Gram Feature: Heathcote On Show

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Victoria’s beautiful Heathcote region is gearing up for Heathcote On Show, a three-day annual wine and food festival celebrating the region’s very best award-winning wines.

Held over the Queens Birthday Weekend on June 10-12, Heathcote on Show showcases the region’s winemakers, growers and brewers. This year, more than 40 winemakers will be available for winery tours and winemaking classes. With over 30 cellar doors to visit as part of the festival, there will be plenty of opportunity to sample and buy award-winning wines, museum releases and new white and red varietals.

As well as amazing wine, there will be cheese, olives, antipasto platters and other winter favourites, plus great live music to eat and drink to. And if you’d rather, you can BYO picnic to tuck into while you enjoy the stunning mountainous Heathcote surroundings.

Whilst Heathcote is renowned for its premium shiraz, it is also home to many other red and white varietals harvested from its famous ancient red Cambrian soils. Throughout the long weekend, many wineries also take the opportunity to launch their new release wines.

The heritage town’s many restaurants and cafés are also developing menus using home grown regional produce to create a variety of culinary dishes designed to please the most discerning gourmand.

The local Market will be held on Saturday 10 June and the High Street will have vintage cars on display as well as pony rides, face-painting and a petting zoo full of baby animals for the kids.

Transport to Heathcote will be made available with shuttle buses operating excursions from the town centre to the region’s wineries and cellar doors throughout the long weekend.

Contact the Heathcote Visitors Centre (03) 54333121 for more information and accommodation options, or check out heathcoteonshow.com.au for what’s on during the festival, and for all booking details.

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