Past Events at Guildford Vineyard

‘Breathe' a Concert for Harp and Guitar

Michael Johnson - Harp and Evripides Evripidou- Guitar

Performing at Guildford Vineyard Cellar
6720 Midland Highway, Guildford, VIC 3451
On Sunday 30th September at 3pm

To book phone Mandy Jean Mobile: 0411 253 506
Tickets $25 optional $5 glass of wine on entry.
Selection of wines and desert available to purchase from the cellar door after the recital.
Door Sales:

Any unsold tickets will be available at the door. $25 single entry, cash only.

Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou
Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou

Two of Australia’s premier instrumental musicians with backgrounds in folk, classical & jazz.
With original compositions drawing influences from Ireland, Spain and South America.
Between Michael and Evri they have performed alongside James Morrison, David Hirschfelder, Antonio Sachez and Graham Goble (Little River Band)

‘Breathe’ is a beautiful composition for the harp and guitar that explores the cosmic breath of the world.
The Great Oxidation Event 2.7 billion years ago provided sufficient oxygen for life. The event is attributed to the work of tiny cyanobacteria, microscopic bacteria or blue green algae.

Opening Times for Castlemaine State Festival

Friday 17th March to Sunday 25th March 2017

Saturday and Sunday opening hours 12 midday to 8 pm.
Full on Sunday 19th March 2017.

We have the pleasure in hosting…

Harp & Violin Recital

Guildford Vineyard
& Cellar

Michael Johnson harpist

Michael Johnson — harpist
Matthew Arnold — violinist


By Michael Johnson, Resident harpist/composer from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Inspired by the ebb and flow of water in our world.

Sunday June 12th 2016

Lunch from 12 midday
at the Cellar door

Lunch bookings Zack: 0408 553 545

Concert at 2.30 pm

Phone Guildford Vineyard & Cellar on: 0411 253 506

Tickets $25
$60 incl. Lunch & Glass of Wine
($20 health Card / $5 School Students)

Guildford Vineyard & Cellar
6720 Midland Highway
Guildford, Victoria, 3451, Australia
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Sunday Lunch &
Concert with Kavisha Mazzella

Sunday 29 March 2015, 12 noon - 4 pm

Sunday Lunch, a festive 3 course set community meal out beneath the trees overlooking the vines, prepared by renowned local chef, Zack Grumonte.

Australian folk singer Kavisha Mazzella

Followed by an intimate concert in the exquisitely unusual setting of the rock hewn Cellar at Guildford Vineyard, featuring Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer Kavisha Mazzella with Matthew Arnold on violin.
To hear Kavisha's music go to:

The natural acoustic of the rock give a cathedral like sound to the music where Kavisha & Matthew on violin, tell stories and sing exquisite songs.

"Mazzella's voice has a wonderful purity of tone and can lift over a melodic line with bell-like, weightless grace." Jessica Nichols – The Age

Bookings essential — 50 seats only
To book your seats call: 03 5476 4457

  • Lunch and show $50
  • There are a few show only tickets available for $25
Primavera by Botticelli

La Primavera
Long Italian Lunch


I Viaggiatori (The Voyagers)

August 23rd Sunday 2015
from 12 to 4 pm

Book Now
0411 253 506

visit I Viaggiatori's website

Kavisha Mazzella with I Viaggiatori

The accordians, clarinets, bazoukis, mandolins and tambourines dance with sensual, earthy vocals. Recently at the Castlemaine State Festival 2015 crowds were seen stretching two blocks to get into their silent movie experience "Dall 'Italia All' Australia". Why? Because I Viaggiatori (The Voyagers) play lively, old time Italian folk music from the 19th century and beyond. It's a place where memory sits down with imagination to share a good glass of wine and spin a good yarn.

Join us after lunch to dance the TARANTELLA with the musicians – Kavisha will teach the dance.

A mythical dance to clear the cobwebs from our minds, the tarantella dance is a fast tempo, century old southern Italian ritual dance, using rhythm and sound of percussion, mandolin, tambourines, castanets, to celebrate life and love.

Based on the healing dance from the Greek rites of Baccantes, the aerial dancer Arachne challenged the Goddess Athena into a weaving combat. Arachne won, and Athena jealous, transformed her into a tarantula spider, condemning her to weave her web for eternity. The tarantella dance is a healing ritual – an antidote to the venomous spider bite, a love bite, amongst women who worked in the fields and the vineyards of Italy.

An Italian Mother Teaching her Child the Tarantella' painting by Thomas Unwin
Oil painting entitled 'An Italian Mother Teaching her Child the Tarantella' by Thomas Unwin. British School, 1842. Neapolitan peasant vine-dressers with the Gulf of Salerno in the background. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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0411 253 506

We have the pleasure in hosting…

Harpscape ~ Heart Beat

with Christina Tourin & Mary Doumany

Two of the world’s most talented performers
in concert at:

Guildford Vineyard & Cellar
6720 Midland Highway
Guildford, Victoria, 3451, Australia
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Sunday, April 17, 2016,   3 pm

Ticket Price: $20/15 concession

Christina Tourin (USA) harpist, composer, international recording artist and founder of the International Harp Therapy Program, training therapeutic harp players worldwide.

Mary Doumany (Australia) is a harpist, vocalist, composer & body-psychotherapist touring internationally based in Kyneton Vic. and Tokyo.

And John Billing, Guest Appearance — Internationally touring Lyre player based in Ireland.

Christina Tourin harpist
Christina Tourin
Mary Doumany harpist
Mary Doumany
Concert Enquiries & Bookings:

Guildford Vineyard has been named a 4 Star Winery in the 2011 edition of James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion | 4-star winery

...and from The Age Epicure:
“08 shiraz reserve...
profoundly flavoured....”
Ralph Kyte-Powell - The Age

Weaving Workshops
Ticketed event:

Friday 13th January & Saturday 14th January 2017: weaving workshop

Friday 10th February & Saturday 11th February 2017: weaving workshop

Guildford Vineyard and Marilyne Nicholls, Indigenous intergenerational fibre artist, presents two weekends of weaving workshops.

Vineyard rows at Guildford Vineyard and Cellar.

Using materials collected from the land, vine prunings, gum leaves, bark, sedges, native grasses, Marilyne will teach both Indigenous and non-indigenous techniques of weaving, coiling, binding, twisting, knotting.
She shares the interconnectedness between herself and the land. The workshops reflect upon natural species biodiversity conservation and the nesting habits of five local endangered woodland birds that have made their home in the vineyard.

a rare plant at Guildford Vineyard and Cellar.

Feast of the Senses

Friday 23 March 2017 — Sunday 25 March, 2017, 6.30pm Castlemaine State Festival
Ticketed Event @ Guildford Vineyard

Consuming Biodiversity

Guildford Vineyard, Jodi Newcombe (Carbon Arts), Zack Grumont and Connecting Country present a Feast of the Senses is a unique progressive dinner, by food artists Charlie Ahrens and sound artist Ros Bandt.

Consuming biodiversity at Guildford Vineyard and Cellar.

Feast of the Senses is a unique progressive dinner held in the bush at three different locations between Guildford Vineyard and Castlemaine Diggings National Park.

Set at sites within walking distance, each course is an adventurous exploration of biodiversity, seasonality and cultural history phenomena from this location.

Rocky outcrop at Guildford Vineyard and Cellar.

Emerging from a local art-science residency, Feast of the Senses responds to the six indigenous seasons and interweaves the excellent work of practitioners in contemporary art, conservation biology and sustainable agriculture.