Food and Wine in The Grampians
24 July 2015 - The Grampians
The Grampians region has a vast array of food, wine and produce on offer. Here are some of our favourites:
A five minute drive from Serenity Halls Gap along the Ararat-Halls Gap Road is The Gap Winery. Specialising in estate grown Shiraz, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. The cellar door is open 10am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday, daily during school and public holidays.
Seppelt’s Winery in Great Western is one of the largest wineries in the region where you can learn about traditional sparkling wine making.
A guided tour through Seppelt’s underground cellars, ‘The Drives Tour’, is a must and gives you an appreciation of the history of the place. There’s a 3km underground labyrinth of tunnels housing an impressive collection of wines – look out for the ghosts!
The Grampians is one of Australia’s most productive olive growing areas. Mount Zero Olives, where you can gather olives and purchase olive products, vinegar and locally grown lentils is worth a visit.
At the farm gate at Grampians Grove in Moyston, you can stop for freshly picked almonds and hazelnuts.
About an hour’s drive from Halls Gap is the Grampians Pure Sheep Milk Dairy where you can see sheep being milked and take home locally made yoghurts, fetta and Grampians Grand cheese.
The Grampians Escape, Savour the Flavour
Based a the foot of Mount William, the Grampians Grape Escape food and wine festival held each May attracts more than 10,000 serious foodies who drink and graze their way through an indulgent culinary weekend.
The Grampians Escape is one of Australia’s best regional food and wine events and is extremely popular. Please consider booking your Halls Gap accommodation well in advance.