Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Celebrate Vintage at Golden Grove's Sicilian Lunch

No need to fly to Italy to experience the celebration of the beginning of Vintage, with all the traditions.

Golden Grove Estate presents a traditional Sicilian vintage lunch on the 11 February and you are invited! Bring in the harvest and join in the traditional grape crushing festivities, and enjoy a mouth watering lunch washed down with wines of your choice. Celebrations will be bigger then ever and limited tickets are available ($80 per person), so be sure to get in quick.

Once a year the Golden Grove celebrates the start of vintage with a Sicilian theme (recognising their proud heritage).

The event is a  fun-filled afternoon starting with fellowship and wine tasting with the family in the winery, followed by a buffet lunch served with some very traditional dishes.

Audience participation is a main feature with volunteers asked to carry home harvest in the form of a procession, lead by the goddess of the vineyard. The grapes are then placed into a large tub and after being blessed volunteers are called to stomp the grapes to the music of the tarantella until the juice runs free. Entertainment from local folk singers adds to the atmosphere.

So get your Vintage grape stomping actions a ready and visit www.goldengroveestate.com.au.