Walking through a winery at Avoca, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
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Avoca

Wine and dine your way through Avoca, where the plentiful vineyards merge with a rich history and lush surrounds. Nestled at the base of the Pyrenees Ranges, Avoca's country charm makes it the ideal setting for a weekend getaway – a great starting point for a range of activities from vineyard tours to bushwalking.

Wine and dine
Embark on a self-guided tour of Avoca's local wineries. With over 25 cellar doors to choose from, visitors can sample a wide range of Pyrenees wines, from refreshing sparkling varietals to full-bodied reds.

For those that want to keep the party going, why not spend the night at a local winery? Settle in for a long lunch or degustation dinner hosted by the region's vineyards as part of the annual Seduction by Tastebuds events, a celebration of slow food which marries local produce with Pyrenees wines.

If you're in town in March, hop along to the Avoca River Festival to sample the wares of 18 different local wineries, breweries and cider makers.

Cellar bound
Looking to stock up before heading home? A few notable cellar doors to get you started are: Blue Pyrenees, Taltarni Vineyard, Redbank Winery, Mount Avoca Wines, Dalwhinnie Vineyard and Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort.

Race day
Join the merry throng of race-goers at the Avoca Shire Turf Club for the Avoca Cup. Missed the annual spring race meets? Get the country racing experience at the Mount Avoca Anzac Day Races.

If the races aren't for you, explore the Pyrenees Mountain Ranges at your own pace. The ranges is a great spot for camping as well as bike riding and bushwalking for all skills and fitness levels. Go for a scenic hike or take it up a notch on a downhill mountain biking track.

Things to do

Vineyard

Amherst Winery

Enjoy elegant, cool climate wines including Dunn's Paddock Shiraz, Rachel's Rose, Chinese Gardens Cabernet Sauvignon and Daisy Creek Sauvignon Blanc.

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Summerfield Winery and Accommodation

Summerfield Winery and Accommodation

A family owned and operated winery in the heart of Moonambel, producing some of the Pyrenees most acclaimed deep, hearty, bold reds for over 40 years.

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Mackereth's Hedon Farm

Mackereth's Hedon Farm

Browse a selection of locally produced fine wines available for sale by the glass, bottle or case, and stay the weekend in the carefully restored historic house.

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Wine maker

Redbank Winery

Sally's Paddock at the Redbank Winery produces the award-winning Sally's Paddock wine, as well and the Sally's Hill and Hundred Tree Hill ranges.

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Mount Avoca Vineyard after vintage

Mount Avoca

Sample a formidable range of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, fume blanc, viognier, cabernet, merlot, shiraz, tempranillo and sparkling reds and whites.

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Blue Pyrenees Estate

Blue Pyrenees Estate

Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees wine district, Blue Pyrenees offers a stunning sparkler, Midnight Cuvée, and a piste for pétanque enthusiasts.

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Dalwhinnie Cellar Door

Dalwhinnie Wines

Enjoy lovely views of the vineyard and ranges with beautiful chardonnay, rose, pinot noir and shiraz in the winery's modern glass-walled tasting room.

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