Thousands of food and wine lovers are expected to flock to Bisinella Developments’ historic Pirra Homestead later this month, for the 10th annual Lara Food & Wine Festival.
Held on Sunday March 25, the festival will showcase some of the region’s finest produce with more than 70 exhibitors ranging from boutique beer, cider and wine-makers, to award winning cheese makers.
Highlights of the 10th celebration will include a cheese-championship, a donut eating competition, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and free masterclasses.
Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring along a picnic rug, gather goodies from stall holders and enjoy a leisurely lunch on the lawns, surrounding the magnificent 19th century Pirra Homestead.
Bought by Bisinella’s Managing Director Lino Bisinella in 2006, Pirra Homestead was built between 1880 and 1882.
At the turn of the century Pirra was the place to be with regular parties held on the grounds where rich pastoralists rubbed shoulders with Lara locals.
Following the purchase of the property, Mr Bisinella oversaw a six year restoration of the building which meticulously restored Pirra to its former elegance.
As well as the Lara Food & Wine Festival, Pirra is also home of the Lara Fun Run and Lara Carols.
Bisinella proudly donates the use of Pirra for these community events, free of charge.
Lara Food & Wine Festival entry is $5 per person (free for under 18s). Free parking.
Lara Food & Wine Festival, Sunday, March 25, 10am-4pm. Pirra Homestead, 108 Windermere Rd, Lara. www.larafoodandwinefestival.com.au