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Rocky Passes celebrates Aussie Wine Month Argentinian style

Seymour winery has some taste-tempting treats.

May 9, 2014 3:09am

Victor Oles among the vines at Rocky Passes.

A taste of Argentina is what Rocky Passes Estate is about and you’ve got a chance to get a lot closer to the action during Aussie Wine Month.

Rocky Passes, on Highlands Rd about 15km from Seymour, is a cool-climate vineyard and boutique five-star winery that produces award-winning, artisan-made red wines.

Its cellar door was inspired by the cosy simplicity of the cantinas of Spain and South America.

Aussie Wine Month allows you to have a glass of wine with the maker, and to have your questions answered on the spot, as well as discovering hidden gems such as Rocky Passes.

But there’s more than just wine. A Taste of Argentina is the theme for the winery this month when it fires up the barbecue to create some delicious treats from that country.

Rocky Passes is offering Parillada Argentina — a typical Argentinian barbecue — for $25 a person this Sunday and next (May 11 and 18).

You’ll get Asado (beef ribs), Pollo (chicken) and Chorizo (pork sausage) served with salad, garlic potatoes, roasted tomatoes and the famous Chimichurri salsa — all cooked on a wood fire.

Meals will be served from 1pm on each day.

Rocky Passes is at 1590 Highlands Rd.

For more information phone 57969366, email or visit

Rocky Passes serves Spanish tapas or Argentinian barbecue, and hosts intimate wine tastings, art exhibitions, music events and private functions.

Rocky Passes is also the home of Victor Oles’ furniture-making studio.

Enjoy tastings and the delicious food of the tapas bars in Spain or Argentinian barbecue on Sundays from 11am to 5pm, the last Friday of the month from 6.30pm, or by appointment.

Visitors to the winery will be in the running to win the GV Passport prize — a sensational selection of six dozen premium wines from the Goulburn Valley worth more than $1500.

All you have to do is collect your GV Passport from any participating winery or regional Visitor Information Centre, have it stamped at five of the listed wineries any time over the May Aussie Wine Month and then deposit it in an entry box at the fifth venue.

Apart from Rocky Passes, participating wineries include Brave Goose, Mitchelton, Tahbilk, Fowles, Goulburn Terrace, Monichino, Baptista, Longleat and the Ruffy Produce Store.

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