Published on : Monday, May 2, 2016
Victoria’s Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford attended the opening of the Grampians Grape Escape on April 30, which is celebrating its 25th year.
“The Grampians Grape Escape is one of Victoria’s oldest and best known food and wine festivals. It has something for everyone and the best of everything, and it’s set in the picturesque surrounds of the Grampians National Park,” Jaala Pulford said.
The Grampians Grape Escape celebrates more than 125 food and wine artisans, as guests enjoy cooking demonstrations, live music and family fun. The 2016 program is being headlined by renowned Spanish chef, Miguel Maestre.
Events like the Grampians Grape Escape boost the local economy and create jobs for locals.
That’s why the Andrews Labor Government is providing a $35,000 grant to help with marketing and advertising, so the event can attract more visitors than ever before, the government said in a media statement.
The Grampians Grape Escape attracts thousands of visitors to the region each year. They provide added opportunities for local cafes, bars and motels – and jobs for locals.
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