Bringing together a village of more than 120 stalls boasting wonderful wine, food and artisanal goods, the Grampians Grape Escape is back this May, on the 4th & 5th May 2019.
Offering a glimpse of some of the renowned artisanal goods available in the Grampians region, the festival gives the opportunity to learn secrets from guest chefs, taste award-winning wines, participate in masterclasses and keep the little foodies amused.
Featuring an exceptional 2019 program, presented by Neoen’s Bulgana Green Power Hub, this year’s event is looking exceptional with demonstrations and workshops from some of the country’s best including chef, restaurateur and My Kitchen Rules judge, Colin Fassnidge, wildlife chef and author Sarah Glover and TV presenter and lifehack aficionado, Emmylou MacCarthy.
With live music all weekend, festival goers will have the chance to truly let their hair down, take in the fresh air and marvel at the mountainous surrounds. The region boasts some of Australia’s most exceptional accommodation and visitors are encouraged to stay for as long as possible to experience life the Grampians way.
Masterclass, workshops and demonstrations are some of the highlights from this year’s program, with other activities including:
WINE DECANTERED with Loic Le Calvez from Winetruth
TASTES OF TIMBOON with Timboon Railway Shed Distillery and Shultz Organic Dairy
HOW TO THROW A DAMN GOOD PARTY with Emmylou MacCarthy
THE OLIVE BRANCH with Red Rock Olives, Grampians Olive Co and Mount Zero Olives
COSTA’S DIGS Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia talks Vegetables & Hens
MAKING RECYCLING EASY with the Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group
EAT TRULY LOCAL founder of Warndu Rebecca Sullivan talks Native Foods
ROCKSTARTS OF RED with local Grampians and Pyrenees winemakers
SUNDAE SCHOOL with dirtgirl and Timboon Fine Ice Cream
The Grape Escape does not stop at beautiful wines and delightful local produce, the festival will also showcase some of the best musical talent of varying genres. The line-up includes performances from: One Conexion Aboriginal Dance Group, Charlotte Harwood, A Whale Called Phoenix, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Little Georgia, Sugar Fed Leopards, Purple Revolution Band, 19-Twenty, Orange Whip, and The Baker Boys.
Sunday ticket holders are in for a treat with a set from lyrical visionary Lloyd Spiegel, who was recently awarded the four of the highest accolades at the 2019 Australian Blues Music Awards including Best Artist, Best Album and Best Song. Tickets for Grampians Grape Escape are on sale now and are pre-sold from $30 for Sunday general admission to $110 for the complete weekend tasting ticket. All festival goers receive an enviro bag to fill up with goodies and Tasting Ticket holders can taste their way around the village with a souvenir polycarbonate tumbler and free access to the wine store service.
Dates: Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5, 2019.
Location: Halls Gap Recreation Reserve: Corner of Grampians and Mount Victory Roads, Halls Gap VIC 3381.
Cost: Kids (0-5) years: free, Kids 5-17 years: $15.00, Adults from $30.00, Ticket and
Grampian Grape Escape Website