Calendar Date: Weekend Festival - May 6&7, Partner Events:
April 1 – May 6.
One of Australia’s longest running food and wine festivals
has something for everyone.
Discover the delights of 125 food and wine artisans while
you soak up live music and family fun in the heart of the majestic Grampians National
Park. Founded in 1991, the Grampians Grape Escape is one of Australia’s longest
running food and wine Festivals, held during the first weekend of May every
year at Halls Gap.
Attended by around 10,000 people, the Festival provides a
relaxed atmosphere for foodies, families and international tourists to drink
and graze their way through the offerings of more than 100 of Western
Victoria’s best artisans of wine, fine food and produce.
Television presenter, author and 2010 MasterChef winner,
Adam Liaw will headline the popular festival which caps off a whole month
devoted to Western Victoria’s best food and wine produce.
The author of five cookbooks who recently won the AACTA
Award for Best Lifestyle Program for his SBS show Destination Flavour
Scandinavia has a flair for using local ingredients to bring simple recipes to
life and is excited to join the event.
"I can’t wait to get to the Grampians, the region is simply
stunning and what’s more, it’s renowned for amazing fresh produce, not to
mention the great wine and people.
"The Grampians Grape Escape is one of the best regional food
and wine festivals in the country and working my culinary magic for festival
goers will be a delight given the high quality of fresh ingredients produced in
the region,” said Liaw.
In addition to Liaw, Deline Briscoe, one of Australia’s most
talented indigenous artists, has just come off the back of a sold-out international
tour with Black Arm Band and will be accompanied by a six-piece band for what
will be a skin tingling performance.
Joining Briscoe for the annual wine and food pilgrimage is
culinary dessert queen, Kate Ferguson, who will form part of a packed two days
of entertainment in Halls Gap over May 6 and 7.
Adding to the mix heavy with band talent, will be folk
singer, Freya Josephine Hollick, alternative folk music project, Vanderlay and
acoustic roots and blues artist, Nick Charles, who will join the already
announced Chris Wilson, William Crighton and Quarry Dead Mountain Rats.
Banjo-wielding, blues loving Karl S Williams and indie
surf-rockers, Shag Rock will bring their own unique vibes, while Demi Louise’s
romantic hazy tunes will also provide the perfect accompaniment for those
enjoying the wine on offer.
In addition to the cracking music, there will be plenty of
action for little foodies. While mums and dads enjoy the wine and beats, kids
can meet native animals, paint a boomerang, stomp grapes or become pros at
potting herbs. Sunday is funday with extra kids’ activities including pasta
making, Chef’s hat decorating and a rock climbing wall.
Taking place in Halls Gap and surrounded by the majestic
mountain ranges of the Grampians National Park, wine lovers are set to have an
indulgent weekend combining wine, food and nature for the ultimate escape.
Masterclasses with local producers showcasing their
abilities and local vintners sharing their wine knowledge are sure to be a hit
with festival attendees as will headline Chef, Adam Liaw plus exhibitor tastings
and the fiercely anticipated Barrique Auction.
For more information, partner events and the main stage
line-up visit: grampiansgrapeescape.com.au.