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					festival events and activities                                                                                                                                            Don’t miss the
                                                                                                                                                                          ‘Festival Feast
                            RAAF balloon flights
                                                                                festival feast with fast eddy!                                                            with Fast Eddy!’
                                                                                and afton barber of gilly’s bar and grill, hamilton
                            All weekend — On the Village Oval                                                                                                             7pm, Sat 3 May
                            Operated by the RAAF’s No. 28 Squadron              7pm, Saturday 3 May on the Halls Gap Village Oval                                         on the Village
                            you can enjoy the wonders and thrill of hot                                                                                                   Oval, more info
                                                                                                         The Grampians Organising
                            air ballooning on a low-level tethered flights                                                                                                on reverse of
                                                                                                         Committee and Grampians
                            throughout the weekend.                                                                                                                       program.
                                                                                                         Wine Inc. present a Festival
‘Scarecrows in the Vineyard’ Display + Competition                                                       Feast with celebrity chef ‘Fast
at Garden Gully, Great Western
                                                                                                         Fast Eddy will be collaborating
13 April to 4 May, open daily 11am to 4pm                                                                with Grampians-based chef Afton
                            View the scarecrows and vote for your                                        Barber of Gilly’s Bar and Grill,
                            favorite scarecrow. Gold coin donation to                                    Hamilton to produce a magnificent
                            local charities to experience the sense the                                  dining experience.
                            humor, spirit and skill that competition                                     Make sure you don’t miss out
                            entrants put into this time-honoured                                         on this delectable three course
                            tradition— Scarecrow art at its best!                                        dinner matched to a diverse range
                            Festivities culminate at the ‘Scarecrows’
Picnic’ on Sunday 4 May, from 11.30am to 4pm. Picnic fare and fine
                                                                                                         of Grampians wines.
                                                                                                         Located within the central marquee
                                                                                                                                                                                                   grampians grape escape
wines available for purchase, no BYO alcohol, entry gold coin donation,
no bookings required, scarecrow judging at 2pm. Guest Judge Fiona
                                                                                                         on the festival grounds, the dinner                                                      the wine and food festival
                                                                                                         promises a night of indulgence against
Parker Breakfast Presenter at 594 ABC Western Victoria.                                                  the backdrop of the magnificent                                                                    3 & 4 may 2008
Location — Garden Gully Cellar Door, 1477 Western Highway, Great                                         Grampians National Park.
Western. For more information phone 03 5356 2400, or visit our website                                   Cost $110. Limited places,                                                                                   official program                                                                                   phone 5352 5075 to book for a
                                                                                                         memorable evening.
Slow Sunday Lunch with Best’s and Kimbarra Wines
Sunday, 4 May 11.30am to 4.30pm
Enjoy an indulgent day out in the Grampians wine region!
                             Brimming with exciting fresh cuisine crafted
                             by a talented Melbourne chef and inspired by
                             the slow food movement, the lunch features
                             the finest estate-grown wines from both         festival sponsors
                             Best’s and Kimbarra, personally selected
                             by our winemakers to compliment this
                             delectable fare.
This feast for the senses will be heightened by the raw sounds of an
acoustic guitar strummed by a local musician...
Location — Best’s Wines, 111 Best’s Road, Great Western. Cost – $90
per head. For bookings (by 18/04/08 ) and enquiries contact Yvette Brady
on 03 5356 2250 or email


Halls Gap is situated approximately 2.45 hours’ drive from Melbourne,
follow the Western Highway before turning to Halls Gap from either                                                                                                        Featuring celebrity chef Ed ‘Fast Eddy’ Halmagyi!
Stawell or Ararat.
