THE PYRNEES will host several events in October and November in celebration of the food and wine of the region. Here are our top picks:
Join the Summerfield family and team for their half–yearly Paella event. Bring a chair, have a glass of wine or cheese platter and enjoy the picturesque backdrop of the Pyrenees ranges. This year, the event will feature one of Victoria's best jazz bands The Maryborough Jazz Ensemble to further enhance the day's mood!
Nestled up in the spectacular surrounds of the Pyrenees Ranges, Warrenmang 5-star Winery & Resort is preparing to reopen with a fresh new look. The 85-seat restaurant, wine bar, cellar door and function room revamp will retain its timber bones and feature a day spa overlooking the vines, restructured cabins and ski-like chalets, and a newly-installed bottling line in the winery.
Be entertained, dance the day away and experience true country racing at the iconic Blue Pyrenees Estate Avoca Cup. A day to focus on fun with friends, the Avoca Cup kicks the Spring Racing Carnival into gear. Held on Caulfield Cup Day, there are plenty of reasons to party with live bands, kids’ activities, big screen viewing plus camping at the racecourse for $15 per site per night.
Lose yourself in the history of this grand Victorian estate as you turn back time and experience Mount Mitchell through estate tours, character recreations and the chance to dine in true Aristocrat style.
Eurambeen Historic Homestead and Gardens is an Historic Landmark of Victoria's rural heritage. Built in the 1850s, the homestead has a three acre garden which has undergone significant restoration. Only open every two years, this is a once-off chance to explore the wonder and glory of this historic space.
Spread out a picnic rug on the hill and soak up some sunshine with an afternoon of exceptional Australian music as part of the November Sun concert. Featuring 80s rockers Dragon alongside ARIA award winner Oh Mercy, Batts and Grim Fawkner, as well as Ballarat's much-loved Sweat Dreams DJs, this is a spring soiree not to be missed. Enjoy dishes from the award-winning Talbot Provedore and Eatery, tapas and picnic boxes from the cellar door kitchen, Blue Pyrenees wines and Red Duck beer as well as wood-fired pizza, ice cream and more!
Check out the grand opening of this French and Spanish inspired grape farm winery and café, Zocalo. The menu will include tapas and small plate offerings designed to share and made with seasonal, local produce. On-pour will be a range of boutique wines, all of which are produced from their vineyard, which the cafe overlooks.