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Mount Mitchell Estate Garden Event

10am – 5pm

Mount Mitchell Estate, 3056 Sunraysia Highway, Lexton 

$10pp | U/18: Gold Coin Donation – Tickets available at the gate on the day. 

With a glass of local wine in hand, enjoy a display of historic vehicles, art and photography all while exploring the grounds of this magnificent homestead. Grab a bite to eat, let the kids have a play and partake in ticketed workshops including ‘Culinary Artist’ Peter Ford, Ballarat Photography’s, Peter Kervarec and Sparkling Masterclasses with Taltarni Vineyards.

Estate tours conducted on the hour from 11am - 4pm.

 

Mt Mitchell

Mount Mitchell Estate Workshops

 

Sparkling Masterclass with Taltarni Vineyards

12 noon & 2pm

$50pp (each participant will receive a gift valued at $65. Includes entry into the Mount Mitchell Estate Garden Event)

Limited to 20 people per masterclass. 

Bookings essential, click here to book.

Join Taltarni and Clover Hill and their winemaker, in a journey through the process of Method Traditionelle sparkling winemaking.  The session will take you through harvest and fermentation along with blending and bottle fermentation, then finally the disgorging of the finished sparkling wine.

After that you will take part in a master class of sparkling wines and the intricacies of what makes them behave and taste the way they do.   You will be able to taste current and back vintage wines from both Taltarni and Clover Hill which will provide a real insight into the sparkling wine industry in the new world.

Each participant will receive a gift pack that includes a bottle of sparkling, a sparkling stopper, a chiller rod/pourer, Clover Hill hat and a two-bottle cooler bag. 

 
Taltarni at Mt Mitchell
Portrait Photography Workshop 

With Ballarat Photography’s Peter Kervarec

10:30am, 12noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm (one hour sessions) 

$65pp (includes entry into the Mount Mitchell Estate Garden Event)

Bookings essential, click here to book.

Limited to 8 people per workshop. Bring your DSLR camera along!

Fine tune your Portrait Photography with a Photography Workshop at the Historic Mount Mitchell Homestead.

Be inspired and come and join Peter Kervarec at the beautiful Mount Mitchell estate for an intense Portrait Photography Workshop. A young model is supplied, but you may also like to bring your own!

Come back in time with us and immerse yourself in the beautiful surrounds of a genuine Victorian homestead and farm where you will receive professional tuition and guidance for portrait photography over an intense one hour workshop. Each person will be given the opportunity to create a portrait that you will love!

At 4.30pm there will be a public judging of the best image of the day (entry is optional). The Portrait Prize Award winner will receive a 50 x 75cm canvas of the image of their choice. 

Photography Workshop
Culinary Experience with Peter Ford

10:30am & 12:30pm (1 hour duration) 

$60pp (Includes entry into the Mount Mitchell Estate Garden Event)

Bookings essential, click here to book.

Limited to 20 people per masterclass.  

Come and join chef Peter Ford of Peter Ford Catering and watch how he prepares Rainbow Trout, utilising our region’s great local fish from the Tuki Trout Farm.

Rob & Jan of Tuki established farmer/chef relationships years before it became trendy.

The session will unravel the intricacies of handling this fabulous renewable resource.  Peter will ease your way through preparing the fish, showing two styles of hot smoking, basic curing and presenting the finished product. The best part will be the tastings which will be accompanied by glass of Taltarni sparkling. Also included is one of Peter’s cooking  DVDs.

So bring your rod and gear, you may be able to land one yourself from Mt Mitchell’s stocked lake!

Tuki Trout Farm

Avoca Art Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 

11am – 4pm (Monday 11am – 3pm)

Avoca Town Hall

$5pp | U/18: Free – Tickets available on the day

Download the entry form here

Artists from near and far showcase and sell their work across the three day event. With categories ranging from Best Picture at Show, a themed Grape or Wine award, an acquisitive award as well as children and youth awards, the Art Exhibition offers visitors a veritable treasure of creative material.

 

Taltarni Art Show Gala Awards

6.30pm

Avoca Town Hall

$25pp. Limited tickets are available. 

To book contact artsavoca@gmail.com or call 0439 462 344. 

This Gala event will see prizes totalling over $4,500 awarded. Ticket includes locally produced wine and finger-food. 

Avoca Art Exhibition and Sale

Avoca Art & Gardens Precinct 

Saturday to Tuesday 10am – 4pm

Avoca Rail Station, Gallery 127 

Gallery 127, the Station’s redesigned space created to celebrate local and regional artists across the wide spectrum of artistic display, also enables art lovers to enjoy the latest showings. This includes a one-man exhibition by national & internationally renowned landscape artist Mal Gilmour. The precinct also features a community garden centre located on the platform. 

Avoca Art and Gardens Precinct

Avoca Chinese Garden 

1pm – 3pm

Avoca Riverflats, Dundas Street

Gold Coin Donation

Take a stroll through the ‘Garden of Fire and Water’; a contemporary Chinese garden in an Australian environment that acknowledges the importance of the Chinese immigrants especially during the gold rush era. Relax and experience the garden’s many features including the pavilion, wetland, immense boulders and diverse plants. Guided tours for a gold coin donation at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. 

Avoca Chinese Garden
Pyrenees Pub Night

Start your adventure with a meal at local pub in one of our Pyrenees Villages.

Avoca Art Exhibition & Sale 

Also enjoy Pyrenees Ranges experiences, Open Garden Events and the Taltarni Gala Award Ceremony.

Avoca Wine Festival

The Avoca Art Exhibition continues, then meander through the Avoca Riverside Markets en route to the feature event, the Avoca Wine Festival.

Tour de Pyrenees

Collect your passport at the Avoca Wine Festival and then Tour de Pyrenees with your passport to experience cellar door events. Finish your day around the racecourse Bonfire in front of the Big Screen.

ANZAC Day Races

Commemorate the ANZACs at the dawn service then join us for an action-packed day of country racing.

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