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Victorian Taste Sensation
Autumn is festival season in Victoria and that's certainly the case in high country towns like Wangaratta, Milawa, Wahgunyah. Bright, Beechworth and others celebrating the annual High Country Harvest from Friday 4th to Sunday 20th May.
High Country Harvest celebrates all that is good about food & wine in one of Victoria's premier wine producing regions. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
High Country Harvest is a celebration of the region's fabulous produce, winemakers, brewers and chefs - a showcase of one of the country's truly great food-bowl and wine producing districts.
Wangaratta and the King Valley will present Adventures in Malt: A Beer & Whisky Odyssey and Brown Brothers Wine Blending Challenge. Up around Corryong and Tallangatta visitors will be able to indulge in a Fly Fishing and Campfire Feast, a Whistlestop High Tea and a Camp Oven Cooking Bash. Rutherglen and district will present Shirazzle Dazzle the Senses, the Art of Harvest and The Edible Table. Beechworth will let the Bakers Secrets out of the bag and feature a Brewers Breakfast and Fresh from the Hive & Pan events. Bright will indulge in Feathertop's Autumn Long Lunch and Yackandah will feature Farm Ramble & Feast and Hunters and Gatherers events.
Cellar doors throughout the region will showcase High Country Harvest from Friday 4th to Sunday 20th May. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
More than 50 key note events make the High Country Harvest a mouth-watering taste sensation not to be missed at cafes, restaurants, wineries and breweries throughout Victoria's picturesque northeast at the peak of its autumn brilliance.
Spread over three fabulous weekends the High Country Harvest is the perfect opportunity to take a short break in a region renowned for its wine, fine dining, first class accommodation and hospitality.
There's no better place than Victoria's High Country in Autumn to celebrate great food & wine.
Beechworth, at the heart of the high country, is 285 Kilometres northeast of Melbourne, about a 3-hour drive via the Hume Freeway/M31
Historic Beechworth is at the heart of Victoria's High Country and one of the key players in the annual High Country Harvest Festival. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank