Save the date, Geelong’s Winter Shiraz Weekend is returning this June

Save the date, Geelong’s Winter Shiraz Weekend is returning this June

The well-loved event has been confirmed for 2021.

Winemakers love Shiraz for its reliability, impressive yields and resistance to disease; drinkers love it because it is delicious when young, even more beguiling with some age and is great with a range of foods. But its crowning glory is its versatility, its ability to express itself beautifully across many wine regions.

Now returning for its fifth edition, after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the annual Winter Shiraz Weekend is set to thrill connoisseurs with two days of exploring the versatility of Shiraz with beautiful wine, food and entertainment as the Geelong region basks in the mid-winter glow.

The key takeaways

  • The annual Winter Shiraz weekend returns to Geelong
  • The event has been confirmed for June 10 and 11 2021
  • Details are to be confirmed shortly

Hosted by Wine Geelong, this exciting celebration of Geelong Wine has been confirmed to take place on June 10 and 11 this year, offering guests a unique and exclusive opportunity to taste their way across a diverse selection of award-winning Geelong wineries from the Surf Coast, Moorabool Valley and Bellarine Peninsula.

We don’t have the details as yet, but judging from previous years the festival will continue to give guests the chance to soak up the warmth of open fires and outdoor braziers in beautiful surroundings while showing off their award-winning Shiraz, with participating wineries hosting their own unique programs. In the past, these have included the chance to ‘meet the makers’ with knowledgeable local vignerons and producers leading you on a path of wine discovery while talented chef’s match the region’s renowned cool climate wines with hearty winter fare.

While we missed out last year, we’re confident that the 2021 program promises to be a feast of food and wine experiences, gourmet produce, local music and wine masterclasses. You’ll be tempted by so many of our wineries with something special on offer for everyone.

So throw off your jacket, take up a place by the fire with a glass of wine and enjoy a reprieve from the cold. Why not book some local accommodation and make a weekend of it!

Keep your eye on the website for future updates.