Grampians Grape Escape provides a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere for friends and families to taste and graze their way through the offerings of more than 120 stalls, enjoy guest chefs, cooking demonstrations, curated masterclasses, live music, fun for the Little Foodies….and now all-new TICKETED WORKSHOPS!

Whether you’ve booked a festival ticket already or haven’t, these are open to purchase, and have been carefully designed so there is something for everyone.

MARRIED AT FIRST BITE

A Chocolate & Wine Pairing Workshop
Saturday 5th May, 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Try, touch and experience chocolate that has been crafted for wine in this indulgent workshop designed for lovers of what must be the greatest marriage in life – chocolate and wine.

Learn from Chocolatier Deniz Karaca as he takes your pallet through a romantic journey from 38% milk chocolate through to dark. Your tastebuds will explode with delight as each Cuveé Chocolate is paired with fine wines from industry pioneers, Taltarni Vineyards.

Each guest will be guided through 6 wines matched with 3 different Cuveé chocolates during this 45-minute intimate workshop, providing skills you can impress friends with at your next dinner party.

ODIN’S MEAT FEAST

Meat & Beer Pairing Workshop
Saturday 5th May, 4:15pm – 5:00pm

From Midnight Ham and Wagyu Pastrami to Chorizo and Streaky Bacon, join Scott Wilson-Browne from Red Duck Brewery as he takes you on a workshop built for a Viking, a feast of meat and beeerrr!

8 different meats from Salt Kitchen Charcuterie have been selected to pair with 8 of Red Duck’s beers from their Ragnarok with hints of chilli, coriander and orange through to a Midnight Black Stout strong with Kongo coffee. All will be served up with grainy breads, some Viking facts and a toast to Valhalla!

Only the strongest of warriors could take on this 45-minute beer and meat quest and to those, we say Eat & Drink to Odin.

LABOUR OF LOVE

The art of building a Duck Terrine with guest chef, Matt Sinclair
Sunday 6th May, 12noon – 12:45pm

Join Rohan Erard from Steel Cutters Cottage, Great Western, together with culinary greatness Matt Sinclair, from MasterChef AU and The Cook’s Pantry, as they work some terrine magic.

A traditional workshop experience where participants will watch and interact with questions; passionate at home cooks who attend this workshop will leave knowing the secrets to building an amazing duck terrine.

Terrine served on a house baked organic sourdough baguette with cornichon will be handed out to enjoy and attendees will be provided with their own slice, ready to take home and enjoy after the festival.

Lastly, make the most of the opportunity to have a casual chat with Matt Sinclair and Rohan over a glass of SubRosa wine.

REBECCA SULLIVAN’S GRANNY SKILLS

DIY Natural Skincare Workshop
Sunday 6th May, 2:45pm – 3:30pm

Join Rebecca Sullivan, Author of The Art of The Natural Home series; Founder of Warndu, products that are helping drive the Australian Native Food Revolution, and architect of The Granny Skills Movement, for the workshop of a lifetime.

Take home skills for life in this hands on experience, as Rebecca will teach you how to make skincare products using nothing but edible ingredients you’d typically find at home.

Inspired by recipes from her newest four books, this class will also share tips and tricks to having a natural chemical free home, plus you get to take what you make with you!

The chance to meet and be inspired by Rebecca alone will be worth it.