The idea of ‘Sweet Living’ will differ from person to person, but for those behind Viva la Dulce, it is an opportunity to celebrate the best in food and wine. Featuring a range of stallholders, demonstrations and masterclasses in the name of sweet living, the food and wine festival will take place at St Anne’s Winery on August 30, a familyowned winery situated in the Pentland Hills, Myrniong, 10 minutes west of Bacchus Marsh. Masterclasses include ‘Chocolate and Port’, a must for the sweet tooth. The onehour session will feature an array of chocolates matched with boutique Port and fortified wines. Truffleberry Farm’s truffle industry expert Chris Macquet, meanwhile, will host a twohour masterclass where you’ll learn all about “the diamond of the kitchen”. This special masterclass will include four truffle dishes, all matched to premium Victorian wines. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. and finishes up at 5 p.m. Bacchus Marsh Coaches will be operating a complimentary bus service from Ballan train station to Viva La Dulce festival from 11.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Proceeds from Viva la Dulce Food and Wine Festival are distributed back to the Ballan District Hospital and the Rotary Club of Ballan. For further information, hit vivaladulce.org.