As the High Country explodes into full Autumn glory, an event that celebrates everything great about food and wine in the North East is also launched.
The three-week long Feast High Country Festival opens this weekend with 40 events across the region celebrating all styles of produce, producers, chefs, makers and brewers.
A twinkling twilight market in Mansfield celebrates passionate local farmers, while in Rutherglen tweed-clad hipsters cycle through the vineyards. At the Delatite Winery guests are invited to join the revered winemaking family commemorate half a century of production and in the King Valley, the makers join the feasters, at a bountiful brunch and produce market.
In Bright, foraging for wild nuts and pine mushrooms sounds incredibly appealing when visitors are accompanied by foodie stalwart Patrizia Simone, and even better when prepared in a class in her kitchen.
Event Manager, Sarah Pilgrim says Autumn is the perfect time to take a road trip and explore the senses.
“The Grand Opening weekend sets the tone for the whole event,” Ms Pilgrim said.
“The very best of the High Country’s renowned food and drinks will be showcased in a sparkling program of events that celebrate both the outstanding natural beauty of the mountains, valleys, vineyards and villages of the region and the incredibly talented folk who bring it to your table.”
“We’re encouraging everyone to join Victoria’s High Country’s best producers, cooks, winemakers and brewers at our mouth-watering, region-wide Feast Festival,” Sarah said.
The Festival opens on 3 May with the Grand Opening dinner and continues to 19 May 2019.
Details and program: https://www.feasthighcountry.com.au/