                      Horsham                                                                                                                                             Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May, 11am — 4.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                          Halls Gap Village Oval
              Halls Gap        Great Western
       Grampians                 Ararat                                                                                                                                   FREE ENTRY
      National Park
                                               Ballarat                                                                                                                   For further information phone 1800 065 599 or visit
           Hamilton       Dunkeld                                                Visit Grampians Travel ( or contact
                                                           Melbourne             the Halls Gap and Grampians Visitor Information Centre and                     
                                                                                 Accommodation Booking Service — Freecall 1800 065 599.
welcome to grampians grape escape!                                            2008 festival program                                                                                          live music
The festival organising committee along with Grampians and other                                                                                                                             All weekend — On the Village Oval
Western Victorian wineries invite you to treat yourself to a gastronomic      Friday, 2 May — at Seppelt Winery, Great Western                                                               The smooth sounds of Nick Shirrefs and
getaway and indulge in delicious gourmet fare, fabulous wines and
                                                                              7pm .............. Night tour of Seppelt underground cellars – A unique                                        the Jazz Traders will entertain with smooth
creative cooking demonstrations.
                                                                                                 experience…one not to be missed! More info over page.                                       sounds and uplifting tunes for everyone to
                            This year celebrity chef ‘Fast Eddy’ Halmagyi                                                                                                                    enjoy.
                            from Better Homes and Gardens will show
                            off his swift culinary skills with cooking        Saturday, 3 May — on the Village Oval, Halls Gap
                            demonstrations throughout both days of the        11am............. Festival opens – Wine sampling, delicious delights to enjoy   festival events and activities
                            wine and food festival.                                              and indulge in. Purchase a wine lover’s package and find
                            With more than 80 vendors, live music and                            your preferred wines. Get into the swing with live music     Grampians Winemakers Barrique Auction
                            children’s entertainment all set against                             performances throughout the day.
                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, 3 May at 2pm — On the Village Oval
                            the spectacular backdrop of the Grampians         11am............. Flight display throughout the day by the RAAF Balloons
                                                                                                                                                                                                 This is a truly unique opportunity to bid
                            National Park, it’s a sensational weekend not                        operated by No. 28 Squadron.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for the ownership of 300 bottles of 2006
                            to be missed!                                     11.30am ....... Sampling James Squires                                                                             Grampians Winemakers Barrique Shiraz.
                                                                                                 range of beers.                                                                                 Each year, Grampians wineries donate a
free entry                                                                    12pm ............ Foster’s Clydesdale Team
                                                                                                 delivering the Grampians Wine-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 quantity of their own Shiraz fruit from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 previous year’s vintage and are skillfully
Entry to the festival is free to the general public. Wine tasting is only                        makers’ Shiraz Barrique.                                              Grampians Winemakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                 blended by one of the region’s wine makers.
available with the purchase of a wine lover’s package for $25, which                                                                                               RESERVE SHIRAZ
                                                                              12.30pm ....... Sampling James Squires                                                         2006                This year Simon Clayfield of Clayfield Wines
                                                                                                 range of beers.                                                  14.6 % Alcohol by Volume 750ml
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Moyston, returns to put his personal style to
    » Wrist band pass to receive tasting from your choice of over 30
                                                                                                                                                                       WINE OF AUSTRALIA

                                                                              12:45pm ....... Auction registration for the Grampians Barrique Auction                                            what will be another fabulous release.
         wineries in attendance;
                                                                                                 (sampling will be available for those registering).          Wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity to bid for ownership and can
    » Festival souvenir wine tasting glass;                                                                                                                   choose to make purchases in 5-dozen lots.
    » Bottle of still drinking water;                                         1pm .............. Ed Halmagyi cooking demonstration.
    » Entry to festival competition drawn daily.                              2pm .............. Grampians Winemakers Shiraz Barrique Auction.                                               Royal Mail VIP Marquee
                                                                              2.30pm ......... Foster’s Clydesdale Team on display on festival grounds.
                                                                                                                                                                                             All weekend – On the Village Oval
                                                                              3pm .............. Ed Halmagyi cooking demonstration.
cooking demonstrations                                                        3.30pm ......... Sampling James Squires range of beers.
