What more could you ask for our first “Winery Tour” – great weather, scrumptious food, good wines and fantastic company!!!  Everyone who participated in the tour commented on what a great day it was, thanks to the hard work of tour organisers Leanne Wright and Yvonne Huggins.  Great effort girls!!!!!

The day kicked off from the Longwood General Store & Post Office at 9.30am sharp.  The first stop was Maygars Hill winery, a small boutique winery just out of Longwood, where those on board can indulged in a mini sparkling wine, chicken and ham/cheese croissant breakfast.  From there our journey took us to Mitchelton Winery, on the banks of the Goulburn River. Here participants were treated to a delicious platter lunch featuring locally grown/made products. 

The historic Tahbilk Winery was the next port of call.  At this point, patrons took the opportunity to  stroll around the wetlands to stretch their legs, shouted themselves to a cup of refreshing tea/coffee from the café or took part in a winery cellar tour.  Our final winery for the day was Fowles Winery, just off the Hume Freeway at Avenel, where platters of local cheeses and fruit were offered to tantalize the taste buds.   The tour returned to Longwood around 5.30pm.

The School would like to thank the 4 host wineries for the day for their contribution to the day’s success.

Special thanks must also go to the businesses who donated to our raffle and show bags – The Rockery, Alberts Café, Nagambie Lakes Entertainment Centre, Elgo Wines, Longwood Store, Ridge Grove Olives, Strathbogie Shire Council, Goulburn Valley Water, Chemist Warehouse Shepparton, Bill Sykes MP and Walters Passenger Service.   Hope the lucky raffle winers enjoy their prizes.

Thank you Carmel, our wonderful bus driver, and everyone who came along on the day,  it was great to see so many people from outside our local area taking part, discovering and enjoying the wonderful food, wine and tourist attractions we have to offer in the Region.

 We are keen to organise future tours so keep tuned!!!!