One of the most vibrant, fun and popular personalities in Australia is back for Grampians Grape Escape – Emmylou MacCarthy.

Not only a producer, presenter and social media extraordinaire with her account Emmylou Loves but Emmylou is also the author of the best-selling cookbook, Confidence in the Kitchen.

Learn all of Emmylou tips and tricks on Saturday as she whips up a roulade mess, brandied oranges and jaffle apple pies, and come back for more on Sunday as she cooks a slow roasted lamb shoulder with a freekah salad and pickled red onions.

So come and see the wonderful Emmylou at Grampians Grape Escape:

SAT 30 APRIL: 11:30am – 12:15pm 

SUN 1 MAY: 12:30pm – 1:15pm


Much-loved television chef and restaurateur Geoff Jansz from What’s Cooking, Fresh and Burke’s Backyard together with curing expert James Mele from gourmet salami specialists The Meat Room is taking to the stage on Saturday with a demonstration not to be missed.

Foodies will love learning how to make their own salami with Grampians-raised pork and will also see how to make Geoff’s signature pickles and preserves as a great pairing option. On Sunday, Geoff will cook Italian style meatball sliders together with up and coming chef, fifteen year old Darcy Callanan from Ballarat.

SAT 30 APRIL: 1:15pm – 2:00pm 

SUN 1 MAY: 10:45am – 11:30am


Calling all closet Ready Steady Cook fans! Be sure to head to our cooking demonstration marquee to be entertained by the very charismatic Peter Everett.

Die hard foodies can catch a daily demonstration from Geoff Jansz and Emmylou MacCarthy, and on the Saturday don’t miss the Ready, Steady Cook off between local chefs, Fushy and Cat Clarke, together with their competition winning sous chefs.