The Spring Graze starts this weekend! Over 50 events throughout Victoria during September
The days are getting longer, new growth is appearing on trees and we’re starting to see more sunshine (sort of); this can only mean one thing – spring has almost sprung!
The Spring Graze is a gathering of more than 50 events hosted by industry outside of the Festival in March to welcome spring and the abundance of new-season Victorian produce it brings with it.
Only a taste of the program follows below – just enough to whet your appetite – so make sure you browse the website for the full list of events to celebrate Put Victoria on Your Table.
Lamb comes to the fore
Lamb is undoubtedly the pièce de résistance of spring time cuisine. Here is an array of events proudly featuring lamb as the centrepiece:
Build your own Lamb Burger, Dal Zotto Wines, High Country, various dates

Pop Up Outdoor Rural Kitchen, Left Bank, Melbourne, 8 and 15 September

Poon Boon Spring Lamb Two Ways, San Telmo, Melbourne, 9 September

Put Lamb on Your Table, Tuki Trout Resort, Goldfields, 22 September

Springtime/Lambtime Progressive Lunch, various venues, Melbourne, 25 September
Spring in the regions
To truly appreciate the new season you must venture out into the countryside. Here is a selection of picturesque options:
Spring Suckling Pig del Forno, L'Osteria of Ellender Estate Winery, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, 1 September

Spring Break at Eastern Peake, Eastern Peake Vineyard, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, 15 September

The Secret Places Picnic, Peppermint Ridge Farm, Gippsland, 15 and 29 September

Three Legends Spring Feast, Heronswood, Mornington Peninsula, 21 and 22 September

Pfeiffer Wines Farmers’ Market, Pfeiffer Wines, High Country, 21 September, FREE

Image: Daniel Mahon
Wine in focus
It’s time to shake off that winter coat and sample some fresh and vibrant flavours for the coming months.
The T'Gallant Experience, La Baracca Trattoria, Mornington Peninsula, 1 - 30 September

Regional Winemaker Menu, Craig's Royal Hotel, Goldfields, 1 - 30 September

Picnic in the Old Barrel Hall, Seppelt, Grampians, Saturdays in September

Petanque, Pies & Pinot, Dominique Portet Winery, Yarra Valley, weekends in September

Cabernet Challenge, Armadale Cellars, Armadale, 17 September

Pyrenees TEN:2:ONE Speed Graze, Mitchell Harris Wine Bar, Goldfields, 25 September
Win a weekend in Kyneton!
Through our friends at Broadsheetwe’re giving away a lavish weekend for two to the picturesque town of Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges valued at $1,500! The weekend includes accommodation, meals at top local restaurants as well as private wine tastings. Click here to enter!

Image: The Royal George Hotel, Kyneton
Recipe: Baked apple in a pie
The incredibly talented team atBright Young Things take an innovative approach to delivering memorable events. For Festival 2013, their event styling and catering solution for Earth MasterClass included a decadent apple-themed dessert table including the impressive Baked Apple in a Pie.View the recipe.