The annual Winter Shiraz Weekend returns to the Geelong region

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The annual Winter Shiraz Weekend returns to the Geelong region

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 fourth year, 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.

This exciting celebration of Geelong Wine will take place on July 6 & 7, 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, 28 of them to be exact.

Giving guests the chance to soak up the warmth of open fires and outdoor braziers in beautiful surroundings while showing off their award winning Shiraz, each winery participating in the Winter Shiraz Weekend have their own unique programs. Many include 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.

The 2019 program promises to be a feast of food and wine experiences, gourmet produce, local music and wine master classes. You’ll be tempted by so many of our wineries with something special on offer for everyone, and kids are welcome.

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!

For more information and to view the event program, please visit