Heathcote Wine & Food Festival 8 & 9 October 2011
Heathcote Winegrowers Association Inc.
Wineries, Shiraz, Festival
The Festival is a showcase of wines produced from grapes grown only in
the Heathcote wine region. It celebrates all the grape growers and
winemakers who have helped to make Heathcote a name associated with some
of Australia's finest wines, in particular Shiraz for which Heathcote
is internationally renowned. However, Shiraz is not the only variety to
perform in the region; increasingly we are seeing other varieities
coming to the fore - Sangiovese, Marsanne, Viognier, Tempranillo, Petit
Verdot, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. On cooler sites Riesling and
Chardonnay can perform exceptionally well too.
The Festival is the ideal opportunity to taste these wines; this year
the Festival will have over 50 wineries presenting around 200 wines
available for free tastings and purchase by the glass or bottle
throughout the weekend. Another favourite and important activity at the Festival is the Tasting Seminar program
All this tasting is supported by a delicious range of regional food and produce, live music and entertainment for the kids.
The Heathcote Wine and Food Festival truly is a party for your palate.
Visit www.heathcotewinegrowers.com.au/festival for full details and 'Early bird' bookings.