The fertile valley of Harcourt offers something for everyone. From craft cider and boutique wines to the adrenalin rush of world-class mountain biking on Mount Alexander.
Known for many years as the apple epicentre of Victoria, with a fruit growing history that dates back to the 1800s, Harcourt is currently experiencing incredible success with cider and locally produced apple juice. This success reflects the values of the region — quality produce, sustainability and innovation. Meet the makers at the cellar doors and gain a sense of the history and craft behind their wares.
A drive up Mount Alexander to enjoy the views, walking or mountain biking along a section of the Goldfields Track is the perfect way to get a dose of fresh air and exercise whilst admiring the stunning granite formations dotted throughout the landscape. Mountain bike enthusiasts will also enjoy the newly opened La Larr Ba Gauwa Park which includes 34 kilometres of mountain bike trails. There are 11 trails that cater for riders of all abilities.
Throughout the year Harcourt hosts several events with an authentic local flavour - from Harcourt Applefest in March and Harcourt Twilight Market through to more intimate gatherings at local wineries. Be sure to keep an eye out for details.
Nearby Sutton Grange on the eastern slopes of Mount Alexander is renowned for its rolling hills and verdant green pastures. Take a leisurely drive and it's hard to not stop regularly to capture photographs of the jaw dropping bucolic scenery!
Sutton Grange Winery is a highlight of the region. Hosting live music, weddings, events, free wine tastings, and regional tasting platters at the cellar door. Cellar door open every Sunday 11am - 5pm. suttongrange.com.au
Mica Grange is a stunning property on the slopes of Mount Alexander. Its hosts an Open Garden and Sculpture Exhibition during Spring and Autumn. See website for details micagrange.com
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