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Mount Mitchell Estate Garden Event (held as part of the Pyrenees Unearthed...
Sat. 22 April 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm AEST
With a glass of local wine in hand, enjoy a display of historic vehicles, art and photography all while exploring the grounds of this magnificent homestead. Grab a bite to eat, let the kids have a play and partake in ticketed workshops including ‘Culinary Artist’ Peter Ford, Ballarat Photography’s, Peter Kervarec and Sparkling Masterclasses with Taltarni Vineyards.
Estate tours conducted on the hour from 11am - 4pm. (please note the Homestead is not open to the public)
Garden Event Tickets are available at the gate on the day or online.
$10pp | U/18: Gold Coin Donation
Culinary Experience with Peter Ford
10:30am and 12:30pm (one hour duration). Limited to 20 people per masterclass
$60pp (includes Garden Event entry). Bookings Essential
Come and join chef Peter Ford of Peter Ford Catering and watch how he prepares RAINBOW TROUT, utilising our region’s great local fish from the TUKI Trout Farm.
Rob & Jan of TUKI established farmer / chef relationships years before it became trendy.
The session will unravel the intricacies of handling this fabulous renewable resource. Peter will ease your way through preparing the fish, showing two styles of hot smoking, basic curing and presenting the finished product.
The best part will be the tastings which will be accompanied by glass of TALTARNI sparkling.
So bring your rod and gear, you may be able to land one yourself from Mt Mitchell’s stocked lake!
Each participant will receive a Peter Ford Cooking DVD to help update your skills in the kitchen.
Portrait Photography Workshop
10:30am, 12noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm (one hour sessions). Limited to 8 people per workshop.
$65pp (includes Garden Event entry). Don't forget to bring your DSLR camera along!
Fine tune your Portrait Photography with a Photography Workshop at the Historic Mount Mitchell Homestead.
Be inspired and come and join Peter Kervarec at the beautiful Mount Mitchell estate for an intense Portrait Photography Workshop. A young model is supplied, but you may also like to bring your own!
Come back in time with us and immerse yourself in the beautiful surrounds of a genuine Victorian homestead and farm where you will receive professional tuition and guidance for portrait photography over an intense one hour workshop. Each person will be given the opportunity to create a portrait that you will love!
At 4.30pm there will be a public judging of the best image of the day (entry is optional). The Portrait Prize Award winner will receive a 50 x 75cm canvas of the image of their choice.
Sparkling Masterclass with Taltarni Vineyards
12noon & 2pm. Limited to 20 people per Masterclass.
$50pp (includes Garden Event entry). Each participant will receive a gift valued at $65.
Join Taltarni and Clover Hill and their winemaker, in a journey through the process of Method Traditionelle sparkling winemaking. The session will take you through harvest and fermentation along with blending and bottle fermentation, then finally the disgorging of the finished sparkling wine.
After that you will take part in a master class of sparkling wines and the intricacies of what makes them behave and taste the way they do. You will be able to taste current and back vintage wines from both Taltarni and Clover Hill which will provide a real insight into the sparkling wine industry in the new world.
Each participant will receive a gift pack that includes a bottle of sparkling, a sparkling stopper, a chiller rod/pourer, Clover Hill hat and a two-bottle cooler bag.