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Line-up grows for Grampians Grape Escape

Prominent Australian indigenous musical artist Deline Briscoe will perform with a six-piece band at this year’s Grampians Grape Escape at Halls Gap. Briscoe joins the list of entertainers and celebrities at the festival on May 6 and 7 at Halls Gap after a sold-out international tour with Black Arm Band. Another guest for the annual […]

Unearthing the Pyrenees in and around Avoca

Western Victoria’s love affair with wine and food celebrations will continue later this month when patrons gather in and around Avoca for a Pyrenees Unearthed festival. The festival features a blend of wine, art and garden events including the iconic Avoca races on the Anzac Day weekend of April 21 to 25. Pyrenees Unearthed works […]

Bella Fort continues family tradition at Natimuk Show

FAMILY TRADITION: Natimuk’s Glenys Fort and grand-daughter Bella Fort entered several items in Natimuk Show  competitions this year. The pair enjoyed success throughout the day.

Despite growing up in a generation of convenience, Natimuk teenager Bella Fort has a strong appreciation of both the efforts and rewards of ‘old-fashioned’ cooking.

2017 Grampians Grape Escape to feature Adam Liaw

One of Victoria’s favourite food and wine festivals has teamed with one of Australia’s favourite personalities for the 26th annual Grampians Grape Escape at Halls Gap next year.

Gardens Lake Cafe set to open at Ararat pool precinct

Ararat entrepreneur Maria Tsangas is preparing for the grand opening of Gardens Lake Café on Saturday. Ms Tsangas successfully applied for the tender to run an Alexandra Gardens and Ararat Outdoor Olympic Pool kiosk earlier this year and has been working on the project with Ararat Rural City Council staff. Ms Tsangas has lived in […]

Andrew Broad: Policy must put food first

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has spoken at length in Federal Parliament about a need to have tighter controls on using water as a speculative investment. Mr Broad stressed water was much more than a financial commodity and there was a need to make sure its use for food production had appropriate protection. He said […]

First Seriously Shiraz event a success

Preparations have already started for another Seriously Shiraz celebration of the Grampians wine region after the success of the inaugural event at the weekend. Grampians Tourism chief executive Will Flamsteed said he was confident the five-day festival, which featured more than 20 events across the region’s wineries, would continue next year. “It’s been a really […]

Spirits strong at Wimmera German Fest

FESTIVAL FUN: The weather might have been cool but the conditions failed to dampen the spirits of the hundreds of people who attended the 2016 MIXX FM Wimmera German Fest at Horsham Showground on Saturday. From left, Kelly Schilling, Bonnie Severin, Maddy Clohesy and Ash Magor were among patrons who donned German outfits to get […]

Wimmera German Fest on Saturday

The Wimmera will get an opportunity to explore and celebrate all things German and at the same time help raise money for medical equipment in Horsham this weekend. Organisers of the 2016 MIXX FM Wimmera German Fest at Horsham Showground on Saturday have described the festival as a family-friendly event celebrating the region’s German heritage […]

German beer sampling

Adults who enjoy the different tastes of international beers might be familiar with Franziskaner Kirstall or Hofbrau Dunkel. If not, they have a chance to sample the German beers, which along with Lowenbrau Oktoberfest limited edition, will be available at a Wimmera German Fest promotion at Horsham’s Exchange Hotel. The beer, used exclusively for Germany’s […]

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