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Royal Mail Hotel will be offering a
                                                                                                                                                                                           selection of canapés, giving a sneak preview
Featuring celebrity chef Ed ‘Fast Eddy’ Halmagyi!                             4.30pm ......... Festival closes.                                                                            of what you can expect to experience with
On the Village Oval, all weekend                                              7pm .............. Festival Feast with Fast Eddy (more info over page)                                       a tasting menu at the Royal Mail’s fine
Don’t miss celebrity chef ‘Fast Eddy’ Halmagyi at this year’s Festival!                                                                                                                    dining restaurant. This will be an example
                                                                                                                                                                                           of Executive Chef - Dan Hunter’s food in
Twice-daily see Eddy cook up a storm in the big tent using regional fresh     Sunday, 4 May — on the Village Oval, Halls Gap                                                               miniature with wine matched to each dish by
produce. Be part of the Festival Dinner where Eddy will oversee the
                                                                              11am............. Festival opens – Wine sampling, delicious delights to enjoy                                Royal Mail Sommelier, Lok Thornton.
preparation of a three-course meal complemented by Grampians wines.
                                                                                                 and indulge in. Purchase a wine lover’s package and find     The Royal Mail will be operating from the Royal Mail VIP Marquee
Eddy is the Fast Food Presenter on Channel 7’s Better Homes and                                  your preferred wines. Get into the swing with live music     and we will be selling limited packages to access this area. For more
Gardens, where he shows people how quick and easy it is to cook even                             performances throughout the day.                             information and bookings please contact Festival Coordinator Mike
restaurant-style meals.
                                                                              11am............. Flight display throughout the day by the RAAF Balloons        DiLisio on 0417 559 370.
He started cooking at the age of 15 where he had a weekend job as
                                                                                                 operated by No. 28 Squadron (see festival highlights for
a kitchen hand in a local bistro, when the chef walked out during
                                                                                                 more information).                                                                          Night tour of the Seppelt
Sunday lunch.
                             Eddy joined the team at the Bennelong
                                                                              11.30am ....... Sampling James Squires range of beers.                                                         Underground Cellars
                             Restaurant at the Sydney Opera House in the      12pm ............ Foster’s Clydesdale Team on display on festival grounds.                                     Friday, 2 May at 7pm
                             pastry section where he remained until 1997.     12pm ............ Ed Halmagyi cooking demonstration.                                                           (official Festival Launch at 6pm) —
                             He then worked for a number of Sydney’s          12.30pm ....... Sampling James Squires range of beers.                                                         at Seppelt Winery, Great Western
                             leading restaurants including Rockpool,          2pm .............. Ed Halmagyi cooking demonstration.                                                       Unearth hidden treasures and secrets.
                             Gotham, and Fuel.                                                                                                                                            Prepare to be amazed as we take you on an
                                                                              2.30pm ......... Sampling James Squires range of beers.
                             In 2000 Eddy and his wife Leah moved to                                                                                                                      eerie and enthralling journey through the
                             Vancouver Island where he was the Executive      4.30pm ......... Festival closes.                                                                           newest Seppelt tour experience. Starting
                             Sous Chef at The Wickannish Inn, a Relais et                                                                                     with gourmet cheese platters and a glass of Seppelt premium wine, and
                             Chateau property catering to the uber-chic                                    kids entertainment                                 then travel on through the darkness of the underground cellars, lighting
                             and super-rich. Conde Nast rates as one of the                                                                                   your way with lanterns. A very unique experience... one not to be missed!
                             greatest places in the world to stay and eat.                                 On the Village Oval, all weekend                   Time — 7pm at Seppelt Cellar Door. Admission — $25 Adults, Children
Returning to Australia in 2002 he took on the role of Head Chef at Nove                                    On the Halls Gap Village Oval all weekend          over five years — $10. Bookings essential. For further information
Cucina restaurant in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and has received special                                     with Pockets the Clown and Thomas the              contact Seppelt Cellar Door on 03 5361 2239 between 9am-5pm.
mention for best value for money in the 2004 Good Food Guide.                                              Tank Engine trackless train.

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