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Thousands of foodies and wine lovers will flock to the Grampians Grape Escape (GGE) - a month long celebration of Victoria’s best artisans of food and wine culminating in the annual GGE festival weekend to be held in Halls Gap on 5 & 6 May, 2017.Set among ragged mountain ranges, rolling hills and fertile farmland at the base of Mount William in Grampians National Park, the superb weekend includes standout out entertainment featuring cooking demonstrations, wine appreciation panels and master classes showcasing local chefs. The annual Barrique Auction offers keen bidders the chance to take home the Grampians Winemakers Reserve Shiraz which aims to capture the spirit of the vintage and has never been won by a non-local.Bring along your friends and taste some of the most flavoursome wine and produce from a huge array of exhibitors who have travelled from near and far. There is plenty of action for the kids and everyone can try their feet at grape stomping.
Do your best to avoid being designated driver as you guzzle your way through Great Western's wineries and go deep into the underground cellars.
Take a tour through the Grampians and let professionals navigate the mountain passes, the dusty bush tracks or the tree-lined avenues of the towns.
Throw a boule on a piste outside a vineyard in ruggedly beautiful surrounds in mild temperatures deep in the Pyrenees wine region – of Victoria.
Swipe your finger along the dusty barrels in the 1860s cellars at Best's Great Western and get a feel for the history of the Grampians wine region.