Grampians Grape Escape is one of the longest running food and wine festivals in Australia, beginning in 1992. Over this time, the festival has grown and now attracts a crowd of up to 10,000 foodies from across the world.
Grampians Grape Escape is held on the first weekend in May every year, at the Halls Gap Recreation Reserve, within the Grampians National Park at Halls Gap.
The month long festival culminates with the Grampians Grape Escape weekend. During the month there are many special events at local wineries and restaurants, showcasing the delights of producers in the western region of Victoria.
The Grampians Grape Escape weekend provides food and wine offerings by more than 100 local artisan producers, master-classes, celebrity chefs, live music and family entertainment. Come for a day, enjoy a weekend getaway, or stay longer and have time to visit the producers in the region, and explore the Grampians National Park.
Weekend and daily tickets are available at https://grampiansgrapeescape.com.au
We have often been asked where the name “Golton in the Gap” comes from….
Golton Gorge is situated at the northern end of the Grampians National Park. Following a good rain, water runs from the Golton Gorge into the Golton Creek, which runs north out of the Grampians. The Golton Creek joins the Mt William Creek about 10km north of the Western Highway, and then about 3km further on, the Mt William Creek joins the Wimmera River.
The Golton Creek runs through our farming property. Therefore, when selecting a name for our new accommodation venture in Halls Gap, we chose to connect the reference to Golton with a reference to Halls Gap, hence “Golton in the Gap” was an obvious choice for us.
Golton in the Gap is an architecturally designed home in the heart of Halls Gap, located in the Grampians region of Western Victoria, run by husband and wife team, Daryl and Roslyn Hill.
It was over 20 years ago that Daryl had a dream to have a holiday house in Halls Gap, a 45 minute drive from our farm. Over the years we have spent much time with our family and friends in Halls Gap and the Grampians National Park, where we enjoy great food, award winning wineries, and the reward of stunning scenery when out bush walking.
Having searched for a number of years for a suitable property, we finally were rewarded with an opportunity to purchase a block of land which met one of our key criteria, that of being a short walking distance from the centre of Halls Gap. With a block of land secured, we set about designing a modern home to meet our needs, and the needs of travellers to the Grampians region. The building project went very smoothly, with TKL Builders from Stawell and many other local trades and businesses supporting and proving materials and furnishings for the project.
The home was completed in 2016, with the first guests welcomed just prior to Christmas 2016. To design, build, furnish and decorate this home has been an exciting and immensely proud time for us. Finally, to see the finished project and to then begin welcoming guests has been extremely rewarding. We now look forward to a new chapter, where visitors from far and wide will share in the unfolding story of Golton in the Gap.