The Otway Harvest Trail was represented at the inaugural Geelong Food and Wine show over the weekend of March 10 & 11, 2012.
Geelong Otway Tourism generously provided the Otway Harvest Trail with space on a stall in conjunction with Bellarine Taste Trail and Geelong Otway Tourism. Stuart Fry and Di Schulze (Countrywide Cottages) representated the Otway Harvest Trail on the Saturday and Tom from Tarndwarndcoort worked the Sunday. Between them, the Otway Harvest Trail received at least 700 entries to our gourmet hamper prize (to the value of $350 goods donated by members of the Otway Harvest Trail).
Below are some images of the stall, the hamper draw and the winner, Tim Hede from Williamstown.
Our thanks to Stuart Fry for the photos and delivering the prize to the winner, Tim Hede from Williamstown.
For Melbourne Food & Wine 2012,
|When||Saturday 3rd March 2012
12:00pm to 4:30pm
37 Roseneath Road,
(off the Princes Highway,
|What||Six courses with beverages|
|How Much||$125 per person|
Our farm gate woolshop is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in our historic Homestead complex. Pick up some beautiful naturally coloured or hand dyed yarn and felting tops and start making something to remind you of the Otways.
0458 493 363
Otway Escapes Luxury Cottage Accommodation Victoria offers you a choice of 2 private and exclusive holiday cottages custom designed as romantic retreats for couples and family country experiences. Delightful country holiday rental accommodation, perfect as a base for touring the Otway Harvest Trail, Otway Ranges or the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy a romantic or family short break getaway from Melbourne city life in South West Victoria Australia.
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Brett & Christine Smith 0411 721163
Now open 7 days from 8am! Open for dinner Thursday – Sunday. Come and experience the relaxing vibe that is Martians Café. We are also a bar and live music venue and provide a perfect stop off jaunt or just a great place to meet in a friendly and creative atmosphere. We are open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinners Thursday to Sunday. We pride ourselves on great coffee and homemade meals which include burgers, salads, curries, dips, wraps and daily specials.
We have a fully licensed bar with a wide range of drinks and local wines, as well as bottle shop. We use local and seasonal produce when available, and stock a range of kitchen treats for purchase. We also have fuel available. Martians Café has become a very popular music venue amongst punters and musicians alike. (entry range $10 –$15)
Curry Night! Every Thursday from 6pm
Traditional Roast Night! Every Sunday from 7pm (not open Christmas Day)
PIZZAS COMING SOON!!!
Re‐opens on December 3 under the management of new owners Doug & Leanne Campbell. Pick‐your‐own berries & orchard fruit from our organically‐tended and pesticide‐free gardens. Our fully renovated licensed café offers homecooked food using local produce and wines, and our produce store has a selection of gourmet goods. Check our website for updates on which berries are ready to be picked.
Open 10am to 5pm ‐ 7 days.
520 Pennyroyal Valley Road, Pennyroyal Valley. 5236 3391
Cellar Door Open 7 days 10am ‐ 5pm
Cafe ‐ Open 6 days 11am ‐3pm, closed Tuesdays
Restaurant ‐ Saturday 6pm ‐ late
*see calendar for our FREE jazz events
Opens for the new season on Saturday 3rd December.
The Farm and Teahouse is open daily from 10am to 5pm for PYO berries and refreshments excepting Christmas Day. The berries are all looking great and this year we have an even larger range of berries for everyone to pick. There is nothing like a ripe berry straight from the bush ‐ Willamette raspberries,
Nootka raspberries, cultivated blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries, marionberries, youngberries, black currants, red currants, jostaberries, gooseberries and strawberries. The Teahouse continues its 27 year tradition of offering scones cooked to order with our own jams and light lunches cooked in house using farm grown and local produce. Our farm made preserves are also available at the teahouse.
Phone 52363238 or check www.pennyroyalraspberry.com under "what's on" for up to date berry report.
Gosling Creek Winery is open every weekend or by appointment on weekdays. Our sparkling pinot noir chardonnay and the traditional sparkling shiraz are in stock for special Christmas celebrations. We are open every day from Boxing Day onwards to the end of January. You are welcome to use our barbecues or
to bring a picnic – the view and the gardens are in peak summer form. Our light lunches, wine tastings and friendly atmosphere are just the thing for a lazy
afternoon. Quality local wine is an ideal Christmas present inspiration for hard‐to‐please or unexpected events, and gift bags eliminate the need for wrapping. Our summer music season starts in January on Sundays with a Lazy Sunday Afternoon theme, and twilight sessions on Wednesday evenings as Hot Summer Nights.
Forrest Ti Tree Cottages, book two nights get the third night free. Phone 5243 3579 for bookings.
The Moriac Store is currently selling hampers just in time for Christmas. Great for those hard to buy for people ‐ hampers vary in size and price and showcase a range of local products from wine to tea and coffee. Pre made hampers are available now or customers are welcome to come and discuss options with us if they would prefer to personalize a hamper.
561‐563 Cape Otway Rd Moriac 3240, 5266 1229, www.moriacstore.com.au
Otway Nourished at Ferguson has now sold, with Amy and Daniel Bain as the proud new owners. Business will continue as usual whilst Amy and Daniel launch into some renovations. Please feel free to contact them regarding their trading hours - this may be a little changeable during this time!
Time to get out and see what's happening in the Otways this winter - check out the Winter in the Otways "Good Food & Gig Guide" for flyer (PDF) for live music and other events, and some suggestions of places to go in spite of the cold blustery weather.
The July 2011 edition features;
The Otway Harvest Trail held a degustation lunch as part of the 2011 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival - 100 guests enjoying a 7-course fine-dining meal featuring the produce of the Otways Hinterland for "A Taste of the Otways". And it would seem that the event was a huge success!
The weather was perfect - low 20's, and a beautiful sunny day. Held in the historic Tarndwarncoort homestead, in the gardens between the mansion and the old apple-store/woolshed, the Otway Harvest Trail members put on a magnificent show of what can be found in southwest Victoria only a couple of hours from Melbourne.
I had a wonderful time on Saturday... The food was sensational, the wine brilliant and the company delightful. The setting was so lovely too.
Come and try it for yourself - wineries and cellar doors, cafes and restaurants, breweries, olive groves, seasonal fruit and vegetables, even ostrich leather and Polwarth wool - you'd be surprised at the range of very high quality produce that can be found, and the excellent boutique accommodation that allows you to relax and truly absorb the beauty and the flavour of the region.
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