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Victoria’s longest-running wine festival returns

By Corowa Free Press

Victoria’s longest-running wine festival, Winery Walkabout, will return this weekend to showcase the best of North-East Victoria’s celebrated wine and produce.

For more than 40 years, the annual walkabout feast has attracted wine lovers to the Rutherglen region over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. 

The 2019 event will feature 19 Rutherglen wineries with something to taste, sip and savour behind every cellar door. Over two days, food and wine enthusiasts will have the chance to discover some of the region’s stand-out wines.

Wine lovers with a thirst for knowledge will get their fix, as the weekend will include a wide variety of learning opportunities including special back-vintage tastings, behind-the-scenes winery tours and guided one-on-one tastings with winemakers.

Some wineries will also be hosting extra events across the weekend;

Cofield Wines is hosting the Sparkling Burgundy Breakfast where guests can enjoy a gourmet three coarse breakfast, topped off with some wines. Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store will be holding Rutherglen on the Rocks which will treat guests to a range of local wine cocktails along with some popular dishes, and Lakeside Brunch at Lake Moodemere Estate will cap off the long weekend and recovery  by  hosting a build your own brunch creation from the Estate’s Lakeside Restaurant

Festivities will carry on throughout the region with the Rutherglen Farmers’ Market and the Rutherglen Rotary Country Fair also taking place on Sunday, which will give people an opportunity to meet the producers behind the region.

Weekend passes and Sunday only tickets have already sold out, with only a few left for Saturday.

Head to winerywalkabout.com.au for ticketing and more information on the weekend.