Four food and wine festivals in the Victorian High Country not to be missed in February and March

Four food and wine festivals in the Victorian High Country not to be missed in February and March
Edited by Travel Weekly

    If you’ve got some time to spare in February or March, we can’t recommend a trip to the Victorian High Country to celebrate the region’s rich culinary offerings and exceptional wines.

    The region is an attraction in itself thanks to stunning rivers and lakes set alongside towering mountains and deep valleys making it a hotspot for nature lovers Australia-wide.

    But if you’re idea of relaxation is more indulgent than a bush walk or mountain bike ride, we’d suggest dropping by one of these festivals:

    ‘Long Lunch Series’: From sea to summit at Mount Buller – 10 February 2024 

    Long Lunch Series. (Supplied).

    Take in the breathtaking views of the High Country’s mountain ranges atop Mt Buller with an unforgettable lunch celebrating the best of both land and sea, with farm-fresh produce and seafood delicacies. Enjoy a three-course meal and drink on arrival against the perfect backdrop for an afternoon filled with good company and delicious food. Tickets are available from $43.33 and you can find more info HERE.  

    Feastival Fall Creek – 16-18 February 2024

    Feastival. (Supplied)

    Feastival celebrates the best food, wine, culture, music and arts of Victoria’s alpine region over three days at Falls Creek Village. With activities from a paint-and-sip brunch to a degustation lunch showcasing High Country flavours, live comedy and performances from incredible Australian talent including The Temper Trap, Thelma Plum and Holy Holy, the 2024 Feastival lineup is not to be missed. Tickets vary in price and are available HERE.  

    Tastes of Rutherglen – 9-10 March 2024

    Tastes of Rutherglen. (Supplied)

    Indulge in a weekend of wine at Tastes of Rutherglen, featuring 16 cellar doors and more than 200 wines to taste. Pairing the world-renowned wines of Rutherglen with the region’s finest cuisine, visitors will enjoy tastings, masterclasses, and behind-the-scenes experiences all over one weekend, against a background of lush lawns and autumn vineyard colours. Book your tickets HERE, from just $25

    The High Country Hop, Beechworth – 23 March 2024

    High Country Hop. (Supplied)

    Join Bridge Road Brewers to celebrate the Victorian hop harvest season. Set in picturesque Beechworth, the High Country Hop celebrates the brewers from across the region, spotlighting a series of unique ales made using fresh, locally-sourced hops from the harvest along with local winemakers, distillers, and five hours of musical entertainment with a lineup announcement to come. Tickets for over 18s are from $75. GA tickets for under 18s is $15 and kids under 5 are free, available HERE.

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