The cool nights and blue-sky days of autumn have arrived - simply one of the best seasons to visit our region. We've picked some of our favourite events from the upcoming High Country Harvest program (4 - 20 May).
Click on the event title below for more info, or browse the full program at www.highcountryharvest.com.au
Tweed Ride (Rutherglen) - Sat 5 May
Rutherglen’s Tweed Ride has developed quite the following, with this year’s leisurely tweed-clad cycling adventure featuring food and wine stops at Rutherglen Estates, Valhalla Wines and Jones Winery. Don’t forget your vintage attire!
The Edible Table (Rutherglen) - Fri 4 May
This immersive dining experience at The Pickled Sisters Cafe has the theme of nature threaded through three delicious activities: table styling using edible herbs, plants and flowers, cooking inspired by nature and mixing your own cocktails using botanicals. Only 12 spots available, so be quick!
Shirazzle Dazzle the Senses (Rutherglen) - Fri 4 May
Ever tasted wine blindfolded? Let Valhalla's winemaker Anton guide you through a bracket of shiraz and help you tune into its smell, feel and taste! You'll see wine in a whole new light (dark)!
Creative Campfire Cooking (Rutherglen) - Sun 6 May
We love our camping and agree with the Jones Winery crew that food tastes better in the bush! They'll be sharing techniques and tricks to eating well in the outdoors, cooking both campfire favourites and more exotic recipes using wine and fresh local produce.
Yoga, Bubbles, Brekkie, Bliss (Rutherglen) - Sat 5, 12 & 19 May
Life's all about balance, right? Salute the morning sun overlooking John Gehrig's vineyard with an hour-long ‘Find Balance’ yoga class, before a rewarding and blissful glass of bubbles with a light breakfast of regional produce.
Liquid Gold from the Grove (Rutherglen) - Sun 20 May
Join in the 2018 olive harvest and pick olives for a special batch of extra virgin olive oil, which producers Rob and Melanie will press and send to you in your in your very own bottle following the event. Go behind-the-scenes to learn more about olives before enjoying a local produce picnic in their pretty grove.
Romancing the Vine (Beechworth) - Sat 19 May
Join Taste Trekkers' Sally Lynch on an intimate roving wine and food adventure into the hills of Beechworth to visit grape growers and winemakers not generally open to the public. Enjoy food cooked by fire with some of the region's star small producers and learn about their winemaking stories.
Adventures in Malt: A Beer & Whisky Odyssey (Wangaratta) - Sat 5 May
Malt Shed Brewery and Corowa Distilling Co. join forces to bring you the ultimate malt-themed adventure - a Whisky and Beer Masterclass, rolling into a Boilermaker Dinner pairing a seasonal menu with both tipples.
Hunters & Gatherers (Yackandandah) - Sat 19 May
Mingle and feast under the historic verandahs of Yackandandah at this special collaboration between Saint Monday and The Star Hotel - featuring deelish plant-based small plates, botanical cocktails, smoked meats and boutique brews.