Culture and Flavour Collide
Over 400 Geelong Heritage Wine Walkers explored seven of Geelong’s most impressive heritage buildings scattered across the city centre from Wah Wah Gee at The Pier, Costa Hall Courtyard at Deakin University, the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, the Geelong Art Gallery, Denny’s Kitchen, the Geelong Club and Customs House.
As the name suggests, this event was not just walking around a sampling of Geelong's heritage buildings, it also included sampling some wine - and cheese and other morsels of deliciousness - and it was all in the name of charity. Could it be true that calories consumed for charity don't count? Almost certainly not, but it should be!
The Geelong Heritage Wine Walkers had the enviable choice of wines to sample from local wineries, including Banks Road, Jack and Jill, Oakdene, Austins & Co, Scotchmans Hill, Leura Park, Jack Rabbit, Terindah Estate and Brown Magpie. And, there were some out of towners as well, with Burnt Acre Vineyard from Bendigo and Best’s Wines from Great Western who ventured to Geelong for the day, as did Arquilla, importers of internationally renowned Italian food and wine.The RK GROUP and Waterfront Kitchen provided little bites of yum at two venues and the imbibing didn't stop there, with locally produced cider from Flying Brick Cider Co and high quality single malt whiskey from Timboon Railway Shed and Distillery.
Good cause, I hear you say? The APCO Foundation supports local and regional charities including Cottage By The Sea and Cops N Kids, and the team behind the event, including APCO Foundation Chairperson, Sharon Gleeson, her committee and an army of volunteers, where pretty chuffed with the results.
“It was great to have such overwhelming public support in just our second year and we hope to make this an annual event on the food and wine calendar every year and be back even bigger and better in 2018,” Sharon said.