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Cabernet the Day Away
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Harcourt Valley Winery is holding an event that might just well be enough to chase away those winter blues. Their festival ‘Cabernet the Day Away’ is a deep winter celebration of local wine, food and music and it is on Saturday 2 August, 2008.
It will also be the official launch of their highly awarded 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon which has won 7 medals to date including a Top Gold medal at the Australian Small Winemakers Show and a Silver medal at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show.
Patrons will be treated to locally baked fresh crusty bread with Harcourt Valley’s latest olive oil, harvested only weeks ago. For lunch a Bullboar (a local Swiss-Italian inspired delicacy made from beef, pork, purple garlic, red wine and spices) will be served on a bed of creamy mash potato, caramelised onions and topped off with plum sauce.
Live music will feature local legend Broderick Smith along with Shannon Bourne playing roots based music. Patrons will also have the opportunity to test their sommelier skills in ‘blind tastings’ putting their palates to the test trying to identify different varieties and vintages of wines. A prize of a dozen wines will be awarded to the most accurate identification of the wines.
Harcourt Valley Winery will open up their winery and patrons will be able to wander through the wine making area, amongst barrels of wine, and may even be lucky enough to be treated to barrel tastings of the upcoming vintages.
This will be an indoor/outdoor event with plenty of warm cosy fires and heating. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, glass of wine and lunch. All this for only $20 pre-booked or $25 on the day. It will also be a child and dog friendly day out. Further information available at www.bendigotourism.com
To book tickets to ‘Cabernet The Day Away’ call Bendigo Tourism on 1800 813 153 or purchase online via www.bendigotourism.com also available at Castlemaine Cellars, the Railway Hotel in Castlemaine and directly from the cellar door.