With the long weekend fast approaching the challenge is on to find the ideal way to spend those glorious three days wisely. Foodie, art lover, gin tasting, enjoying the great outdoors, the Pyrenees Wine Region has you covered this long weekend. Read on for days bursting with experiences to inspire a little feasting, fun and catch ups with friends.

Wineries are bringing their experiences outdoors!
Bring your sunglasses and an appetite, because Pyrenees Wineries are in love with the outdoors. If ever there was a place that could embrace outdoor dining, it would be the Pyrenees! With vineyard views and Mountain landscapes as far as the eye can see, means that any day or night of the week sees locals and visitors heading outside to dine.
The Pyrenees has more than 25 cellar doors for you to explore. And when you stop to taste a drop or two, there’s a good chance you’ll be talking to the winemaker in person


Scenic Picnic Locations
Looking for a picture-perfect picnic spot for a date night or family outing? The Pyrenees has several  parks and forests and meticulously maintained gardens, which means we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to planning a picturesque, old-school picnic. Things always taste better when enjoyed outdoors, especially if you are sampling the delights sourced from the very place you are sitting. Spring is a glorious time to enjoy a picnic so grab a bottle of Pyrenees wine and picnic blanket, stock up the hamper and discover one of the best picnic spots in the Pyrenees.


Explore the Outdoors
The Pyrenees is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes. It’s a gorgeous part of the country with great spots to picnic, bushwalk, mountain bike and 4WD in the Mount Cole and Pyrenees State Forests.  There are picnic and camping facilities throughout the Mt Cole State Forest catering for both large and small groups. There are six different sites – Ditchfields, Chinamans, Mugwamp, Richards, Smith’s Bridge and Beeripmo. These sites provide an ideal base for all activities.
Be sure to keep an eye out for native animals. Kangaroo’s wallabies and echidna are often sighted in the area.

Gin Tasting

You may have sipped your way around the region tasting wine but have you tried the Gin?  No better time than a long weekend to meet Mrs Baker and her team at Wimmera Hills Winery and sample the range of Mrs Bakers Gins. See up close where they practice their craft to find your ultimate sip.



Discover hidden treasures

Both Avoca and Beaufort have long held the mantle for collectables, antiques and pre-loved treasures. The main streets of both towns are literally lined with antique shops, second-hand dealers and bargains waiting to be uncovered. Just the place to snaffle a genuine antique, rustle up an unexpected gem or unearth a forgotten memento from the long lost past. It’s a browsers’ paradise so be prepared to ease back and take your time.
The more you look the more you’ll find.