Geelong is the place to be for wine and food lovers in July with the Tastes of Central Geelong Festival running July 6-29 and the Winter Shiraz Weekend Festival on July 7-8.
Tastes of Central Geelong is a 24-day festival of food, flavours and fun held at various venues throughout Central Geelong, including 18th Amendment Bar (below).
Visitors can sample gourmet food and drink, learn tricks of the trade from local chefs, wine and dine and participate in food-themed events and laneway dining.
The Winter Shiraz Weekend Festival comprises two days of wine, food and entertainment throughout the Geelong region.
Visitors are invited to taste a selection of local shiraz wines and meet the makers on The Bellarine, the Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast.
Relax with a glass of red by open fires or beside outdoor braziers in beautiful surroundings while local chefs work to match the region’s renowned cool-climate wines with hearty winter fare.
This year, Friday night tastings will also be held at some of Geelong’s top wine retailers.