Monday 6 November.
Seppelt – Need a new show stopping party trick? How about opening a bottle of sparkling with a sword?! Seppelt Wines is hosting a Sabreing Sparkling Wine Masterclass to help you learn the skill of using a Sabre (French Champagne Sword) to open your bottles of wines. Join in the Masterclass on the grounds of Seppelt Wines in Great Western and then you too can celebrate in style. Also catch their ‘Seriously Jazz’ events.
Best's – Music on the lawn from Ghost Towns of the Midwest, an alternate country style band that will get your feet tapping. Bring a blanket or chair and claim your spot on the grass at Best’s Winery. Grab a glass of your favourite Best's, a cheese plate and enjoy the afternoon. The boys will be playing from 1:00pm to 4:30pm and entry is free! See all Best’s events here – Saturday 4 November – Tuesday 7 November
Tuesday 7 November
Norton Estate – Head west to Norton Estate for tastings of olives, olive oils, spice mixes and condiments from food producers located on the western side of the Grampians, as well as award winning Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines. See the Grampians from a different angle and enjoy the best of the west! Friday 3 to Tuesday 7 November.
Less than two hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD, head to Victoria’s richest and most distinctive wine district for the 2017 Seriously Shiraz Festival and enjoy award-winning wines of every style and some of the Grampians finest food and produce, for a truly memorable experience.
Tickets to each event are sold separately, with free entry on offer for select events.
For further information on the festival and to purchase tickets: https://tinyurl.com/ydeg5tpy