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What's on in the Grampians this Melbourne Cup long weekend...

24 Oct 2019 by Amanda Cochran

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1. Wine Down Friday at Montara | 1 NOV 2019

Celebrate the start of the weekend with Montara Wines. Wine Down at Montara, a monthly celebration with premium wine, local food, and live music, is held the first Friday of every month. It is a great event for adults and children. Entry is free and wine/food is available for purchase. For more information about the event, contact the winery by telephone or email. Some special events may require an entry fee or pre-purchased ticket.

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2. ATR Wines Pop-Up at the Halls Gap HUB | 2 NOV 2019

If you are heading The Grampians Way, ATR Wines will be hosting a complimentary tasting at Halls Gap Visitors Centre on Saturday 2nd November 1-5 pm. Winemaker Adam and his team would love to see you there to share their special offers available for the day, plus some new release tastings also.

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3. Miner's Ridge Wine Tasting | 2 NOV 2019

Andrew and Katrina at Miner's Ridge have been growing vines on their site in the Great Western area for over 20 years. They have been making wine for over 10 years now perfecting their varieties along the way. Recently they welcomed the public to their new wine tasting area which is now open on the first full weekend of the month, special weekends and by appointment. It showcases their single-variety wines made with grapes from Miners Ridge vineyards. Classic wines made in a classic style. The wine tasting room is open both Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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4. Melbourne Cup Long Weekend at the Halls Gap Hotel

Situated at the foothills of Mount William in the main tourist hub of the Grampians region, the Halls Gap Hotel is the perfect place to hang out this Melbourne Cup long weekend in the Grampians! With food all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday, breakfast from 9am on Saturday and Sunday plus live music with Phil Holmes & Jason Mulley, Levi Anderson & James Sidebottom and Rach Brennan - chill out with a cold frothy on the sweeping verandahs and take in the epic views.

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5. Cup Day Prosecco & Petals at Seppelt | 5 NOV 2019

Be the envy of everyone wherever you plan to celebrate the Melbourne Cup Race this year when you turn up wearing your own handmade Flower Crown. Buy your ticket now for a Prosecco and Petals Workshop on the morning of the Melbourne Cup at Seppelt Great Western. Spend the morning surrounded by friends, flowers, and fun as you enjoy a creative workshop with the gorgeous Angie from The Cottage Flower Farm. Be spoilt with a shared Grazing Platter brunch and a couple of glasses of Prosecco to help your creativity flow.

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7. Daryl James at Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. | 4 NOV 2019

Coming to Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co, fresh from his East Coast tour of Australia promoting his 100 percent crowd-funded debut single, Daryl's passionate live performances evoke everything from introverted retrospection to wild untamed dance floors. With an earthy blend of pure acoustic and gritty overdriven guitars, he plays with innovative tunings, intricate fingerpicking, and body percussion, to all-out driving blues/rock riffs and soaring solos. Topped off with a haunting, smooth yet husky vocals, whether it is with his homemade full foot drum set and live looping, or with his full band, he guarantees a live show that will have your feet and jaw on the floor.

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