CHEEKY GROG CO Mark and Jenny Morey own and run the Cheeky Grog Co, producing top quality ciders with local fruit at their Bunbartha Cidery and Orchards, on the outskirts of Shepparton. Cheeky is a crowd favourite at the Festival, with Cider Maker Lisa Morey on-hand to showcase their range. A perfect match for a summer's afternoon under the gums - especially when Lisa brings her Cider Slushies!
BILLSON'S BREWERY The crew from Billson's Brewery in Beechworth will be at the festival with a selection from their huge range. Starting with the traditional cordials and mixers back at our first festival, Billsons range has now grown to include craft beer, cordials, spirits, mixed spirits, spring water, tonic water and sodas. Check them out online and at the festival. They also have a fantastic brewery and retail space in Beechworth, which is a truly unique space - well worth the drive just to visit.
STRATHBOGIE BREWING COMPANY David and Sandy Joyce from Strathbogie Brewing Company are our closest neighbours being based at Strathbogie. Strathbogie have a range of traditionally brewed beers, as well as cider. They use as many local, organic and raw products as possible, including growing their own ingredients. "We use no chemicals at all in the brewery or the brewing process. We care about our environment and the food we eat and drink and we hope most people feel the same way. We love beer and love sharing our love for beer………"
MOG BREW The boys from Mog Brew, which was "born" at Moglonemby (near Euroa) are back in 2021, after a tricky year for small brewers. But they are experienced in the "tricky",.. "We’re no strangers to a near-miss and a stuff-up. We’re inspired by the many, many pickles we’ve found ourselves in. The many ways country life pulls the rug when you least suspect it. We’re comfortable being put on our arse, and veterans at getting up again. So we brew beer specially designed for dusting yourself off."
WILD LIFE BREWING James and Rhys from Wild Life have had a huge year, Last year we welcomed them as a new kid on the block. During the difficult year of 2020, they have been ever adapting and growing at their base in Shepparton. They are all about making beer in the country for country people, to enjoy while living "your best life, your Wild Life..."
HOP BACK BREWERY Hop Back Brewery is the passion of Dave Cox, who also runs the Avenel Pub, where the brewery is based. Dave describes the philosophy behind his brewing as "nothing weird, just good beer". Come along to the Festival on Feb 29 and try it for yourself, or drop in at the Avenel Pub for a meal as well.
TOOBORAC BREWERY The brewers at Tooborac draw their ideas from traditional beer recipes, rather than brewing lagers and ales to match the larger commercial breweries. Tooborac Hotel Brewery has embarked on a journey to make classic tasting beers available to the ever growing legion of craft beer drinkers. Their Brewery and Hotel (plus yummy pie shop), can be found on the Northern Highway, Tooborac (just out of Heathcote).
SHEPPARTON BREWERY We welcome the Shepparton Brewery to the Festival for the first time in 2021. Shepparton Brewery has a range of brews with very "Shepparton inspired" names. No strangers to the Shepparton hospitality scene, Daina Winch and Matt Milsome formally from The Teller Collective and Fryer Street Food Store are bringing something new with Shepparton's very own brewery. Come and catch up with them at For the Love of Ale 2021 - taste their brews and grab a hot dog also.
RPL WINES RPL is a small family owned vineyard located in the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges, at Locksley (just down the freeway from Longwood). The granitic soil helps to produce quality pinot noir and shiraz fruit which winemaker, Rob Haub, creates into wonderful wines. Rob, Pettina and Lucy are a big part of our local community and we love having them at the festival.
VINO RELAXO Big welcome to the festival for wine label Vino Relaxo. Produced from the Locksley Veldhuis Winery Estate, we can't wait to taste their range of wines, because..."When the day is gone, its time for a Vino Relaxo".
BRAVE GOOSE Brave Goose Vineyard is one of Central Victoria's hidden gems, located just one hour north of Melbourne. Wines are widely celebrated for their diversity, craftsmanship and celebration of the natural environment. There is a perfect wine for every palate, whether it be wines for occasions, celebrations or to enjoy every day. We are very excited to have Brave Goose coming to the festival in 2021.