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Unearth an unforgettable day in the Pyrenees

Eat & Drink

The iconic Pyrenees Unearthed Festival is back for another year and tickets are a hot commodity right now!

Grab your crew and head to the banks of the Avoca River on Saturday 22 April.

So, if you’re looking for a reason to gather the crew for a day of good wine and delicious food, then here it is.

Held on the beautiful banks of the Avoca River every April, the popular wine and food festival showcases more than 20 of the best winemakers from the Pyrenees and Grampians regions..

The festival, which sells out year after year, gives revellers the chance to unearth (see what we did there) new drops from the best wineries of Western Victoria, and discover new favourites from many lesser-known producers.

You can even snatch up some rare and valuable vintages in the Wine Auction held throughout the afternoon. Along with the impressive wine line up, local beer, cider and gin will also be on offer. And if you’re a non-drinker, don’t worry, your tastebuds will be tickled by delicious local food offerings from the diverse range of Western Victorian producers you’ll find at the festival.

Activities for the little ones are part of the family friendly festival

In addition to the feast of flavours, festivalgoers can enjoy live music all day from The Groove Dudes, Nate Perry & Friends, Bebop-alula and Eleanor Parry. There are also great children’s activities to keep the little ones happy. All this in the spectacular setting under ancient red river gums.

Enjoy live music at Pyrenees Unearthed

The region is also abuzz with activity in the lead up to the event – Pyrenees Unearthed coincides with the annual grape harvest, which is shaping up to be a cracker. Don’t be surprised if you see red, grape-stained hands with winemakers taking the day out of the winery for the festival.

Tickets are on sale now and free tickets are available for children under 16– visit for more information and to book your tickets.

You can also book your return Ballarat bus pass at the same time – how good is that!

Producers you’ll meet at Pyrenees Unearthed

Tasting time at Pyrenees Unearthed


  • Amherst
  • DogRock
  • Summerfield
  • Dalwhinnie
  • Blue Pyrenees Estate
  • Peerick
  • Taltarni Vinyards
  • Sally’s Paddock at Redbank Winery
  • Mount Avoca
  • Bigibila Wines
  • Glenlofty Estate
  • M.Chapoutier
  • David K. Jones Wines
  • Huxter Estate Wines
  • Quartz Hill
  • Kara Kara Estate
  • Camfield Family Wines
  • Best’s Great Western
  • Miners Ridge
  • Clarnette
  • Mount Langi Ghiran
  • Mountainside Wines
  • SubRosa
  • Mrs. Baker’s Still House
  • Red Duck Micro-Brewery


  • Zed & Co
  • Mister Squidgy
  • The Dumpling Man
  • We’re Fired Up Pizza
  • Flying Chillies-Malaysian Street Food
  • 1816 Bakery
  • Kara Kara Vineyard Estate Foods
  • Café Sidra
  • European Barbecue Catering
  • Deja Brew Xpresso
  • Mr Quick Whip Ice Cream
  • Red Rock Olives
  • Springmount Fine Foods
  • Provincial Platters

Visit for more information and to book.

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07 Mar 2023

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