Winter Shiraz Festival 2023

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Local Heroes Dinner

Annual degustation dinner celebrates local producers

A feature event of the annual Wine Geelong Winter Shiraz Festival, back by popular demand is a very special annual dinner on Friday, August 4.  

The ‘Local Heroes’ degustation dinner will be hosted at iconic Jack Rabbit Vineyard Restaurant. Featuring five delicious courses with the option of perfectly matched wines, the dinner is a culinary tribute to the array of wonderful local producers in and around our region.     

Jack Rabbit Restaurant Head Chef, Callan Crigan said Local Heroes was a way to pay homage to fresh and sustainable local produce.  

“This produce – and the people behind it – forms a fundamental part of the Jack Rabbit restaurant.  It’s who we are and what we do.” 

The matching wines are all lovingly grown and crafted on The Bellarine.   

Here’s the Local Heroes Menu – cast your eyes upon it and get excited.  There’s also a Vegetarian/Vegan degustation on offer as well – patrons can easily note their preference in the dietary box when booking.

Local Heroes Menu

Venison carpaccio, baby beets, beet foam, citrus, horseradish, pine mushroom, Smoked Kossies Egg Yolk (gf)
Matching wine: Jack Rabbit Rose’ 2022

Braised Wallaby Shank, mountain pepper jus, warrigal greens, Davidson plum relish (gf,df)
Matching Wine: Yes said the Seal Pinot Noir 2020

Smoked Leura Lamb loin, parsnip, Fasties Honey roast apple, pine nut gremolata, Flying Brick Cider glaze (gf, df)
Matching Wine: Jack Rabbit Merlot 2018

Bellarine Beef Eye Fillet, glazed Bellarine Beef shortrib, red pepper puree, sweet & sour eggplant, Jack Rabbit Vineyard Red wine jus (gf)
Matching Wine: Jack Rabbit Reserve Shiraz 2018

Lard Ass Crème Fraiche parfait, Jack Rabbit Vineyard red wine poached pear, gingerbread, macadamia crumble, red wine granita (gf)
Matching Wine: Jack Rabbit Fine Aged Muscat

Friday, August 4
7pm arrival for 7.30pm dinner
$110 per person or $145 with perfectly matched wines

Bookings essential

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Event Details

Event Date/s

Aug 04

Event Hours

7 pm - 10:30 pm

Type of Event



Jack Rabbit Vineyard


Jack Rabbit Vineyard


0425 750 655

Event Address

85 McAdams Lane Bellarine, VIC 3223

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