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Flavours to whet appetite

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Flavours that will indulge the palate – Matthew, Kate and Catharina from the Flavours of Moorabool committee promote the event at St Anne’s Winery. Photo – Helen Tatchell

By Kate Taylor


It sounds like this year’s Flavours of Moorabool festival is going to taste particularly good.

Last year’s event drew 1800 people and now, with Flavours of Moorabool in the capable hands of Ballan’s Autumn Festival Committee, numbers are expected to double this year.

“It’s a good time for locals to buy their tickets online, because if they book early then there is a discount,” explained Ballan Autumn Festival President Kevin Harper.

This year’s festival is focusing on craft beer and cider – with food to match.

Highlights include a world-renowned cocktail maker, who also uses his skills to blend beer cocktails, as well as sessions on how to make a port-style brew at home, along with a new beer garden area to try out the impressive range of craft beverages on offer around warming fire pits – and a range of food so enticing that the Moorabool News is requesting that many samples be sent to their office!

“New this year we have Farming Moorabool, who will be up in the chapel all day, with two question and answer sessions – there will be farmers from all areas, dairy and beef and agriculture etc, speaking about the joys and challenges of farming in Moorabool, and also talking about organic farming as well as farming with limited-use chemicals.”

Flavours of Moorabool will be held at St Anne’s Winery on Sunday 27 August – tickets include a free tasting glass, and an additional $5 optional cash donation on the day can be made to the Myrniong and Greendale CFA for parking.

Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the gate, and accompanied children have free entry.

For bookings and for a complete list of activities, stallholders, and features, visit www.flavoursofmoorabool.com.au.