Goulburn Valley wineries have plenty happening during Aussie Wine Month.ESTELLE GRIEPINK April 23, 2014 3:44am
Goulburn Valley Wine Association secretary and Tahbilk winemaker Neil Larson is encouraging people to get involved with Aussie Wine Month.
Goulburn Valley winemakers are inviting people to raise a glass of world-class local wine to help celebrate Aussie Wine Month.
Ten local wineries are participating in the annual event, holding cellar tours, barrel tastings, live music, museum exhibitions and themed lunches to entice wine enthusiasts from far and wide.
Goulburn Valley Wine Association secretary and Tahbilk Winery winemaker Neil Larson said Wine Month was a time for celebration.
‘‘Almost all of the wineries finished picking their grapes last week, so it’s a bit of a chance to kick up our heels,’’ Mr Larson said.
‘‘The wine industry is an important part of the Goulburn Valley and it’s a really good chance for people from outside the region to visit and realise how much there is to see and do here.’’
Mr Larson said the Goulburn Valley Winemakers’ Passport Competition would be on again after a successful first run last year.
The competition encourages people to have their passport card, available from all the wineries, stamped at five participating wineries.
Those who do will go into the draw to win six dozen premium regional wines valued at more than $1500.
‘‘It was very successful last year — we had 55 people manage to get five stamps and hand them in, which was quite a few more than we thought,’’ he said.
‘‘Usually people are quite easy to visit one winery and spend most of their day there, so this was quite interesting.’’
Mr Larson said each winery had planned its own unique drawcards during the month, such as Tahbilk Winery’s museum tour and cabernet sauvignon tasting.
‘‘Our museum is normally closed to the public. For people who are interested it’s quite a good chance to see things a bit more close up, there will be lots of old photographs and maps,’’ he said.
Shepparton police are calling for information after a thief walked off in broad daylight with an outboard motor from a boat store.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
St Augustines College, Kyabram, has won the inaugural School’s Sustainability Cup for 2014, beating several Melbourne schools.
Campaspe Shire’s council is on the verge of imploding unless it takes ‘‘quick action’’ according to an independent investigation.
Four people, including a father and his two children, were fined more than $18,000 for their role in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a Lockington party earlier this year which ended in a teenager beaten up and forced into a dog cage.
New faces for Girgarre FNC
A time to include late loved ones in the spirit of the season.
Firefighters were able to save a Finley property's buildings after a large stack of hay bales went up in flames on Monday.
Eppalock Primary School has gone global.
Scout Group hopes to raise funds for World Scout Jamboree through novel 24-hour endurance test.
Deniliquin beat Finley by nine wickets to retain the O'Donnell Shield on Friday last week.
Bungeet farmer, Doug James, lost about 1000 head of sheep in a fire that rapidly burnt through his farm on Tuesday afternoon.
The rail tracks are in such disrepear V/Line is having to close the buffet car between Euroa and Seymour due to health and safety concerns to hospitality staff.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.