Georgia Leach, Tom Sutton, and Lachie and Louise Bradley at Kilgour Estate Winery.

Thousands warm up with shiraz as region basks in midwinter glow

July 10, 2019 BY

WINE Geelong’s annual Winter Shiraz Weekend warmed up thousands of wine lovers across the weekend, with producers showcasing the very best of Geelong region Shiraz.

The much-anticipated weekendlong festival saw 28 wineries across the Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula open their doors to offer highly-awarded Shiraz tastings plus plenty of other food-and-wine experiences, as the region basked in a midwinter glow.

Each participating winery created its own individual program for the weekend, guaranteeing an unparalleled experience at each venue.

The 2019 program was one of the best yet, with an exciting schedule of Shiraz tastings matched with hearty winter fare by talented local chefs, opportunities to ‘meet the makers’, special masterclasses and other wine experiences, gourmet produce and feasting, plus plenty of live entertainment surrounding the warmth of open fires and outdoor braziers.

In addition to winery experiences across the weekend, a special Friday Night Showcase saw popular Geelong venues Bottles and Barrels, Union Street Wine Bar and Barwon Heads Wine Store offering free tastings of over a dozen award-winning local Shiraz producers.