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Feast your senses at the Murrumbateman Moving Feast

Amanda Whitley

The weather is set to be absolutely cracking this long weekend, and what better way to spend sunny Spring days than wandering around the region’s wineries, sipping wines and enjoying regional cuisine!

This Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, you can discover why the Canberra region is internationally acclaimed for their cool climate wines as 14 of the region’s wineries will open their cellar doors to showcase their finest drops matched to tasting plates featuring local produce at the Murrumbateman Moving Feast.  

A firm fixture on the calendar of wine and food enthusiasts, the Moving Feast is essentially a ‘roving degustation’ – for $20 savoury fare and $15 desserts, each winery will present a tasting plate “signature dish” matched to one of their wines. Wines are presented in a souvenir engraved glass for you to collect along the way.

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“The Moving Feast has really proved to be a unique way to get out and explore the region, with wineries dotted all around this very picturesque part of the world,” said festival organiser, Greg Gallagher of Gallagher Wines.

“And this year, visitors are in for a treat with many wineries serving up their 2013 vintage – which was marked by ideal ripening conditions and has really extenuated the flavour of the grapes.”

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“This year the dishes are matched brilliantly with the wines, with delights such as pan seared scallops with 2013 Riesling (below), duck and mixed mushroom lasagne with aged Pinot Noir and spit roasted spring lamb with Shiraz,” Mr Gallagher said.

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“And there are also delicious dessert platters that will tempt any taste bud; with brandy cheese cake, caramel and pear gateaux, local cheeses and of course lots of chocolate-inspired treats.”

Download the Moving Feast 2013 Brochure and the Moving Feast 2013 Menu and go roadtripping!

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What: Murrumbateman Moving Feast
When: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October
Where: Participating wineries in the Murrumbateman area
Web: Moving Feast Website

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Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley is the founder and director of HerCanberra. In her 'spare time', she instructs zumba, loves to cook (and eat), and wrangles two gorgeous little girls. She's done everything from present the tv news to operate a stop and go sign and is passionate about connecting Canberra women. More about the Author

  • Jane Morrison

    I am heading out to Long Rail Gully Wines, they are always sensational with a fantastic atmosphere!! This year Char-grilled fillet of beef with Thai style dressing and the absolutely sensational individual Sticky Date Pudding with caramel sauce – Yum!!!

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