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First Seriously Shiraz event a success

Preparations have already started for another Seriously Shiraz celebration of the Grampians wine region after the success of the inaugural event at the weekend. Grampians Tourism chief executive Will Flamsteed said he was confident the five-day festival, which featured more than 20 events across the region’s wineries, would continue next year. “It’s been a really […]

Spirits strong at Wimmera German Fest

FESTIVAL FUN: The weather might have been cool but the conditions failed to dampen the spirits of the hundreds of people who attended the 2016 MIXX FM Wimmera German Fest at Horsham Showground on Saturday. From left, Kelly Schilling, Bonnie Severin, Maddy Clohesy and Ash Magor were among patrons who donned German outfits to get […]

Wimmera German Fest on Saturday

The Wimmera will get an opportunity to explore and celebrate all things German and at the same time help raise money for medical equipment in Horsham this weekend. Organisers of the 2016 MIXX FM Wimmera German Fest at Horsham Showground on Saturday have described the festival as a family-friendly event celebrating the region’s German heritage […]

German beer sampling

Adults who enjoy the different tastes of international beers might be familiar with Franziskaner Kirstall or Hofbrau Dunkel. If not, they have a chance to sample the German beers, which along with Lowenbrau Oktoberfest limited edition, will be available at a Wimmera German Fest promotion at Horsham’s Exchange Hotel. The beer, used exclusively for Germany’s […]

Balmoral food festival of fun

A Balmoral Food For Thought Festival from October 7 to 15 will showcase regional produce and fine dining from the heart of the Western District and Wimmera. The event will also coincide with the official opening of Balmoral K-12 Community College’s refurbished home-economics centre. Based in the college grounds, week-long activities will start with a black-tie […]

Grampians first stop for Aussie Food Revolution

Former ARIA-nominated singer-songwriter Marie Wilson is on an Aussie Food Revolution mission and has the Grampians region on her radar. Born and raised in Victoria, the Aussie Food Revolution ambassador will partner with Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership – Food Alliance, to bring the concept to the region in November. The Aussie Food Revolution helps […]

Dimboola cookbook full of community favourites

Dimboola Kindergarten and Playgroup has launched a new cookbook featuring the community’s favourite recipes.

Creekside Barbecue Battle back at Warracknabeal

American-style ‘low and slow’ barbecue masters will make a beeline for Warracknabeal later this year to battle for the title of ‘grand champion’ in one of Victoria’s biggest barbecue competitions. The Creekside Barbecue Battle 2016 at Warracknabeal’s Creekside Hotel is on October 22 and 23. Thirty barbecue teams from across the country will compete for […]

Amber Ridge’s Cindy Cross champions region’s produce

FROM GARDEN TO TABLE: Cindy Cross shares her passion for fresh food made with love. Pictures: SARAH SCULLY

When Cindy Cross opened Amber Ridge Farm Shop, Nursery and Café, she had her fingers crossed at least 20 people would walk through her front door.

Dimboola Food Festival to celebrate region’s produce

The Dimboola community is set to host ‘the first real Wimmera-focused food festival’. The Dimboola Food Festival is the result of a group of passionate people inspired to showcase regional food production. Event co-ordinator Mary Clarke said like most good ideas, a conversation among a group of Dimboola residents about the abundance of quality local […]


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