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 Labour Day weekend. Read on for days bursting with experiences to inspire a little feasting, fun and catch ups with friends

Celebrate Wine Harvest
It’s an exciting time of year for the winemakers, viticulturist  and cellar team. Seeing the fruits of their labour coming into the winery and imagining the potential to come.
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

 

Spanish Inspired Tapas
Taste sensations continue at Grape Farm Winery.  On Sunday fall in love with Heath’s  fabulous Sunday lunch dedicated to the deliciousness of Spanish Tapa’s. Start your long weekend relaxation on their all-weather Wine Terrace while taking in the breathtaking views of the vineyard.  Bookings essential, Phone 0455 575 995.

 


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.

 

 

Create Memories in Creative spaces

The abundance of art in the region is a delight for visitors to explore. Visit the many independent galleries and artist run spaces and soon you’ll be chatting to the makers and getting the inside story on the local arts scene. Both the Avoca and Beaufort Railway Stations have been restored into thriving boutique galleries showcasing the work from our local talented artists.