We’re starting the final month of Autumn with a big week of seasonal festivities.
Join us on Thursday evening for the Autumn Festival Bush Dance, a community fundraiser for the Bright Autumn Festival. Please book your tickets today! Then on Friday night is the exclusive High Country Harvest 100 Step Feast – an indulgent progressive dinner through the streets of Bright, which begins with a seasonal beer tasting at Bright Brewery and will include the first ever tasting of our new Pumpkin Harvest Ale, which we brewed in collaboration with Pepo Farms. You will also be tasting our English Nut Brown Ale, and Hop Harvest Ale, before moving onto one of the final ever dining experiences at Tani Eat & Drink before they close their doors to focus on gin distilling. On Saturday evening we are hosting the first Bright Village Campfire at Bright Brewery. This is a free and open event to all, with everyone welcome to join us in warming themselves by the fires and sharing in fantastic local produce.
Autumn Festival Bush Dance – Thurs 4th May from 4pm, tickets now on sale! (Bright Autumn Festival)
Round up your gang, grab your partner and swing on into Bright Brewery for a colourful night of bush dancing, featuring local bush band Squid Jig and dance caller Mark Buckley, which will raise money to support the future of Bright’s Autumn Festival. To be held on Thursday 4th May 2017, this special event is a community fundraiser that will help showcase the spectacular Autumn season in beautiful Bright. All ages welcome!
Buy tickets online via: www.brightbrewery.com.au/bushdance
More info: www.brightbrewery.com.au/whats-on/event/bush-dance/
100 Step Feast – Fri 5th May from 5pm (High Country Harvest)
Walk, skip, dance, a progressive feast through the streets of Bright. Indulge in a 4 course dinner experience, all within 100 steps! Includes a seasonal beer tasting at Bright Brewery, contemporary starters at Tani eat and drink, share plates at Ginger Baker and chocolate dessert paired with hot chocolate at Bright Chocolate Factory all matched with Ringer Reef wines. Tickets $150 per person.
Book online via: www.visitbright.com.au/listing/100-step-feast-bright/
Bright Brewery Village Campfire – Sat 6th May from 4pm (High Country Harvest)
As part of the High Country Harvest Festival, Bright Brewery is hosting a community campfire event on Saturday 6th May from 4pm – 10pm. Bright Brewery’s Village Campfire will bring together the local community and visitors alike in celebration of togetherness, cooler weather, the end of harvest, people and places. This is a free and open event. All are welcome to mingle, try some deliciously warming treats from local producers and enjoy the glow of the campfires. Come along and enjoy the likes of marshmallow malt pops by Bright Pops, roasted chestnuts from Chestnut Australia, Whipps Design fire-pits, Sixpence Coffee, live blacksmith demonstrations by High Country Forge, along with wandering musicians, damper making, harvest beers, a CFA fire truck and more.
More info at: www.visitbright.com.au/listing/bright-brewery-village-campfire-bright/
Stay up to date with all that’s happening via our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/brightbrewery/
Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness
Essential Oils 101 - How can EO's help YOU?: Come along on Tuesday night May 9th to discover how essential oils can help you and your whole family in a natural & safe way. Contact me via Facebook message of text and I will send you the Porepunkah address. Any questions call Kylie on 0413479483. Head to Facebook for more info http://bit.ly/2pGo53p.
PLEASE NOTE: REGULAR WEEKLY VINYASA YOGA classes are currently running:
Mon 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Total Synergy Dance Studio & Gym, 65 Myrtle St, Myrtleford
Wed 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Anglican Church Hall, Church St, Bright *** NEW TIME ***
Thurs 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Porepunkah Hall, Martley Street.
Watch our website/Facebook for further details. Kylie is available to do private sessions. Please contact directly to inquire. Thank you! Kylie Bertuch Haynes – GINGER KI YOGA & WELLNESS M: 0413 479 483 www.gingerkiyoga.com.au
Mt Buffalo Olives
Pick, Pickle, Wine and Dine
Love your olives? – Then this hands-on tour of a working olive grove, olive picking and pickling experience and post-harvest feast is for you!
Impress your friends and become a master at picking and processing your own table olives with Colin and Elisa Bertuch at Mt Buffalo Olives! Our local grove at the foothills of Mount Buffalo produces award winning Olives and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and boasts a stunning, terraced olive grove that overlooks the Alpine Valley and has magnificent views of the surrounding, majestic mountain peaks.
The day starts here at Mt Buffalo Olives with a cup of freshly brewed tea or espresso coffee and homemade goodies. After morning tea take a tour of the grove, harvest your olives and then learn the tips of the trade to successfully pickle them.
Following the morning’s activity, take a short drive across the valley to Boyntons Feathertop Winery to enjoy a wine tasting experience with accompanying canapés. This is followed by a delicious, two course lunch matched with Feathertop Wines on the Tuscan style terrace.
Your day starts at 9:30 am and finishes at 4:00 pm and includes olives, olive picking kit, pickling notes, morning tea, tour of grove, wine tasting experience, food and wine with lunch.
This all inclusive package will see you heading home with a swag of riches from our Alpine Valley and knowledge to draw on when harvesting your own olives! What more could a D.I.Y foodie ask for?
dates: Thursday 18th and Sunday 21st May 2017
time: 9:30am - 4:00pm (meet at Mt Buffalo Olives Farm Gate)
place: Mt Buffalo Olives, 307 Mt Buffalo Road, Porepunkah
Feathertop Winery 6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah
price: $175.00 - per person all inclusive
Porepunkah is starting to shape up with road works continuing. Next week will see the road being sealed, it is unknown how this will affect business however we do expect to trade through with Pizzas Wednesday to Saturday and Parma’s Wednesday only so please drop by. Remember to book for a Parma to ensure we don’t disappoint. We now have our own label Saperavi Rose in store, ask in store for a taste, we are sure you won’t be disappointed. It is selling very well indeed. www.gapt.com.au
Rail Trail Cafe
We are open 7 days a week 8am-4:30pm EVERY DAY right through Autumn Festival and High Country Harvest which takes us all the way through to mid-May.
Our Cellar Door is open 7 days a week from 12pm - 5pm. Come for a tasting and say hello to Mark, Julie or Lauren and soak up the stunning mountain views. www.ringerreef.com.au
Free wine tasting and nibbles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With the largest range of local wine, beer and cider in the region, we feature different wines every week. The perfect opportunity for you, visitors and guests to enjoy quality local wines in a relaxed and friendly
When: Fri, Sat & Sun - midday - 6pm
Where: Alpine Cellars, 2 Delany Avenue, Bright
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Behind the scenes, Chocolate Factory Tour -2pm Every Friday: Tour and Tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory. Join our Chocolate Makers for a behind the scenes factory tour. Learn about cacao and the bean to bar chocolate making process. Taste the terroir of our Australian Craft Chocolate... Bookings essential call 5750 1235. www.brightchocolate.com.au