Prestigious event at Great Western
Seppelt Wines at Great Western has joined a prominent list of venues presenting events as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
The winery will present Great Western’s Longest Underground Lunch on March 16.
The event in Seppelt’s historic underground cellars and hosted by Great Western Enterprises represents the first time Seppelt Wines has been part of the festival.
Each year food and wine lovers flock to Melbourne in their thousands to immerse themselves in a gastronomic playground of fresh produce, innovative chefs, award-winning restaurants and award-winning wine.
Great Western Enterprises managing director Danial Ahchow said the group was ecstatic to be able to showcase Grampians food and wine in such a unique location.
“It will be a feast of Grampians local produce, paired brilliantly with Seppelt award-winning wines,” he said.
“The underground cellars are like a hidden gem. There are a few who have experienced underground dining at Seppelt and I am sure it is an experience they continue to share for years.
“We are told stories about the celebrations of years gone by underground in the cellars. Hans Irvine, who owned the winery at the turn of last century was a well-connected aristocrat who brought the likes of Dame Nellie Melba and Mark Twain to Great Western.”
Mr Ahchow said gold miners first hand-dug the heritage-listed underground cellars in 1865.
“They are known to be the longest in the southern hemisphere. There is more than three kilometres of handdug drives,” he said.
“It will be an event that our guests will talk about for a long time. You simply cannot experience anything else like it in Australia. We can’t wait.”
People can book tickets to the event on the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival website, www.melbournefood andwine.com.au.