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Grampians Grape Escape

Grampians Grape Escape

Come to the Grampians Grape Escape in a beautiful setting and relish some of the finest meals and wines the Grampians offers.

With more than 100 stalls, the Grampians Grape Escape offers delicious gourmet food, live music, authentic Aussie wines and masterclasses to offer you some tips on the various creative cooking methods.

Grampians Grape Escape 2024 Dates & Dinner Ticket Prices, Halls Gap

This iconic wine, food and music festival has celebrated Western Victoria’s producers and makers for 30 years. Wine poured straight from the winemaker, produce direct from the producer – GGE is the time to raise your glass to the district’s hardworking families.

Feel the pulse of excitement from the get-go at Feel-Good Friday with live bands, mouthwatering bites from food trucks, and an array of local beverages. Then, brace yourself for an epic weekend at the festival village on Saturday and Sunday, with 100 stalls offering a treasure trove of delights – from exquisite wine and top-shelf whisky to tantalising calamari and delightful candles. Saturday and Sunday also feature masterclasses, guest chef demonstrations, live music, and plenty of free fun for the kids.

Feel-Good Friday

Join as the festivities are kicked off with Feel-Good Friday, a day dedicated to joy and celebration! Start your end-of-vintage revelry by dancing to live bands, indulging in delicious bites, and sipping refreshing drinks from our festival-run bar. It’s the perfect way for fun-seekers to dive into the weekend’s excitement!

Homegrown Drops

The Grampians, Pyrenees & Henty region boasts Australia’s finest winemakers, who are dedicated to perfecting every drop. Constant experimentation, boundary-pushing techniques, and relentless dedication lead these wineries to consistent award-winning excellence. If wine isn’t your thing, boutique beer, cider, and other distillery delights will tempt you.

GGE offers the ultimate ‘try before you buy’ experience! Tasting Ticket holders can explore hundreds of wines, beers, and ciders throughout the festival village. Make the most of the Wine Store for take-home purchases after sampling. Whether it’s an award-winning Shiraz, a golden amber ale, or discovering your favourite Chardonnay, the options are endless.

Paddock To Plate

For food enthusiasts, a plethora of delectable options beckons! Explore diverse offerings from festival food trucks and sample an array of producer delights. Dive into masterclasses hosted by local exhibitors, enjoy cooking demos, and join appearances by entertaining guest chefs. A feast for the senses awaits!

Foodies rejoice at GGE, where an array of delectable food stalls awaits each year. With variety aplenty, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Indulge in a mouth-watering burger, savour a flavoursome Spanish paella, or opt for the festival favourite: pizza. Complete your culinary journey with a delightfully indulgent glazed doughnut – the perfect festival fuel!

Be inspired to whip up your own gourmet feast at home by heading to a Cooking Demonstrations, run by guest chefs and expert exhibitors. From easy tips that will make you the most popular person at home at mealtime to secrets that will elevate your culinary skills to the next level, there’ll be demonstration fun for everyone.

Enhance your festival experience with insider tips and tricks shared by our expert exhibitors. Immerse yourself in a diverse lineup of free-to-attend masterclasses, spanning from dehydration techniques to mastering infusions. With over ten skill-enhancing sessions available throughout the weekend, choose one or attend them all!

Join the demonstration marquee for exclusive appearances by our lineup of guest chefs. This year, they’re thrilled to feature two different guest chefs each day, giving you even more reasons to grab a weekend pass and immerse yourself in culinary masterclasses.

Live Music

Immerse yourself in the beats of a brilliantly talented line-up of live artists. They deeply value supporting original artists and live music as a critical component of the industry. At GGE, experience the good vibes from 15 bands across three days, the perfect accompaniment to your food and wine indulgence.

Little Adventures

Throughout Saturday and Sunday in the festival village, children will discover ample entertainment, allowing parents to unwind and relish a local beverage or two. The Festival Directors are mothers to young children, so they grasp the significance of kid-friendly entertainment, ensuring everyone can unwind and enjoy.

As parents savour the wine and beats, kids will revel in heaps of outdoor fun.

Engage your little ones’ creativity at the Little Adventurer’s Precinct, where they’ll help build a colossal cubby house. Imagine crafting all the essentials for a cubby house and assembling it with sheets, pillows, and various rooms. And don’t miss out on the renowned herb and flower planting session with the team from David O Jones Mitre 10!

