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Battle for the title of Southern Highlander
The annual Highland Games at Amulet Winery are on again on Saturday 3rd May.
This family friendly Scottish gathering features all manner of highland games, sword fighting demonstrations & tuition, haggis hurling and pipe bands all surrounded by Amulets vines and high-country panoramas.
Tossing the Caber is a favourite at any Highland Gathering
Professional strong-men will compete in a variety of highland skills for the title of 'Southern Highlander' and local Police & CFA volunteers will contest the 'Guns & Hoses Charity Tug-of-War'.
A Highland Gathering brings out brute strength
Traditional Scottish food and drink will combine with local beer, wine and cider as well as snacks & meals from the Cellar Door to ensure that everyone is well catered for.
A shuttle-bus will operate between the venue and Wangaratta.
Amulets 6.5 hectares are maintained without the use of pesticides, drip irrigated from on-site dams and return an average 2 to 3 tonnes of fruit per acre. All picking is by hand and commences at daylight to avoid the heat of the day.
As well as some great Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, Amulet produces some lesser known varieties including Pinot Blanc, Trebbiano, Sangiovese, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
This is a fully catered event (no BYO food or drink) and pets are not permitted.