What’s On This Weekend (expired)

Amulet Wines. Photo: TruPics

If you haven’t got your weekend sorted yet – here are five ideas things to do around Albury Wodonga and surrounds.

Tastings – Beechworth’s Hidden Wineries

A select group of boutique wineries will throw open their cellars, sheds, barrel halls, gardens and vineyards this weekend for the inaugural Beechworth Hidden Wineries touring trail.

Haldon Estate, Baarmutha and Indigo Vineyard have picnic facilities where you can enjoy the grounds. Serengale Vineyard’s cellar door is set within their winery and Bowman’s Run and Star Lane lie in the sleepy hamlet of Wooragee.

Amulet has lunches from noon to 3:30pm whilst Indigo Vineyard does cheese and charcuterie platters. The Cellar Door Wine Store in Beechworth showcases a comprehensive range of Beechworth wines, some of which are available to taste.

The wineries will open to the public on the second Saturday and Sunday of the month between 11:00am and 4:00pm from now until June.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/613885142346602/

Sunday Session – Bended Elbow, Albury

The Bended Elbow’s Ultimate Sunday Session is back. Two live acts from 4:30pm every Sunday in the Rooftop Bar. BRENT SHIRLEY SOLO from 4:30pm & DAVE GRAFFIN BAND from 8pm.

Enjoy live music, food to share, icy cold ales & a great space to catch up with friends while supporting live music.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/THEBENDEDELBOWALBURY/

Arts & Culture – Light Falls: Erin Davis-Hartwig, Wangaratta

Light Falls is an exhibition showcasing Erin Davis-Hartwig’s diverse photographic exploration of North-East Victoria and of her travels over the past two years.

Whether captured or constructed, Davis-Hartwig’s award winning photographic works speak with dreamy ethereal softness and a cinematic quality, bringing life and light to her imagery. The exhibition is on at Wangaratta Art Gallery.

Details: http://wangarattaartgallery.com.au/light-falls-erin-davis-hartwig/

Image: Erin Davis-Hartwig. Light Falling (detail), 2017, pigment ink photograph on rag paper, 50 x 60cm (courtesy Wangaratta Art Gallery)

Fun – Beechworth Oktoberfest

Beechworth craft-brewery Bridge Road Brewers is hosting its 14th annual Oktoberfest celebration of beer and music.

Photo credit: Bridge Road Brewers

The event is based around the original Oktoberfest held in Munich in late September each year.

The authenticity of this event is bolstered not only by the four piece OhmPah band, traditional outfits and cuisine, but also by the beer brewed especially for the occasion.

As is tradition in Munich, they also brew their own Marzen, or Oktoberfest beer, more than two months ahead of the event. This allows for the beer to age or large in tank for a prolonged period, resulting in a smooth malty lager, perfect for such a celebration.

Check ticket availability and details here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beechworth-oktoberfest-2018-tickets-46698602778

Photo credit: Bridge Road Brewers

Arts & Culture – Mieke Boynton Exhibition Launch –  Porepunkah

Mieke Boynton is a specialised landscape and aerial photographer and has just recently moved back to the Alpine Region after living in the Kimberley for 10 years.

Feathertop Winery is hosting her exhibition “The First 10 Years” with works also available for purchase until Wednesday October 31.


What’s On – Extra (from our Border Cafe partners)

October Headline Acts, Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA

Saturday Oct 13 – Wilbur Wilde

Friday Oct 19 – Ross Wilson & the Peaceniks

Saturday Oct 27 – Gradual/BTS/Alpha Loopy

Details: http://www.ssaclub.com.au/studio/