Australia is in no shortage of culinary delights or gourmet wines, and our stance as full-fledged foodies is more apparent than ever. From hidden local gems to world-class wine regions, Australia’s food scene is just waiting to be explored, and what better way to get amongst it than with a festival? A food and wine festival to be exact.
One we’re loving is the annual Heathcote Food and Wine Festival, where you can taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great weekend. Sounds like a foodies dream right?
Returning October 5-6, the festival will take over the Heathcote Showgrounds across two days with more than 45 wineries pouring new season and museum release wines (including Heathcote Estate’s 2017 Single Vineyard Shiraz which recently won five trophies), as well as a tasting seminar series hosted by wine educator Clare Burder (Author of ‘Tipsy’ – 2016 Wine Communicators of Australia Award for Best Wine Book), delicious regional foods, and entertainment from Bendigo Blues & Roots musicians, badminton and bocce playing areas by Games on the Green and children’s entertainment by Mr Mike.
This year there’s also a limited release ‘Golden Ticket’ which includes express Festival entry, wine tastings, a wine carrier bag, lunch box filled with local gourmet produce by Fodder and access to VIP lounge with shaded seating and exclusive bar selling Heathcote Wine Show gold medal-winning wines. Time to make like Charlie Bucket and jump on this one.
Tickets available at www.heathcotewinegrowers.com.au