Sunday Lunch, a festive 3 course set community meal out beneath the trees overlooking the vines, prepared by renowned local chef, Zac Grumonte.
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: www.kavisha.com
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
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.
Guildford Vineyard has been named a 4 Star Winery in the 2011 edition of James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion.
...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.
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.
Feast of the Senses
Friday 23 March 2017 — Sunday 25 March, 2017, 6.30pm Castlemaine State Festival Ticketed Event @ Guildford Vineyard
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.
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.
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.
All orders are processed and distributed by Guildford vineyard. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or obtain alcohol on behalf of a person under the age of 18. ABN: 31 552708940 • Liquor Licence Number: 32605880