From Play-Doh to Mega Blocks, kitchen adventures to oversized wooden games, the Stop & Play stations are strategically located across the festival grounds. They entertain kids, allowing parents to taste the wines and meet the makers. These stations are a perennial favourite and guarantee endless amusement!

Rock climbing, made possible by Stawell Gold Mines, is consistently a hit, and kids absolutely adore the tunes and grape stomping activities offered by Experience The Grampians. Grampians Grape Escape prides itself on being one of the most family-friendly festivals around.

Grampians Winemakers’ Barrique Auction

Be part of the excitement at Saturday’s Grampians Winemakers’ Barrique Auction, a must-attend for wine enthusiasts and collectors.

Participating in the Barrique Auction secures you an exclusive Grampians blend while actively contributing to raising awareness of the wine tourism region. The auction benefits the entire community by enabling the creation of more events, such as the Grampians Fine Wine Festival, and supports publicity and marketing endeavours. Your involvement is instrumental in fostering the growth and prosperity of the region. A winning bid also offers a remarkable story to share while opening the bottle and enjoying it with friends.

The vintage Barrique Auction will be held at 2:15pm on the Saturday in the Demonstration marquee, so be sure to get there to secure a ‘taste of the Grampians’. Tastings will occur before the auction at the Barrique Bar.


Alright, grape enthusiasts, here’s the grapevine! Grab a buddy and make your way to the Grape Stomping arena, right next to the Experience The Grampians site. Register your dynamic duo under a team name to join the epic Grampians Great Grape Stomp.

The challenge? Squish, squash, and stomp as much juice as possible against three other teams. The winning duo of each heat scores a bottle of local wine and moves straight to the Grand Final. There, they’ll stomp it out for a chance at a helicopter flight for two or a wine tour for four! Plus, don’t forget the sash and crown in the grand finale ceremony. It’s grape-stomping glory up for grabs!

There will be a shuttle bus service around Halls Gap and regional day transfers from Ararat, Stawell, Lake Fyans, Moyston, Great Western, Dadswells Bridge, Pomonal and Horsham.

So, whether you’re tasting wine or driving the tribe, there is something for everyone at Grampians Grape Escape.

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What date is the Grampians Grape Escape?
What time is the Grampians Grape Escape?
Friday 3 May, 2024: 4pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 4 May, 2024: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 5 May, 2024: 10am - 5pm

Grape Stomping
Saturday & Sunday Heats
Heats: 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm
Final: 3:45pm

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Where is the Grampians Grape Escape located?
What is the Grampians Grape Escape address?
Cnr of Grampians and Mount Victory Roads, Halls Gap, VIC

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What are the Grampians Grape Escape entry prices?
3-Day 'Feel Good' Ticket: $225
Ticket includes discounted entry to FEEL-GOOD FRIDAY + a SAT/SUN Tasting Ticket. The Tasting Tickets for Saturday and Sunday come with a souvenir tumbler for free wine, beer & cider tastings until 3pm so you can try before you buy

3-Day General Admission Ticket: $150
No free sips here but you do get discounted entry to Feel-Good Friday

Friday: Early Bird Prices
Feel-Good Friday Ticket: $40
Kids 0-2yrs: Free
Kids 3-17yrs: Free
Kickstart the end-of-vintage celebrations at Feel-Good Friday! Let your hair down to live bands, grab a bite from select food trucks, and catch up over a bevy at the bar.

Tasting Ticket
Saturday & Sunday: $185
Saturday: $135
Sunday: $105
Tasting Tickets come with an enviro bag, program and souvenir tumbler for complimentary wine, beer & cider tastings until 3pm so you can try before you buy.

General Admission
Saturday & Sunday: $185
Saturday: $135
Sunday: $105
No free tastings or access to the wine store with this pass

Kids (Under 18yrs) Tickets (for Sat and/or Sun)
Kids (0-2yrs) Saturday & Sunday: Free
Kids (3-17yrs) Saturday: $12.50
Kids (3-17yrs) Sunday: $12.50
Kids (3-17yrs) Saturday & Sunday: $20
Your ticket includes access to the festival village, free kid's activities, delightful stop-and-play areas, and convenient Parent Pods with change room facilities

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