Grampians Weekend Wine Region tour
$595pp twin share $695 single
The Grampians is primarily a red wine producing area and the wines possess a rare combination of elegance and power, and an exceptional capacity to age. Dominated by the Grampians National Park, the region is redolent with wine-making traditions carried forward by a new breed of highly skilled and enthusiastic winemakers. Our accommodation is based in Halls Gap at the foot of the Grampians in this magnificent area.
Climate – A Mediterranean climate, with proximity to the Southern Ocean (between 100-200kms) providing a cooling influence during summer. Recognised as a cool climate grape growing region, the growing season in summer is characterised by warm to hot days, however the nights are cool to cold. Autumn is mild and reliably produces the most pleasant weather perfect for ripening grapes in these most benign conditions. The region is especially well suited to later ripening red varieties.
Soils – The formation of the Grampians region covers the oldest geological areas. Our ancient soils derived from Ordovician shales and Devonian granites are well structured, fragile and of low fertility.
Harvest – The vines are well balanced and produce low yields for harvest from late March to mid-May
Wines to enjoy in this region are mainly– Riesling, Shiraz, sparkling Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Departing Melbourne 9am for the Grampians on the way we enjoy a stop for winery lunch (at own expense) and tastings, then followed by another winery visit, then check into our accommodation. Dinner at restaurant in Halls Gaps (included)
After breakfast (included) we head off to taste the amazing wines surrounding the Grampians at 3 wineries with lunch at a winery (included)
Dinner in Halls Gap (included)
After breakfast (included) and after checking out of our accommodation we do a little sightseeing before having lunch at the Hall Gap Hotel (at own cost) before we head back to Melbourne. Arrive back around 6.00pm in Melbourne.